Can I leave my deck unstained?
June 24, 2013 2:09 PM Subscribe
I have a beautiful new treated pine deck and I'm confused about the finish. I've read that it is very important to stain the deck for protection and preservation. I've also read that stain is primarily for looks, and if you have no objection to the grayish color that comes with aging (I don't, I rather like it) there is no need to stain. Which is it? Details: Deck is in mid-Michigan. Will get the full brunt of the elements (sun and rain/snow), but since it is raised a good four feet off the ground, it is well ventilated against mildew and mold and should dry quickly. Any wisdom to offer?