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Is It Better to Paint or Stain a Wood Deck? [VIDEO]

Is your deck in need of a facelift? Both stain and paint are popular remedies for a shabby, faded deck, but the decision is not as simple as it might seem. Angie’s List called on the experts, and found that most recommend choosing a stain over paint. Check out the… Allstate https://i1.wp.com/blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/deck_493884729_istock_thinkstock.jpg?fit=2142%2C1402&ssl=1
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Is your deck in need of a facelift? Both stain and paint are popular remedies for a shabby, faded deck, but the decision is not as simple as it might seem.

Angie’s List called on the experts, and found that most recommend choosing a stain over paint. Check out the video to find out why experts recommend staining and what the risks are if you do choose to paint your deck instead.

Thinking about building your own deck or porch? Check out more tips on decks and porches before you get started.

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