Update 2018 for Hardwood Deck Stains
DeckStainHelp.com continues to be the Internet’s go-to site for wood deck restoration tips throughout 2018. In this revised article, we offer suggestions for how to care for your hardwood deck by applying a high quality stain. If you have stained a hardwood deck, feel free to leave us a comment with pictures.
Hardwood Deck Stain Advice and Tips
There are many different types of wood used for decking material. While the most common is pressure treated pine, some of the most beautiful are any of the exotic hardwoods. Woods such as Ipe, Redwood, Brazilian, Mahogany, Teak, and Pau Lupe are very sought after for deck owners looking for a gorgeous yet durable deck.
Hardwood decks, like other wood decks, are subjected to the elements and need to be protected with a deck stain or sealer. Hardwoods have different characteristics from more common wood types used in decking. Like the name suggests, they are very hard or dense in nature. This means searching for the right deck stain when it comes to protection.