Best Type of Deck Stain?  5/5 (1)

This post was updated on February 24, 2024

Best type of deck stain?

The best type of deck stain is a semi-transparent penetrating deck stain. The best semi-transparent penetrating deck stains are TWP, Armstrong Clark, and Restore-A-Deck. Semi-transparent deck stains have enough tint to offer UV protection while still allowing the natural grain and beauty of the wood to show through. This is of particular benefit with cedar deck stains. Penetrating deck stains sink into the wood to protect it from water, moisture, and mildew. Semi-transparent penetrating deck stains wear more evenly and are very easy to maintain and reapply.

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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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