Behr Waterproofing Wood Stain and Thompson's Waterseal Deck & House Waterproofing Stain are highly rated outdoor deck stains as of 2015, according to Consumer Search. Both customers and experts generally describe these stains as being durable, high-quality products.
Behr Waterproofing Wood Stain is resistant to cracking and mildew, but it is prone to peeling if people apply it too thickly. Experts recommend applying a series of thin coats. This stain is also resistant to fading and color change.
Thompson's Waterseal Deck & House Waterproofing Stain is resistant to cracking and color change, but it is not resistant to mildew. It is not a good choice for damp climates.