Best deck stain

Cabot or Olympic?
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Bill Reynolds wrote:

You can't do better than the Behr stains with silicone in them.
They're not the cheapest, but they're the best IMHO.
Jeff
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If you use deck stains with silica based aditives or polymers, you then can never paint your deck when it eventually looks like shit, again, and again, every year, like clockwork.
You'd have to sand off completely the top surface to get paint to stick.
Remember, stain is nothing more than cheap, thinned paint. You can almost do the same thing by watering down your regular outdoor paint.
In anwer to the original question, only trust Consumer Reports for your painting based advice.
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Assuming you agree with their agenda. I got burnt using their top rated deck stain.
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Did you even read the instructions? As a sunscreen its only rated for half an hour. But it does give you an interesting color.
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Next time I'm using cool mint green ;)
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Next time yu'll read the correct copy of Consumer Reports; btw....your sun deck tastes great!
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If you use deck stains with silica based aditives or polymers, you then can never paint your deck when it eventually looks like shit, again, and again, every year, like clockwork.
You'd have to sand off completely the top surface to get paint to stick.
I agree, avoid silicone like the plague, it will cause all subsequent coats to "fisheye", and even sanding may not eliminate the problem. Between Cabot and Olympic, Cabot is better, IMO. You can boost the performance of any oilstain by adding a little pure tung oil or linseed oil.-Jitney
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Gee, that was imformative. A liberal journalist, are you?
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Sikkens Cabot #2
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