All wood needs to be well cleaned before staining, whether it's a brand-new deck or an older deck that's been out in the weather and needs to be re-stained. Brand-new lumber needs to be cleaned to remove 'mill scale',which is a crushing of the grain that takes place during the milling process. If it's left uncleaned, it can..
May 12, 2017 . When shopping for wood stain colors, it is important to know what type of look you're trying to create in order to choose the right staining product. Deck stains can come in various types of finishes and ensuring you choose a good match for the wood you will be staining will make your project a success
May 21, 2009 . Deck stain keeps new wood looking good and helps to refurbish old, weathered boards. Stain shouldn't be confused with deck sealer, though. Terminology differs slightly among manufacturers, but sealers generally impart little or no color to wood. They simply seal it against air and moisture. Stains, which..
May 18, 2013 . Stain your deck the wood's natural beauty shows through, but you might have to redo the job soon. Paint it and the wood will be protected, but you'll lose the look of the wood grain. So which should you choose? Should I Paint or Stain My Deck? | Angie's List
Apr 24, 2013 . Thinking of painting a wood deck? Angie Hicks explains why deck builders recommend deck staining instead of painting a deck, and provides wood staining tips
Stain works best on new wood. It brings out the beauty of the grain and can darken the wood a bit depending on if you use a clear or tinted stain. Weathered decks often need to be cleaned and have a brightener applied, followed by a stain. They can, however, be brought back to life. Most professionals recommend painting..
HGTV helps you decide when to use stain, sealer or paint to maintain and beautify your wood deck
Clean wood is important, toothe surface should be free of mildew stains, dirt, debris and contaminants. To clean and prep the deck for staining, wash it with Cabot Problem Solver Wood Cleaner, rinse with clean water and let it dry for two to three days. For more information about prepping your deck, read our article..
Giving your deck a few coats of deck stain is a great way to preserve it against the different weather conditions that will be presented during the years. Many people want to be able to show off the wood grain of their newly built deck and will choose deck stain over paint to do just that. Paint, while it will protect the wood, is just..
Check out how to stain a deck from the professionals at Sherwin-Williams. Tips on planning, preparing and applying deck stains, plus easy steps on how to clean up