2019 Outdoor Pictorial Buyers’ Guide: Decking Coatings, Sealants, Treatments

by Kacey Larsen

Benjamin Moore ARBORCOAT Waterborne Exterior Stains are designed to enhance the appearance of decking, siding or outdoor wood furniture. The stain creates a smooth finish and protects wood from exterior elements like wind, rain and UV light. Offered in gallons and pints through Benjamin Moore retailers across the U.S. and Canada, select from five finishes: Clear, Translucent, Semi Transparent, Semi Solid and Solid Stain. Visit benjaminmoore.com or call (866) 708-9181 for more information. 

ExoShield from Nova USA Wood Products is a premium deck stain created from a blend of Tung Oil, UV blockers, fungicide and trans-oxide pigments. Made in the U.S., the marine-grade formula provides enduring protection for exterior wood. A gallon of the stain covers up to 800 sq. ft. on hardwoods and is low VOC. It comes in Natural, Mahogany, Walnut, Black Walnut, Platinum and Antique Bronze. Visit novausawood.com or call (503) 419-6407 for more information.

Olympic SmartGuard clear multi-surface sealer is PPG’s latest woodcare innovation. The super-concentrated formula comes in a lightweight, easy-to-handle pouch that can cover as much as 2-gal. cans and applies using a pump sprayer, brush or roller. It seals wood, concrete, masonry and weathered composite. Available at select The Home Depot stores, the sealer can be applied after rain or cleaning and dries within one hour. Visit olympic.com or call (800) 426-6306 for more information.

Sherwin-Williams gives aged and weathered siding a smooth, uniform appearance with its Rejuvenate Siding Restoration Coating with SmoothFill Technology. The exterior paint and primer in one can be used on smooth or textured surfaces, including wood, plywood, masonry, concrete, stucco and more. The high build coating is tintable to most shades, from pastels to deep, with a low sheen for a sleek finish. Visit sherwin-williams.com or call (800) 474-3794 for more information.

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