SuperDeck Oil Stain Review

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3.6 Total Score

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SuperDeck Oil Stain Review
SuperDeck Oil Stain Review
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Manufacturer Description: SuperDeck Oil penetrating oil-based formula that protects the beauty of the wood with a rich semi-transparent stain that allows wood grain texture to show through. SuperDeck Oil-Based Semi-Transparent Stain repels water to prevent moisture and contains a scuff resistant formula with UV protection that resists fading.

Duckback Products DP-1903-4 Red Wood Exterior Stain

Last update was on: December 4, 2020 8:48 am
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3.6 Total Score
SuperDeck Oil Stain Review

Product was very streaky and was harder to apply than other stains. The stain didn’t look great after applying but wasn’t terrible either. 14 month weathering test showed significant color loss, mildew growth and darkening. This was one of the worst stains we tested.

3.6Expert Score
Ease of Application
5
Ease of Penetration
5
Odor (Strong Odor=0, No Odor=10)
3
Initial Appearance
6
Resistance to Graying (After 1 Year)
2.5
Resistance to Peeling
6.5
Resistance to Mold & Mildew
1
Darkening
2
Ease of Cleanup
2.5
Eco-Friendliness
2
3.6User's score
Ease of Application
7.3
Ease of Penetration
4.3
Odor (Strong Odor=0
5.6
No Odor=10)
5
Initial Appearance
2.5
Resistance to Graying (After 1 Year)
2.3
Resistance to Peeling
2.1
Resistance to Mold & Mildew
2.8
Darkening
4.3
Ease of Cleanup
0.4
PROS
  • None
CONS
  • Very streaky
  • Hard to apply
  • Initial application didn't look great
  • Significant color loss
  • Significant mold and mildew growth
  • Significant darkening
  • Not eco-friendly
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  1. 2
    Ease of Application
    100
    Ease of Penetration
    100
    Odor (Strong Odor=0
    70
    No Odor=10)
    50
    Initial Appearance
    0
    Resistance to Graying (After 1 Year)
    0
    Resistance to Peeling
    0
    Resistance to Mold & Mildew
    0
    Darkening
    80
    Ease of Cleanup
    0

    I used Sherwin Williams superdeck oil based exterior deck stain (transparent). I applied this by hand. I found the exterior deck stain to be easy to apply. The deck stain soaked in quickly into treated deck wood. The coverage is good and I did not see any overlap in the application. I have not seen water bead up as in other stains when rained on. I am not sure if another coat is necessary as I could not find it in the description. Overall the deck stain seems to fit my needs well. I suppose I will know better after a years worth of weathering..

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  2. one comment is really helping me select a stain, i would like to know how this product holds up to several years of sun and ice.

  3. 1.2
    Ease of Application
    40
    Ease of Penetration
    0
    Odor (Strong Odor=0
    60
    No Odor=10)
    40
    Initial Appearance
    30
    Resistance to Graying (After 1 Year)
    0
    Resistance to Peeling
    0
    Resistance to Mold & Mildew
    0
    Darkening
    50
    Ease of Cleanup
    20

    Two years ago, I spent countless hours completely sanding my old deck, rails and spindles and applied Sherwin Williams Superdeck stain. It is now peeling off in sheets! The representative asked if a shoveled my deck, which I did, though I did not scrape it down to the wood. Well, shoveling your deck is a problem because water gets under the stain and it won’t hold to the wood. If I did nick the wood and it peeled just around that spot, well, okay, but clearly the stain did not penetrate or it wouldn’t come off in sheets. A deck product should overall stand up to moving chairs or tables that might scrape the surface. I’ve used Sherwin Williams products to paint the interior & exterior of my house and have been happy. I will never use their deck products again. I wasted so much time and money and have to now figure out how to salvage and refinish my deck.

    - CONS: Peels off in sheets if exposed to water or inclement weather.
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    • Julie, thanks for leaving a review. As you can see from our test results, we didn’t have much success with this product either. While we didn’t experience the stain peeling off in sheets, it quickly turned black with mold growth over much of the surface.

  4. 0.6
    Ease of Application
    10
    Ease of Penetration
    10
    Odor (Strong Odor=0
    80
    No Odor=10)
    10
    Initial Appearance
    0
    Resistance to Graying (After 1 Year)
    0
    Resistance to Peeling
    0
    Resistance to Mold & Mildew
    0
    Darkening
    10
    Ease of Cleanup
    0

    I stained by 1 year old deck in Sherwin Williams semi transparent stain. Hard to apply, didn’t go on even, and left streaks. My deck is 700 sq ft and I wish I could take it off. But when I asked if I could stain over it in something else, the Sherwin Williams Sara person said no, if you do more than 1 coat it will all peel. $12,000 deck, and $200 in stain and it looks terrible.

    + PROS: Nothing.
    - CONS: Everything. Streaking Coverage Uneven application
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  5. 0.9
    Ease of Application
    100
    Ease of Penetration
    0
    Odor (Strong Odor=0
    0
    No Odor=10)
    80
    Initial Appearance
    0
    Resistance to Graying (After 1 Year)
    0
    Resistance to Peeling
    0
    Resistance to Mold & Mildew
    0
    Darkening
    0
    Ease of Cleanup
    0

    We had our deck restained. First it was power washed and then stained. The previous stain was oil based. The stain stays extremely slippery and oily. We are waiting for our painter to look at it and hopefully solve our problem.

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  6. 0.55
    Ease of Application
    100
    Ease of Penetration
    0
    Odor (Strong Odor=0
    0
    No Odor=10)
    10
    Initial Appearance
    0
    Resistance to Graying (After 1 Year)
    0
    Resistance to Peeling
    0
    Resistance to Mold & Mildew
    0
    Darkening
    0
    Ease of Cleanup
    0

    I have been using Super Deck transparent Canyon Brown for 20 years. Just picked some up from Sherwin William’s and the color is now TOTALLY different, now orange tone instead of brown. Clerk said they changed formula in last year. Disappointing.

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