Staining PT deck

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Old 08-17-17, 06:11 AM
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Staining PT deck

Hi All, looking for recommendations on which stain works best on a PT deck.
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Need a little more info. Is this a new deck or existing? does it currently have a stain on it? if so what type? Also what type of look are you shooting for?
 
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Old 08-17-17, 06:24 AM
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New deck, has been installed for about 7 months in the NE,no stain currently.
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I'd recommend either a toner/translucent stain or semi-transparent. You'll find the better stains at your local paint store, big box paint depts tend to stock their coatings based more on low price than quality. The odds are whatever decent stain you apply will only last 2-4 yrs - just the nature of decks Generally it's a good idea to wash the deck first.

Here in the southeast I've gotten good results out of the waterborne stains but it's always best to check locally to see what works best in your climate.
 
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After seven months, I'd give it a quick cleaning before the stain. Oil based stain makes more sense in the north but the waterborne stuff is getting better all the time. I haven't bought stain in a few years but the next time I do that's what I'm going to use.
 
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