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How to Stain a Deck Faster With a Car Wash Brush

This video shows a time lapse of how you can quickly stain a deck using a car wash brush. This method allows you to apply 2 coats as you go. Start by staining a few boards, end to end. When…

When to use Stain Stripper

If the stain on your deck is weathered and peeling, the first step in renewing your deck is to remove all the stain. Deck stains, protect wood decks and look great when new; but even the best eventually flake and…

Staining a New Deck vs. Old Deck

Staining A New Deck A new deck should weather for at least 4-6 months before staining. New wood is full of moisture and will reduce the stains ability to penetrate the wood. Simply put, if you don’t wait you’re risking…

Semi-Transparent Stain vs Solid Color Stain

Whether you are looking to stain a large deck or a small project, there is a suitable exterior wood stain for your needs. Choosing the right type of stain can seem overwhelming, there are a number of different brands of…

DECK PREP: Cleaning the Wood

All wood needs to be thoroughly cleaned before applying deck stain. If not cleaned you’ll have problems during application, with the deck’s final appearance, and/or in long-term durability. I’ve heard people wonder why you have to clean a new deck, when…

Should I Stain or Paint?

Should I Stain or Paint? It’s better to paint or stain rather than leave wood bare, to protect it from Mother Nature. The wood is exposed to many factors such as rain, sun, snow and dirt. Without protections, many decks…

5 Steps to Prevent Deck Stain Peeling

WEATHER THE WOOD DECK Relax and let Mother Nature do some work for you. Letting your wood weather, dries it out and breaks down the surface fiber, allowing the wood to become more absorbent. This promotes greater stain adhesion to…

New Decks should be Weathered

Why Should I Season My Deck: Believe it or not, new decks should not be stained right after they’re built. It’s common to allow a deck to Season or Weather for 6-12 months, leaving the wood raw and exposed to…

Expectations for Wood Stain

Your choice of deck finish will determine how often you need to refinish your deck. Clear or transparent stains will show off the wood texture and grain, whereas solid stains provide a paint-like covering. However, clear stains are much more susceptible…

Wood Staining Tips

Here are just a few items that will impact Staining & the final appearance of your deck. STAINING SUPPLIES The importance of using high-quality supplies that provide more even application, fewer problems with streaking and buildup, greater ease in application, and a…

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