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Q & A

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 Lenexa deck staining professionals
Stacey W.
Alan did an excellent job staining and sealing our deck. We appreciated his responsiveness to questions and his advice on stain. Highly recommend!
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Emily P.
This is the second time we've worked with Alan on our deck staining needs. He did a fantastic job, was very punctual, and the deck and fence look great. Would highly recommend him!
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Thumbtack Customer
I hired this contractor to stain my deck. Overall quality of work was good, but there is a serious disconnect between the owner and the workers. There was a huge disconnect between what the owner and I agreed on and what the workers wanted to do. The workers drug their feet on completing the job and even told me that the newer boards on my deck would not hold stain like the old boards. I think they already tried one coat of stain, but not a second. After they left, I got a brush and tried it myself (see picture). There was nothing wrong with the boards, they just needed another coat. I called the owner and the workers came over and finished staining the new boards a second time. When the workers were cleaning up, they asked for a garbage bag, then left the trash, including old paint cans that should probably go to the county hazardous materials waste site, in my yard. Unfortunately, my first Thumbtack experience was not a good one. I would not recommend this contractor for staining a deck. I'm still cleaning up masking tape that they missed.
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Thumbtack Customer
We needed our deck stained immediately for winter. Alan was here the next day for an estimate and started the job two days later. He power washed and then a couple of days later applied the stain. He came back the next day for touch-ups. He was very personable and knowledgable. He did a great job and I highly recommend him.
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Niles C.
Alan Lee did very fine work in recently cleaning and then staining the deck at my home. He is very easy to work with and really wants each of his customers to be happy at the completion of the project. He pays attention to details and cleans up after the project is completed.
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Rod S.
Alan did a truly outstanding job staining our deck! It is beautiful! He is very professional and and meticulous in his work. He is very responsive to phone calls or texts. Always on time and finished the job right on schedule. We will definitely hire him again in the future. I highly recommend Alan and U-Need it Restored to New.
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