Cost Of Stripping And Staining Deck Handrail

Submitted by: ajules86 – Lexington, VA USA

I had a contractor working under me strip latex paint off a deck handrail down to bare wood and I applied two coats of green stain. The deck is about 10’x12′. It took him 23 hours to completely strip the paint and it took me 8 hours to apply two coats o


  1. Four days work? At $50 per hour that would be $1,600. This level of work would require a license in most areas.

What would a fair price be?