Cost To Refinish Stairs


Don’t let your remodeling budget go over-board by hidden surprises – understand what the average Cost to Refinish Stairs is in your zip code by using our easy to use calculator. If you’re looking for 2013 breakdown Cost to Refinish Stairs with materials, and how much a contractor might be, you’ve come to the right place.

As an experienced licensed home improvement contractor, I know first hand what it should cost for various levels — from Basic, Better, and of course the best. The Cost to Refinish Stairs estimator will provide you with up to date pricing for your area. Simply enter your zip code and the square footage, next click update and you will see a breakdown on what it should Cost to Refinish Stairs at your home.


*Note: 10’x10′ area is considered 100 square feet.

To calculate the square footage of your stairs, simply measure the width and length of your step. For example: a standard step is 3′ feet wide by 12″ inches in depth. Take those numbers and do the following: 3×12= 36 inches — or 3 square feet. Don’t forget to add the rise of the step, which is normally 7-8 inches by the width. Just figure 3 square feet for the rise.

So each step will be approx: 6 square feet per step.

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Refinish Stairs – Pricing and Installation Cost Checklist

  • Expect the Refinish Stairs prices to fluctuate between various companies – each and every company have different operation expenses and over-head.
  • Try to get prices in late Fall, early winter – you should expect aggressive pricing discounts by waiting for a contractor’s down season.
  • Try to budget and additional 7-15% more on top of what our calculator gives out for Refinish Stairs cost.
  • Visit every supply house that sell your particular brand of refinishing flooring products and try to negotiate a better price with each supplier – I save on average 20%.
  • Refinishing Stairs isn’t an easy task to perform and can leave you with a sore back. You might find it more cost effective to hire a Flooring Contractor, or a General Contractor to perform the work for you. Flooring contractors and General Contractors will most always get better prices on Refinishing products — saving your back any additional costs of Refinish Stair materials, so shop around, ask your neighbors if they can recommend someone.