Having a deck in Canada means putting up with harsh weather, especially in the winter. This is the most vulnerable time when an exterior wood deck is subjected to moisture from rain and snow. It is also prone to freeze and thaw damage that occurs when melting snow and unwanted moisture penetrates the wood and then freezes again. This continuous cycle can cause major structural issues as well as splitting, cracking and board warping ruining a deck in a few short years.

A protective coat of a deep penetrating stain is needed on a regular basis to lock out moisture and prevent this type of damage. Oil based deck stains are known for excellent penetration and protection. Unlike film forming types of deck stains, oil based deck stains in Canada are not prone to flaking or chipping and are easier to maintain.

The trouble with oil based deck stains in Canada is that some of them are not compliant due to harsh VOC (volatile organic compound) laws. Finding a quality oil based deck stain that is compliant in Canada can be tricky. From our research many professionals suggest a deck stain like Armstrong Clark stain, which is compliant in most states and Canada. This type of oil based deck stain provides superb protection in a low VOC formula.

Using an oil based deck stain in Canada will ensure excellent winter protection as well as UV protection during summer months. Oil based deck stains not only provide great protection but they can condition older wood as well. They also enhance the wood’s natural beauty and help with color retention. Deck stains that penetrate the wood hold up better in harsh weather and are much easier to maintain than other types of deck stains. Finding one that is VOC compliant and eco-friendly is even better. Oil based deck stains in Canada can help protect your investment by providing a durable finish that will hold up to harsher weather.

Our Best Oil Based Deck Stains for Canada Are:

Armstrong Clark Decking Stain

TWP 200 Series Wood Deck Stain

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    The Sealer Store · 09/20/2017
    peter BEHR:
    Hi, I was wondering whether I can purchase Armstrong deck stain directly at your store...I am returning home to Canada and this would save me duty and shipping

    Yes you can.
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    peter BEHR · 09/19/2017
    Hi, I was wondering whether I can purchase Armstrong deck stain directly at your store...I am returning home to Canada and this would save me duty and shipping
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    The Sealer Store · 08/11/2017
    Harold Tischer:
    How quickly does the product ship to Canada?

    Depends on where you live. Could be 1-5 business days.
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    Harold Tischer · 08/11/2017
    How quickly does the product ship to Canada?
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    The Sealer Store · 07/14/2017
    Ryan Farias:
    Hi I'm looking for an oil base sealer for my new cedar deck that is around a swimming pool thanks and do u ship to Canada Brampton Ontario thanks

    Yes we ship to Canada. Look at the Armstrong Clark. See this about new wood:
    https://www.opwdecks.com/when-to-stain-a-new-deck.htm
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    Ryan Farias · 07/13/2017
    Hi I'm looking for an oil base sealer for my new cedar deck that is around a swimming pool thanks and do u ship to Canada Brampton Ontario thanks
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    The Sealer Store · 06/26/2017
    mikeandjen:
    Can you mix two AC stain colours together?

    Yes you can!
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    Jennifer Taylor · 06/25/2017
    Can you mix two AC stain colours together?
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    Audrey · 06/21/2017
    Wondering if these products are available in my area. I like the driftwood gray or the TWA in a comparable color. I needed to replace a few boards and would like a weathered gray uniform look.
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    Audrey · 06/21/2017
    I am tired of my peeling deck. Are these products available in my area? I am interested in the drift wood gray Armstrong Clark or a compromable Colorado in the TW
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    The Sealer Store · 06/11/2017
    crystal perry:
    I have a large older deck that has semi transparent stain on it now but when the snow melts the stain is flaking up in all the flat surfaces . I have pressure washed the desk but there is still a lot of stain left behind. I would like to try a oil based stain on it . what would you try. I live in Nova Scotia next to the sea.

    You must remove all of the current stain by stripping and sanding before using anything else. Once fully removed, use the TWP 200 Series or Armstrong Clark.
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    crystal perry · 06/11/2017
    I have a large older deck that has semi transparent stain on it now but when the snow melts the stain is flaking up in all the flat surfaces . I have pressure washed the desk but there is still a lot of stain left behind. I would like to try a oil based stain on it . what would you try. I live in Nova Scotia next to the sea.