Fence & Deck Staining Costs in New York

Your deck experience significant wear from the elements and frequent use. Make it look new with a little help from the professionals. Find out the value of hiring deck staining services for your home when you work with Pristine Painters.

Deck Staining and Fence Repair Services

Your outdoor living space deserves the same attention as your interior spaces. The average cost to stain a deck is $1.57 to $4.04 per sq. ft. The average charge for fence repair is $250 to $750.These are subject to change based on different factors, including:

  • type of stain
  • supplies and equipment
  • minor repairs
  • labor
  • the exact size of the deck and fence

Hiring professional services will give you access to best practices and high-quality materials. These services also save you time and the trouble of carrying out these improvements yourself.

Deck Size
Cost To Hire Someone
$157 – $404
$226 – $582
$301 – $775
$376 – $969
$307 – $791
$527 – $1,357
$401 – $1,034
$602 – $1,551
$628 – $1,616
$904 – $2,327

How Much Do Deck Staining Services Cost?

When you hire a professional, you are expected to pay $0.50 to $6 per sq. ft. of your deck. Additional costs depend on the deck’s condition, railings, and the repairs it needs. Additional decorative (e.g., spindles and rails) and protective (e.g., waterproofing) elements will also be added to the final price.

Cost of Cleaning and Restaining a Deck

The average cost to clean and restain a deck ranges from $2 to $4 per sq. ft. If you include deep cleaning services, expect to pay $0.50 to $2 per sq. ft.

Cost of Power Washing and Staining a Deck

Power washing removes the layer of dust, dirt, and grime that has accumulated on your deck’s surface. The average cost of this service is $0.35 to $0.77 per sq. ft.

Cost of Stripping and Staining a Deck

Stripping your deck of old stain gives you a fresh surface to work on. The average cost is $3 to $6 per sq. ft. for flats and $5 to $8 per sq. ft. for the entire structure, including handrails and spindles.

Cost to Pay a Professional to Stain a Deck

Cost Per Square Foot
Stain & Seal
$0.50 – $1.50
Power Wash, Stain & Seal
$1.00 – $2.50
Power Sanding, Stain & Seal
$2.00 – $4.00
Strip, Stain & Seal
$2.50 – $5.50
$2.00 – $5.00
Railings & Handrails
$4.00 – $12.00 /LF

Cost to Strip and Stain a Deck

Average Cost
Flats / Planks Only
$2.47 – $5.50 per square foot
Entire Deck, Rails, and Spindles
$5.11 – $8.20 per square foot
Rails and Spindles
$11.84 – $23.77 per linear foot

Cost of Sanding and Staining a Deck

Sanding a deck will remove its old finish and give you a smoother and more even surface. The average cost of this service is $30 to $50 per hour, with most decks taking 3 to 10 hours to finish.

Cost of Staining Deck Railings and Handrails

If you choose not to strip or sand your railings, handrails, and spindles, the average cost to stain them is $4 to $8 per linear foot. If you choose to strip or sand these features, the price ranges from $10 to $14 per linear foot.

Cost of Staining, Sealing, and Waterproofing a Deck

Sealing and waterproofing your deck will improve its weather resistance and make it last longer. Additionally, this prevents mold and fungi growth, rot, and warping. The average cost to have these services done on the planks is $1 to $4 per sq. ft. while rails and spindles cost $5 to $8 per linear foot.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The average-sized deck usually takes two days to stain. The average time it takes professionals to stain 100 sq. ft. is four hours. If you include other services, such as power washing and repairs, they can add 10 to 15 hours of labor to the process.

Landscapers, designers, and contractors advise homeowners to stain their deck every two to three years.

It’s advisable to stain a deck during the spring and summer months. Damp weather will prolong the process and result in higher costs.

Most stain manufacturers advise homeowners to stain their new deck at least three months after building. However, the ideal time to stain a new deck is 12 months after it was made because this gives the wood enough time to weather.

The average time to wait before sealing a new deck depends on the type of wood used. Pressure-treated wood should be sealed two to three weeks after it was made, while mahogany and cedar only need one to two weeks.

A pergola costs $6 per sq. ft. to stain. A small pergola usually costs around $860 to stain, while a large pergola can cost at least $2,300.

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