Deck Stain for Damp Wood?  5/5 (1)

This post was updated on March 4, 2024

Best deck stain for damp wood?

The only deck stain brand that can be used on damp wood is Restore-A-Deck. Most deck stains are not appropriate for use on damp wood. Almost all deck stains will clearly state that the deck must be dry to aDeck Stain for Damp Woodvoid early deck stain failure. It is generally best to wait for dry weather and ensure that the weather will remain dry until the deck stain has cured. If you must apply deck stain to damp wood use Restore-A-Deck solid deck stains or semi-transparent penetrating deck stains.

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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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