Paint or Stain a Deck


Old 01-05-14, 07:45 PM
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Paint or Stain a Deck

Which is better, I guess paint last longer?????
How much a hour does a pressure washer get to do my deck?
Old 01-06-14, 04:38 AM
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Paint might last longer but it requires a primer and when it fails, you need to scrape and prime before you can repaint. Stain is almost always a better choice for a deck! A solid stain looks similar to paint.

Labor prices [and decks] vary so the only way to find out the cost is to get multiple estimates. PWers can be rented if your interested in diy.
Old 01-06-14, 12:08 PM
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Stain is my vote.

On new decks I like to use a semi-transparent to let the grain show through but solid body on an older deck. As Mark mentioned, solid body is going to be the longest wearing stain.

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