Updated February 2020
Why Choose a Water-Based Deck Stain in 2020
Here at DeckStainHelp.com we take pride in the fact that our customers come to us for the latest in deck restoration news and trending topics. New in 2020 is further confirmation that choosing a semi-transparent, water-based stain really is the best overall choice to enhance your deck’s natural wood grain. Like years before, our customers who have used Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain wood and deck stain continue to be satisfied by the appearance and longevity of their deck stain projects. We appreciate your input. If you have used a water-based stain, feel free to leave a comment below and pictures of your completed projects if you have them.
When it comes to choosing a deck stain there are a lot of things to consider like how well it is going to protect the deck and what the final finish might look like. In general, there are two basic types of deck stains, oil-based and water-based. Some people have a preference. For example, oil-based stains have been around the longest so many consumers trust that type of stain. However, with more recent concerns with our environment, many people have been looking in the way of a quality water-based deck stain. This may only be one reason why someone might choose a water-based deck stain.
New groundbreaking technology has taken water-based deck stains to the top to compete with, and in some cases outperform oil-based stains. In addition to being eco-friendly, water-based deck stains like Defy Extreme utilize nanoparticle technology combined with high-grade resins to block the sun’s destructive UV rays preventing graying and fading. This is unheard of with a tinted wood finish and is a first in the stain industry. Water-based stains also prevent water penetration, which may lead to structural damage and costly repairs. In addition, a stain like Defy uses a zinc additive that naturally resists fungal growth preventing discoloration and wood decay.
Water-based deck stains are easy to work with and user-friendly. They come in a wide variety of natural tones and colors. They are fairly priced, which helps reduce the deck maintenance budget. They clean up with soap and water and are compliant in all 50 states due to low VOC formulas. Choosing a water-based deck stain is an easy decision that will lead to a long-lasting beautiful finish that will compete with all tinted wood stains including oils.