Keeping your wood boat dock in good structural condition means it must be maintained on a routine basis. Periodically cleaning the wood and coating it with new stain will preserve the wood’s integrity and appearance.

The key to prolonged protection is to use the best wood stain for a boat dock. Care must be taken when using cleaning and staining products around a water source. An Eco-Friendly stain like Defy Marine Seal is specifically designed for boat docks and is safe to use in “clean marinas”.

Defy Marine Seal can be used on all types of wooden boat docks. It will provide a durable finish to protect against the destructive effects of both fresh and salt water exposure. This stain uses state of the art Nano paNanoparticlelogy to form an excellent barrier against UV color fading and mold/mildew infiltration.

Allow new pressure treated, exotic hardwoods, and composite lumber boat docks to weather for 6-12 months before staining. Never apply wood stain over another existing stain, paint, or varnish. Clean the wood boat dock with Defy Marine Seal Wood Dock Cleaner for ideal results.

Defy Marine Seal dries rapidly giving moisture little time to harm the finish. This is also considered the best wood stain for a boat dock because it resists mildew and fungus growth, which are common in a high moisture environment. This stain is best applied in 2 wet on wet coats for complete coverage. It is water based and is considered 250 VOC compliant.

Applying the best wood stain for a boat dock will ensure your docks and wood piers stay in safe working condition throughout the boating season. Keep your boat dock looking good with an enhanced appearance and a water resistant finish. Doing so will help safeguard your investment and extend the life of your boat dock.

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    Dexter · 11/24/2020
    I have been using Flood Sealer Honey on my dock for years but was told by my supplier it is no longer available. I live in Florida on a saltwater waterway. Doyou have a recommendation for an alternate sealer? Thanks
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    L.A. Sess · 10/07/2020
    I used the Defy Marine Seal Wood Dock Cleaner yesterday on my dock. I followed all the directions for reconstituting the cleaner, scrubbing with a stiff short bristle brush & rinsing thoroughly. This is a 6 month old dock constructed of extreme weather pressure treated lumber. There was a lot of wet, solid debris and the dock looked splotchy.
    Today, after drying somewhat over night, the dock still looks splotchy and the wood is rough. Not sure if this was caused by the brushing, the cleaner or both. Will the Defy Brightener take care of the splotchiness? Will the stain take care of the roughness?
    Is all this normal or am I doing something incorrectly? I still have a lot of decking to do down by the water.
    Pictures: 0345 shows the wet debris; 0344 shows the wet dock looking splotchy;
    0350 shows the dock today after somewhat drying.
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      The Sealer Store · 10/07/2020
      You need to pressure wash after the cleaner to remove all of this oxidation. Then use the Brightenerr to even out the color.
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    L.A. Sess · 10/05/2020
    I ordered all the Defy Marine products to clean and seal an Extreme Weather pressure treated wood dock and decking that was built at the end of March, 2020. The contractor put rubber edging all around the outside edges of the dock. Should I remove that edging before I clean and seal it. I'm concerned that it may rot under that edging if not treated.
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    Jim ward · 08/08/2020
    Is it a penetrating stain?
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    Ray Wilson · 07/28/2020
    how often do I need to apply? number of years between coats?
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    Bill B · 05/19/2020
    Hello, I have a wooden pressure treated boat dock with One Time on it. I put it on 7 years ago and then again 2 years ago. It looks like I need more protection as the wood is not resisting water any longer. What would be my best option after pressure washing it?
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    Deborah · 05/15/2020
    Would you recommend the marine or extreme stain for a boat dock located in the finger lakes region. Subjected to full sun all day and freezing temps in the winter.
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    Kim · 03/16/2020
    I have an older boat deck that was stained. What should I use to freshen it up
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      The Sealer Store · 03/16/2020
      Hello,

      We would need to know more information as to what it was sained with and the type of stain. Also, a picture or two would help. Thanks
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    Churchy · 12/22/2019
    Can this be sprayed or does it have to be rolled??
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    Lee · 04/16/2019
    Also forgot to mention. This is new pressure treated pine.
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    Lee · 04/16/2019
    How long will the Defy Marine Seal last on my lake dock before I'll need to apply again? I live in SC and it will be used frequently during the summer (full sun). Also what % solids is in this stain?
    (Debating between this and a solid Flood stain). Thanks.
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      The Sealer Store · 04/16/2019
      This is a semi-transparent stain at about 40-50% solids. Lasts about 2-3 years.
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    Rhonda Lauer · 10/15/2018
    We are trying to find a product that we can use on our lake dock. It has to be a product that will not harm fish, birds or other wild life; but will clean the dock then reseal it. Can you give me a suggestion, please?
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    Kevin · 02/15/2018
    I have a wood step deck at the back of my ski boat. It comes in contact with water regularly and sometime is submersed. What product will withstand this environment?
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      The Sealer Store · 02/16/2018
      Hello, deck and dock stains cannot handle being fully submersed in water for extended periods of time.
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    The Sealer Store · 08/13/2017
    Mark Ormiston:
    Where can I buy this product?
    How much does it cost?
    Are there stain colours or just natural?
    I live in Brampton, Ontario, Canada

    We only sell products off our website. You can order the Defy Marine Stain on this link:
    https://www.deckstainhelp.com/staining-a-new-kdat-deck/

    We ship to Ontario.
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    Mark Ormiston · 08/12/2017
    Where can I buy this product?
    How much does it cost?
    Are there stain colours or just natural?
    I live in Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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    The Sealer Store · 06/25/2017
    Don Young:
    I stained my treated wood fishing dock 10 years ago now it is in need redo I did replaced the floor with composeit and pvc realing can I restain the treated wood frame like to change color your help is needed

    Yes, you can stain the treated wood frame. Look at the Defy Extreme or Marine Stain.
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    Don Young · 06/24/2017
    my fishing dock 10 years old treated wood frame I stained 10 years ago now its in need of redo need your help on redo can I restain or paint
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    Don Young · 06/24/2017
    I stained my treated wood fishing dock 10 years ago now it is in need redo I did replaced the floor with composeit and pvc realing can I restain the treated wood frame like to change color your help is needed
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    The Sealer Store · 04/14/2016
    Try Armstrong Clark in a semi-solid color:

    http://www.opwdecks.com/armstrong-clark-stain.htm
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    Jennifer · 04/13/2016
    I need a boat dock stain but I do not need 5 gallons, just one to 2. We are in a climate that also gets snow. What do you recommend? The dock is old and I have sanded the wood. Thanks