How to Re-Stain a Deck with a Sprayer

Learn how to restain a small deck or patio using a Control Spray 250 stain sprayer to get a super smooth finish with no brush marks!


Overview on How to Re-Stain a Deck

Our porch has been looking pretty worn lately. In that, I mean it has turned grey and looked like there was no life left. However, it is structurally totally in great shape. We've needed to do a total makeover on our entire porch situation, so we decided that re-staining the deck surface would be the perfect way to start! In this post, we're going to share with you the proper way to re-stain a deck using the Wagner Control Spray 250, which will save you time and effort.

If your old deck needs a facelift, follow these steps to give it a whole new look!


Prepare for Staining

Remove everything from the deck.

Use a paint scraper to get everything out from between the gaps of the boards, then sweep or blow it away.

Use an orbital sander to get off grime on the boards and freshen them up.

Tape edges and surfaces you don’t want to spray.

Sand a deck to prepare for staining

Spray deck with stain sprayer

Spray stain-and-seal onto the deck using the Wagner Control Spray 250.

Spraying deck with stain spraying

Complete staining deck with stain sprayer

The Wagner Control Spray 250 was the perfect tool to use for spraying our deck. The Wagner Control Spray 250 has the power and control to cut time out of staining projects like porches, fences, railings, furniture and trim while keeping the mess down.

Spraying stain with Wagner Stain Sprayer

Wagner Control Spray 250 Stain Sprayer

The Wagner Control Spray 250 has variable speed settings that help you make the best choice in spraying capacity for the project you're doing. You can also change the direction of the spray with the twist of the nozzle.

Wagner Control Stainer 250 Sprayer

Let dry and enjoy

To see the full process and learn more about spraying a deck or porch with the Wagner Control Spray 250, visit We’ve got lots of other outdoor projects, so you’re bound to find something you love!

Spraying deck with stain sprayer
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