How to Spray Stain a Deck Easily With the Wagner Control Pro 130

This post is sponsored by Wagner SprayTech.

I hated my dingy deck. It was so old and worn. But I didn't want to spend $1,000 on a deck makeover. So I came up with an awesome idea with the help of Wagner. Here’s how to spray stain a deck quickly, easily, and on a budget.

Tools and materials

1. Clear & clean

We started by removing all the furniture and cleaning off the deck. We even used a specialized cleaner that will help the deck be prepped for staining.

Cleaning the deck

2. Stain the deck

After the deck was clean and dry, I got right to staining using my Wagner Control Pro 130, great for large home improvement painting projects like this deck. It took me longer to choose a color stain than it did to actually stain the deck. The color I went with is Sunlit Copper from Valspar.

The Wagner Control Pro 130 also uses high-efficiency airless technology, so it produces 55% less overspray compared to other airless sprayers.

Control Pro 130 Power Tank


  • 515 HEA Spray Tip puts out a 1-inch spray pattern
  • 25-foot hose for easy, two-story reach
  • 1.5-gallon capacity
  • Covers 8' x 10' wall in 2 minutes
  • Integrated handles and storage

Cleanup was super simple. This made me think of all the other projects I could use the sprayer for, like maybe Eli's Treehouse.

3. Paint the banisters

But first, I'll be using it on my banisters. I didn't have to prep the space at all, besides cleaning it off really well. Then it was time to paint. I chose Iron Ore for a sleek, modern look.

The hopper holds one and a half gallons of paint right in the tank so I don't have to stop and refill. This totally helped me get the entire deck makeover done in just one weekend.

4. Restyle furniture

Now that the deck has a fresh coat of paint and stain, it's time to complete this outdoor oasis by adding back our furniture and a few other essentials.

Adding furniture to the deck

How to spray stain a deck with the Wagner Control Pro 130

I absolutely love how our back deck turned out. The stain and paint brought life back to the space.

The Wagner Control Pro 130 made it so I didn't have to hire a contractor, saving me a ton of money on this makeover. I hope this inspired you to make over your backyard space. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Bathroom makeover

For another DIY project using the Wagner Control Pro 130, see this amazing bathroom makeover.

Bathroom before
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