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My experience with Pablo and his son was outstanding. It began with an estimate, where they came to my home - on time - and surveyed my property. Their initial estimate was right on the money, and it was a figure we both felt comfortable working with. I was lucky enough to be able to schedule them for the next morning, where I met them at Home Depot to grab supplies (I did this voluntarily, they didn't actually need me there). While choosing paint colors, they chimed in with their opinions on different types and qualities of paint, which I really appreciated. They began each day at 0800, except for Sunday where they let me know in advance that they would begin late. That's totally fine, as Sunday is definitely a day for relaxing. Every day was the same - they brought drop cloths, cleaning supplies, prep supplies (sander/etc.), and immediately dove in. I like to supply guys with water/whatnot, but they showed up with a chest of ice cold water and had 0 gripes about working in weather that, honestly, was close to 100+ real-feel. It was hot, but they didn't say a word about it. True professionals. The entire project took about five days, with two coats of paint being applied to the front and back of my house (not sides, I'm a row house). They fixed some broken/dead wood here and there, sanded areas that needed it, and were really great about making sure that the area they worked on looked better than when they started. All in all, for a new/up-and-coming group of guys, they're doing a great job. If pressed for a criticism, I still wouldn't be able to find one. Great job, great price, great guys. I specifically recommend these guys to anyone in my neck of the woods (Old Town, houses that cost $600K and up) as they truly did justice to my 1890 pile of wood/brick. If you need to reach me for a referral, please do so at ryan.w.stagg@gmail.com I've attached photos of before (older) and after (blue) for your review.See more

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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 Washington deck staining professionals
Keith f.
Excellent service and work. They were professional and took extra precautions with my deck staining. I will definitely hire them again.
Faria Bros Construction IncFaria Bros Construction Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Great job at a very competitive price. Staining an Ipe deck requires both skill and attention to detail and Rob brought both to this project. Not only would I recommend him to others but we will be having him back in the future for additional oil treatments as needed.
Reliant SolutionsReliant Solutions
Ann R.
Dwayne and his team were phenomenal staining my back deck and wood patio underneath. He is a true professional, shows attention to detail and the result is a beautiful deck. Also Dwayne is a great communicator and keeps true to his word about showing up when he says he will or letting me know if weather, etc might hinder the process - something I really appreciate. Fair pricing. I have more projects to do with this old house and plan to call Dwayne again. Highly recommend!!
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