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Lance587
01-03-2005, 01:19 AM
I know its not the correct time of year to stain decks, but I want to start staining decks in addition to lawn care. Anyone have any thoughts about deck stain? Anyone have any experience in pricing this type of job? I'm hoping around $350 to be the average cost per deck. Let me know what you think.

Thanks,
Lance M. Blocker

zoomer
01-03-2005, 01:55 AM
If you haven't done deck work before you might encounter some problems. What was the deck previously stained/painted with? How do you remove the previous coating and prepare the deck for the new coating?

There are several types of decking--treated wood, cedar, redwood, and others--and many types of coatings--stains, water repellants, preservatives--each that require different techniques.

My suggestion is to contact a company such as www.Wolman.com which offers a certification program.

lpwhandyman
01-03-2005, 02:29 AM
A good place to start. www.dcs1.com Decks can be very tricky.