Cost to Stain Windows

Updated: August 2019

Wood Window Finishing CalculatorZip Code
Square Feet*
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Window Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Oil based, semi-transparent stain with integral sealer. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
129 square feet$44.79$105.64
Window Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to stain windows with favorable site conditions. Prep up to 3 hr per 100 LF - remove or mask hardware, scrape and sand cabinet surface. Apply stain. Replace hardware. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
129 square feet$44.79$105.64
Window Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to stain windows including: masking tape and paper, surface repair and preparation material, primers, and cleanup supplies.
129 square feet$44.79$105.64
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 120 square feet, the cost to Stain Windows starts at $3.58 - $8.57 per square foot*. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options.

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size and Options Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.


NOTE: *Input the total of the finished surface area AND the area of any openings enclosed by the finished area.



 


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Unlike sites which blend pricing from dissimilar jobs, Homewyse estimates are based on the Unit Cost method. This method uses job specific detail for superior pricing accuracy and transparency - and has become an industry standard through publications and guidance of leading trade associations, including: PHCCA, the NKBA, the NECA, the AIA, and the ASPE.


Cost to Stain Windows - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes 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 Window 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 Window Finishing jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those 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 Window 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.

Cost to Stain Windows - Unit Price References

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