Update 2023 Best Deck Stain Strippers There are lots of deck stain strippers on the market today, but which deck stripper will work well without damaging your wood? With over 30+ years of restoring decks as contractors, we have done extensive research to find the best deck strippers and put together a comparison of the positives and negatives of each brand and type of stripper. However, if you’re still not sure which deck stripper is best for you, our experts are here for you: Just post a comment or question below and we’ll reply as soon as we can.
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Valspar Deck Stain Review: One-Coat Semi-Transparent Stain & Sealer
Valspar stain is sold at Lowe’s in a variety of colors at a reasonable price. It’s an acrylic, water-based deck stain that’s basically thin paint. Valspar One-Coat Semi-Transparent Stain & Sealer promises to make quick work of your deck project, but both our testing and customer reviews have found that the product fails to deliver on its promises. Even on Valspar’s website, the average consumer ratings are around 2.9 out of 5, and our results produced even worse scores. If you’ve used this Valspar deck stain yourself, please post a comment below to add your review.
Important Note: This is our 3rd Review of Behr Premium Exterior Weatherproofing Wood and Deck Stains. The BEHR PREMIUM Transparent Waterproofing Wood Finish and the BEHR DECKplus Transparent Waterproofing Wood Finish are essentially the same product but at a different price point and at 3 stocked pre-mixed colors. These are re-labeled “Transparent” products of the Behr Premium Semi-Transparent Weather Proofing Wood Stain that we review prior. Same product and same performance, just a different label and in a transparent tone. This review will have the same ratings as our last Behr Deck Premium Stain Review. Behr Stain Opacity Issues Recently: Behr essentially lies about the opacity of its stains. Their “semi-transparent” colors do not show wood grain properly and look…
Why Multi-year Deck Stain Warranties are BS You should always be wary of companies who make wood stains and claim they will last for years on end. Often this is an exaggeration just to dupe customers into buying their brand. Wooden decks look great and keeping them looking great is no easy feat. If you own one then you know how high maintenance they can be. You can choose to neglect your decking but you will see how quickly they deteriorate. Companies who offer warranties of up to eight years, however, are complicating things.
Deck stain sticky after applying? Staining your deck is not the easiest task as there are lots of things that can go wrong during the whole process. It could be that you applied your stain the day before a rainstorm or you could have over-applied your stain, leaving it sticky and tacky As a rule, when you make the decision to stain a large area, it’s prudent to invest in proper applicators like a stain pad, a paintbrush, or even some sort of sprayer to apply the stain evenly. Give the deck approximately half an hour to really soak up all the wood stain and then go over it with a wipe to get rid of any excess liquid. You…
How to Re-stain an Old Deck We here at DeckStainHelp.com thank you for your continued support. Without you, we wouldn’t be the internet’s number one reference for all things wood deck restoration related. See below for tips on how to treat and stain an old deck. As always, we appreciate your input, so feel free to leave a comment below. Bringing an old deck back to life can be very rewarding. But like any rewarding venture, the task can be daunting. With the right knowledge, however, it can be well worth the effort. A restored deck can give your home’s exterior a much-needed facelift not to mention raise your home’s curb appeal and value. Re-staining an old deck requires a…
It Rained Shortly After Staining my Deck We continue to appreciate your input, so feel free to leave a comment below if it rained on your deck shortly after the stain was applied. Any pictures of your deck stain project will help. It is best to never stain any exterior wood when inclement weather is forecasted, especially rain. Most deck stain brands will warn against the application of their product within 12-24 hours of rain being forecast. But as we all know sometimes the weather is not so predictable. So what do you do if it does rain shortly after staining? You cannot do much until it stops raining once it starts. After the rain has passed and the deck…
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My Deck Stain Turned Black
Why Did my Deck Stain Turn Black? We appreciate it when people write in and ask for advice when something goes wrong during their deck staining projects. Today we talk about what causes your deck stain to turn black after a year or two and what to do to get rid of the problem. We appreciate your input, so feel free to leave a comment below with pictures of your deck stain projects. Why Did Your Deck Stain Turn Black? Many things can happen to a deck stain when it is not applied or maintained properly. The biggest reason for a deck stain turning black is mildew. All wood surfaces need to be cleaned correctly prior to staining. The use…
Why Deck Stains Cannot be Shiny We here at DeckStainHelp.com are proud to be the internet’s number one reference for all things wood deck restoration related. As before, we do not recommend the use of polyurethane stains on outdoor decks as they will peel. We always appreciate your input and questions, so feel free to leave a comment below. Unlike some wood stain finishes on hardwood floors that have a reflective or shiny finish, most exterior deck stains are not meant to be shiny. A deck stain works best when it is applied to a clean wood surface. This allows the deck stain to penetrate deep into the wood pores to ensure a solid wall of protection against sun and…
The Worst Deck Stains in 2023? We here at DeckStainHelp.com are proud to be the internet’s number one reference for all things wood deck restoration-related. If you have had a negative experience with deck stains, you have come to the right place to warn people. We are always looking for ways to engage with our readers, so we appreciate your input and questions by leaving a comment below. Deck Stain Failures Have you had a bad experience with a decking stain? Our most popular article, “What is the Best Deck Stain” has become the #1 article for consumers on the Internet for deck stain questions and answers. We have decided to create an article based on negative consumer feedback and…
Applying Polyurethane Wood Deck Welcome to DeckStainHelp.com, the internet’s number one reference for all things wood deck restoration related. As before, we do not recommend the use of polyurethane stains on outdoor decks. We always appreciate your comments and questions, so feel free to leave one below. Should I Apply Polyurethane to a Deck? Selecting a deck stain or sealer is a vital step when finishing your deck or when your deck is in need of being recoated. Wood decks are exposed to severe weather conditions and need to be protected with the correct type of wood sealant.
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How To Change from Water Based to Oil Based Deck Stains
Change from Water Based to Oil Based Deck Stains DeckStainHelp.com continues to be a trusted source for the latest in deck restoration news and trending topics throughout 2023. Water-based stains and oil-based stains have their advantages and disadvantages. If you wish to change from a water-based to oil-based deck stain, or vice versa, here are some suggestions. Any questions? Ask below! How to Change From Water Based to Oil Based Exterior Decking Stain and Vice Versa The longevity of a deck or other exterior wood structure depends highly on how well it is maintained. A wood surface left alone or neglected will not last long in a harsh environment. Wood needs to be sealed and protected from moisture, UV rays,…