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    wooden deck stain or paint

    Hello all i am new to the site and have founf information very helpful. Still have to update my profile with type pool, equipment etc. We are looking to build a wooden deck around front of pool and have been researching staining vs painting. Not sure what will work best with wood being exposed to water. Tried restore a while back but it was on an old deck in bad shape and started chipping and peeling after a year. Any suggstions on a good stain or could i paint it without having to repaint every year. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Re: wooden deck stain or paint

    Stain all the way! It soaks into the wood and does not wear, wash, chip off. It can fade over time and will need to be cleaned every once in a while but does not look at bad as painted wood over time.

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    Re: wooden deck stain or paint

    Yep, 100%, stain on anything outside. It comes in all colors and solid stain even looks like paint. No chipping, easy to re-stain in a few years.
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    Re: wooden deck stain or paint

    Thank you for responses. Any brand recommendation?

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    Re: wooden deck stain or paint

    stain and paint

    I stained (OIL) everything before, then waited a week and painted using 10x restore... it still looks great

    this is a year later


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    Re: wooden deck stain or paint

    Just built a 30' deck a few months ago and got through staining today. I used to use Thompson Waterseal and Olympic but after reading some recent reviews folks were complaining they had changed the formula and both had a white milky residue. I researched a stain called FLOOD at Lowes. Everyone told me it would go on not so pretty but would look great. Gotta say, this is some great stuff and a lot cheaper too.
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    Re: wooden deck stain or paint

    I get my stuff at Lowes, can't remember the brand tho.
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