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An Overview of the Different Types of Deck Stains

Last updated 5 years ago

Without staining, wooden decks are susceptible to damage from UV rays, fungus, moisture, and insects, but there are several different types of stains that provide distinct advantages and disadvantages.

Clear stains are typically used as a water sealer and allow the natural grain of the wood to show through, though they are typically less resilient than other types of stains and require reapplication every year. Some types of clear stains have additives to provide better protection and longevity.

Semi-transparent stains provide more protection than clear stains and can be slightly or deeply colored. They are generally more resilient than clear stains, but they will still require periodic reapplication.

Rather than soaking into the wood, solid stains sit on top of it like paint and provide a uniform layer of protection. These stains are ideal for hiding discoloration, though they do tend to obstruct the natural grain of the wood.

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