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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.

How often should you treat a wood deck?

The general rule of thumb is to stain a deck every one to three years. If if you haven’t treated your deck in over three years, contact a few deck staining companies to request a free estimate and schedule an appointment

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. 

How many coats of stain should you put on a deck?

A good rule of thumb is to apply two coats of stain on your deck. Two coats should be enough to cover the surface, but a deck staining professional can help you decide how many coats you should apply to 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.

Reviews for Olathe deck staining professionals
Joseph Q.
Deck staining is a plus. He is a good gentleman and a honest estimator. Excellent for AARP.
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Sarah A.
Alan saved our ugly deck! It's a great deck that we tried to stain ourselves and failed. It went from looking shoddy to looking high end. Thanks Alan
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Ashley C.
Madrid Painting did an excellent job on our deck for an incredible price. If you need your deck stained and sealed -- they will do a great job! Ours had damage from a large dog a previous owner had, now the deck looks great! Thank you!
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Jeanne Q.
Alan did a great job cleaning and staining our deck. He even came back to touch up some places where the wood had soaked up the stain and needed some additional stain. He was very responsive and just a great guy. We would hire him again!
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Thumbtack Customer
Alan stained a 12 x 40 deck with railing and stairs for us. He thoroughly cleaned the wood, taped off the spindles and house and applied two coats (three in a couple of areas) of transparent stain for us over 3.5 days. Alan is helpful, polite and detail oriented.
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Bri M.
Joe was very kind. He power washed and stained our deck quickly without having a ton of notice. We appreciate he was able to give us recommendations on stain purchase and was willing to answer all of our questions. Would definitely recommend him. Joe service was a great value. He came without a crew but and worked extremely hard all day. Our very old deck is looking a lot fresher!
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Jerry D.
Fred and his team did an outstanding job staining our deck and fence. I would not hesitate to use them again and would certainly recommend them for your project.
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Aaron S.
DC went the extra mile (without changing the price) and spent an extra half day doing a thorough powerwash and some sanding before staining the deck. Good communication and great value.
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Mary M.
It was really wonderful working with Alan on this project. He was very responsive from my initial request for a quote and then, once selected, throughout the project. He worked efficiently, with high quality and I couldn't be more pleased with the result of my deck project. It was a power wash and then seal/stain of my existing deck. He made the whole process very easy. I would highly recommend him for this type of project.
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Paige G.
Alan did an amazing job on our weathered deck! He was very personable and responsive even after I asked him several detailed questions about the work that we wanted done. He noticed that we had some wood furniture that we had built and offered to power wash and stain those as well. Alan provided a very affordable price and delivered superior quality work. He will be our go to guy on any future staining projects!
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Megan M.
Alan did a wonderful job on our deck. The weather delayed him more than he would have liked but still found time to keep the project moving by power washing on a day he couldn't stain. He returned a short while later and stained in an afternoon - it looks GREAT! His responsiveness, showing up when he said he would and overall positive attitude was a true testament to who he is. Would recommend and use again.
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Kirsten P.
Very quick response times. They were able to complete the job within ~1-2 weeks of requesting the job. It rained shortly after they were finished staining our deck, but the crew came back a couple days later for an extra coat free of charge due to the rain. We would definitely hire again.
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Thumbtack Customer
This review is long overdue. I hired Alan for staining our deck that looked very gray and much older than it is. He is extremely professional and explains everything step by step before doing the job. Our project was a little delayed due to the weather but Alan always kept us well informed. You won't be disappointed if you hire Alan.
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Thumbtack Customer
Alan did an awesome job staining our wood fence and two decks complete with pergolas. He was very respectful of our home and property and did everything we asked of him. He worked at the agreed times and days. Was always on time too. He is an honest, hard working man and we would use him again without hesitation. It was a blessing funding Alan for our project.
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