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Hope I spelled that right, Has anyone had any experience with this latex deck stain, will it hold up or should I stick with Cabot oil?
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it's not good

you could stick with deckscapes oil though

cabot's is good as well-I love the australian timber oil
 

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The deck is 99% free of any stain and will be totally after power washing it.
 

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Whatever you do, do not use an acrylic product on your decks. They will peel and if you have any warranty with your work, the repair will not be fun.
Acrylic solid body stains do peel I wouldnt use that product in a million years. One the other hand the acrylic latex toners or latex semi trans are great products. No matter how you look at it a deck needs power washed and stainned every 3 years. Sherwin Williams acrylic latex toners, and latex semi trans are great, they don't trap moisture or peel as long as your ph level is above 13% or something, anther words the sufrace needs to be completely dry for 3 days.
 

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Has anyone had any experience with this latex deck stain, will it hold up or should I stick with Cabot oil?
Yeah, I've used a lot of it out here
Lot's of people want the latex

If you must use latex, I guess it's not too bad
(As far as I know, it doesn't come in oil)
But it doesn't hold up nearly what Cabot's Oil does
Not around here anyway, it's pretty heinous on decks out here

Around here oil Cabots is good for about 3 years
Most quality latex stains about a year


I don't really like working with the Deckscapes either, but again, if you must use latex, I guess it's not too bad
 

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I love Rosie!













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...it's really that I miss martha

John, you went from well primped poodle straight to bulldog, lol
 

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I've used deckscapes many times, covers well if your prep is good, holds up to rain fairly well too, might not last as long but really, if someone wants a deck to hold up forever they need to treat it once a year.
 

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I just got a flyer that features the deckscapes oil...lol

When I asked about it last year and the Store Mgr looked at me like I had three heads

I'll have to show him the flyer
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Yeah, I've used a lot of it out here
Lot's of people want the latex

If you must use latex, I guess it's not too bad
(As far as I know, it doesn't come in oil)
But it doesn't hold up nearly what Cabot's Oil does
Not around here anyway, it's pretty heinous on decks out here

Around here oil Cabots is good for about 3 years
Most quality latex stains about a year


I don't really like working with the Deckscapes either, but again, if you must use latex, I guess it's not too bad
I am going to stick with cabots, it last 3 to 5 years around here ny. I am just exploring new options, oils are fast disappearing and latex is taking over on exteriors like interiors already have.
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Thanks Slick, I almost tossed my lunch:sick:
 

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So why is Cabot's pushing their Acrylic stains so much lately if they suck so bad. According to the sales reps I talk to it's the best thing since... I don't oil based I guess. They say it's the greatest....
Well, they have to
Everyone knows what's coming
There are already markets where oils are verboten

Their new slogan can't be:

****Cabot's Acrylic Stains****
Not as good as the old stuff, but tough crap
....it's all you can get now...sorry...
 
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