Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Solid Color Stain Review 3.6/5 (11)

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Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Solid Color Stain Review

Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Solid Color Stain Review

Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Solid Stain Ratings ReviewUpdate for 2019: This is our initial Review of the Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Solid Color Wood and Deck Stain.  This review will be updated through 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 easy. 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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Kay Benedict
Kay Benedict

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

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.

Dave Brown
Dave Brown

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 ?

Shane Frey
Shane Frey

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

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

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


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.