Update for 2018: Best Solid Color Deck Stains
Some new solid color stains have been introduced since we originally published this article. We recommend you do your research on our site with reviews for recommendations for the best solid color deck stains. Our top picks for a solid color deck stain is the Flood Brand. If you want a solid color Deck Resurface type stain, then choose the Gulf Synthetics. We always appreciate your input, so feel free to leave a comment below with pictures of your solid deck stain projects.
When staining a deck there are many brands and types of stains to choose from. If you are looking for a certain color or wanting to mask the wood grain completely then a solid color deck stain is the best choice. There are however some things to consider when searching for the best solid color deck stains.
If the deck has been cleaned properly and does not have any existing coatings or finish on it then an oil-based solid color stain is the way to go. These types of solid stains will always perform better than a water-based solid stain. However, you may find that the oil-based solid stains are harder to find due to strict VOC laws so any brand you can find should work.