Different Deck Stains?  5/5 (1)

This post was updated on March 2, 2024

Different types of deck stains?

There are 5 different deck stain types. Clear sealer only seals the wood against water. Transparent deck stains are different from clear sealers in that they typically penetrate into the wood and have added mildewcides. Semi-transparent deck stains also penetrate the wood with a light tint that protects against UV damage but allows the natural beauty and grain of the wood to show through. Semi-solid deck stains are thicker and have a darker hue than semi-transparent deck stains, but do not completely cover the wood. Solid deck stains resemble a thin paint that is engineered to stand up against the elements as is necessary when staining a deck. DeckStainHelp.com experts recommend semi-transparent penetratingDeck Stain Non Slip deck stains for most decks.

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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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