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Old 09-09-2010, 05:24 PM   #1
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How often do you stain your outdoor deck?

I'm wondering how often everyone stains their outdoor deck. Is this something you typically do on a yearly basis, or once every 2 or 3 years? It can be a pain to stain a deck, but I suppose it's one of the joys of having one!


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Old 09-09-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
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Never...that's my joy in having one


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Old 09-11-2010, 11:01 PM   #3
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When I lived in Southern Oregon, I had to stain my 12x30 South facing deck every spring, and it never lasted until Labor day...what a PITA! Any future deck I build will be made of TREX or similar.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:59 PM   #4
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How often you need to stain the deck will depend on the surface preparation and the type of stain used. Typically a properly maintained deck that has been cleaned and prepped should last at least two years before any recoats are needed. On a hardwood like Ipe you are looking at yearly maintenance.
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