Find a deck staining professional near Naperville, IL

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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.

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.

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. 

Reviews for Naperville deck staining professionals
Cheryl P.
Joe was a pleasure to work with and we are happy with the deck staining job he completed!
Bald Coyote Trading and Mercantile
Thumbtack Customer
I had a job that required power washing concrete and sanding and staining a small deck. Power washing was excellent but the deck work was below par.
WWIG Inc.WWIG Inc.
Julie L.
Joe was amazing to work with. He hand sanded my deck based on condition and it looks great. He stained the deck, railings and flower boxes. It looks 100% better! He was great to work with, friendly, and qualified. I definitely recommend!
Bald Coyote Trading and Mercantile
Thumbtack Customer
Scott did an excellent job power washing, sanding and staining our deck. The weather made completion of this project quite difficult, but Scott kept in constant contact with me which was very much appreciated. The end result is gorgeous and we can't wait for the sun to shine and to sit outside on a beautiful deck!
Superior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter ScreeningSuperior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Screening
Thumbtack Customer
Brad was very easy to work with and extremely professional.He answered all of our questions! He stained our deck and even offered to come back in the spring and see if it needed an additional coat. We are very pleased thus far!
Lanaville ContractingLanaville Contracting
Sekhar P.
Charged more than what we initially agreed upon. I wish they were upfront on expenses before beginning work as home-advisor professionals quoted more or less same amount. They are less responsive too as I had to follow up many times between initial prep and stain. I thought they are going extra mile when they promised to paint umbrella base but they missed. I would just like to say that my deck looks good at the end of day and paint work is well done.
Jr's Deck and pressure wash servicesJr's Deck and pressure wash services
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