Deck And Fence Staining
When sealing a deck, fence, playset, or other exterior structure, iPaint Painting recommends applying a sealer that has a semi-transparent stain. The sealer acts as a barrier, keeping out water and moisture, but a clear sealer will not keep the wood from turning gray. It is the stain pigments in a sealer that block the sun’s UV rays, preventing those rays from turning the exposed surface of the wood gray. And it follows that the more pigment you use, the greater barrier to UV rays. So the darker the stain, the more UV protection from the sun.