Rainguard Clear-Seal Urethane/Acrylic sealer over stain?

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swindmill

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I have my treated pine deck stripped, cleaned and prepared for new stain. My plan is to use PPG Alkyd/Oil Semi-transparent stain. I'm curious if there is any reason I can't use a urethane/acrylic sealer over the stain for durability and a little gloss.

A friend of mine has some such product on his deck and it looks great, and has lasted for several years now. Unfortunately, he's not a DIYer and has no idea what products were used. My best guess is what I'm suggesting for my own deck.
 

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I've used Ben Moore Arborcoat semi trans with the clear coat designed to go over it on a couple of newly constructed decks. Looked very good. Rather than use what might be two incompatible products, you might consider a "package" like the Arborcoat that you know won't be a problem.
 

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Sounds like a good idea. I'll check into those products. I'm hoping to find something that can last longer than a couple years. Stripping old stain makes me want to go splurge on composite decking.
 

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Here is the Technical Data Sheet for that PPG Product. http://buyat.ppg.com/rep_pafpainttools_files/porter/tdb/PP1852.pdf As long as it is not a surface sealant, and Clear-Seal can still penetrate, it should be fine. We'd be happy to send you a sample of Clear-Seal to do a small test area to be sure. OR -

An alternative would be to use our Color-Lok or Tinted Waterproofers as a Deep Penetrating waterproofer/ "stain" which has the benefits you seem to be looking for. Then top coat with Clear-Seal or Wet Look. If you wish, call or email for personal one on one help further. https://rainguard.com

Best,
Russell
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Correction to my reply: If he is going to use a solvent based stain he has to stick with a solvent based urethane. We don't make that type of product. All Rainguard products are Water-based...

Here are links to our stains you can use if you wish that compliment each other.

Color-Lok https://rainguard.com/product-category/product-lines/color-lok-stains/
Clear-Seal https://rainguard.com/product-category/product-lines/architectural-grade-sealers/

or -

Tinted Waterproofers https://rainguard.com/product-category/project/stain-my-deck/page/2/
Wet Look https://rainguard.com/shop/consumer/exterior-sealants/wet-look-high-gloss-sealer/

Hope that helps.
Russell
 

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