||05-25-2012 11:20 PM
There is semi-transparent and then there is solid stain. Two different things.
Read the horror stories about Behr deck stain and paint on this site or for that matter check out the actual consumer postings on the Consumer Reports site. Behr is not well regarded either here nor there.
I assume your deck is new so I would encourage you to think about a semi-transparent stain. I never was convinced solid stain on a deck was a good idea. If you must, Sherwin Williams and MAB (probably one in the same formulas now) would be my first choice but only because I know them best. Get a quality brand from a real paint store, not a box store.
Whatever you choose come to grips that staining your deck is going to be something you will have to do every 2-3 years to keep it looking nice and regardless of what any product claims might be. And stay away from wax based sealers like Thompsons.