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 their 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 ground breaking 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 nano particle 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.