Wood stain Ratings


    Enhance the beauty of decks, fences, and outdoor furniture with the best wood stain. A quality wood stain adds a premium finish that lasts for years.

    View our ratings and reviews and browse our buying guide to find the best wood stains.

    Wood stains (34)

    Our three-year tests in sun, snow, and rain yielded several top picks that can protect both your deck and your house.

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    Top-performing stains from our tests will lighten your workload by lasting longer before they have to be reapplied. The most durable options are often the most expensive up front, but their longer life should save you money over the long haul.