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Cost of Deck Staining Services

Use the list below to get a better idea of how much your deck staining project should cost. The average cost of deck staining is about $2 per square foot (including basic preparation and sealing). However, there are several factors that may impact the cost of staining your deck, including:

1. Your location. The cost of living in your area will have an impact of the cost of hiring a pro to stain your deck. You can expect to pay a little more than the average cost in major metropolitan areas. Take a look at ProMatcher’s Deck Staining Cost Report to find prices from pros near you.

2. Time of year. Many people want to stain their decks in the spring, in preparation for the summer. You may be able to save a few dollars by having your deck stained in the off-season when the contractor is less busy.

3. Size of deck. The cost of deck staining is typically quoted by the square foot. It shouldn’t be a surprise that larger decks will be more expensive to stain.

4. Deck material. What species of wood is the deck made of? Cedar, redwood, pressure-treated pine? The type of deck material may increase or decrease the cost of staining.

5. Current condition of deck. What is the overall condition of the deck? Are any major repairs needed before it can be stained? The replacement of rotted or decaying deck boards will come at an additional cost. Staining a brand new deck is often cheaper than trying to restore an old deck to its former glory.

6. Moving furniture. If heavy furniture needs to be moved off of the deck, this may increase the cost of your deck staining project. Moving it yourself before the contractor arrives (with the help of a few friends) might be your best option though.

7. Preparation and cleaning. Does the deck surface need to be power washed? Does an older stain need to be stripped off the deck? Basic preparation and cleaning should be included in the cost estimate, but any labor-intensive

8. Type of stain. There are many different types of stains available. Your contractor will be able to recommend some options if you’re unsure of what you’d like. With transparent stains, you’ll still be able to see the wood’s natural grain. If the wood is no longer in great shape, a solid color stain will help to disguise the signs of aging.

9. Applying a sealer. A deck sealer helps to protect wood from water and the effects of constant exposure to the elements. Make sure the cost of applying the sealer and the stain is included in the cost estimate. Not only does the sealer provide waterproofing, it also helps to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

10. Deck extras. The staining of any lattice work, stairs, or decorative railings may add to overall cost of the project. Every contractor prices their work a little bit differently, but you should make sure that this important work is included in the quote.

11. Access to deck. Decks close to the ground are the easiest to stain. If the deck has multiple levels, this may add to the cost of staining. Additionally, if you live in a townhouse, you should expect to pay a little bit more for staining.

12. Cleanup. Standard touch-up work and basic cleanup should be included in the cost estimate from your deck contractor.

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