Can Cabot semi-solid -transparent be resealed without stripping?
I have been poring over stain websites trying to help my sister-in-law decide on a stain for her pine slat patio cover.
She would love to have it a dark, solid color (dark gray or green to match house) but restaining hundreds of little wood slats every three years sounds a bit time-consuming and pricey.
The dark Cabot semi-solids and transparents are not especially attractive on pine grain, but they claim a 3 to 5 year lifespan with no peeling. Must these be stripped to be resealed after five years? It appears that this is the case, and if so, is there really any labor or materials savings over the solid stains?
Is there any product that would let the wood just weather naturally to a grayish color without rotting away?
Thanks for your advice,