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Paul has done a great job for us, very neat and efficient with quality workmanship. Highly recommend

Sand and seal deck


Thanks Peter. Prompt service and on time. Cheers

Deck sealing


Great work. Will definitely use him again on future jobs.

Clean and seal deck


Craig was on time and did a great job staining my deck

Sand and seal deck


Nat was lovely and did a good job. Worked out close to $90 per hour worked.

Sand and seal deck


Great job thank you Mario

Reseal decking on balcony


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Why book a deck sealing service through Airtasker?

Deck sealing or waterproofing is an essential part of maintaining a deck. When done correctly and regularly enough, it can make your deck last for decades. But, not everyone has the time nor expertise to do this. This is why there’s an easier way to get this done - by booking a deck sealing service through Airtasker!

When you book a deck sealing specialist through Airtasker, you get to take your pick from several Taskers near you. They’ll tailor-fit an offer depending on your needs and bring all the necessary tools for the job. Plus, you can read the customer ratings and reviews before you confirm an appointment, so you’re sure to get someone recommended by homeowners like you.

To start requesting a deck sealing service, select the “Post a task” button and fill out the task post. Indicate your location, when you want the sealing to take place, your budget, and any other details. Then, tap “Get quotes” and wait for the offers to flood your screen. Finally, pick the Tasker you like best.

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Top Deck Sealing related questions

First, if your deck is brand-new, wait 30 days before sealing it. If your deck is a little older or needs repairs, work on these before you start sealing. Wash it using a power washer, let it dry for 24 hours, then sand the entire surface. Start with a 60 to 150 grit sandpaper, then use a sanding tool. This enables the deck to absorb the new sealant. Lastly, give the deck a quick sweep or vacuum.

Some tips for applying sealant or waterproofing to your deck include making sure that the surface is completely dry; using a roller, paint brush, or paint sprayer; and applying one coat at a time. It would be best if you also worked at an ideal temperature of 10 to 32 degrees Celsius - anything warmer and your sealant could evaporate instead of getting absorbed. 


Need to waterproof the rest of your house? Use Airtasker to find a waterproofing specialist near you

Staining and sealing are two very different things. Stains add colour and protect the wood from UV damage. They may offer some level of moisture protection, but not the way a proper sealant would. Sealants, on the other hand, provide moisture protection and some UV protection. They are also uncoloured. You can always ask a deck sealing specialist about finding a combined stain-and-sealant product or have them stain a deck, then seal it after two days.

It depends. If you’re using a minimal amount of pressure and only intend to remove surface debris (dirt, dust, and mould), you can get away with not sealing your deck afterwards. But if you’re using pressure that’s strong enough to remove existing sealing or let moisture seep into the wood, it’s best to seal the deck 1-3 days after intense pressure washing.

Your deck’s waterproofing can be affected by the type of wood used, your deck’s age, and the climate in your area. As a rule of thumb, you should seal or waterproof your deck every year. Some regions may get away with sealing every 2-3 years, but it’s best to work on your deck annually. If you don’t have time to do this yourself, you can always use Airtasker to find an available deck sealing specialist near you.

Usually, yes! Cleaning a deck is one of the steps taken before deck sealing, so some specialists may offer this service to make sure that it is done thoroughly. Just make sure to indicate in your task post that you’d like the Tasker to handle the pressure washing, vacuuming, and sweeping before the deck sealing begins. Got something else you need cleaned? Use Airtasker to find a house cleaner near you.

What do deck sealing services include?

Deck sealing usually involves preparing your deck, applying sealant, and waiting for it to cure. It sounds easy enough, but several steps must be followed to ensure your sealant does its job. When you request deck waterproofing services through Airtasker, you can expect a Tasker to bring the necessary tools and materials. And once they get to your location, they’ll follow these steps:


Checking the condition of your deck

First, your Tasker asks you about the age of your deck and when it was last sealed. If it’s newly built, you’ll need to wait 30 days before pre-sealing preps can begin. This is because the wood may be too wet to absorb the sealant properly. But if you go too long before sealing or reapplying sealant to the deck, you run the risk of moisture damage or UV ray damage. 


The deck sealing specialist also checks the weather forecast for the day you expect to seal your deck. If it rains or snows, you’ll need to wait 24 to 48 hours for the moisture to dry up.


Picking a product

A typical sealant is waterproof or water repellant and won’t stain or colour your deck’s wood. Sealants primarily protect against moisture damage, though they offer a degree of UV protection. 

Meanwhile, stains or paints may protect against UV and moisture damage but won’t give the type of protection a sealant can provide. 


Your Tasker may recommend a stain-and-sealant product that gives the deck your desired colour and offers more excellent protection from UV rays and moisture.


Repairing, cleaning, and sanding the deck

Your tradesperson sets out to do any repair work and cleaning before sealing the deck. If you’re having the deck sealed yearly (as recommended), this is a great time to check for any cracks or hazards. Once all this is taken care of, it’s time to clean the deck. Your Tasker uses a power washer to clean every surface of the deck, then lets it dry for 24 hours. You may ask a Tasker to include cleaning in their quotation.


After the deck is clean and dry, your Tasker sands down the deck. This step makes the sealant adhere better to the surface. It also gets rid of any spots of old sealant to ensure an even, thorough coating. Finally, the Tasker will need to sweep or vacuum the deck to eliminate any sanded-off bits. For newly-built decks, your Tasker can skip the other steps and goes straight to sweeping and vacuuming. 


Sealing the deck

Finally, it’s time to apply the waterproofing material! The Tasker goes one thin coat at a time, lets it dry for 24 hours, then applies another coat if necessary. If you need help with other fixer-uppers in the house, a nearby Tasker can lend a hand. You can use our platform to find plumbers and even painters in your area to improve your home overall.

Recent Deck Sealing tasks

Repair and reseal decking


Paddington QLD, Australia

3rd Sep 2023

Getting my house ready for sale and need to give the three deck areas some TLC. Needs to be stripped back and resealed. Two decks are mostly under cover, one is outside and exposed. The outside one is probably in the worst condition. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 11 September 2023

Sand and seal deck


Moorebank NSW 2170, Australia

13th Jul 2023

i have a deck, approx 3.5 x 10m that has been painted. I need it to be sanded and sealed back to original colour. - Due date: Flexible

Timber Deck Sealing


Kellyville Ridge NSW, Australia

19th May 2023

Need to re-seal my Merbau timber Deck about 50m2 Been oiled last year with Intergrain clear oil - water base - Due date: Flexible

Strip and reseal deck


Redfern NSW 2016, Australia

31st Mar 2023

Small deck area approximately 3x4m requires stripping and reapplication of stain - Due date: Flexible

Allan was straightforward to deal with, got the job done right first time and managed all my questions with patient and thorough replies. Clearly an expert! I’ll be using him again to maintain my deck when that time comes around again without question!

Sand and seal deck (stain/oil?)


East Brisbane QLD, Australia

19th Mar 2023

6.6 x 3m deck Sanded and sealed (would like to talk through best option) - Due date: Flexible

Jamal was an absolute delight to work with. He even tolerated me nit-picking over details!! The quality of his work speaks for itself. Highly recommended!

Sand and seal Decking of 9.3m


Mosman NSW, Australia

4th Feb 2023

Sand black mould and seal decking - area of approx 9.3 sqm (6.2m x 1m and 1.6 x 2m). Cutel decking oil provided. - Due date: Before Sunday, 19 February 2023

Deck seal and paint


Castle Hill NSW 2154, Australia

14th Jan 2023

Require deck restoration - pls advise steps involved and cost. 1. courtyard 2. Alfresco 3. Pool deck Pics attached - Due date: Flexible

Sanding and seal deck


Bibra Lake WA, Australia

20th Dec 2022

Need pool deck sanded and re sealed. Jarrah decking - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 22 December 2022

Deck seal and clean


Brunswick VIC, Australia

19th Dec 2022

Rear deck and surrounds, from deck, 2 gates - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 20 December 2022

Deck sealing


Highton VIC, Australia

14th Dec 2022

Merbau deck to stain. Approx 10m x 4m. Steps aprox 5m - Due date: Before Friday, 23 December 2022

Perfect service! Could not have asked for anything better. Super impressive

Seal decking


Tullimbar NSW, Australia

14th Dec 2022

I have purchased the sealer from Bunnings suitable for merbau decking but I require assistance applying it to the merbau decking - Due date: Flexible

Deck sealing with natural oil, some boards lifting


Warrawee NSW, Australia

12th Dec 2022

Deck sealing with natural oil, boards lifting - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Sand and seal deck


Glenroy VIC 3046, Australia

9th Dec 2022

3 homes with decks that need to be sanded, sealed, and stained. - Due date: Before Thursday, 22 December 2022

Timber deck - sand and re-coat with deck sealer


Mansfield QLD 4122, Australia

12th Nov 2022

Need someone experienced to use deck wash to wash down the deck, sand and re-coat my back deck with three coats. Looking for a quality job. You need to supply everything. To be considered you need to provide a fixed price and photo example of before and after of work you have actually done yourself. About 36m or 8m x 4.5m

Jason has done our deck 3 times now over the years. He always does a great job, turns up when he says he will.

Reseal decking and step area


Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

12th Nov 2022

Two areas need attention on timber outdoors. 1 x steps which will require some prep as the stain has lifted and the other, out door Deck, just a prep wash and a coat or 2. Happy to supply materials if you want, else reimburse on receipts. Photos now included.

Sand and reseal deck 3 in total, 50sqm


Baskerville WA 6056, Australia

28th Sep 2022

I have 3 small decks totaling 50sqm that needs sanding and staining with 3 coats after- can you give me a rough price please. - Due date: Flexible

Deck sealing


Leichhardt NSW, Australia

18th Sep 2022

james hardie deck to be sealed - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 19 September 2022

Reseal deck


Sylvania NSW, Australia

30th Aug 2022

Reseal 35 sqm deck merbau 1 year old light to medium sand, clean and reseal - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Sand a seal decking.


Pakenham VIC, Australia

7th Aug 2022

Hi, I have decking that needs to be sanded back and then sealed. We will supply the oil as seen in the below pic. The decking is 3.6m x 8m. Photos below. Please supply a price. Any queries let me know. Thanks

Pool deck sealing and waterproofing


East Killara NSW 2071, Australia

28th Jul 2022

Silicone grouting in limestone pool deck (Approx 50m2) to be removed and re-done with correct product for external pool use, to re-waterproof the deck. Experience with pool water-proofing needed. Job may lead to extra work - cleaning/sealing same deck. No rush, but I guess needs a sunny day! Probably a bead of about 10 linear meters of silicone to be replaced in the deck. - Due date: Flexible