Stain-It-Yourself

Watch our DIY project videos to get the most out of Olympic® Stain products.

  • How to clean and prepare wood

    Clean your wood before staining

    Learn how to properly clean and prepare your wood for a new coat of stain.

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  • How to restore wood

    How to Restore Your Wood

    See how to use RESCUE IT!® to save your worn or weathered wood surfaces. .

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  • How-to Restore Concrete

    How to Restore Your Concrete

    See how to use RESCUE IT!® to save your worn or weathered concrete surfaces.

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  • Why apply stain

    Why Apply a Wood Stain or Sealant?

    Learn why you should protect your investment from the elements, the differences between wood stains and how to choose the best color for your project.

  • Water Absorption Test

    Water Absorption Test

    Is your wood in need of stain? Use this easy water absorption to find out.

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  • Tape peel test

    Tape Peel Test

    Use the tape peel test to determine if you need to strip your wood before staining.

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  • How to strip old coatings

    How to Strip an Old Coating

    Learn how to properly remove old wood coatings such as paint and stain before applying a new coat of stain.

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  • How to apply clear, toner or semi-transparent

    How to Apply Clear, Toner or Semi-Transparent Stain

    Learn the tips and trick of properly applying a new coat of stain to your wood.

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  • How to apply a solid color stain

    How to Apply a Solid Color Stain

    Learn more about solid color stains and how to best apply them to your wood.

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  • Choosing the right exterior stain finish

    Choosing the Right Exterior Stain Finish

    Know when to accentuate wood that's in great condition and how to subtly mask wood that needs a little TLC.

  • How to build and stain a planter box

    How to Build and Stain a Planter Box

    Learn how to build and stain a planter box, an accent that adds beauty and color to any outdoor space.

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  • How to build and stain a child's picinic table

    How to Build and Stain a Children's Picnic Table

    Give your children their own colorful table by learning how to build and stain a children's picnic table.

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  • How to build and stain a garden trellis

    How to Build and Stain a Garden Trellis

    Add color and architecture to your yard by learning how to build and stain a garden trellis.

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  • How to build and stain a plant caddy

    How to Build and Stain a Plant Caddy

    Make moving large potted plants a breeze by learning how to build and stain a wheeled plant caddy.

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  • How to apply a sanding sealer

    How to apply a Sanding Sealer

    Learn how to apply a sanding sealer from Olympic® Interior Stains.

  • How to apply oil-based wood stain

    How to apply a Oil-Based Wood Stain

    Learn how to apply an oil-based wood stain from Olympic® Interior Stains.