Update for 2019: Why Mold and Mildew is Attracted to Oil Based Stains
Mold or mildew growth is a common problem during deck staining when using an oil based stain. Today we talk about what causes your deck to turn black during the staining process and how to prevent it. If you have encountered mold during your deck staining project, we want to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment below with pictures of your deck stain projects.
Most any exterior surface subjected to the elements is prone to natural occurrences like mold growth. Oil-based stains are no different. Although they can provide years of protection to exterior wood surfaces, they can be prone to mold in some circumstances. There are however some reasons that can increase mold attraction to oil-based stain.