Staining and sealing for protection from the elements By Matt Weber
By Tom Matthews Wood remains America’s most popular building material for outdoor structures because of its natural good looks, ready availability, durability and affordability. It’s versatile, easy to work with, and homeowners know what to expect from its performance. However, to take full advantage of those many qualities requires proper protection and maintenance. […]
By Matt Weber Refinish a deck to renew the look and protect it from the elements.
By Dave Barnes 11 Keys to Successfully Stain Exotic Hardwood for Outdoor Applications
Master concrete stainer, Gaye Goodman, explains the staining procedure in step-by-step detail.
Years ago it seems like every deck that was built was constructed out of good old CCA…pine wood treated with copper chromium arsenic, commonly referred to as pressure treated lumber. Because most of the decks were constructed out of the same type of lumber (CCA), the products that you used to stain them and the way you went about it […]
By Dave Barnes Unlock the secrets the pros use to create a beautiful, long-lasting finish by doing it right the first time. Having spent my entire adult life working with paints and stains; it didn’t take long for me to figure out that homeowners who stain their own decks, for the most part, end up […]
Finishing pine is a four-step process: Sand, Seal, Stain and Topcoat.