Will Deck Stain Kill Grass?  5/5 (1)

This post was updated on March 4, 2024

Do Deck Stains Harm Grass?

Absolutely! It is very important to avoid getting your exterior wood and deck stain on your grass when applying. This can easily be avoided by using poly tarps and plastic sheeting to cover the grass and capture any overspray or drips when applying your deck stain. It is very important that you remove the plastic tarps as soon as possible when you are done! Covering grass for more than 30-60 minutes on a hot day can create immense heat under the tarps and “burn” the grass.

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Scott Paul ~ Restoring Wood & Decks Since 1993 Owner
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.
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