Cabot Wood and Deck Stains offer 3-way protection for exterior wood and decking. This offers maximum durability from water damage while penetrating deep into the wood. Containing linseed oil and Trans-oxides, Cabot Stains will reflect UV damage giving long-lasting protection. Cabot traditionally has been one of the leaders in the exterior wood restoration industry.
For the test deck and review, we choose to use Cabot’s Australian Timber Oil in the Natural tone.
Cabot Australian Timber Oil Wood Deck Stain Scores (1-10)
Appearance After Initial Stain Application: 7
– The Natural Tone of the Cabot Stain did a remarkable job at restoring the wood colors in our pine deck. The stain did not penetrate into the wood as expected and had shiny spots throughout the flooring.
Preventing UV Graying at 2 Year Mark: 6
-The Cabot Deck Stain showed 60% color retention after 2 years. The Natural tint faded in color significantly on the flooring. We expected better results from the Cabot Australian Timber Oil.
Wear/Tear and Peeling: 7.5
-On 25% of the decking surface, the Cabot Stain was completely gone after two years. It seemed that the winter did substantial damage to the stain as there was heavy wearing.