How to prolong deck stain life ?


Old 07-26-15, 02:01 PM
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How to prolong deck stain life ?

I am using a Cabot Deck Stain (Cedar 19202 - blue cap). On the unprotected portion of the deck the stain seems to last for about 3 years (Chicago).
I like the stain tone.

Is there a way to prolong the deck stain life? Am I supposed to put something on top of the stain?

Would it be easier to refinish all two years, before it gets bad?

I don't want just to put stain on top of stain...
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Old 07-26-15, 05:14 PM
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Nothing you can do about it, just the way it is.
Always best to clean, brighten and refinish before it's really bad.
Old 07-27-15, 04:49 AM
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It is next to impossible to get a real long lasting stain job on a deck. Decks receive more weather than any other painted/stained portion of your house. Not much you can do other than clean and restain as needed.
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Three years between recoats is pretty good, IMO. I can go two but no more than that without the deck looking pretty bad.
Old 07-27-15, 10:24 AM
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I haven't found anything to last longer than 3 years, except composite decking. It's worth the investment esp if the deck is smaller.

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