Below is the table which shows the top 6 best deck stain 2018. Each and every deck stain is chosen by our specialist reviewers.

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# 1 - Ready Seal 112 1-gallon Can Natural Cedar Exterior Wood Stain And Sealer

Ready Seal wood stain and sealer products provide a quality coating and professional grade sealant for exterior wood projects such as fencing, decking, siding, gazebos and patio covers. The oil-based, semi transparent stain is available in range of colors and is especially formulated to ensure ease of application, and minimizes maintenance by providing UV blocking, water-proofing and mildew resistance properties.


  • Requires no primer
  • May be applied using sprayer, roller or brush
  • Requires no back brushing or wet-line application
  • Can be applied in any temperature range


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# 2 - Ready Seal 512 5-gallon Pail Natural Cedar Exterior Wood Stain And Sealer

Ready Seal wood stain and sealer products provide a quality coating and professional grade sealant for exterior wood projects such as fencing, decking, siding, gazebos and patio covers. The oil-based, semi transparent stain is available in range of colors and is especially formulated to ensure ease of application, and minimizes maintenance by providing UV blocking, water-proofing and mildew resistance properties.


  • Requires no primerReady Seal is darkest when first applied. It reaches its true color in approximately 14 days. Do not apply Ready Seal over painted or newly stained surfaces. Sealed surfaces inhibit penetration.
  • May be applied using sprayer, roller or brush.Can be applied wet-on-wet OR wet-on-dry with no lapping
  • Requires no back brushing or wet-line application
  • Can be applied in any temperature range


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# 3 - Kilz Exterior Waterproofing Wood Stain, Semi-transparent, Redwood, 1 Gallon

A good exterior wood stain offers long-lasting protection, waterproofing and a mildew-resistant finish that maintains the integrity and beauty of wood in variable outdoor conditions Our 100% Acrylic formula protects wood from rain, snow and sun damage. This stain is warrantied up to 3 years on decks and up to 5 years on fences and siding (see label for details). Use on properly prepared new to moderately weathered and unsealed exterior wood surfaces (0-10 years exposure) including decks, shingles, wood patio furniture, railings, siding, shakes and fences. This semi-transparent stain provides a mildew-resistant finish and UV protection. Coverage of up…


  • A good exterior wood stain offers long-lasting protection, waterproofing and a mildew-resistant finish that maintains the integrity and beauty of wood in variable outdoor conditions
  • Our 100% Acrylic formula protects wood from rain, snow and sun damage. This stain is warrantied up to 3 years on decks and up to 5 years on fences and siding (see label for details).
  • Use on properly prepared new to moderately weathered and unsealed exterior wood surfaces (0-10 years exposure) including decks, shingles, wood patio furniture, railings, siding, shakes and fences.
  • This semi-transparent stain provides a mildew-resistant finish and UV protection. Coverage of up to 250 square feet For the first coat and up to 500 square feet For the second coat.
  • This is a 1-Gallon can of KILZ exterior waterproofing, semi-transparent wood stain in Redwood.
  • For failing coatings or to remove loose wood fibers, use a product such as KILZ Wood Stain & Finish Stripper followed by a product such as KILZ Wood Cleaner & Brightener to neutralize the wood.
  • For best results allow the area to dry at least 24 hours before coating. Lightly sand to remove remaining wood fibers/fuzz. Apply with a pad applicator, nylon/polyester brush, or high quality pump sprayer.
  • KILZ has been making premium primers and paints for 40 years. KILZ was named Paint Brand of the Year in 2015 in the Harris Poll EquiTrend  Rankings.


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# 4 - Defy Extreme 1 Gallon Semi-transparent Exterior Wood Stain, Cedar Tone

DEFY Extreme Wood Stain is a semi-transparent wood stain formulated using state-of-the-art nano-technology to create a level of durability that simply has not been available in a wood stain finish in the past. DEFY Extreme Wood Stain is our most innovative, high-performance product yet. Ultraviolet rays cause wood to turn gray and become susceptible to water penetration and decay. DEFY Extreme Wood Stain effectively protects the wood from the harmful effects of the sun and from graying by using zinc nano-technology. Extreme Wood Stain contains zinc oxide particles that reflect the damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun. When you reduce…


  • WATER-BASED SEMI-TRANSPARENT WOOD STAIN - This environmentally friendly, water based deck stain allows the wood grain to show through with a beautiful semi-transparent, natural matte finish. It's great for staining wood decks, fences, siding, playsets, outdoor patio furniture, and more.
  • FORTIFIED WITH ZINC NANO-PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY- It's like sunscreen for your wood. Tiny zinc particles dispersed throughout the stain reflect damaging UV rays, preventing premature graying and color loss.
  • EXTREMELY DURABLE, HIGH QUALITY RESINS - DEFY Extreme wood stains are made with the highest quality resins available that have better resistance to fading and darkening. The result is a quality wood stain that typically lasts a season or two longer than competitive products.
  • ENHANCED MILDEW RESISTANCE - The same zinc nano-particles that block damaging UV rays are also a natural deterrent to mold and mildew growth.
  • EASY TO MAINTAIN - When it's time to do a maintenance coat, there's no need to sand or strip the surface again. Simply brighten the wood with DEFY Wood Brightener and apply a single maintenance coat of DEFY Extreme Wood Stain.


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# 5 - Thompsons Waterseal 041851-16 Transparent Stain, Cedar

Thompson's WaterSeal waterproofing stain - transparent provides complete outdoor wood protection. It waterproofs long after the initial water beading is gone.


  • Prevents water damage
  • Advanced polymers provide fade resistant Color
  • Coating resists mildew and UV damage
  • Applies freshly cleaned Damp or dry wood
  • Exceeds industry standard ASTM D-4446 for waterproofing wood