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Can you put decking oil over water based stain?

Last Updated: 28th June, 2020

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ANSWER: Yes! but the underlying finish has to be absolutely dry. When using a water based topcoat over an oil based stain, allow oil based finishes, such as Java Gel Stain, to dry at least 72 hours before coating with a water based topcoat. → Oil based finishes amber over time.

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Regarding this, can I put oil based deck stain over water based?

It's OK to use oil-based stain over water-based as long as you clean and prepare the existing surface well.

Secondly, can you put decking oil on top of stain? Anyway, don't apply oil over a deck stain. The deck stain works because it contains pigment and a binder (usually oil or water-based finish) to bond the pigment in the wood. You don't want a build because it will peel if water gets underneath.

Correspondingly, should I use oil or water based deck stain?

Oil molecules are smaller than water molecules so it penetrates better in comparison. The better a wood decking stain penetrates the better it performs and lasts. By nature, oil based deck stains are easier to apply than water based. Oils stains are normally more natural looking than water based stains.

What is the best deck stain on the market?

The following top 10 deck stains are rated from one to five stars, based on the consumer criteria identified above.

  1. Sikkens Cetol Dek Finish.
  2. Cabot Decking Stain 1480.
  3. Sikkens Cetol SRD.
  4. Cabot Semi-Transparent Deck and Siding Stain 6300.
  5. Wolman Durastain.
  6. DEFY Epoxy Fortified Wood Stain.
  7. Superdeck Semi-Transparent Deck Stain.

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Raycho Jigalin

Professional

What is the best water based deck stain?

6 Best Deck Stains in 2020 – Oil-Based & Water-Based Deck Stain
Product Name Deck Stain Types Rating
1. Defy Extreme Semi-Transparent Exterior Wood Stain Semi Transparent 4.4
2. Ready Seal Natural Cedar Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer Semi Transparent 4.6
3. Thompson's Water Seal Transparent Stain Clear 4.3

Anton Sellens

Professional

What is the best deck stain and sealer?

Top 10 Best Deck Sealers & Best Deck Stains in 2020 – Reviews
  • 7CabotStain Australian Timber Oil Penetrating Oil.
  • 6Semco Teak Sealer – Waterproofing Wood Sealant.
  • 5Rust-Oleum Coppercoat Wood Preservative.
  • 4Defy Extreme Wood Stain.
  • 3ECO-SAFE Wood Treatment – Stain and Preservative by Tall Earth.
  • 2Ready Seal Natural Cedar Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer.

Azalea Mendiaras

Explainer

How long does oil based deck stain last?

A quality, professional paint job will last longer than a quality, professional deck staining. However, an oil-based semitransparent stain can last for three to five years.

Adonay Berdion

Explainer

What is the best longest lasting deck stain?

Solid stains last the longest. Most last at least three years. One by Behr was by far the longest-lasting. It's the Solid Color Deck, Fence & Siding Wood Stain from Home Depot.

Ildefonso Aldomar

Explainer

Is Thompson's Water Seal oil based or water based?

Thompson's® WaterSeal® Penetrating Timber Oil is an oil-based product that provides protection by penetrating into wood pores and sealing out water infiltration. Thompson's® WaterSeal® Waterproofing Stains are water-based products that have film-forming properties to protect the wood by repelling water.

Teena Ochavo

Pundit

Can you put oil based stain over latex paint?

If you'd like to stain a wood surface that has already been painted, accomplish your goal by applying a solid stain. Because latex paint is water-based, it is incompatible with oil-based solid stains. To generate a durable finish, you must apply a special primer that will bond to both coatings.

Asceneth Lisete

Pundit

How do you prepare an old deck for staining?

  1. Prep. Before you apply stain, make sure the surface is clean (no dust, dirt, wood fibers or grease), dry and free from mildew.
  2. Strip. Liberally apply SuperDeck® Stain & Sealer Remover using a roller.
  3. Neutralize. With a pump sprayer, apply the SuperDeck Revive® product.
  4. Water Drop Test.
  5. Stain.
  6. Enjoy.
  7. The BEFORE & AFTER

Seynabou Reinhard

Pundit

Is Behr deck stain oil or water based?

BEHR PREMIUM® Semi-Transparent Wood Stain is available in 60 custom colors that add beauty while allowing the natural wood grain to show through. The alkyd/acrylic formula combines the benefits of an oil-based finish and the convenient clean up of a water-based product.

Alise Lacave

Pundit

Is Sikkens stain oil or water based?

Sikkens Proluxe Cetol SRD is a one coat, oil-based, translucent exterior wood finish. Sikkens Proluxe Cetol SRD was created for use on a variety of wood surfaces including siding, rails, decks, and logs.

Noman Iusco

Pundit

Giovani Theisen

Teacher

Can you apply deck stain with a roller?

A paint roller can be used to roll stain on. A wide 18-inch roller may work well for staining a few fence or deck boards at a time but a mop or stain pad will hold more stain lessening the amount of time you have to dip back into the stain bucket.

Fabriciano Trott

Teacher

Will oil based stain kill grass?

Our product is safe to use and will not damage your plants or grass, unlike most of the oil-based stains you may see online. Other prominent oil-based stains have herbicides that can kill your grass up to 6 inches away from the fence as well as shrubbery and flowers.

Stana Senfft

Teacher

How long does oil based stain take to dry?

Indoors: Most oil based stains will be dry to the touch in 1-2 hours and a recoat can generally be applied in roughly 2 hours. A recommended time of 8 hours (minimum) is recommended before applying a topcoat.

Rosamond Weinborner

Reviewer

What's the best deck sealer?

Here are some of the best deck sealers on the market:
  • Thompsons Waterseal Advanced Natural Wood Protector.
  • ECO-SAFE Wood Treatment – Stain & Preservation by Tall Earth.
  • Rust-Oleum Coppercoat Wood Preservative.
  • CabotStain Australian Timber Oil Penetrating Oil.
  • Thompsons Waterseal – Transparent Stain.

Jhaneth Bomhauer

Reviewer

What's the difference between decking oil and protector?

Oil – like decking protector, oil will absorb into the deck wood & mix with any existing oils which are naturally occurring within your boards. Only a small amount will remain on the surface. However they do emphasise the grain of your wood which can often look great.

Waris Berk

Reviewer

Can you use decking oil on sleepers?

To preserve the sleepers further, we would recommend treating them with an exterior wood oil or decking oil, ideally twice a year in Spring and Autumn. This will help to repel water and prevent water ingress, the main cause of wood rot.

Shanta Wilkie

Supporter

When should I oil my new deck?

Before you get started on oiling your new deck, however, check with your timber supplier as some timbers need to weather 4 to 6 weeks prior to coating. Some may require as much as two to three months.

Romen Makowski

Supporter

How often should you treat decking?

Hardwood decks needs to be treated every year. They tend to turn into a silver or grey colour in time, but by treating it every year you are protecting it from the UV rays. When treating your Hardwood deck oils work better.To treat the timber oil is rubbed on with a cloth.

Zuzanna Kujaw

Supporter

Can you put oil stain over water stain?

It's OK to use oil-based stain over water-based as long as you clean and prepare the existing surface well. Always check label directions or with the manufacturer; many stain formulas and application procedures differ somewhat. Don't skimp on stain quality.