07 Mar. 1994|
Best transparent wood stain deck,backyard greenhouse plans diy,diy queen size storage bed frame - For Outdoors
Spring heralds the arrival of weather warm enough for us to finally get outside and start undoing the damage winter has wrought on woodwork.
Refreshing the finish on decks, fences, and siding tops the to-do list because without renewed protection against Mother Nature, wood will start to decay.
In a one-two punch, sunlight breaks down the lignin that holds wood fibers together, leaving a gray surface that can't hold a finish.
You can safeguard wood in one of two ways: either with paint, which seals it under an opaque film, or, perhaps better, with exterior stain.
The beauty of stain is that it's easy to apply, resistant to peeling, and brings out wood's texture or grain. We translate the confusing labels, show you some of the many places stains are used, and offer tips on how to apply and maintain a finish for maximum durability.
Once you make your choice and lay it on, you can rest easy, knowing that your wood is taken care of.