Apr 22, 2015 . For exterior stain, I've had the best luck with Superdeck. It contains linseed oil, . If you want the best, use oil based deck stain for your fence. . I was a bit skeptical about using a water based stain on my deck but since the Behr Solid Color Wood Stain was rated #1 in durability by Consumer Reports I tried it
Oct 13, 2012 . Decks. Consumer Reports is usually a good resource for many products, but for decks their advice is not applicable to Minnesota. They recommend using a solid stain for best longevity. This is completely wrong for Minnesota. In Minnesota, we experience a large amount of freeze thaw cycles. When deck..
Availability Most products in stores through December 2006. Excellent Very Good Fair Poor good. In performance order. Blue key numbers indicate Quick Picks. Products with equal scores are listed alphabetically. Product. Price. Type. Overall score. Appearance Resists. A good deck treatment will save you the trouble of..
I followed the recommended steps of wash and brighten first. This deck is new, without prior treatment, but it's been 'drying' for a year and a half. So, the wood SOAKED up this stain. The consistency is like that of water and a 15x20' deck with a set of 6 steps approx 3' wide has taken 4 gallons. Ok, now directions clarify that..
May 27, 2016 . Pressure washing can perk up an older deck or help prep it for painting or staining. Consumer Reports has step-by-step instructions so you can do the job wit..
Sep 3, 2012 . Decks are a wonderful place to relax, but keeping them looking good is a real challenge. Consumer Reports is running long-term tests on more than 30 deck stains to see how well they hold up. The stained panels stay out on Consumer Reports' rooftop for years, in all kinds of weather. Some are solid..
Jun 19, 2008 . In its July issue, Consumer Reports singles out a few other deck sealers as being effective: Flood Solid Color Deck & Siding Stain, Sikkens Cetol SRD, . We sanded down the whole deck, applied a cleaner and brightener, put on the best stain we could find, a couple of boards at a time, wiped it down,..
Aug 3, 2005 . The high rating of Sikkens reinforces the practical comments of faron79 previously, in July Â07. Surprising to me is that ALL BUT ONE of the remaining 10 semi-transparent stains rated only Good after 1 year! The exception is another relative unknown: Thompson's Water Seal Deck & House stain (latex,..