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I have a wood dock over a lake. It is time to clean and seal the dock. I am planning on pressure washing the dock first, then I am planning to have a clear seal. Looking at products in Lowe's and Depot I can't determine what is safe to use. I don't want it to look like a BP spill or kill any life forms.

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@Tester: Going for that Copy Editor badge? :) – Doresoom Jul 8 '11 at 20:15
@Doresoom: Just trying to clean up the "Thanks" at the end of questions. I just couldn't take it anymore!!! Wish they would write a script to get rid of it, like they did to remove the salutations at the beginning of questions. – Tester101 Jul 8 '11 at 20:22
@Tester: Feel free to be OCD (I've been know to have such tendencies from time to time myself). I'm just giving you a hard time. – Doresoom Jul 8 '11 at 20:42
@Doresoom: Thanks, – Tester101 Jul 8 '11 at 20:44
Are we talking "deck" or "dock" here? – Carl Jul 8 '11 at 23:42
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They do make stain specifically for marine use. Doesn't say specifically that it's environmentally friendly, but the MSDS sheet does say it's water soluble. The same manufacturer has environmentally friendly stains as well, but I have no idea how well they might work (or exactly what "environmentally friendly" means to them).

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Thank you, I never thought of it that way. – TNT Jul 29 '10 at 13:31

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