Stain Selection Guidance
RCP Shelters recommends a light color stain on the deck. The most popular stain color is Natural 716 on both the beams and the deck. Below left is an example. A contrast of dark beams and light deck is nice. Below right is an example of Riverwood beams with Natural 716 T&G deck.
Dark stains on T&G deck tend to create a gloomy feel under the pavilion. Additionally, darker stains on both the beams and T&G wood deck will not match because the grains of the exposed faces absorb stain differently. Below are examples of Mission Wall and Riverwood on both beams and deck.
** Colors shown are internet representations and can only approximate the actual color. For more accurate color choices, please request a color chart.
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