How To Choose Tools and Stains for your Deck

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From wear and tear on the deck to chipped and stained. It's time to put in the work. Staining your deck protects your outdoor oasis and will return the value back to your property. Ace is here to help you choose the right tools for the job.

How To Choose Tools and Stains for your Deck

Choosing Stain

After you have cleaned your deck and addressed any deterioration, it's time to select a stain.  Choosing the right stain can highlight the beauty of the wood.  The more transparent the product the more often you have to apply it.  Products with more pigment protect against sun and weather longer and hide any damage in the wood. However, they also cover the grain more. Take your time looking at all the details on the label.  If you are still are not sure, try a sample of it in an inconspicuous place on your deck.

Choosing Tools

The right applicators and tools can improve the results of your deck staining project.  Use a stain brush that is made for staining.  The bristles hold more stain and provide an even coat.  Use a brush that fits the size of the wood plank so you are not going back and applying more stain then the wood requires.  Specialty applicators for staining can be used vs. a brush. Rollers are good for solid stains and when applying resurface products to the wood. For more helpful advice visit your neighborhood Ace or visit us online at acehardware.com. Published: 5/17/2017