Wood

Using Wood Conditioner Before Stain

Why would you want to have a wood stain on a wooden surface before applying a wood conditioner? Why use a wood conditioner before stain? This is the exact question I was asked initially by a woodworker from Maine. All wood is porous and will absorb fluid that is applied to it. But how do…

Best Deck Sealer for Pressure Treated Wood

Looking for the Best deck sealer for pressure treated wood? As the seasons change your deck will start to show its age. Natural signs of wear and tear are bound to happen. You’ll want to make sure your deck is in tip-top condition. If you’re going for a rustic look, any sealer will do. Yet,…

The Best Primer for Kitchen Cabinets

Finding the Best Primer for Kitchen Cabinets is not as easy a task as you may think. Kitchen cabinets are the center of your kitchen and the reason why you get up in the morning to get to the kitchen in the first place. They are the room’s focal point, and they must stand the…

Wood Filler for Decks | Our 11 Favorites

Fillers are a popular way to cover defects and damage on your decking. Do you know what you need to look for in a deck filler? Here, we’ve outlined the key features you’ll need to consider when buying a wood filler for decks. The last thing you want is to pay for something that does…

How Long Does it Take a Stain to Dry?

Not only can wood stain be a real pain to apply, but it can also be resistant to drying. You can always use a damp cloth to wipe off the excess stain after application. That isn’t the best solution if you want to have a stain ready to use in the shortest time possible. Sometimes,…

Best Wood Sealer | 11 Excellent Options You Should Know About

Best wood sealers are a trickier subject to cover than you might imagine. Every sealer will claim to be the best and to be very accurate in its performance. Yet, the real question is: how do you determine the best wood sealer? The simple answer is that this will depend on the type of wood…

Best Deck Paint for Old Wood | 11 Products You Should Check Out

There is a lot of confusion about what the best deck paint for old wood is. Many of the products listed in the store are not the best choices if you have old decking. That’s because the older the wood, the more it tends to fade over time, and changing the color does nothing to…

The Best Semi-Transparent Deck Stain

We have all been there: you are trying to stain your deck but you can see the wood grain through your stain. So how do you avoid that issue? You can try a water-based stain, but you will need to apply a couple of coats, which means you may have to leave it on for…