Best Deck Stain for High Traffic?  5/5 (1)

This post was updated on March 2, 2024

Best deck stain for high traffic?

The best type of deck stain for high traffic decks are semi-transparent penetrating deck stains. Not all semi-transparent deck stains are penetrating. Penetrating deck stains are best for high traffic areas because they age and wear away rather than peeling or cracking. It is also easier to reapply new deck stain, often without removing the old stain. The best brands of deck stain for high traffic decks are TWP, Armstrong Clark, and Restore-A-Deck.

How often reapply stain for high traffic?

Even penetrating deck stains do not last more than 1 – 3 years regardless of the conditions that can age a deck. Reapplying a semi-transparent deck stain can be done when you first start noticing wear. It is best not to wait for the stain to fail completely before applying a new coat of stain. This will allow you to use less stain in reapplication and best protect the wood.

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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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