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We respect your privacy. All email addresses you provide will be used just for sending this story. Staining a deck or fence is a perfectly doable DIY project. That doesn't mean you want to do it more than necessary. Consumer Reports tested 28 solid, semi-transparent, and clear wood stains to find which ones last the longest.

Overall Scores range from 5 to 80 out of , which means there are big differences in quality among wood stains. The best stains should last three to five years on a deck, and even longer if applied to siding or fences, which don't get as much abuse. To test wood stains, CR's test engineers apply two coats of stain to pine boards, then place them on the roof of our headquarters in Yonkers, N.

They face the boards south and angled down, like a roof, to intensify the effects of the sun and weather for up to three years. Below, you'll find ratings and reviews for the best solid and semi-transparent stains from our tests. First, a look at the different types. Just like regular paint, solid stains hide the grain of wood, and the best should last three to five years on a deck, the longest of the three types of stains. The 11 stains in this category earn Overall Scores of 12 to 80 out of a possible These color the wood but let the grain peek through, making them a good choice for wood that you want to show off, such as western red cedar, for instance.

The 11 stains in this category also vary widely in performance, garnering Overall Scores of 12 to Clear sealer. This type of stain contains water repellents but little or no pigment. They're ideal for accentuating the beauty of the natural grain of wood. But without anything to reflect off UV rays, the wood itself will turn gray over time; picture a weathered cedar-shingled house.

Typically, you'll need to restain annually. The six clear sealers in our tests score the lowest, with Overall Scores from 5 to 28 out of That makes a difference depending on the climate you live in. Look for a stain that resists mildew if you live in a humid area, for example, or one that resists dirt if you live in a desert.

Upgrading your home's exterior? Below, CR members can read on for ratings and reviews of some of the best wood stains in our rankings listed here by type in alphabetical order, not in rank order.

As a category, transparent wood stains, or clear sealers, don't fare well in our tests. It also earns a Poor for its appearance after one year in our simulated weathering test for decks, meaning this stain didn't take to the wood at all.

But even among solid stains, not all are up to the task. It also doesn't resist cracking, color change, dirt or mildew. For updates, feel free to follow me on Twitter haniyarae. Sign In. Become a Member. Remember Me. Not a member? Need further assistance? Please call Member Services at There are big differences in quality among the stains we review.

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