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Pressure treated wood deck stains

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by JayZap, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. JayZap

    JayZap Active Member

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    To you guys that have used such products; what brand/type would be your recommendation? I am disappointed with what I have been using, and it is that time again.
     
  2. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Penofin.

    We used this on my son's deck and it lasted 5.5 years. In fact, I didn't think it needed it when we restained it this Spring. Glen Haege used to push it on "The Handyman Show", but last time I listened to him I think he had switched brands.

    Only problem we had was locating some, out here in Podunk. A local lumberyard was nice enough to order us 4 gallon.

    Good luck and try to stay in the shade. ;-)
     
  3. Johnny

    Johnny Well-Known Member

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    I use natural tone Cabot. It isn't actually clear, more a honey color. Don't use a color stain, it shows footprints and looks terrible when it wears.
     
  4. trim tab

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    I tore my pressure treated deck out and went with "Trex". Been over 6 years now and never looked back. Looks as good as tghe day I installed it. Expensive, but well worth it.
     
  5. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    After building a new Pressure Treated Deck, how long should one wait before treating it? The wood I used was quite wet but it is drying out fast with this drought we are having in the Midwest. The deck has only been up a few weeks. Any advice.
     
  6. G-12

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    Consumer Reports magazine tested deck stains in the June 2012 issues. Among the
    best: BEHR solid color Deck, Fence and Siding Wood Stain sold at Home Depot for $28 a gallon, SEARS Weatherbeater Deck, Fence and Siding Stain at $21 a gallon.
    I went with the BEHR with good results. Good Luck! Ben
     
  7. trim tab

    trim tab Active Member

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    Have used the Behr stain from Home Depot on a pole fence and went on well and held up well. I have tried it with a sprayer with a paint tank as well as a garden sprayer.
     
  8. JayZap

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    Thanks for your help. Much appreciated.
     
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