Staining is messy. Even though we will take all the necessary precautions, stain resedue may still get on other surfaces that we didn't intend for it to. This residue can include discoloration of the grass and other foliage, or light stains on the concrete. This is an unfortunate part of the process, but necessary to ensure the most complete coverage.
There standard way of protecting the surounding areas is by applying a protective layer of soap, oil, or water and then rinsed off after staining is complete. There are some things that this will not work for and special care must be taken. For example, pools, ponds, cars, boats, and other important property. We can reduce the amount of impact by taking additional measures if desired.