Update for 2019: Deck Stain or Clear Deck Sealer
Here at DeckStainHelp.com, we are proud of the fact that we are the Internet’s number one reference for your deck stain questions, opinions, and reviews. In this updated article for 2019, we outline the differences between deck stains and clear deck sealers. Clear deck sealers continue to be an option for protecting your wood deck from water damage, but unfortunately, do not provide any protection against UV rays and graying/wood darkening. We would like to hear what you think, so feel free to leave a comment below with pictures of your projects if you have them.
Should you use a Deck Stain or Clear Deck Sealer?
To enhance the appearance of a wood deck and protect it from the elements the wood need to be treated with a deck stain or sealer. Both deck stains and deck sealers protect against moisture and water damage but there are some differences between the two.