Can you stain and seal a deck stain at the same time?
Yes, the deck stain you apply to your deck is also a sealant. The deck stain contains a sealant that protects the wood from weather, moisture, and UV rays. Take note that clear deck stains do not protect against UV damage, and do not last as long as better quality tinted semi-transparent deck stains with added sealants against this damage.
Note: Never apply a sealer like Thompsons over a deck stain, it will peel if you do.
More information on what deck stain does for your deck
- Are Deck Stains Sealers?
- More Pigment in Deck Stain Means Better UV Protection
- Thomason’s Waterseal Waterproofer Plus Clear Wood Protector Review
- Why stain a deck?
- Best Deck Sealers in 2022
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