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Clean your wood before staining
Learn how to properly clean and prepare your wood for a new coat of stain.Download Printable PDF
How to Restore Your Wood
See how to use RESCUE IT!® to save your worn or weathered wood surfaces. .Download Printable Instructions
How to Restore Your Concrete
See how to use RESCUE IT!® to save your worn or weathered concrete surfaces.Download Printable Instructions
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
Is your wood in need of stain? Use this easy water absorption to find out.Download Printable PDF
Tape Peel Test
Use the tape peel test to determine if you need to strip your wood before staining.Download Printable PDF
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.Download Printable PDF
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.Download Printable PDF
How to Apply a Solid Color Stain
Learn more about solid color stains and how to best apply them to your wood.Download Printable PDF
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
Learn how to build and stain a planter box, an accent that adds beauty and color to any outdoor space.Download Printable PDF
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.Download Printable PDF
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.Download Printable PDF
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.Download Printable PDF
How to apply a Sanding Sealer
Learn how to apply a sanding sealer from Olympic® Interior Stains.
How to apply a Oil-Based Wood Stain
Learn how to apply an oil-based wood stain from Olympic® Interior Stains.