With hues ranging from pale birch to deep mahogany, oil-based stains give interior and exterior doors a rich, natural-looking tone while highlighting the beauty of the wood grain. Thanks to the wide selection of high-performance formulas available today, even painted fiberboard doors and non-wood surfaces can be stained successfully.
|What you can expect|
|Range per door:||$74.61||$174.92|
|Range for this type of project:||$75||$175|
Complete cost of oil-based, semi-transparent stain with integral sealer for a durable, natural finish. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect coverage and occasional touch-ups.
Door Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Surface will be prepared by removing and masking hardware and thorough cleaning, scraping, and sanding (up to 30 minutes per side). Stain and integral sealer will be uniformly applied. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Door Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including masking tape and paper, materials for surface repair and preparation, primers, and cleanup supplies.
|cost to stain a door|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per door||$0.54|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 door||$122.77|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 door||$73.42 - $172.11|
Door staining projects typically require three steps. Painters must prep the surface, apply the stain and seal the finish.
The average cost of staining a door depends on whether the material is unfinished, painted or stained. If paint needs to be stripped or the stain needs to be lightened, the job will take more time. Although one-coat stains are available, doors might need several applications to achieve the desired effect, which could increase the cost.
Staining a door is a job that can be performed by a novice or a licensed painter. However, experts are more likely to achieve superior results, especially on challenging surfaces that require refinishing. Painters can influence the outcome of the project by helping homeowners select a quality stain. They also use proven application methods to prevent streaks and create a professional finish.