PICKING THE RIGHT PRODUCTS
Take some time to consider the type of wood you’re treating, in addition to the issue you’re protecting your outdoor surface against. For example, decks made from hardwoods like teak, benefit from the addition of a decking oil, which amplifies the natural beauty of the grain and color. Softer wood materials, like pine, benefit more from waterproofing stains, since they’re more susceptible to damage from wear and water. The natural wood grain and coloration is also not as intricate or interesting, thus does not exhibit the same effect when oiled.
For added pigment, we recommend selecting a waterproofing stain. This will deliver protection from moisture, including warding off mold and mildew, while also adding a subtle tint to match the ambiance of your outdoor living space.