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Best deck wood stain available in Canada

I know there is another thread about the best wood stain available but all of them are only available in the states. What's the best one I can get in Canada? I am looking for transparent stain for my deck.
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Those stains also ship to Canada, but if your not into ordering online just stay away from anything made by Behr
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nadvice1 wrote: I know there is another thread about the best wood stain available but all of them are only available in the states. What's the best one I can get in Canada? I am looking for transparent stain for my deck.
Cabot Australian Timer Oil is very good, but like any stain you must follow the directions exactly. No rain 3 days before or after, no application in direct sunlight, use a brush not a roller, no second coat what so ever, must prep properly, etc...
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Can you point me to the thread on the US stains. TIA
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We just pick the cheapest one. We even mix match brands because we picked the cheapest in any given store whether that is lowes, HD or rona. It all turned out OK and blended. You can't even tell the difference.
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cwb27 wrote: Cabot Australian Timer Oil is very good, but like any stain you must follow the directions exactly. No rain 3 days before or after, no application in direct sunlight, use a brush not a roller, no second coat what so ever, must prep properly, etc...
Yep. In Canada, this is about the best. Some Americans swear by other brands, but most aren't easily available here. Aussie Timber Oil takes forever to dry, and no rain while it does, but it really is good stuff, so I haven't bothered trying to source the more boutique American stuff. People who complain about it probably didn't follow the directions. I've used it on cedar and pressure treated with good success.
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Just to understand, is the "good" US stuff not sold in Canada because our retailers simply don't carry those products or is it because they are banned in Canada (toxic, etc)?
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Falcon-x wrote: Just to understand, is the "good" US stuff not sold in Canada because our retailers simply don't carry those products or is it because they are banned in Canada (toxic, etc)?
I think they are banned in Canada.
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i looked at Cabot Australian Timer Oil too but reviews seem to be mostly bad on different websites
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anyone here actually use the ac stain (armstrong clark brand)? I was going to pick some up if the reviews are legit. Some one on reddit mentioned all the websites that mention Defy, Armstrong Clark and TWP are owned by 1 company so maybe its not on the level....comments would be appreciated as I will be heading down to the states to pick some up if it is killer.........also, FWIW - are the 3 aforementioned brands rated by CR and how well did they do?

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