Sep , Stains color and protect wood surfaces in your home, accentuating the wood s natural beauty Protection Agency (EPA) has found that indoor concentrations of VOCs are regularly up to ten times as high as outdoor concentrations, and as much as a thousand times as high when you are applying stains.
Whether you have a wood fence, deck, or outdoor furniture a penetrating stain can do wonders to add life and enhance its look But knowing when to stain is just as critical as what kind of stain you use New wood requires some curing time to dry out and allow the pores of the wood to open Here s an easy test to determine
Apr , Thompson s WaterSeal is offering homeowners even more possibilities to beautify and protect their outdoor living spaces, including decks, with the expansion of their Thompson s WaterSeal Penet.
Thompson s WaterSeal timber oil penetrates the wood and protects it without sacrificing the beauty of the natural wood It is available at The I love the look of natural wood for fences, decks and outdoor furniture But, it s important to Danny Lipford and Julie Day Jones staining outdoor wood furniture Refinishing Wood
Today my company offers complete deck cleaning, restoration, repair and modification services, including maintenance of exotic hardwood and composite decks In addition to decks, we restore and maintain other types of exterior wood structures like arbors, fences, gazebos, lattices, patio furniture, pergolas, play sets and
Once the deck has dried thoroughly, refinish it with a tinted deck stain or clear sealer Deck stains come in solid colors to hide the grain of the wood and semitransparent shades that allow the wood grain to show through Since stains and sealers are much thinner than paint, they can be applied using a pump up sprayer as
The post Wood Deck Restoration with Behr Premium DeckOver was sponsored by Behr Paint but my DIY hubby and I loved this product! This before picture shows what I was dealing with old wood, bad stain and new wood At the very right I have seen this in some exterior paints and it really is nothing to worry about.
You now have a deck that looks like new and will resist fading, staining, and moldthanks to the Enhance protective shell In fact, it ll clean up with only soap and water, and you ll never again spend a Saturday staining the deckever And for you, that means a beautiful outdoor living space you can enjoy for years to
Apr , It s that time of year again and I just finished staining my picnic table for another year of memories around this table! I thought it might Apply using an exterior paint pad, brush, roller, or even a rag to begin applying the stain to your table If you are Have you ever stained a picnic table or deck What tips
Aug , Chilly mornings and cold nights bring more moisture to the air, and to every exterior surface, including your cedar deck And more moisture means more If leaf stains do appear on your wood decking, don t worry It is possible to remove them by applying a brightener once dryer weather rolls around.
Apr , Finishing Softwood Furniture There s two basic types of wood finishes for outdoor furniture film formers and penetrators Film formers dry on the surface of the wood and include products like paint or poly But soft woods may expand and contract with climate changes and unfortunately the paint or poly
Because Wet Forget Outdoor works with the wind and rain to keep growths away for a year or more in most cases, simply make Wet Forget Outdoor part of your annual deck maintenance routine, or re treat your deck at the first sign of any new growth This will keep these ugly stains from ever gaining a foothold on your
Aug , Zar Deck Stain We headed to our local True Value to pick up all of the supplies needed to prepare and stain the unfinished chairs for the outdoor elements The chairs we selected are made of Douglas Fir wood Douglas Fir is a dimensionally stable, softwood that is not only visually appealing but durable
Nov , Keep in mind that some of the cheaper products will just use bleach, and this can be harmful to the wood itself and even pose further issues when trying later to apply stains or oils to the deck The better quality products will use something like citric acid that is much kinder to the wood, and which is not
Jun , Today I m going to give a step by step tutorial on how to stain your fence using Flood Wood Care products These products work on all exterior wood, so if you have a deck, siding, patio furniture, dog house, etc these same steps will apply Below you can see the before and after pictures and what a
Jul , Early last summer, we rebuilt our exterior front staircase And two, we thought that by the time a few months had passed and we finished knocking out a bunch of our outdoor to dos, the staircase would surely be ready for paint If the water soaks in, the wood is dry and ready to seal, paint or stain!
Aug , We still have to choose what stain or sealer to use on the deck (some require a waiting period for pressure treated wood to dry out acclimate while others can be used sooner) but we decided (read I prodded John until he agreed) that putting some furniture on the deck in the meantime just means that we
Once upon a time, we built a deck and a pergola (you can read all about it HERE) We built the deck with pre treated wood which meant that it was great, for a year or two And then, about the time we hit two years you could tell the wood was taking a beating from the harsh weather We knew we needed to stain and seal the
An annual deep clean will extend the life of a concrete patio, a wood deck, or a stone walkwayand will make your outdoor zone gleam Deal with Stains Tackling stains can be challenging because not all decks are made from the same material From concrete to wood, find out how to treat stains properly.
Clear (or natural) Deck Stain Clear highlights the true colors of the wood and allows you to see all of the wood grain Using a Tinted Deck Stain A tinted stain gives minimal change in color (compared to the natural wood color) If you ve Must read DIY Outdoor Home Improvement Projects You Can Do Yourself
Oct , Around the same time, Thompson s WaterSeal emailed me and asked if I wanted to try out their wood protector The results are a smooth coating on your deck that protects it from water stains I haven t tried it on an outdoor deck, only on our covered porch so I don t know the answer to your question.