Deck Sealing Options

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What deck sealing options are there?

Deck Sealing Options

Want some tips on deck protection and deck repair? Basically, you have four options for deck sealers:

• Clear
• Wood-toned
• Semitransparent
• Solid/opaque

As a general rule, you'd use a more opaque stain on wood that is older and more weathered to cover imperfections. Here is more sealer lore for you to ponder:

• As you might expect, the best sealers provide better penetration and, naturally, the most protection. Get an oil-based product that is mixed with latex for easy clean-up.
• Clear treatments give you protection from UV radiation and water damage and will allow the wood to fade to a natural weathered, silver grey. The other types of sealers will retain a constant color.



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