Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Solid Color Stain Review 3.5/5 (38)

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This post was updated on January 14, 2022

Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Solid Color Stain Review

Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Solid Color Stain Review

Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Solid Color Wood and Deck Stain Review 2022

Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Solid Stain Ratings ReviewThis is our initial Review of the Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Solid Color Wood and Deck Stain.  This review will be updated throughout the years.

We appreciate your input. If you have used the SW SuperDeck Solid Color Deck stains, feel free to leave a comment below and pictures of your completed projects.

Summary: SuperDeck Solid Color Stain provides durable, opaque protection for many exterior horizontal wood surfaces. Featuring Cool Feel™ Color Technology helps reduce the surface temperature by up to 20°F when compared to conventional color technology.

SuperDeck Solid Color Deck Stain Review

Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Solid Stain Scores (1-10)

Appearance After Initial Stain Application: 9

– The SuperDeck Solid Color Stain was applied with an airless sprayer, roller, and brush.  The two coats applied to our decking wood had no issues with appearance when finally finished.

Wear/Tear and Peeling: 5

–After 2 years, the SuperDeck Solid Color Stain showed wearing on about 50% of the decking boards. Vertical railings did not have any issues.

Cost Per Square Foot: 6

– We applied two coats to our 300 sq. feet of verticals that included all railings and steps. 2 Gallons were used at a cost of $58 per gallon.

Preventing Mold/Mildew/Algae: 10

– At the 2-year mark, the deck showed no signs of any mold or mildew with the SuperDeck Solid Color Stain.

Ease of Application: 6

– The SuperDeck Solid Color Stain does not apply that easily. The solid stain is very thin and coverage was not as good as the solid stains we tested. We really needed to work the stain onto the wood to get the best appearance.

Difficulty of Reapplication: 6

– Sand or strip off the loose stain and reapply 1-2 coats.

Overall Score Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Solid Color Stain at 1 Year Period: 7.0

– We are not a fan of Sherwin Willaims Deck restoration stains and products. Sherwin makes quality house paints has failed numerous times trying to engineer quality deck stains. The product looks and feels like a thin deck paint. Consumer reviews on their website are mixed with many complaining about the coverage and wearing: Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Solid Deck Stain Ratings

Product Information

More Info: Sherwin Williams
Cost: $57.99 per Gallon
Stain Type: Solid Color (Opaque) Wood Stain – Water Based
Available Custom-Mixed Solid Colors: Available with Cool Feel™ Technology in 20 colors
Application Temperature: 45-95 F
Coats  Required: 2 Coats
Coverage Per Gallon: 150-250 sq. ft
Application Tools: Airless Sprayer, Brush, Roller
Dry Time: 2-4 Hours
Cleanup: Water
VOC Compliant: 50 VOC Compliant in all States
Manufacturer: Sherwin Williams

Test Deck Stats

Deck Wood Type: Pressure Treated Pine
Deck Square Footage: 300 Square feet
UV Exposure: Full Sun
How Many Years Tested: 2 Years
Stain Color Used: 
Custom Tinted Brown

*All products tested and results are from our experience. We offer no guarantee of similar results. Take into consideration that results may differ due to different wood types, exposure to UV radiation, and natural weathering.

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David Bergam
David Bergam
2 months ago

I just got in a light rain splash while putting on semi transparent
it seems to have small bubbles in the paint
is this something I something I can sand over when dry and stain again

Marty
Marty
5 months ago

Just used the solid (white) super deck on new outdoor cedar steps. Looks great and went on well. After two days I walked on the steps after it rained and my shoes were a little dirty. The dirt will not wash off the steps! Seriously? Who makes a deck stain that can’t be properly cleaned?

David Denecke
David Denecke
6 months ago

I’ve had this stain on south facing deck now for three years. 0-120F degrees or more temps. It’s amazing. Top is 3 years old. Bottom I just restained. This is almost totally clear #1 red cedar deck. Curfed on bottom. If you ever used treated fir or pine on a deck you are crazy.

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Rachel B
Rachel B
8 months ago

Not even one year and solid SuperDeck coming up in 3 inch patches. Starts as a pin hole and grows. I am sanding and reapplying since I paid 10,000. Class action suit against should have been paid out.

Carol
Carol
2 months ago
Reply to  Rachel B

Hi Rachel. Im going through a nightmare with my deck and it’s just barely at a year. Has Sherwin offered to fix your deck based on their bad product?

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Lisa
Lisa
11 months ago

I live in Canada and we had a product placed on our community decks of 115 units that peeled within the year (most likely water based). Now having to redo and have quotes from different contractors for Sherwin Williams Super Deck and Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Semi Solid Stain. Given the extreme cold during winter and wanting longevity – what is the best long term product, that you would suggest? We are open to suggestions and # of coats and if a top coat is required? Thank you

Lisa
Lisa
11 months ago

Is this product available in Canada?

Lisa
Lisa
11 months ago

Just spoke with the manufacturer and they said the product 200 is made for roofs and not decks they have other solid amazing products in the TWP series that are unfortunately not available in Canada yet…..hopefully soon! So between the two products I mentioned above as my secondary option, which one?

Edsel Henson
Edsel Henson
1 year ago

I am a little confused, your topic “Wear/Tear and Peeling” I was taught stain soaks into the wood, paint or other products are TOP coatings and they can peel. Stain having soaked into the wood is now a part of the wood and wear, lots of wear is only way it erodes.
My plan stain then clear sealer (which can wear or peel needs reapplication/maintenance)
Correct me if wrong

Edsel Henson
Edsel Henson
1 year ago

Thank You, I was led down the wrong path

Ray B.
Ray B.
1 year ago

WHAT ARE THE DETAILS OF THE Sherwin Williams THREE YEAR WARRANTY FOR “SUPER DECK” WATERBORNE SEMI-TRANSPARENT STAIN?

Ray B.
Ray B.
1 year ago

Thanks for the response. Is an oil based or water based semi-transparent stain be the preferred?

Ray B.
Ray B.
1 year ago

Thanks for your help!

William
William
1 year ago

I’ve used superdeck before, unless your able to stain all 6 edges your going to have peeling of the paint .
We have a summer home on the ocean with westerly winds and winter rain.
I’ve been replacing boards over a couple of years and painting all sides and they are standing up to the weather.
With our weather conditions we get 2-3 yrs before I paint again. Covered area 4 years and still looks good.

Elisabeth Herdic
Elisabeth Herdic
1 year ago

Don’t get the color Oxford Brown! It’s purple and Sherwin Williams won’t do anything about the fact that the swatch is completely different than the paint.

Norm A.
Norm A.
1 year ago

Not sure what I could have done better/different to prepare my PT deck for Sherwin Williams Super Deck. After three liberal brushed on coats it looked good when the sun was shining, but when it rained only 25% beaded water. worse than that, less than six months later there appears to be a slight blackening, that I’m hoping will sand off easily. regardless of how I get it off, Sherwin Williams will never be going back on.
The prep:
Pressure treated was applied around February 2019 (I didn’t own the house at that time). Sometime in July, once I felt the wood had some time to dry and before it began checking like crazy, I. began to sand the wood. I realize many people never take this step (especially to the degree I did) but we intend to spend the majority of our time on the deck barefooted. Also, I wanted the uneven areas where butt ends meet to be perfectly flush. I started at 40 grit on a Festool rotex sander, and went up to 80 grit. after blowing off all the fresh sawdust, we applied three coats of Sherwin Williams Super Deck with the recommended Sherwin Williams brush. We did not apply the stain in direct mid day sun, and made sure previous coats were plenty dry prior to additional applications. I would also note that while sanding the wood, the dust did not clog up the sand paper. this indicated to me that the wood had enough time to dry out prior to being finished. The deck faces SSW, and is in full sun throughout the bulk of the day.

After spending so much time on prep, with the mindset of doing it right the first time, I cannot express how dissatisfied I am with this product.

William
William
1 year ago
Reply to  Norm A.

Were you able to paint all sides

Lisa R
Lisa R
1 year ago

Stay away from the Superdeck with SW label! It’s not the same product that Duckback has been making for years and which I still purchase through other retailers, such as Ace Hardware and local lumber yards. Buy the product with the Duckback label (leaf on the can..and it does not say “Sherwin Williams”) and you won’t be disappointed. I believe SW, who purchased Duckback, put the Superdeck name onto their Deckscapes line which is tintable. Tintable seems great, but if the finish is awful, who cares how many colors they can make for me! I successfully sanded and stained with the non-SW product a few years ago. The client was extremely happy and had me back two years later for the same process. This time I grabbed the Superdeck with SW label for convenience, otherwise it was the identical product (oil based formula, semi-transparent, stock “redwood” color). The result with the SW labeled product was vastly was INFERIOR. It looked brassy and sat on top of the wood, unlike what I expect from Superdeck: a rich oil that penetrates beautifully into the wood. Same crew. Same deck. I’ve been on a mission to figure out why the difference, and eventually a SW rep told me what’s what. Stick with the Duckback label product sold OUTSIDE of SW. It’s excellent. I’m an 18-yr deck refinishing contractor and it’s our go to.

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Kay Benedict
Kay Benedict
2 years ago

Is there any guarantee with this product? My deck was power washed prior to application and two years latter it shows all sorts of wear including on the tops of the railings.

Susan Swanson
Susan Swanson
2 years ago

Absolutely horrible product.

Susan Swanson
Susan Swanson
2 years ago
Reply to  Kay Benedict

10 year warranty I was given. It peeled up in 18 months. I got replacement product from SW at no cost, but cost a fortune to have it redone. Labor is not covered.

William
William
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan Swanson

There isn’t a product on the market that could guarantee 10 yrs.

Susan Swanson
Susan Swanson
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan Swanson

I had a different reputable deck company follow the SW rep advice and sanded and reapplied the stain provided. Six months later and it is bubbling and peeling up again in only six months this time and only winter and spring sun. I just had the rep deliver two more gallons. Plan on selling the house soon. Will file a claim with Maryland home improvement commission.

Alex Huezo
Alex Huezo
1 year ago
Reply to  Kay Benedict

My show it in 6 months super bad paint

Dave Brown
Dave Brown
2 years ago

One of the franchise deck restoration companies uses the sherwin Williams line of superdeck products and they include a guarantee on chipping, peeling, and fading. The franchise has been around for about 30 years and would seem that if they are giving this. Type of guarantee that they’d have to change it as there would be too many problems with people asking for guarantee type issues either refunds or corrective measures. Could it be that SW has tweaked the ingredients to help on the issues you described ?

Susan Swanson
Susan Swanson
2 years ago

DeckReady of Reisterstown, MD offered me a 10 year warranty using Superdeck 9600. Labor was excluded after the first year. It peeled up 50% after 18 months. It took them 6 months of me fighting them through BBB and state licensing to get them to give me a few gallons of this horrible product. Had to pay another contractor a fortune to sand and reapply and it still looks awful. Looks like it will be peeling up again in no time.

Alex Huezo
Alex Huezo
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan Swanson

Don’t buy S.W decks is bad

Shane Frey
Shane Frey
2 years ago

Used this garbage 2 months ago on a customers deck was fine for 1st 2 months now all the sudden it has started to blister bad under sunlight anyone lmow why i powerwashed an left dry for 3 days b4 i stained it

Susan Swanson
Susan Swanson
2 years ago
Reply to  Shane Frey

It’s a crap product. Sherwin williams says it doesn’t do well with strong sun shining on it – called it an extreme condition.

Max Rommel
Max Rommel
2 years ago

Too much bubbling!! I followed all the instructions but there were way too many unsightly bubbles left on the deck surface.

Jimmy
Jimmy
2 years ago

I have been using this product and its predecessor for 15 years on my porch which wraps around to a deck in the rear. I take my time and prep everything correctly. Two coats as directed. It works well for me. I reapply every 4 years.

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