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Durability of semi-transparent stain

Posted by beantowner2 (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 22, 12 at 19:44

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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RE: Durability of semi-transparent stain

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.

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