This post was updated on January 16, 2024
Why use A Solid Stain on Vertical Wood
With a solid color (opaque) deck stain on the verticals or railings of a deck, you can create a two-toned deck that looks great and can ease the maintenance down the road.
Advantages to Solid Stains Vertical Wood
There are several advantages to having a solid color stain on your vertical wood or railings.
- The ability to color match the railings and vertical wood to blend with the color of the house.
- Solid stains on vertical wood/railings can last 2-3 times longer or up to 6 years with little to no maintenance. Note that solid stains will fail much quicker on horizontal flooring and can be harder to maintain.
- Choosing a solid stain for the verticals and a semi-transparent for the horizontals will reduce the need for maintenance to every 2-3 years for the floors and every 4-6 years for the verticals
For more info on having a Two-Toned Deck, see this article: Why Two-Toned Decks
Here is our list of the top solid color deck stains that we use as restoration contractors:
A properly prepped and stained deck can really add appeal and value to your property. It may take a little more time and labor initially but as some deck owners know, the end result can be amazing.
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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.
All the products he suggests through this site are sold through online sites and in retail stores, allowing the consumer to choose their own means of purchase. Scott’s eCommerce sites do sell many top brands he endorses and if you appreciate any of the help he has offered then feel free to purchase from one of them.