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Posted: 6/23/2017 3:44:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2017 3:45:07 PM EDT by Sputnik556]
What type of finish do you guys recommend for decks? It's relatively high traffic and I want something that will last, I prefer the look of stain, but if paint will hold ups better, I may use that.

Also looking for recommendations on color.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 11:02:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 11:06:57 PM EDT
Oil based utility gray. My grandpa used it for years for everything from deck, basement floors to bed of pickup truck. Every year it got another coat whether it needed it or not.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 11:08:55 PM EDT
Don't use paint. The house I just bought had painted the front porch, it's peeling in huge sections and will have to be completely sanded down, not a project im looking forward to.

My moms deck on the other hand is stained, and she only stains it about every three-five years.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 11:10:17 PM EDT
This is what you seek

https://www.twpstain.com/
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 11:10:23 PM EDT
Clean the deck first then apply an oil based, semi transparent stain. You want something maintenance friendly, since you'll be reapplying in a few years. Armstrong Clark is a great option.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 11:17:00 PM EDT
Wood type is important.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 11:24:43 PM EDT
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Wood type is important.
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I agree.
I'm a big fan of the Behr deck stain line up.

http://www.behr.com/consumer/products/wood-stains-finishes-cleaners-and-strippers
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 11:25:57 PM EDT
I was going to say slobber but realized that I had misread the title.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 11:33:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ovrtym:
This is what you seek

https://www.twpstain.com/
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This.  TWP100 is all I use on PT decks, fences, and outdoor structures.  Easy to apply and dead simple to maintain.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 11:46:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2017 11:46:55 PM EDT by bailey559]
Pittsburgh Ultra Advanced

I used the solid color variant of this in Deep Charcoal on the ramp for my shed just a few months ago.  Went on well, and seems to be holding up well to the mower, etc. on it, but it hasn't been long obviously.  Plan on using it on my deck in the near future.

As for color suggestions, what color(s)/material(s) is your home exterior?
Link Posted: 6/24/2017 12:04:26 AM EDT
Ready Seal.  Durable, not too pricey, incredibly easy to apply, maintain, and touch up. TWP is supposed to be very good too, but I chose Ready Seal after talking to several pros near me and due to local support/availability.  I'd advise you to check out some of the contractor forums and see what they have to say too.
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