Answer for Is a primer needed for staining a deck?

The only solid acrylic stain needing a primer I have ever used for a deck is from Cabot's. They do recommend a primer, their Problem Solver primer. Their solid acrylic deck stain is more like paint.

If I have to use a primer before applying a deck "stain" then it isn't a true stain. It's a paint! I only use oil based deck stains. They penetrate into the wood, as a stain should.

You should ask for your money back from the manufacture. The can should state what system is needed for good results.

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