Deck Staining

What’s the Best Deck Stain to Use?

When you’re looking to treat your decking, finding the best deck stain is easy if you start off by asking the right questions. As with any buying decision, rushing in without proper forethought is a recipe for disaster. So, before anything ...

Wood Deck: Should I Stain or Paint?

Wood is exposed to many factors such as rain, sun, snow and dirt. Without protections, many decks will develop mold. Staining your deck prevents the wood from warping and twisting. It also protects the wood from weathering, while preserving the life ...

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 the quality look that you ...

Semi-Transparent Stain vs Solid Color Stain

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 ...

Oil vs Water Based Deck Stain

When you’re choosing the best deck stain, you’ll inevitably run into this question: how do you choose between an oil vs water based deck stain? The decision you make here is key and influences how much time and effort you’ll need for application, ...

What are the best applicators to use for Deck Staining?

Best Applicators for Deck Staining Airless sprayer: Pros…these are fast! Cons…it’s easy to get stain everywhere, likely in a lot of places you don’t want and it’s very difficult to control just how much stain you are applying.  You’ll use quite ...

How many coats of Stain do I need to apply?

The answer to this question is going to vary a little depending on the products that you are using, so always read the manufacturers directions and follow their instructions. There are a few good rules of thumb to follow: Two coats are generally ...

What is the best time to Stain a Deck?

  The season Spring and fall are the most popular times to stain your deck, and rightfully so.  Avoiding the hot summer temperatures increases your chance for success with your project, as the hot summer sun can cause stain to dry too ...

How long should Deck Stain last?

How long should a deck stain last?   Some deck stains are better than others and some will last longer than others so, let’s talk about a few things to consider that will affect every stain and just how long it will last:   ...

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