Durability of semi-transparent stain

beantowner2September 22, 2012

My sister wants to strip the paint off our porch floor and re-coat with semi-transparent stain. We're on the Maine coast. I have used opaque stain on other porches there and it fades seriously in less than a year. Will semi-transparent stain last longer than opaque stain?

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Speaking from past and recent experience with painted and semi-transparent stained decks and porches, I would recommend staying with paint. Yes, paint fades as well but it sure is much easier to prep and recoat than stain and less costly without doubt.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 12:03PM
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