Best Deck Stain Dog Scratches?  5/5 (2)

This post was updated on February 27, 2024

Best deck stain for dog scratches?

No deck stain is impervious to dog scratches. Dogs scratch up decks, it is just a fact of life as a pet owner. You should still stain your deck to protect it, but you will need to do more maintenance and more frequent reapplication than people with less harmful traffic.

Best deck stain to use when you have a dog?

Best Deck Stain Dog experts always prefer semi-transparent penetrating deck stains, and pet owners are no different. Decks can be easily cleaned and re-stained within a day, making the additional maintenance less of a hardship. The wood grain showing through with semi-transparent penetrating deck stains hide more dog scratches than film-forming deck stains and deck paints that show every nail gouge.

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Scott Paul ~ Restoring Wood & Decks Since 1993 Owner
As an article and comment contributor to the site, Scott has been around the pressure washing industry since attending college. In 1993 he started his first company called Oakland Pressure Wash specializing in exterior pressure washing and deck staining. That company evolved into OPW L.L.C. shortly thereafter concentrating more on exterior wood and deck restoration. Scott and his Deck Cleaning Michigan company have restored over 10,000 decks in the Metro Detroit area since the early years. He has become an authority in the deck restoration industry and has contributed to numerous wood restoration forums and informative sites. All the products he suggests through this site are sold through online sites and in retail stores, allowing the consumer to choose their own means of purchase. Scott’s eCommerce sites do sell many top brands he endorses and if you appreciate any of the help he has offered then feel free to purchase from one of them.
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