Does stain peel like paint?
Likewise, does solid stain peel paint?
While solid stain can resist fading from the sun, it won't resist eventual cracking, peeling, or blistering. This is especially true if the wood is often wet or in direct sunlight. No matter how good the solid stain or the painter, solid stain will eventually peel and need recoated.
Additionally, how do you fix peeling stains? Brush on a brightener/conditioner diluted in water. Scrub the decking and rinse thoroughly to restore the original wood color. After the wood dries, restain or apply a clear penetrating finish. Clear finishes show more of the wood's original color but must be reapplied every year.
Then, which lasts longer paint or stain?
Paint lasts longer. Stain finishes on decks are more short-lived, lasting from one to eight years before requiring re-application. Generally, the more pigmented the stain (i.e., the higher the opacity), the more resistant it is to moisture and UV damage.
Does solid stain look like paint?
Solid color stain looks like paint, but soaks into wood instead of sitting on top of it. As it ages, stain breaks down by fading rather than peeling. Older layers of solid color stain tend to look better than paint does over time.