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Put to the Test: Sunscreen

#WearDeck outperforms other types of composite and synthetic decking in strength, durability and so much more. To prove it, we decided to start a blog post series called "Put to the Test." We are constantly evaluating WearDeck to ensure that our claims are true and to resolve our customers’ concerns. Find our ASTM and comparative data in our Technical Library as we share our at-home tests in our blog. With input from our customers, we will test our boards' performance under pressure.


Recently, a customer called us wondering if sunscreen stains our boards and inspired our "Put to the Test" blog series. WearDeck is made of High Density Polyethylene, which is supposedly impervious to sunscreen. We conducted an experiment with our sunscreen from home to illustrate its impact on our boards. We covered half a 2x10" sample board of our Weatherwood WearDeck in Sun Bum sunscreen and left it in the sun for 12 hours. We then brought the sample indoors and let the sunscreen sit overnight to really soak in. The following morning, we wiped the board clean and found no damage or staining whatsoever! See our before and after photos below.



Our customers have tried this experiment with red wine and experienced the same results... no damage or staining! If you have an idea for our next #WearDeckTest, please share it with us in the comments below or connect with us on one of our social media platforms.


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