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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does it cost to stain a deck?

On average, it costs $674 to stain a deck. Expect to pay between 50 cents and $2.50 per square foot for re-staining. Cost factors include the square footage of the deck, the amount of sanding required to prepare it for staining, any repairs that need to be done, the type of stain used and more.

To find out exactly how much it will take to stain your deck, contact several local deck staining professionals and ask for free cost estimates.

Is it better to paint or stain a deck?

There are advantages to both painting and staining your deck. Paint gives you more variety of colors and lets you choose between bright and vibrant or muted and classic. Paint also lasts longer than stain and is much easier to maintain.

The stain has its own set of advantages as well. It’s more natural-looking and friendlier on the wallet. It also brings out the grain of the wood in your deck in a very striking way. Plus, it’s also easier to apply and can be painted over.

Who do I hire to get my deck stained?

You should hire a deck staining professional, company, painter or contractor. Although there are many contractors willing to stain decks — from the deck contractors themselves to painters, handymen and beyond — search online (or through an app like Thumbtack) so you can quickly see the top-rated professionals in your area and read their reviews. Whoever you decide to go with, make sure you also look at photos of stained decks they’ve worked on so you can gauge their quality of work. 

What are the advantages of staining a deck?

Staining a deck comes with a number of advantages, including:

  • It prevents rotting by sealing out moisture, fungus, termites and other agents of decay, making it last longer.
  • It saves it from wear and tear due to solar radiation.
  • Staining your deck protects it against heavy foot traffic — an especially important consideration in areas that are common walking routes or that see lots of scooting chairs.
  • Stain preserves the appearance and natural beauty of wood, bringing out the grain and keeping it colorful and bright through the years.

Talk to a deck staining professional near you to find out if it's time to stain your deck.

How do you prepare a deck for staining?

Preparing a deck for staining requires having the right equipment for the job, as well as being able to spot problem areas. If you do not own the right equipment or do not have sufficient experience to spot potential problems, it’s better to leave this job to a pro (like a professional pressure washing service). 

Make sure you do any preparation, from pressure washing to scrubbing to sanding and repairing, when there is no rain in the forecast. At the very minimum, use a broom and/or a leaf blower to clear your deck of dust and debris.

How do you remove paint from a deck before staining?

Removing paint from a deck in preparation for staining is an important task, as any paint left on the surface will block the stain from soaking into the wood. This will render the stain ineffective and lead to a poor aesthetic appearance. This is why the job is best left to pros who have the tools and experience to remove paint without damaging the deck itself. 

This job requires tools like a pressure washer, grinder, chemical strippers and more. It also requires knowing how to use them skillfully. Contact professional deck staining contractors and companies to see if they can also remove paint from your deck.

How long should you let a deck dry before staining?

It’ll likely take at least 24 hours for your deck to dry after pressure washing it. Wood is naturally absorptive, so you’ll want to make sure it’s dry before a professional applies the stain. 

What are some common types of stains for decks?

There are several main categories of deck stain. The first is clear stains, which are essentially there to seal out water and preserve the wood without adding color to the deck. These can bring out the beauty in your grain, however. The next type (and a popular option) is a semi-transparent stain. They impart some color into the wood for aesthetic purposes. Finally, solid stains coat your deck’s surface like paint. This is the best option if you want to hide imperfections. Talk to a deck staining contractor today to discuss other stain options.

Reviews for Denver deck staining professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Worked around my schedule for the initial estimate, showed up promptly, were professional, and did excellent work sanding and staining my covered deck.
Joseph L.
Great service at a very fair price. The deck looks amazing after sanding and staining. All the work was completed in a timely fashion and exactly as described. Very easy to work with!
Tanka Services LLCTanka Services LLC
Jim M.
What an absolute nightmare. Would NEVER hire this “contractor” again. Hired Carlos to strip and stain a deck. I’ve done this job in the past a few times and while not a super hard job it is a little time consuming. My tenants were nice enough to let me get this done before they move out. On both days Carlos showed up hours later than the agreed upon time. After 2 reminders via text and a note on the front door saying not to ring to doorbell due to an infant sleeping, the doorbell was rang. The staining portion of the job was done on Friday and I explained I needed someone to examine the work before final payment could be made. I got 45 text messages and 5 missed calls between then and Sunday morning. I explained multiple times I wasn’t going to pay until we could make sure the work was done as agreed upon. After 36 hours of harassment my tenants finally called me via FaceTime to review the work. What an absolutely horrible job done. There is no way to stain 1000 sq ft in an hour and a half and my deck is a example of why. The stain wasn’t applied manually as agreed and was sprayed on. There is overspray EVERYWHERE and spots all over the deck that aren’t evenly applied. It’s obvious that the deck wasn’t properly prepped with a stripper to remove the old stain. Now I have to hire painters to paint around the edges of the deck where the overspray hit the exterior of the house. The deck looks awful. I would absolutely steer clear of this guy. Absolutely a nightmare to work with personally and for crap work.
Fence and deck renewalFence and deck renewal
Kristin H.
Mark just completed staining our front deck, and we couldn't be more pleased! He maintained excellent communication through the whole project, was punctual, and thoroughly explained the process to us. Thank you Mark for your terrific work!!
Marveled Refinishing LLCMarveled Refinishing LLC
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