Updated February 2020
Deck Stain Color Tips
We here at DeckStainHelp.com are proud to be the internet’s number one reference for all things wood deck restoration related. In this article, we talk about strategy for picking out the perfect deck stain color for your wood stain project in 2020. We are always looking for ways to engage with our readers, so we appreciate your input, questions, and pictures by leaving a comment below.
Deck Stain Color Ideas for Exterior Wood
Choosing a deck stain color can be a bit confusing with so many different choices on the market today. There is a wide range of colors, tones, and opacity choices to take into consideration. Also taking into account the type of wood you are staining can really leave you more confused than anything. Educating yourself on the different choices of deck stain color ideas will assist you in making the right choice.
Deck Stain Tones
A deck stain tone is basically the primary shade of color that the wood will appear. While the term color, in speaking about deck stains, is mostly associated with solid deck stains, the term tone is more associated with semi-transparent or semi-solid stains. These types of stains do not completely hide the wood grain but rather enhance the appearance of it with a tone. The most common deck stain toners are natural, cedar, redwood, and darker browns.