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Old 07-01-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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Time to stain my deck for the first time. I would like to go with a clear. It was built 4 years ago with pressure treated lumber. The green tint kind. The green is gone. I went to home depot and saw the cleaner/prep stuff. Spoke with the lady there and she told me that there is no really good product that will last more than 2 years (vancouver,canada area). This deck gets a lot of sun constantly. What do you recommend for maximizing the stain? And what brand?

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Clear stain will let the wood turn grey. Something with a bit of red will help blend the green of the wood to a more natural brown tone. If you use a quality oil base finish, you can maintain it and not have to go through the strip and stain process every year or so. I would recommend Wood-Tux Stain & Seal which can be found at www.woodrichbrand.com

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If you have time to let it dry for a week there is a product by TWP that is a High Solids clear or semi-transparent wood finish used for shingle roofs.

This product might get you 5 or even 6 years.

TWP 200 series Shake and Shingle Sealant
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I went to home depot and saw the cleaner/prep stuff. Spoke with the lady there and she told me that there is no really good product that will last more than 2 years (vancouver,canada area).
More like 2 months with the crap they sell. Go to a real paint store. Get a bottle of deck cleaner and follow the instructions. Then get some real deck stain preferbly in a semi-transparent for traffic areas. Sikkend is aboutthe best in the business. They still have plenty of the oil based stuff left around here.
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i'm guessing that oil based will last a little longer than water/latex based?
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http://www.sansin.com/

have a look there...
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i'm guessing that oil based will last a little longer than water/latex based?
Yes by far.

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