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How Much Does it Cost to Stain a Deck in Tacoma?

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Deck Staining can increase the value of your home by $374

There are two primary benefits that you can get from deck staining Tacoma. The first one is that it can enhance the look of your wood deck and the second one is that it can help extend the life of the wood used in your deck. Decks can be exposed to extreme weather conditions and harmful elements. That is why it is important that you keep them protected by getting professional Tacoma deck staining services. While some homeowners tend to stain their decks on their own, a professionally applied stain is guaranteed to last longer. You have two options when you are planning a deck staining Tacoma project. You can choose either a water-based stain or an oil-based stain. A water-based stain is proven to be environment-friendly and easy to apply. Oil-based stain, on the other hand, can give a really smooth surface finish but is more expensive and can emit a foul odor. Deck staining Tacoma is also cost-effective. Some think that they have to stain their decks annually. However, a professional deck staining can last for two to three years or more if it is maintained and cleaned regularly.

Fair price breakdown

There are a few factors that can determine the cost of a deck staining Tacoma project. When trying to get an estimate, you need to take into consideration the labor costs of the deck contractor that you will hire, the stain that you will use and the size of your deck. Most homeowners tend to pay between $550 and $1,100 for a Tacoma deck staining project, depending on the size of the deck and the stain used. Stain can be bought at approximately $20 per gallon for low-grade stain and can go as high as $120 per gallon for high-grade stain. A gallon of stain can cover 200 to 300 square feet depending on the thickness of the application. So, a regular deck that has a size of 500 square feet will need approximately 2 gallons of stain. That can cost around $40 up to $240 depending on the grade of stain used. Other materials needed that can have an impact on the cost of your deck staining Tacoma project may include brushes and tapes that are around $10 to $20.

Estimated final cost for deck staining

Item Quantity Fair Price
Deck Labor 8.4 Hours $454.72
Deck Job Materials and Supplies 200 Square Feet $44.03
Totals - Cost to Stain Decks - 215 Square Feet $498.75
Average Cost Per Square Foot $2.49

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Before deck staining Tacoma, the contractor you hire might need to fix some damages on your deck. This can also affect the cost of the project. Labor cost may also vary depending on the size of the deck, your location, and how long the staining will take. Most contractors may charge $1 to $2 per square feet for low-end labor and around $2 to $3 per square feet on high-end labor. Reputable contractors that have all the necessary permits and licenses to operate may tend to charge higher than other individual professionals like handymen and carpenters.

Pierce County Deck Staining FAQ

You may actually walk on your deck 24 hours after the stain application. However, it is highly recommended to wait for at least 48 hours before returning any furniture, grills, and other bulky items in your deck.

Yes. We can replace the grills and furniture pieces after the stain has dried out. However, you need to pay an additional fee for this task.

Yes. You are assured that only professionals will handle and work on your deck. Most companies guarantee their work for 6 months up to 1 year after the completion of the project. They usually carry all general liability and worker compensation insurance.

Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018

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    Dr.Decks

    Rating: 93
    4440 S 49th St. 
    TacomaWA  98407
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    Puget Sound Contracting & Electric, Co.

    Rating: 69
    P.O. Box 7784. 
    TacomaWA  98406
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    ThisHandyman.com

    Rating: 73
    3504 185th St. Ct. E.. 
    TacomaWA  98446
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    Dbi Fencing & Decking

    Rating: 62
    TacomaWA  98401
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    Miller Construction

    Rating: 65
    3720 N. Ferdinand. 
    TacomaWA  98407
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    Jorve Roofing

    Rating: 67
    TacomaWA  98401