Why Do I Have to Stain My Deck Every Year? 5/5 (1)

This post was updated on January 18, 2023

Staining Your Deck Yearly

If you are staining your deck every year then you are using the wrong stain brand and type of stain. The best deck stain for staining every 2-3 years for a deck is a semi-transparent or a semi-solid penetrating deck stain. Penetrating deck stains soak into the wood grain so they are not prone to lifting or peeling. What is even better is that they can be cleaned and recoated as needed! No need to strip and or sand to reapply.

If you want to switch to a penetrating semi-transparent or semi-solid deck stain, then you will need to remove your current deck stain first. For tips on how to prep your deck, see this article: Best Deck Prep? Strip, Sand, or Clean.

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