I have a cedar rail fence I put up 10 years ago. I've kept it cedar oil
stained over the years, but the last coat I put on it about 6 weeks ago
has already taken on a shabby gray look.
Behr redwood stain is inexpensive, and maybe it will drown out that old
gray wood look that's showing through now.
My main concern is that I don't put something on there that's going peel
- I've seen fences like that and they look terrible.
Does anybody have any similar experience or know how well this Behr
redwood stain works?
Latex stain will last for a couple of years and have to be done
again.Varies with local weather conditions. The weathered gray will
probably last for decades with NO maintenance. If you like to paint
every few years, go with the latex.
On Thursday, August 29, 2013 5:56:17 PM UTC-4, DaveT159 wrote:
I don't know what an "oil latex stain" is. If peeling is the concern,
in general stains have less tendency to peel. A transparent stain I
don't think can peel period. A solid stain has a lot less tendency to
peel than paint, even though they are similar. The stain doesn't form
as much of a film type coating. I have solid stain on my cedar siding
and even if it's overdue
for being done again, there is zero peeling. I do have some peeling on
painted trim. With stain you have a choice of:
It depends on how much of the wood texture, features, etc you want
to show through. I would think for a cedar fence, you'd probably
want solid. Benjamin Moore can do a solid stain in any color in
a pint can for $7 to try it out.
You're buying the brand because it's cheap. One would think you'd learn a
lesson about being a cheapskate. Reach deep into those pockets and
purchase a real stain, not piss water.
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On Thursday, August 29, 2013 7:16:21 PM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
I don't know about Behr wood stain specifically, but Consumer Reports
recently rated their exterior paint a close second to Benjamin Moore
and they gave it a best buy rating. I used their concrete paint and
it performed fine. Also, I don't think Behr is particularly cheap.
When I was last looking at solid stain for exterior, there wasn't
a big difference in price. Don't get me wrong, I'd still take BM
at about the same price. But I don't think Behr stuff is piss water
We used Behr "Plus 10" Solid Color Stain, Color #534 - "Redwood Natural
Tone" to stain our house. See the picture at the bottom of this page:
We sprayed it on with an HVLP sprayer the first time around and it lasted
about five years. It never peeled, it kind of just weathered away until
bare wood was starting to show through. I restained with the same stain a
couple years ago, except I used a roller and a brush for better
penetration and coverage. It will be interesting to see if it lasts any
longer with this application method.
The solid color stain goes on more like paint than soaking in like stain
typically does. This worked well in our case since we were covering
plywood and caulking. Overall, we have been happy with the color and the
On the other hand, I used Behr Deck stain (don't remember the type now)
on our cedar deck and it was horrible. It went on very streaky and never
looked good. I restained the deck last year and completely stripped back
to bare wood. The second time around I used Sikkens oil stain (Teak color
I believe). It went on MUCH nicer, had even coverage, and looks great.
The only downside was the deck smelling like motor oil for a couple
weeks. :) The Sikkens stain seemed to penetrate well, so I would think
it would hold up better than the Behr stain that mostly just sat on the
Regardless of which stain you use, I recommend using one of those deck
cleaners (I think I used Behr brand) to remove the surface weathering and
even out the color of the boards. You can also "carefully" pressure wash
the fence to remove dirt and pollen. Give it a few days to dry out, then
We've used Behr ultra deck stain on a western facing deck and been very unhappy.
The first year it went on raw pine and looked fine. Despite the promised 5-10
year life, by year 3 it needed to be redone as well as every year thereafter.
Annual recoats looks like bad paint and don't wear well at all. Project this
fall will be to sand down all 600 square feet and refinish with something much
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