I've spent my entire adult life working with paints and stains, so I've seen many homeowners dissatisfied with their deck staining projects. Either it didn't look as
Aug 22, 2011 This is a how to video on staining decks. We show you how to properly stain a small wooden deck. What tools to use and a good deck stain that
Staining requires different preparation and application techniques than painting. Check out these professional tips on how to use stain to bring out the full beauty
Learn how to test the wood, apply deck cleaner and deck stain or sealer. Then follow the chemicals. Also cover siding with plastic or paper before staining.
Working on a sunny day with no forecast for rain, start by sweeping deck with broom. TIP: New decks simply need sweeping prior to staining. Old, weathered
But, because decks are exposed to the elements, as well as a lot of foot traffic, they require maintenance to keep them protected. Properly staining your deck can
Starling recommends starting at an inside corner and working out, applying the stain parallel to the deck boards. To avoid staining the nearby brick, he uses a
Spray the wood cleaner solution onto the deck and railings, then wait 10 minutes. Mix one gallon of oil-based deck stain with ? pint of exterior-grade varnish.
Read this "How to Stain a Deck" article from Behr. and "Prep Your Wood: Weathered Wood" for guidelines on properly preparing your wood surfaces.
To clean and properly seal a deck, first sweep the debris — leaves, twigs, dirt — off Once your deck is clean, apply a redwood stain or a waterproofing deck
Follow these easy steps to stain a deck and restore its natural beauty. over- apply, stain may peel or crack when exposed to moisture, or it may not dry properly.
Watch a Know-How video on How To Stain A Deck.