Deck Sealing Product Comparison

Deck Restoration Product Comparison
Battle of the Stains
Because Price Point and Quality Matter
Cabot Stains and Sealers

– Standard Stain/Seal, best price stain/seal from experience and research for the basic level of protection
– Every 2-3 years
— Strip old seal/stain
— Chemical Wash (Changes Ph level)
— Reseal/Re-stain
– Protects the exterior surface of the wood, deep penetrating
– Recommended Maintenance
— Deck Wash 1-2 times/yr depending on trees and surrounding
— Brightens & extends color/protection
– Deck Prices start at $1.70/sq ft + product for Chemical wash & Stain/Seal
— Prices may vary depending on existing stain/seal, deck railing, condition of deck, sanding if necessary, etc

Penofin Sealers

– Best Stain/Seal for Iowa’s harsh and ever-changing climate
– Application & Maintenance
— 1st Year
— Remove existing stain/seal, Chemical Wash, Sand if necessary, Apply product
— 4th Year
— Light Chemical Wash, Re-Apply Product (Less amount of product needed)
— (No Stripping or Sanding necessary)
– Protects the Wood by the inside out, decreases wood rotting and can save thousands over wood replacement
– Recommended Maintenance
— Deck Wash 1-2 times/yr depending on trees and surrounding
—- Brightens & extends color/protection
— Lightly re-coat warn/lightened areas
— Product will blend with existing (No Overlapping Marks)

– Deck Prices start at $2.15/sq ft + product for Chemical wash & Stain/Seal
— Prices may vary depending on existing stain/seal, deck railing, condition of deck, sanding if necessary, etc

Duramax – Exterior Paint with Additive
– State-of-the-art acrylic based polymer coating that transforms old wood surfaces.  It creates a super tough composite coating that protects structures from the constant expansion and contraction cycle that destroys wood.
– Benefits:
— Locks down old splinters and nail heads
— Fills in Cracks and Knots
— Provides a new slip-resistant textured surface that lasts for years
— Creates fire resistant surface
— Requires zero to little maintenance
— Save thousands over the cost of replacement or annual stain and seal maintenance
– Application & Maintenance
— 1st Year
— Chemical wash the surface, Apply product
— Future (Mostly Maintenance Free)
— Light wash when dirty with standard household cleaners
– Deck Prices
— Wood Decking start at $2.00/sq ft + product to chemical wash and application
— Wood Railing starts at $2.50/lin ft of Railing + product to chemical wash and application 
— Prices may vary depending deck railing, condition of deck, sanding if necessary, etc