This post was updated on January 24, 2024
Best tinted deck sealer?
All deck stains are tinted. Clear deck sealers do not have tint. Transparent deck stains have a very light tint that blends into the natural grain of the wood while still offering minimal UV protection. Semi-transparent, semi-solid, and solid deck stains all have visible tint at varying degrees, ordered here from lightest to darkest. The darker the tinted deck sealer the better it protects against sun damage. The best-tinted deck sealers are penetrating deck stains that seal the wood while giving it a natural tint. The best semi-transparent penetrating deck stains are TWP, Armstrong Clark, and Restore-A-Deck.
More information about tinted deck sealer
- Deck Stains
- More Pigment in Deck Stain Means Better UV Protection
- Why Penetrating Deck Stains are Best
- Deck Stain Color Photos
As an article and comment contributor to the site, Scott has been around the pressure washing industry since attending college. In 1993 he started his first company called Oakland Pressure Wash specializing in exterior pressure washing and deck staining. That company evolved into OPW L.L.C. shortly thereafter concentrating more on exterior wood and deck restoration. Scott and his Deck Cleaning Michigan company have restored over 10,000 decks in the Metro Detroit area since the early years. He has become an authority in the deck restoration industry and has contributed to numerous wood restoration forums and informative sites.
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