What type of exterior stain should I use - Latex or Oil base?
I have a new deck/screened porch made of pressure treated wood that needs to be stained and/or sealed before winter. What type of stain(latex or oil based) would be best for new wood. I plan to apply a semi-transparent stain/sealer to initially see the wood grain, but don't know the benefits and disadvantages of each type of stain/sealer. I was informed that latex based stains need to be stripped off when applying future applications. What is the recommended maintenance frequency to keep your deck and porch looking good?