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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.

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 Cincinnati deck staining professionals
Mark W.
Chuck and his team did a great job staining our deck. They cleaned the deck, did all the prep and came back and finished the staining. It turned out really well. We would recommend them to anyone.
Rob C.
Chuck and his crew did an excellent job staining my deck! I would definitely recommend them and would hire them again no question!
Betty M.
Deck had not been stained in years, really did a good job. Covered all plants and didn't leave any trash behind. Would contact them again.
Brian K.
Chuck and his team did an awesome job cleaning and staining our deck. Large project but they got it setup quickly and done quickly. Would highly recommend CPR
Randell L.
Started our deck project ourselves. Quickly realized it was beyond our skills. Called several companies. CPR was available and able to do the job before anyone else could even look at it. Protected our house and belongings and did a nice job staining our deck.
Anna M.
Great experience with our deck stripping & staining as well as painting our garage walls & floor. Everyone was very professional, work product was great! They were easy to communicate with and felt updated throughout.
Dan D.
Chuck and his guys did a great job with cleaning and staining my deck. He was responsive and answered all the questions and concerns I had. Would happily use him again for future projects.
Thumbtack Customer
Got my huge deck stained . Did a good job , did it in time and did it well. We're off on estimating costs and charged me extra but I did not mind because they did a good job.
Blair Services LLCBlair Services LLC
Phillip T.
Larry Hill is truly a great guy. His company did an amazing job staining and sealing my deck. They were very meticulous as to not get anything on my house or windows and the finished product is absolutely gorgeous!! I couldn’t be happier.
Hill's ServicesHill's Services
Dave G.
Chuck and his team did a great job restoring and staining my deck. There were several substantial repairs, and the quality of the workmanship was excellent. I found Chuck to be very honest and helpful, and would definitely use his company again for future home projects.
Lewis P.
Came out to give an estimate very quickly. I had both my deck and swing set done. He broke 3 people to do the job. Pressure washed everything the first day, the stained both the 2nd day. Did a quality job on both and cleaned up well afterwards.
Hill's ServicesHill's Services
Amy H.
Chuck did a great job staining and leveling our deck. He responded to our requests promptly. He provided good communication on when he could start the job due to the recent unforeseen weather situation. His price is as good as his work. His crew finished the work in a day.
Ashley H.
Ken was quick to respond and fit this job into his schedule. He was responsive when setting up the job and showed up when he said he would. The quality of work for the price can't be beat. He spent most of the day staining our deck and did a great job. He was friendly, polite and gave us updates throughout the day. This was well worth the weekend we saved doing it ourselves.
Armbruster Paint and PatiosArmbruster Paint and Patios
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