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Staining a Pressurized Wood Deck

I use Behr deck stain on my deck, but it wears off quickly.  What can I use instead? My deck is made of pressurized wood and is very large, and I'm tired of doing it. I live in Alaska, so we have a short summer and I don't want to spend it staining my deck every year!

The Money Pit Answer

I'm sorry you've had a bad experience with this particular product.  My experience has been that if you strip off old stain and prime a pressurized wood deck using oil- based primer, you should be able to apply a solid color deck stain on top and get 5 to 8 years of life out of the job.  Oil-based primer is essentially the glue that makes the stain stick.  I used Sherwin-Williams on my last job, and it worked wonderfully. 

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