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Old 06-23-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Semi solid stain for hardwood deck


We bought a house with a two level deck. The upper deck is gray Trex while the main deck is meranti hardwood. The wood deck was stained with a gray solid stain which Iíve stripped and sanded off. I would prefer to use a clear stain to bring out the dark brown color but think we need to use at least a semi solid stain in gray to look right next to the Trex.
Are there any good semi-solid stains that work on hardwoods? I planned to use BM Arborcoat but the technical data form says it is not recommended for hardwood. BM Exterior Stain (oil) semi solid doesnít mention hardwoods one way or the other.
Anyone have any recommendations?

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BM makes a good semi-solid that we use all the time. It does have a tad more pigment than a semi-transparent but still shows the wood grain. It is a good compromise on decks. HOWEVER, I would recommend the oil based if at all possible. ARBORCOAT is a waterborne and I have seen failure after failure with waterborne stains on walking/horizontal surfaces.

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Thanks Matthew.

I called BM who confirmed that they only have one prduct for hardwood which is a translucent product. I called Cabot who told me there oil/water hybrid semisolid would work if I was careful applying it.

Does anyone else have any ideas?
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That type wood is not recomended for outside use.
How is it holding up, and how long has it been down?

http://www.higginshardwoods.com/prod...dwoods/meranti

Several other sites all said the same thing.

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Give a call to Wolman's about hardwood sealers. Duraseal or their specific hardwood sealer
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Flood has a CWF product for Hardwoods.
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I use Messmers on our hardwood decking.

It is a natural colour and they have one with a redwood colour. I don't know if you can tint these to the gray you want.

http://www.messmers.com/messmers-uv-...hardwood-decks
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I looked into the recommendations but wanted the semi solid so I went with the Cabot #17400 which is the low VOC stuff. We finally had enough dry days to get it applied last night. It's looking really good this morning. Now hopefully it will stay that way for several years.

In this area meranti is being specifically marketed as mahogany decking. The deck is about 12 years old and appeared to have several coats of solid stain before. It still looked really good once it was stripped and then sanded flat and relatively smooth.


Thanks for everyone's help.

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Sounds like a great decking material but I can only guess what a board foot of the stuff costs! And blades and bits to drill it are pricey too!

I suspect more hardwoods would be used for outdoor decks if not for the cost. Not sure about how I feel about depletion of hardwood rainforests but the material sure would outlast many of the materials used and would be a lot more durable. I just bid on a set of back stair landing made of PT deck material that are only 5 years old and really should be replaced they are splintering so bad. They would be nasty on bare feet.

As I have mentioned on this site before I used to race sailboats and my fave was a 35 foot Cheoy Lee Lion---sloop rigged. It had a beautiful teak deck that we did nothing to but clean spills from once in awhile. It was original to the the boat and decades old. The boat sat in salt water 24/7 save for hull coating every few seasons. The deck did look a grayish in color but sometimes less is more and especially with hardwood decking materials.

Glad your project worked out! Post a picture or two if it is not too much trouble. I would love to see what it all looks like.

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