Deck Stain or Deck Paint in 2022
A popular question we have here on DeckStainHelp.com is what is the difference between using a Deck Stain versus using regular house paint? Exterior wood and deck stains come in many different types and transparencies. The most popular are Transparent Deck Stains, Semi-Transparent Deck Stains, Semi-Solid Deck Stains, and Solid Color Deck Stains. These deck stain types are designed especially for decks but will have different appearances and longevity. House paint is a different breed altogether. Designed specifically for vertical surfaces such as walls and trim, a house paint will not work well and will fail on a deck much faster than a stain that is designed for a horizontal deck.
We will offer additional insight below on the different types of Deck Stains and compare them to House Paint.