Which particular brand of deck stain you use can certainly affect the overall outcome of your deck staining results. Appearance, durability, and longevity are all concerns of any deck stain brand.
There are many quality deck stain brands to choose for your wood deck. Remember that the number one reason any deck stain brand will fail prematurely results from incorrect wood prep. No matter the deck stain brand, improper cleaning and prepping prior to a stain application causes risk to the stain's overall performance. Always clean and prep the wood correctly before choosing a brand of deck stain.
Most deck owners will make a decision on deck stain brands by appearance and other factors. It is necessary to decide between oil and water based stains. Also the different opacity options of stain brands. Not all deck stain brands will have the same benefits but for the most part they all do a good job of giving the consumer some options.
Most deck owners prefer deck stain brands that have been around for awhile and have built some trust and loyalty.
Some popular quality deck stain brands
- Armstrong Clark
- TWP Stain
There are certainly other deck stain brands to choose from but these listed above have the best overall ratings. Be cautious of where you purchase any deck stain brand. Some trusted brands have created a cheaper formula of deck stain to be sold in big box stores. What you might think is a good deck stain from a reputable stain brand may actually be a watered down version to compete on big box store price.
Deck stain brands purchased from reputable stain dealers or sealer stores will give you better results and reliability. Choose your deck stain brand by comparing it with others based on particular factors like appearance, ease of application, durability, cost, and overall performance and longevity.