This post was updated on January 24, 2024
What deck stain to use?
The best deck stain to use is a semi-transparent penetrating deck stain. The best brands of semi-transparent penetrating deck stains are TWP, Armstrong Clark, and Restore-A-Deck. These semi-transparent deck stains are easy to apply and soak into the wood to protect it. The small amount of pigment in these deck stains protects against UV rays while allowing the natural grain and beauty of the wood to show through. Semi-transparent penetrating deck stains wear away naturally and are easy to recoat.
More information on best deck stains
- The 7 Best Deck Stain Reviews and Ratings
- Find the Best Wood Deck Stain: Top-Rated Products for All Needs
- Best Semi-Transparent Deck Stain Reviews
- Semi-Transparent Deck Stain Photos
- More Pigment in Deck Stain Means Better UV Protection
- Why Penetrating Deck Stains are Best
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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