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Exterior Stain - Wood Stain Information and Advice

Curated from This Old House

Exterior stain is important!

The article “All About Exterior Stain” on This Old House website discusses everything you need to know about using stain on the exterior surfaces of your home. It explains the difference between paint and stain, the benefits of using stain, and the types available.

The article provides tips on preparing the surface before staining and choosing the right stain color and finish. It also covers the application process, including how to use brushes, rollers, and sprayers and how to apply stain in different weather conditions.

Finally, the article includes advice on maintaining and refreshing the stained surface over time.

You can safeguard wood in one of two ways: with paint, which seals it under an opaque film, or with exterior stain. The beauty of stain is that it’s easier to apply compared with paint, resistant to peeling, and can bring out wood’s texture or grain. However, making the right stain choice can be a challenge.

Read the full article at This Old House.