Decks in Canada certainly take on their fair share of abuse. With harsh winter weather decks are exposed to rain, snow and freezing temperatures. These can cause warping, cracking and splitting of wood fibers not to mention mold, mildew and UV damage. Decks in Canada can however last for many years when they are protected with a quality deck stain that will hold up to Canadian weather.
The trouble is not all deck stains in Canada are compliant due to strict VOC laws. There are however some deck stains that are compliant like Armstrong Clark deck stain, for example. This oil based deck stain is one of the best deep penetrating stains that is compliant in most states and Canada.
This Canada compliant oil based deck stain will not only enhance the natural beauty of the wood grain but will provide long lasting weather protection. A stain like Armstrong Clark will also condition older wood because the formula is made up of drying and nondrying oils. The nondrying oils separate from the drying side of the formula to replace the natural lost oils of the wood. This helps rejuvenate wood and restores flexibility. The drying oils stay on the surface and lock in the nondrying oils while providing excellent protection in all types of weather including harsh Canadian winters.
Another best stain for a deck in Canada is Defy Extreme wood stain. This is a low VOC water based formulated deck stain that uses new nano particle technology, which reflects UV rays and stops water penetration. Locking out moisture also protects against freeze and thaw damage that is common with Canada’s harsh winters.
New for 2017 is the TWP 200 Series. Now shipping to Canada, the TWP 200 Series is a 94%+ solids, penetrating finish designed to extend the life of exterior wood such as decking, cedar shake siding, and shingles. Containing a paraffin oil, TWP 200 series penetrates wood extremely well. The Paraffin oil is a "non-drying" oil that enhances the wood cells structural stability. This greatly improves the woods life and appearance.
Protecting a wood deck will help prolong the wood and protect your investment. Locking out moisture to shield against freeze and thaw damage in colder climates like in Canada is crucial to the life of the deck. Protection from the best deck stain for deck in Canada will provide an easy to maintain finish that will last longer than less inferior deck stains.