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    Grillz13 Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 20, 2006, 10:09 AM
    Deck Stains
    Hi Folks can any one point me in the right direction in choosing a good deck stain... Something that will. LAST... Thanks much...
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    Apr 20, 2006, 10:37 AM
    What kind of wood are you staining?
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    Apr 20, 2006, 10:43 PM
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    Apr 21, 2006, 07:18 AM
    Questionable stain results :

    My pressure treated wood deck was really beat up when we bought this house... I'm sure it went at least 4-5 years not properly treated. Cleaning this deck did not do a lot. Lots of work for mediocre results.

    We used wolman durastain semi (menards)... was ranked high by consumer reports and their testing said itd last 2.5-3 years (I think)... just struggled getting the stain into the wood evenly and I did all the right pretreatments. Also too opaque for my tastes, but I think that's why c.r. rated it higher, as more opaque stains tend to last longer.

    Personally, id rather stain every year or other year with a more transparent than have this "painted" look.

    So not sure that its all the stains fault, as my wood was so weathered... but I won't use it again, even on a new deck.
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    Apr 21, 2006, 07:34 AM
    It also really depends on what sort of wood you are staining. Treated wood for example will only hold certain types of stains. Cedar usually does good with just a polyurethane coat on it.

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