Finding the best deck stain will depend on what wood your deck is made of, and what you want it to look like. First of all, we should distinguish between stains and sealers.
SEALERS – Coat the wood; don’t penetrate it. Those with UV inhibitors are best. Must be re-applied every year.
OIL BASED STAINS – Non-opaque stains will let the natural wood show through. They penetrate and protect the wood. They provide a richer look. They will need re-application every 2 to 4 years depending on weather conditions.
WATER BASED STAINS – These come in solid colors. They are better for the environment. They dry faster and are easier to clean. They are the most durable, lasting 7 to 8 years. They hide the natural wood look.
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