Cost to Stain And Finish Woodwork

April 2024

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Wood Stain Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Oil based, semi-transparent wood stain with integral sealer and pre-conditioning. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
64 linear feet$70.72$118.05
Wood Trim Finishing Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to stain and finish woodwork with favorable site conditions. Prep up to 2 hr per 100 LF - remove/mask hardware. Clean, scrape and sand surface. Apply pre-conditioner and stain. Ready for clear coating. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
64 linear feet$70.72$118.05
Wood Trim Finishing Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to stain and finish woodwork including: masking tape and paper, surface repair and preparation material, primers, and cleanup supplies.
64 linear feet$70.72$118.05
Option: Remove Trim Molding Paint
Apply chemical paint remover. Scrape, clean and sand smooth. For simple, common trim profiles up to 6" wide.
64 linear feet$70.72$118.05
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
Totals - Cost To Stain And Finish Woodwork   
Average Cost per Linear Foot  
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In April 2024 the cost to Stain And Finish Woodwork starts at $4.09 - $7.95 per linear foot. Use our Cost Calculator for cost estimate examples customized to the location, size and options of your project.

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Cost to Stain And Finish Woodwork - Notes and General Information

This example estimate is for BASIC work performed in easily serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals, using popular, IN STOCK products, materials and supplies commonly available at home improvement retailers. Your actual costs will vary due to the unique situation, requirements and choices of your project. Work not mentioned on this page, work with schedule difficulty, and work using master craftsman, premium materials, custom built products and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

This example estimate is for educational and illustrative purposes - it is NOT a substitute for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Wood Trim Finishing, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Wood Trim Finishing jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing (including molding), HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing any systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc.).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Wood Trim Finishing. Add 13% to 22% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

References - Wood Trim Finishing

Wood Trim Finishing Budget Management

Wood Trim Finishing Cost Infographic - critical areas of budget risk and savings

This infographic highlights decisions and site issues that can cause large cost variances in the typical Wood Trim Finishing budget.

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