Update 2019 on Penofin Blue Label
Penofin continues to have issues with darkening or turning black on a vast majority of wood decks and exterior wood.
Penofin (PENetrating Oil FINish) Blue Label preserves and protects exterior wood. Using trans-oxide pigments, Penofin Blue label retains the wood’s natural colors while penetrating deep into the wood fibers. Use Penofin Blue Label on fences, decks, and unfinished exterior wood siding.
Note: For this test, we used the Penofin Blue label on a vertical fence in Texas.
Penofin Blue Label Wood Deck Stain Scores (1-10)
Appearance After Initial Stain Application: 9
– Penofin stains always present some of the most natural looking wood. The Cedar color used highlighted the grain without adding too much orange or yellow tones. Penetration into the fence was excellent.
Preventing UV Graying at 2 Year Mark: 7
– After 22 months we evaluated the Penofin Blue Label on the fence. Color retention was decent as the Blue Label had only lost about 30% of its original Cedar color.
Wear/Tear and Peeling: 9
– Excellent penetration into the wood means very little peeling. The Penofin Blue Label deserves a high score for this. A very small amount of wearing was only visible on the horizontal parts (cross beams) of the fence.