Why Stain a Deck? 5/5 (1)

This post was updated on January 24, 2024

Reasons to Stain and Seal Decks

Deck staining is a very important process that improves the appearance of your deck and helps to protect it from the elements. A good quality stain can help your deck last for a much longer period of time than if left untreated. If left untreated your exterior wood deck will fall victim to the elements and will need to be replaced sooner rather than later.

Main reasons to stain your wood deck

  • Deck Stain Appearance
  • Protects Wood From Graying/Oxidation
  • Protects from Mildew and Mold
  • Water protection from rot
  • Protects your investment
  • Prolongs the life of your wood
  • Safety reasons. Staining protects from rot and decay.

See our list of the best penetrating deck stains here: The 7 Best Deck Stains Reviews

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For more info, see our Deck Stain Facts section with over 150 simple Q&A articles that answer all the questions that you have regarding deck staining, cleaning, and prep.

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