Surfaces such as decks, wood siding, fences, and so on need a protective coating to keep from weathering so fast. A deck sealer is typically a clear or transparent finish that either penetrates into the wood or forms a clear film on top.. A deck stain has the same water resistant qualities that a deck sealer does.
Use the water test to check your deck every few months to ensure the sealer is repelling water. If you have a brand-new deck made of treated lumber (as opposed to cedar or redwood), you should wait at least a few weeks before sealing it for the first time. This allows the wood to dry so the stain is absorbed.
Shop our selection of Wood & Deck Stain in the Paint Department at The Home Depot.
Pressure-treated wood is often left as-is without being coated in a gorgeous deck stain color because many home-owners think you can't use coating on top of .
Choosing from among the several hundred deck cleaners, stains, and sealers out there is less simple. You'll also have to decide whether to do the job yourself .
I've spent my entire adult life working with paints and stains, so I've seen many homeowners dissatisfied with their deck staining projects. Either it didn't look as .