How Much Does Deck Staining Cost?
February 14th, 2014
We caught up with Joel from Leading Edge Developments, and asked about the importance of staining newly installed decks and re-staining existing decks...
Why should people stain their decks?
Staining decking ensures protection from weather elements such as damaging sun and rain. It also enhances the decks natural colour, making it look fresh and new for an extended period of time.
How do we calculate the costs involved in staining a deck?
When estimating the cost for staining a deck it is important to consider all the cost involved including the preparation works. Decking usually cannot be stained right away. To ensure a quality finish you should clean and prepare for the stain. This involves pressure cleaning and repairs to any broken boards. Ultimately yours costs depend on the amount of repair work and preparation needed.
If you are having a deck installed, ensure your installer includes staining in the total quote.
Is it best to engage a professional or Can we do it ourselves?
DYI means that you will most likely save money. If you are considering a DYI deck stain ensure the conditions are suitable – weather and temperature are important!
A decking professionals such as a carpenter will ensure a superior finish. They will be able to suggest the best stain colour to suit your outdoor space, and ensure you get the look you want to achieve. A decking professional will also prepare, clean and stain so this will save you the time and hassle.
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