What is the Worst Deck Stain? 4.4/5 (67)

This post was updated on January 19, 2022

The Worst Deck Stains in 2022?

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Deck Stain Failures

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We are looking for bad experiences with a particular brand of decking stain.

Please include:

1. Brand of Deck Stain

2. Type of Deck Stain (i.e. Solid, Semi-Transparent, Transparent, Semi-Solid)

3. Location and date applied

4. How long did it take for the stain to fail and how did it fail? (Peeling, Turned Black, Mold, Etc)

5. A brief description of your overall negative experience.

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Diane Anderson
Diane Anderson
5 days ago

Is Perma-Chink Lifeline Ultra 7 worth the price to stain and protect white pine in a screened in porch?

Ashley Vestal
Ashley Vestal
9 days ago

Which stain is better a valspar stain or a sickkens prolux

Dennis
Dennis
1 month ago

We bought woodsman deck stain at our local true value and had a color mix. Deck was prepared properly..The stain started peeling after 3 months !!!!!! its isnt even a year and this is what it looks like! horrible deck stain

Ginamarie
Ginamarie
3 months ago

Can you use a waterbase stain over a oil base stain to seal and get rid of mold build up?

James Wasserman
James Wasserman
9 months ago

What do you like as a reliable stain/sealant for a new Cedar fence in California’s Central Valley – very hot summers and mild mostly dry winters?

James Wasserman
James Wasserman
9 months ago

Thank you!

Marco Novelli
Marco Novelli
10 months ago

Is steina any good?

Marco Novelli
Marco Novelli
10 months ago

It used to be called ready seal

Marco Novelli
Marco Novelli
10 months ago

Ok last one, what about penofin? Thanks for your help.

Katy W
Katy W
11 months ago

We were going to use SWP Dock & Deck on our deck but there’s a shortage right now and our painter wants to use UGL. Does anyone know how good of a product it is?

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Some of these photos absolutely show that some people were simply putting new stain over top of another older product , without proper prep that caused total failure of your chosen coating. If your not going to spend the proper amount of time prepping the wood , it will not matter what brand you use because it WILL FAIL WITHOUT PROPER PREPPING OF THE WOOD. Everyone always is quick to promise and swear how good of a job that they did prepping and the truth is 90% are simply lying . They did not do the prep properly they got anxious and in a hurry , not wanting to spend all of the time that is required.
Certainly some stains are junk IE Thompson & Olympic to name a few. In my experience , some of the lesser known smaller manufacturing companies are making great products. I personally used the Behr deckover product. (The stuff that resembles truck bed liner) . Its been on 4 years with ZERO ZERO ZERO PROBLEMS.
The stain product called “storm protector ” is also a good one. Its easy to blame the product insted of taking the blame for your own doing. OWN WHAT YOU DO.

bob
bob
1 year ago

is beat-tone oil based deck stain any good

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

That is supposed to read Beauty-Tone (Darn that auto correct). It is a stain put out by Home Hardware and is supposed to be oil based. I have my doubts, as there is a restriction here in Canada with certain VOC levels; this one is 250g/L. I am tired of paying good money only to have stain last one year. I hope this is not the case, but I am skeptical.

Mic
Mic
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Lol BeautiTone

Craig Smith
Craig Smith
1 year ago

I am looking for a weather protector from my new cedar boxes, located in Ontario Canada. The boxes have no soil in them, nor come in contact with the ground. They essentially hold stones. I have had good experience with Sikkens when the wood is vertical which these boxes are. I just want to protect the boxes for the summer elements (boxes will not be exposed to snow / cold weather). Should I just use a Thompson’s Water Seal?

Craig Smith
Craig Smith
1 year ago

Is there a specific brand you would recommend? Lee valley has water based pigment stains. I have not experience with these types of stains. Thanks.

Heather
Heather
1 year ago

Do you have reviews for Beauti Tone Wood Shield Best Oil Deck and Siding stain

jim
jim
1 month ago

I have used it and find it very good, last 2 to 3 years and does not chip

Alan
Alan
1 year ago

Brand of Deck Stain- Easycare woodsman
2. Type of Deck Stain (i.e. Solid, Semi-Transparent, Transparent, Semi-Solid)-suppose to be oil formula semi transparent
3. Location and date applied-October 2020
4. How long did it take for the stain to fail and how did it fail? (Peeling, Turned Black, Mold, Etc)-4 months,peeling bad
5. A brief description of your overall negative experience. our deck had never been treated with anything and it was only 3 years old….We pressure washed the whole thing and let dry…..applied the paint….busted our butts working on this as its a big deck….it started peeling after only a few months and looks horrible….i would not reccomend this stain to anyone!

Jeanne
Jeanne
1 year ago

Can you provide a review on Rymar Premium Cedar Stone Stain for a deck?

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Hi, I have a 3 year old deck out of pressure treated brown. Is Behr transparent stain/sealer good? How about Saman exterior or Olympic? I would prefer an acrylic, transparent. Thanks!

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Thanks for the advice. I cant see where to buy Defy or Restore A Deck in Canada (Quebec) aside from online. Any suggestions?
Have you ever tried Saman deck stain?

Geo
Geo
1 year ago

Beauti Tone vs Behr semi transparent stain for green pressurized deck

Gwen
Gwen
1 year ago

I’m going to be building a new fence with rough surface Eastern White Cedar. I’m in New Brunswick, Canada, where there is a lot of humidity and temperature range. I want a semi-transparent stain that will give the cedar a light brown colour. I can’t afford the shipping costs to get the TWP or other American products here and can’t cross the border to get it, or I would!! I believe you can stain rough cedar right away and I plan to stain all four sides before installing. I have read so many reviews and I can’t figure out the best product to use in my case. Any suggestions for products sold in Canada?

Paint Store Guy
Paint Store Guy
1 year ago
Reply to  Gwen

Try Superdeck or Messmer’s stain. They offer a wide range of colours and quality product. To achieve optimal performance with them, a clear top coat would be ideal to offer the most resistance to humidity. Both brands have and have had latex options, but i’d recommend the oil based products.

Mike wodjo
Mike wodjo
2 years ago

Have you any rating on California storm oil stain. Just used it on a pressure treated side deck.i haven’t found any reviews regarding this product.

Tom
Tom
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike wodjo

As a contractor and previous paint store owner,
I Have been using storm stain and California paint products for over 30 years. Their product lines
Are some of the best. Highly engineered !!

Chad
Chad
2 years ago

What is this rated? Why does most of my deck bead the water but some of it doesn’t?

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Chad
Chad
2 years ago

Thank you so much . So what would be your best advice so next time I have to seal it ? The wood is cedar tone wood from menards.

Chad
Chad
2 years ago

What would you recommend to use next time then? The wood is cedar tone from menards. Pressure treated cedar tone.

John winkler
John winkler
2 years ago

Ever used a wood preservative instead of a stain? Example ArmorAll mocha brown which contains zinc naphthenate and is primarily used to seal end cuts. How do you think this would hold up in Canada?

D Evenden
D Evenden
2 years ago

HOW IS Beauti-tone best solid stain rated? Most of the products rated here are not available in Canada?

D Evenden
D Evenden
2 years ago

Sorry,I should have included the name Weather-Sheild Best as well as Beauti-tone. It is widely sold in Canada by Home Hardware. It comes in acrylic and oil based. I cannot get the other top brands recommended by this site, even online.

Dan
Dan
2 years ago
Reply to  D Evenden

I have used the weather shield before and have had pretty good results I live in Osoyoos and its very hot here in the summer and it handles the heat and sun well we do not get a lot of rain and it’s not very humid here so don’t know how it handles that Also I should mention the I’m a professional painter So I have a good knowledge of paints and stains. One thing I always say is if you are buying top of the line products you usually get a very good product.

Paige
Paige
1 year ago
Reply to  D Evenden

I am a professional painter and have used Weather-Sheild Best in 100% acrylic sold at Home Hardware stores in Canada. Used semi-gloss on a covered deck with great results and also used it on exposed wooden steps that look great 7 months later after a very wet fall and winter plus shoveling snow off them. Must apply 2 thin coats and follow re-coat and drying times instructions. Haven’t used any oil based, because

Last edited 1 year ago by Paige
john sullivan loughnan
john sullivan loughnan
2 years ago

The PPG Ultra Advanced stain and sealant is the absolute best for fences. I used the Honey Gold on my fence 2 years ago and it looks as good now as the day it was finished. This product was purchased in the USA, cannot find it in Ontario. Too bad.

Rizzil
Rizzil
2 years ago

Question, canadian resident here purchased stain locally, can says its oil based on front however having doubts as the surface scratches easily as if there is a film on surface. Can anyone confirm whether oil based easily scratches from moving deck furniture?

Bob paw
Bob paw
2 years ago

Unexpected rain came two hours after alllication of Pittsburgh stain and sealant. What will happen?

James
James
2 years ago

Is it ok to use outside stain on a bar top? . If so can you seal it with poly ?

Lisa
Lisa
2 years ago

I am having a problem with Cabot Gold, the red finish. It’s been almost a week, and it’s still sticky. On top of that, it seems like there are permanent water marks in it from the rain a couple days ago. How do I fix this? Already spent over $150 on the stain, not including everything else like sand paper, drop cloths, ect… This DIY project has become very expensive.

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Paul Burns
Paul Burns
2 years ago

I have a pine-clad bunkie in the Kawarthas that was constructed last November. It was too cold then and too wet and cool this past Spring to stain it. Hopefully a more pleasant (and bugless Fall) will provide an opportunity to do the job. The contractor suggests using Benjamin-Moore Arbor Coat stain but, like so many VOC restricted products here in Canada, you give it a very poor satisfaction rating. I want to avoid the hassles of importing products from the States so is there any superior, Canadian sourced, semi-transparent stain that deserves a high recommendation?

Sam Knowles
Sam Knowles
2 years ago
Reply to  Paul Burns

I have used B M Arbour Coat on my house exterior, 8 years ago and it is still as fantastic as the day I painted it! I live on the west coast of BC, high up, cold and windy. A painter friend told me to spend the extra and I wouldn’t regret it… he was right. I put one good coat on to aged (30 plus) cedar that had been stained once upon a time with no more prep than a good swipe of a wire brush and a soft brush before hand. The cream Arbour coat trim on spruce is wearing a little where the water pools on the sills. I love it and have painted houses for others. I would always recommend this Arbour coat which is why I am bothering to write this! Came here looking for reviews on CIL Distinction!

Peter Gagnon
Peter Gagnon
2 years ago
Reply to  Paul Burns

Try Sansin

Robert
Robert
2 years ago

Is this site run by the makers of Defy and Restore-A-Deck products, two that I have never heard of? Yet three major manufacture’s products are listed at the worst? Humm.

Bill
Bill
2 years ago

They are for sure getting paid to sponsor those stains.

Eric
Eric
2 years ago

Everyone on Reddit is saying that is website is extremely biased and sponsored by the makers of Defy. I totally believe it.

Dee Tanzer
Dee Tanzer
2 years ago

I would avoid getting defensive with comments since your About Us page lists you as an owner of eCommerce sites where you can purchase these brands and you admit to being biased based on your experience over time. RAD, Defy and TWP are all available online from the same website e-commerce structure which is yours. You may not be sponsored by the brands, but admittedly you make money off of them – which is a little bit of a conflict of interest only if they are duds. Which as far as I can tell, most people love them – so that bias is totally warranted.

Unfortunately, here in Canada where you have a lot of readership we can’t get them right now. There are no retailers that carry them and your online sites are not accepting orders. If we could get them after the borders open again, the exchange rate makes them costly with the shipping. Would love to know if you have any thoughts on an alternative brand in Canada that may not be as good but won’t totally suck for a cedar deck. If not, thanks for making the shipping to Canada an option on your site, hopefully we can use it in the future.

James
James
2 years ago

As a painter with some pretty good knowledge on paints/ stains and how to do decks I would give definitely give this site a recommendation. And I have for awhile on Reddit. But there is so much bad info on Reddit it’s ridiculous, I tried giving people plenty of general paint advice on avoiding behr products inside and out or how to properly clean a deck. But ignorance still reigns there.

This site definitely has all its details correct on how to properly clean a deck and what chemicals are best. And the recommendations of Clark & Armstrong and TWP that I’ve seen on here are on point.

I haven’t see the Reddit thread and would be interested to see what kind of (mis)information is in it.

Travis Nichols
Travis Nichols
2 years ago
Reply to  James

Why is there so much hate on the behr product for paint or deck stain? I really appreciate the comments in this discussion clarifying what something is and is not is really helpful to the user.

Ken
Ken
1 year ago

Perhaps you could respond to the comments from Dee Tanzer;

About Us page lists you as an owner of eCommerce sites where you can purchase these brands and you admit to being biased based on your experience over time. RAD, Defy and TWP are all available online from the same website e-commerce structure which is yours. You may not be sponsored by the brands, but admittedly you make money off of them – which is a little bit of a conflict of interest only if they are duds.

Is this indeed a fact?

I always check to find if the site is getting paid if I buy after using the hyperlink provided by the reviewer to the commerce site. It wasn’t clearly stated in the disclosure section. Could you advise if this is indeed the case with your site?

Kathleen keller
Kathleen keller
2 years ago

PPG Timeless transparent oil exterior wood stain, would like to hear some feedback
On this product. 3 gallons for price of 1 at Home Depot returns. But want an excellent
Product.

Also TWP any comments. . .

Kathleen keller
Kathleen keller
2 years ago

Thank you.
What do,you recommend for my specifications?

Carrie
Carrie
2 years ago

I need some serious help. We have a newly-installed pressure treated deck with built-in benches. We have waited 8 months for it to be ready to accept stain. We want a dark gray semi-transparent or semi-solid stain with white trim accents in a solid stain. We live in Kentucky, where summers can easily reach upper 90s to 100 and humid, while winters can be below freezing–and dip close to zero. Lots of weather extremes here. We cannot find any of the deck cleaners or stains that you list locally. Can you please suggest some sort of cleaner/brightener that is available at a big box store? Also, we are looking at using ZAR semi-transparent stain, but I can’t find one single review on it anywhere. Can someone tell me something about that product? It is a hybrid alkyd/acrylic with soap and water clean up so what does this normally mean for longevity. If we wanted to use something different over it in the future would the replacement have to be oil or water based? We have read that semi-transparent stains are better/longer lasting because they penetrate the wood instead of sitting on top of it. However, everyone at our local paint stores and big box stores tells us that solid stains last longer. (We thought they were not as durable since they cracked and peeled easily.) Please help us. We are sooo confused.

Carrie
Carrie
2 years ago

Thank you so much for your help. We are looking for a medium to dark grey semi transparent stain. We have searched for your recommendations, but none are available either in those colors or within hours of our house. We can get Flood Pro Series semi transparent in either alklyd or acrylic base or Cobot semi transparent in our area. Would you recommend either of these? Could you recommend a good deck cleaner that might be available in our area? Thanks again.

James
James
2 years ago

Man. Here I go defending you in an above comment and then I see you write that Zar doesn’t know how to make a stain. When they have on of the best solid stain products on the market.

And Restore a Deck and Defy are the two best on your link? How long have these products been out? How many years have they lasted in your outside jobs to say they are the best?

No Storm System Enduradeck? That is up there with the best solid stain on the market and it’s not in your top 3? Well now I am questioning this site. And I’m not sure it will be in my recommendations except with the good directions on how to clean a deck.

Pro painter with deck experience. And enough experience to know that your number 3 pick, the Flood Pro Series is inferior to their previous/ discontinued solid stain: the Flood SWF.

Also no info on another well regarded solid stain for painters: Gulf Synthetic Extreme.

Karen
Karen
1 year ago
Reply to  James

James we have a 25 year old deck in mountains gets lots of rain occasional snow and mostly sun. Scraped off most of old paint there are a lot of cracks and splinters. Painters have recommended they would use Zar deck and siding because it fills in cracks. I can’t find reviews but want something that will last awhile. It sounds like you are familiar with this product. Others have recommended Sherwin Williams Super Deck. Anyway what would you recommend?

Richard
Richard
3 years ago

I have a 55 year old pressure-treated pine deck. After prep (bleach cleaning, detergent cleaning, pressure wash, and rough sanding) i filled some hole with the lightest tan Famowood stainable filler (neutral/tupelo) which seemed to match the wood when it was dry. It rained before i used a stain, and the patches stand out too brightly against the wet wood. This makes me worry that the stain will penetrate the wood more than the filler, and i will be stuck with these bright patches. I am thinking of a tan or golden semitransparent sealer, Defy if i can find it. Should i chisel out the filler and apply a darker one, or even paint a darker filler over the tupelo color? I can upload a photo.

Richard
Richard
3 years ago
Reply to  Richard

Update: I found your filler page, and that plus my experience above onvinces me that it will be difficult to find a filler that will stain to match the sealer i end up using. So i have chiseled out most of the filler, and will sand and steel-wool to minimize what remains. I will say that Famowood dried in under 24 hours at 75 degrees F to a very hard final substance, and it bonded well to clean wood. I left it in several area where boards were hollowing out, which adds solidity. None of that is load-bearing. So my question has drifted to the next step. Can semitransparent Defy pine-color sealer be applied with a sprayer, or is it strictly a pad and brush application? And do i need to apply two coats to my 55-year old pressure-treated pine deck? I thought i read one coat is sufficient. Oh, here is a picture of the un-chiseled dried tupelo-color Famowood filler on fairly dry (no rain for 12 hours, 75 F) pine.

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Richard
Richard
3 years ago

Thanks for application notes, and especially for steel wool warning!

Richard
Richard
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard

I have applied Defy pine-color semi-transparent to my 45 year old pressure treated pine table, to see how it looks before doing the whole deck. I applied a coat to a board, then a second wet coat. I like the color, but i have a question about “luster”. In some places, Defy says one coat, in others it says one coat plus a wet coat. They have a how-to video that seems to show three coats. If i apply one coat of semi transparent, will that give me the expected two to three years of uv protection? If a apply a clear Defy sealer for the final wet coat, would that make the wood more bright or lustrous or shiny? (I wont clutter this forum with another thanks, but i really do appreciate your comments 🙂

karen
karen
3 years ago

I am having a deck finished for the first time. It is pressure treated wood. The person doing this has power washed it, but there is still some green algae on it. He did not use a cleaner. He said that since I am using a cedar tone Flood finish, it will cover the green. Is this true?

BJ patanko
BJ patanko
3 years ago

Does anyone have experience with the Pittsburgh deck over paint?

Mack Buer
Mack Buer
3 years ago
Reply to  BJ patanko

Applied following directions perfectly and it failed in a few months, located in Minnesota.

Jere Light
Jere Light
3 years ago

I have a small treated wood deck around our pool. 2 years ago we used Cabot deck stain. Of course after the first year, the stain started coming off. I just pressure washed the deck and most came off. I was going to use a deck coating, until I saw all the problems with the while researching them. So now I am thinking of a solid stain. Behr is out as I dislike all their stuff. Cabot is out as well. I tried finding Defy, but no luck locally. My local ACE carries ZAR (made by UGL) is this a decent brand, or what other brand should I look for?

Bethany
Bethany
3 years ago

I am so glad to see this page and section to be quite active. I hope you can help! Our upper deck is 20 years old, never had been stained….that is, until we did it about 2* years ago. We used Behr deck stain, one of those 4x, 10x jobs. I don’t remember which one it was but in 3 moths it all peeled up, bubbled up, and left us with a disaster. I can only thank the Lord we hadn’t done our lower deck as well. UGH!! So, we have been stripping the remains off for the past 2 years. With a very wet New England winter, it made our job easier. We just power washed the two decks (the lower deck is 3 years old, never sealed or finished). We are now lightly sanding it….a little zealous with the power washer…oops. Not to mention the crud and mildew that builds when you are near trees. Wow.

SO! We are terrified to use anything again. We are looking at Olympic solid but I see you don’t care much for them. What do you recommend? We looked at Armstrong and Clark but that price tag….ouch. Then again, if it is the best option….I just don’t want to go through that nightmare again. How Behr and Rustoleum can still take people’s money and sell these products is beyond me. Shame on retailers for selling them as well. I’ve met so many people locally who are facing the same nightmare as us.

I should also mention that there are remnants of the old stain that just won’t come off on the spindles of the deck rails. No big deal to me as I’m hoping whatever we use will cover or blend enough that it won’t be super noticeable.

Any help appreciated. Thank you!

Bethany
Bethany
3 years ago
Reply to  Bethany

Should also mention:

CT
20 year old deck/4 year old deck
Trees/moss/mold/wet conditions
High sun
pressure treated pine

Jon
Jon
3 years ago
Reply to  Bethany

A lot of problems
Occur with stain because of four reasons.

1) improper prep(removal old coats mandatory for most products)
2) stain wasn’t applied in correct conditions(make sure to follow instructions of product- they are all slightly different)
3) all sides were treated(the wood isn’t fully protected if you don’t get the edges and underside(they absorb water and act like a sponge)
4) surface temperature can be different than air temperatures so make sure you check both(direct sunlight increases temperature of wood dramatically)

James Ball
James Ball
3 years ago

I have a pressure treated pine deck mostly in afternoon sun, a year and a half old never treated. I am cleaning off a little green algae now getting ready to stain, but the only stain available locally is Cabot and Valspar. I am looking at semi transparent and the Cabot is oil based and the Valspar is water based. The Valspar states 6 year lifetime, but I am doubting that. Would I be better off with the Cabot Australian Timber Oil, or the Valspar water based? Not a lot of traffic, but in Kentucky we have just about every type of weather imaginable.

James Ball
James Ball
3 years ago

Doing more searching I found the Do It Best stores nearby also carry Flood and DEFY, would those be better choices?

Eric Brenie
Eric Brenie
3 years ago

Hi, I live in the Laurentians in Quebec and resurfacing my southern exposure 10 year old rear deck. I initially used Thompson’s Cedar tinted sealer. Never again… so I have used Saman Deck Stripper then Saman Deck Wash with a pressure washer and rinsing after er each. Then I sanded with a random orbital sander at 60grit. My deck is 46′ x 12′ (552sf) with two sets of stairs. Painstaking work but it is looking pretty good for its age. I have been researching several products; Cabot, Olympic, Ready Seal, MF Woodmate, Storm Stain to name few. The reviews say the best are Defy, Restore-A-Deck, TWP, Wolman Durastain, Superdeck, Sikkens but quite frankly am overwhelmed. I don’t want to buy online and I don’t want to pay $200+ per gallon US. I am leaning towards a linseed oil based product such as MF Woodmate but newer products kinda scare me. They all look great initially but the bad reviews only come out a year or more later. Looking for expert advise. I really don’t want to have to do that prep work again at my age (64). Forgot to mention, I do not want a solid or semi solid stain. Being a woodworker, I prefer a semi transparent stain to be able to see the grain of the wood. Really don’t like water based products as they are not as durable as oil based and the overlap marks are unsightly and look so amateurish.

Stefanie
Stefanie
2 years ago
Reply to  Eric Brenie

Do not use anything with linseed oil. It will mildew and turn black eventually.

Beth Hawkins
Beth Hawkins
3 years ago

Hello!

We are having our deck re-stained professionally and I am in search of a new color. The current color is a redish brown Cabot semi transparent and I am thinking of switching to a taupe. The painters have suggested that I go with a solid oil-based stain, so I am looking for recommendations. I was going to go with Cabot again, but the reviews online are terrible (including the reviews on their own website). Which brand would you recommend?

Beth Hawkins
Beth Hawkins
3 years ago
Reply to  Beth Hawkins

Also we live in a climate that is 90s and humid during the summer and below zero during the winter.

Beth Hawkins
Beth Hawkins
3 years ago

The painters said we needed oil-based because of what the previous owners had used. All of the stains listed in the article are water-based. Do you have any other recommendations?

tina buchs
tina buchs
3 years ago

I have been using Pittsburgh revitalize at home and in Canada on all my decks, I have used everything and this is the best stuff I have found ever

Bernie
Bernie
3 years ago

Restaining our deck on north side of house. Gets both east and west sun. Will powerwash first. What is best stain to prevent mildew? Semi transparent, solid, or clear. Linseed oil? Read linseed oil promotes algae. Solids tend to peel and look bad after a year.

Bernie
Bernie
3 years ago

Was thinking TWP 150 series, I will have to check if we can get the other 2 here, small town USA.

Bernie
Bernie
3 years ago

We cannot get either one of those anywhere close to me, so we bought the TWP 100 oil based.

Cathy
Cathy
3 years ago

If I’m putting a solid stain on the ceiling of a covered deck, will it crack and peel?

Cathy
Cathy
3 years ago

Thanks for all your help

Eric Brenie
Eric Brenie
3 years ago
Reply to  Cathy

Cathy, I also have a covered wrap around deck with a T&G 1″ x 6″ red pine ceiling. I used a Fruitwood tinted Watco Danish Oil applied to the visible underside before installation about 13 years ago. Still looks great, although a little yellowed which is normal for pine but haven’t done anything to it since. Danish oil is very watery so cover everything, including yourself.

Jon
Jon
3 years ago
Reply to  Cathy

Actually solid stain can act as a bonding primer. The seeping into the surfaces can strengthen adhesion!

Cathy
Cathy
3 years ago

If I like a color of solid stain in one brand, can they make if it’s a different brand?

Cathy
Cathy
3 years ago
Reply to  Cathy

Make it in a different brand. I think I’m going with Cabot but color I like is in Pittsburg