The True Cost To Paint Or Stain A Deck In Ann Arbor

Find Out How Much People Are Investing To Have A Beautiful Deck They Love Spending Time On
Staining a deck

The cost to paint or stain a deck in Ann Arbor ranges depending on size and complexity. You can invest anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000.

Find all the details below-

It’s Wearing Away

“Looks like it’s time to stain or paint our deck again,” says Sarah.

Jason walks over to where she’s kneeling down. She points down to where the stain is wearing away again. “Yep, looks kind of like the fence was before we learned how to stain a fence ourselves,” he sighs. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to have it done before anyone comes over.”

Sarah plays with her hair as she thinks for a moment. “What do you think the cost to paint or stain a deck is in Ann Arbor?” Jason shrugs his shoulders. “Well, I’m going to look it up on Google,” she says as she takes out her phone.

After searching through a few websites, here is what she finds:

The True Cost To Paint Or Stain A Deck

The cost to paint or stain a deck can be anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000. It mostly changes based on the size of the deck and how complex it is. Stairs, railings, latticework, and other areas need painting or staining to match.

Here’s a more specific look at deck staining or painting costs:

  • Small decks 150 to 250 square feet are roughly $3,000
  • Medium decks 300 to 600 square feet are about $4,000 to $5,000
  • Large 600 to 1,000 square feet are around $5,000 to $8,000

You’ll want to redo your deck every 2-3 years living in Michigan. This will protect it from sun and rain damage and it’ll look great.

Cost Factors To Be Aware Of

Larger decks need more materials and time to complete. More complex decks (stairs, posts, etc) do as well.

Another factor that changes the cost to paint or stain a deck is the type of finish. It’s because each one needs a different process.

Freshly painted deck stairs

There are three basic types of deck finishes: clear sealers, semi-transparent stains/semi-solid stains, and solid stains.

Decks finished with a clear sealer probably needs a wash resealing. Decks stained with a semi-transparent will need to be stripped of the old stain before staining. If you have a solid stain you’ll likely have peeling areas. These need scraping before restaining can happen.

Why We Don’t Recommend Painting

Painting may not be the best choice for uncovered decks.

Paint sits on top of the board instead of penetrating the wood as stains do. This means it’s weaker against bad weather, extreme heat and cold, furniture being moved across the surface, and other damages.

Covered decks are more suited for painting.

Its better to paint covered decks like this one

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“Looks like restaining will cost a few grand,” Sarah tells Jason. “Sounds good to me! Is there anything else we should know?” he asks.