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Types of Stain

Finishes vary according to how much of the wood's natural grain they show. The best opaque treatments tend to last the longest. But you may prefer a semi-transparent or clear finish for aesthetic reasons. The cost of all types of wood stains and treatments can range from $15 to $50 a gallon.  Typically, the more costly stains are the most enduring and long lasting.

Solid wood treatments

Also known as opaque stains, solid treatments typically hold up for at least three years--the longest overall. They're fine for pine decks, where seeing the grain isn't important. On the downside, they hide the wood grain the way paint does. Solid finishes might also build up a film, especially after several coats, which can peel, chip, and crack like paint. That's a concern with older decks made of arsenic-laden, CCA lumber.

Cabots - Solid Stain

Semi-transparent wood treatments

Sikkens - Solid Stain
DeckScapes - Semi-Translucent Stain
Sikkens - Semi-Translucent Stain

Although generally not as weather-resistant as solid treatments, some semi-transparent products go the distance better than others. Semi-transparent products let some of the wood grain show through, making them a good choice.  Generally, speaking the darker or more pigmented the stain, the more durable it will be. 

Semi-Translucent Stain
Semi-Translucent Stain
Semi-Translucent Stain
Solid Stain

Clear wood treatments or Transparents

These may contain little or no pigment, along with water repellents. They're ideal for showing off the natural grain of a premium wood as much as possible, though the wood will still turn gray over time. Clear treatments may have ultraviolet inhibitors and wood preservatives. But with most of these, deck refinishing is an annual chore.

SuperDeck - Translucent Stain

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