Ultra-concentrated coating equals four gallons of ordinary stain.
All exterior wood requires an outdoor wood stain. Applying an outdoor coating does not need to be difficult. Exterior wood stain is absolutely necessary to protect outdoor wood from rot and decay. Even wood such as cedar or redwood, which is naturally resistant to decay and rot, requires and outdoor wood stain in order to protect the natural color and beauty of the wood. Season to season protection for your outdoor timber structures. Plastic is not a viable alternative. Stick with real lumber. A colored wood preservative should be used on rough wood. Applying an exterior wood stain is the easiest way to protect your investment. And, applying an outdoor wood stain can add years to the life of your outdoor structures. Sensitive over-spray areas should be masked before applying coating. Select a coating that will not harm plants or grass. When choosing an exterior wood stain consider three things; how long the coating hold up, how easy is the clean-up and what colors and looks are available. Apply a coating that will not peel, crack, blister or promote mildew growth. Choose a coating that will not harm plants or grass. An outdoor wood stain should lat a minimum of two years before having to reapply the stain. When considering clean-up, you have two choices, water-borne coatings and oil-based coatings. Water-borne coatings are always easier to clean-up than oil-based. Most water-based products can be cleaned-up with just soap and water. Outdoor structures can provide privacy and protection. Donít assume that a stain will hold up longer if it is oil-based. Most water-based exterior wood stains cam outlast there oil-based cousins. When choosing a color and transparency of a outdoor wood stain look for a semi-transparent coating. A semi-transparent coating allows you to see the natural wood grain of your fence or deck. Oil-based stains are declining in popularity due to environmental and clean-up concerns. Keep harmful oil-based products off your skin and never breath the vapors. When choosing a color look for a natural wood tone. Natural wood tones highlight the natural wood grain. Always look for products that are made in America.