Which brand of deck sealer is best?

Answer On One Hand: Water is Better Than OilThe natural resins that are found in oil-based deck sealers promote algae and mold growth. A product that uses synthetic resins will prevent the natural feedin... Read More »

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What is the best deck sealer?

On One Hand: Sealing a Deck Against MoistureIf the primary purpose of sealing a deck is to preserve its condition and natural wood grain look, a clear water-based sealer is likely the best option. ... Read More »

Do you need a weather sealer on deck stain?

To prevent warping, splitting and fading, stained wood decks should be treated with a weather sealer that contains a water repellent and UV protection. Because wood decks are vulnerable to the elem... Read More »

Does Thompson's deck sealer wear out?

Thompson's WaterSeal brand of products does not provide permanent waterproofing to any treated surface. Thompson's recommends performing a splash test on a surface once a year to see if a reapplic... Read More »

Do I need to strip my deck before putting a new sealer on it?

When sealing a wooden deck, it is important to start with a clean, clear surface. Sweeping the deck of debris and stripping paint and any previous sealant layers is essential so that the new layer ... Read More »