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Is Valspar a good deck stain?

Last Updated: 27th March, 2020

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Valspar Semi-Solid Deck Stain
If you prefer the good old redwood finish on your deck, here is a great option for you. The semi-solid oil-based deck stain will not crack, peel or blister and so it will last for longer than most others.

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Also, is Valspar deck stain any good?

Valspar Wood Deck Stain Semi-Transparent Review. The Valspar Wood Deck Stain & Sealer was introduced in Lowes in the last couple of years. This is an acrylic water-based version. Their Consumer ratings of the Valspar Deck and Wood Stain is 2.9 out of 5.

what is the 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.

Simply so, 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.

Is Arborcoat any good?

Most coatings perform better on vertical surfaces, Arborcoat was not any different. Nice siding product. It's a good alternative for paint on wood siding if you want to maintain the texture of the wood. Durability on wood siding is very good with good prep work.

Related Question Answers

Yvon Schneebalg

Professional

How long does Valspar stain last?

Specifications
Clean-up Method Soap and water
Dry to Touch 4 hours
Dry to Walk 4 hours
Furniture Ready 24 hours
UV Protection Yes

Oumar Buschendorf

Professional

Is oil or water based deck stain better?

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. They enhance the beauty of the wood by allowing more of the wood grain to show through.

Waldina Menchen

Professional

How long does Cabot stain last?

Finish durability depends upon weather, wear and other local conditions, but finish typically lasts 3–6 years on decks and 5–10 years on siding and fences. FROM PATENT INFRINGEMENT. CABOT WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Vladimirs Zschabitz

Explainer

Nenad Benicke

Explainer

Should I stain or seal my deck?

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.

Chanelle Arvanitoyannis

Explainer

What is the best exterior wood stain?

  • Defy Extreme – Perfect For Exterior Decks And Pressure Treated Wood.
  • Ready Seal – Top Exterior Stain for Wooden Fence And Siding.
  • #1 Deck Premium Wood Stain – Choice For Exterior Siding and Floors.
  • Thompson's WaterSeal Waterproofing Stain – All In One Application.
  • Old Masters – Gel Wood Stain For Outdoor Use.

Jinyun Pitatelev

Pundit

What is the best deck stain and 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.

Kemoko Frentrup

Pundit

What can I use to stain an old deck?

  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

Sabria Hogn

Pundit

What wood stain lasts 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.

Edit Zschenderlein

Pundit

Should I use solid color or semi transparent on deck?

Semi-Solid - Semi-solid deck stains will almost completely hide the wood grain and natural color. These stains provide more UV protection than a semi-transparent and are a better representation of the stain's actual color. Solid color stains will “film” on top of the wood, masking the grain, while looking like paint.

Satoko Hoppstetter

Teacher

What is the best deck stain for older decks?

The Best Deck Stains
  • BEST FOR HIGHLIGHTING WOOD GRAIN: Woodrich Timber Oil Deep Penetrating Stain.
  • BEST FOR SAME-DAY PREP-AND-STAIN APPLICATION: Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain.
  • BEST FOR OLD DECKS: SaverSystems #1 Deck Premium Stain.
  • BEST FOR NEW DECKS: Ready Seal Natural Exterior Stain and Sealer.

Rakel Puigcercos

Teacher

How often should you stain your deck?

Most pros recommend you restain a horizontal surface every two to three years. That said, properly preparing, cleaning and drying the surface before applying a stain will yield the best results for the stain to last at least that long. You want to make sure there are no traces of sealant present on the deck.

Moazzam Lettau

Teacher

What is the best stain color for a deck?

Many homeowners like natural wood stain colors like Cedar because they are lighter and work well with country and rustic designs. They also are a good choice for those who want a clean, minimal design on their deck and work well with both neutral and bright furniture and accessory colors.

Arhane Paules

Reviewer

How do you estimate deck staining?

The average cost to power wash, stain, and seal a deck is $1.57 to $4.04 per square foot. A 12x12 deck costs $226 to $582 to stain when paying someone, or $59 to $176 to stain it yourself. A gallon of stain costs $20 to $50, which covers 200 to 300 square feet.

Zafer Langman

Reviewer

Should you nail or screw deck boards?

kkeilman Answers: Screws are a "superior" fastener over a nail (they have far superior tensile strength)—especially if you're talking about screwing down decking. Using your deck example—you should use nails to attach the joists to the deck framing but use screws to fasten down the decking itself.

Hue Policiano

Reviewer

What happens if it rains on a freshly stained deck?

If it rains within 48 hours after you apply the stain, the water will soak into the wood pores and try to displace the stain. This will result in a splotchy surface rather than an even tone. If it rains right after you apply the stain, the stain will peel and flake off.

Osvaldo Troinitsky

Reviewer

Why is the stain on my deck peeling?

Deck stains will generally peel for two basic reasons: over application and poor adhesion. This is simple — too much stain on the surface of the wood. If there is too much stain, it restricts the moisture from evaporating away, so peeling can occur.

Burkhard Bultmann

Supporter

What's the best deck stain for pressure treated wood?

Best Deck Stains For Pressure Treated Wood In 2020
  • Thompsons Waterseal Transparent Waterproofing Stain.
  • DEFY Extreme Deck Stains.
  • Valspar Cabot Semi-Solid Stain For Deck.
  • Restore-A-Deck Solid Color Best Deck Stain.