Home Depot sold my wife some oil based stain for our new redwood deck.
They told her oil based would no longer be available so we should get one
coat of oil based on before switching to water based.
Does this make sense?
Pro's and Con's of Oil Based vs Water Based?
Theoretically, the oil should penetrate better. That being said, the
water or solvent is just the carrier for the resins and any pigment so
the difference is minor at most. My personal preference is for solvent
based decking stains as they level better when using a wet on wet
Don't put too much store by what the HD clerks have to say. While the
EPA may have put the kiss of death on interior oil paints for all
intents and purposes, there appears to be nothing in the works to
bugger up exterior stains.
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