Originally Posted by Reidman
I use Sun frog sealer..it's spendy as hell but it'll last close to two years between applications. I did my brand new deck last year and the color was magnificent and the water beaded up and rolled right off.http://www.sunfrog.com/products/woodsealer.html
It really that expensive, I think Cabot stain is more. Reading the description, they look to be about the same in what they do.
I spent a good part of yesterday cleaning, using 'deck wash' and the hose. Looks a lot better, but I can tell it needs a coat of stain.
I debating whether I need to do anything else before adding the stain, some parts are clean but there are some spots that still have stains. Might have to go to Home Depot to see what else they have to offer.
Then, I have to find a 4-5 days stretch with no rain, this might be the hardest part. . .