Best Deck Stain for Older Decks?  5/5 (1)

This post was updated on February 24, 2024

Best deck stain for older decks?

Even though old decks require more coats of penetrating deck stains it is best to use semi-transparent or semi-solid penetrating deck stains on older decks. Penetrating deck stains soak into the wood for the best protection. The stain seals against moisture and brings back the natural beauty of the wood grain. A semi-solid deck stain covers more of the wood grain, while a semi-transparent stain only changes the hue and finish.

Best brand of deck stain for older decks?

The best brand of deck stain for older decks is Restore-A-Deck. This is a water-based semi-transparent deck stain that is designed for use on old wood decking. Experts at also recommend TWP and Armstrong Clark semi-transparent oil-based deck stains, depending on the type and condition of 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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