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View Poll Results: HOW MANY YEARS CAN EXPECT TO GET OUT OF SIKKENS RUBBOL DEK STAIN FROM CLEAR STAINS 3Y
PAINT STAIN OR CLEAR STAIN. WHICH LASTS LONGER 0 0%
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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How many years should sikkens rubbol dex solid last compared to staining a deck?

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Old 06-19-2012, 01:34 PM   #2
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You are asking questions without providing enough information as to the decks condition, the climate, the kind of wear it gets and so forth.

The product chosen, whether clear sealer, semi-transparent stain or solid stain depends on appearance desired and you cannot really make an apples to oranges comparison without factoring that in somehow. And the material of the deck wears with exposure and not just the stain or sealer. What material you use can make a big difference in how the finish for it stands up. How the finish is applied and the surface prepped makes a huge difference also.

Any deck finish is going to require regular attention and maintenance. There are products that claim to last a long time but realistically you should plan on refinishing every 2-3 years. If you get more you will not be disappointed. If you are only getting a season under relatively common climate conditions you are using the wrong product.

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Old 06-19-2012, 02:28 PM   #3
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I live in ne Ohio. My porch will have a roof. The material is treated deck wood. The Sikken Rubbol Solid Dek stain claims to last significantly longer than clear stain. I would follow all the preapplication instructions and this is new treated lumber. This brand had excellent reviews. It will get medium traffic. Thanks

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Old 06-19-2012, 04:37 PM   #4
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Under normal conditions expect to get 2-3 years before you have to redo the deck. With Sikkens you may have to strip off the old finish before you can recoat. Read up on it before you commit to it. There are quite a lot of products available to you that will fulfill you needs.
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