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A well-stained deck can make your house the envy of the neighborhood. Take deck staining into your own hands with our staining guides and how-to's. 
How to Stain a Deck – A First Timer’s Guide

How to Stain a Deck – A First Timer’s Guide

A quick deck refresh can really make a home feel like your own. All it takes is the right staining prep work to make your deck look gorgeous.

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How To Stain A Fence In Five Easy Steps

How To Stain A Fence

​Staining a fence is a lot easier than you may think. By following these steps you will quickly and easily learn how to stain a wood fence and then enjoy the benefits it brings to your property.

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Affordably Clean Your Wood Deck For Brilliant Staining Results

Affordably Clean Your Wood Deck For Brilliant Staining Results

A thorough cleaning is the critical first step in a deck staining process. Use our unique product to ensure staining success. 

How To Clean Your Deck
How To Clean Your Deck

How To Clean Your Deck

When it comes to cleaning decks and patios, many people come to us looking for honest, trustworthy advice. We’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions from people who are looking to take care of their wood so that it will last for years to come. 

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How To Stain A Deck - A Beginner's Guide

How To Stain A Deck - A First Timer's Guide

Staining your deck for the first time may sound intimidating. However, with the right prep work and following the right steps, your deck will be protected and beautifully finished.

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The One Quick Trick To Finding Out If Your Deck Needs To Be Stained!

The One Quick Trick To Finding Out If Your Deck Needs To Be Stained!

Take the guesswork out of staining. This quick test will tell you if your deck is in need of a good staining. 

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Top Rated Clear Wood Stain And Sealant

Top Rated Clear Wood Stain And Sealant

​Clear sealants show the intricate, outdoorsy look of wood grain. Olympic Maximum clear sealant is perfect for treating your deck, fence or wood siding to preserve your surface’s natural beauty for years.

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3 Ways To Use Semi-Transparent Stain

3 Ways To Use Semi-Transparent Stain

Whether your next project is big or small, bring this finished look to beautify your home and yard 
Semi-transparent stain gives your deck or wood siding the best of both worlds: the natural look of wood grain and a wide variety of colors to choose from.

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When Should I Paint Or Stain?

When Should I Paint Or Stain?

Choosing the right stain or paint – or both – can go a long way toward completing a memorable design.

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Video: Why Apply A Wood Stain Or Sealant?

Video: Why Apply A Wood Stain Or Sealant?

A little stain can go a long way towards protecting your valuable deck, furntiture or building. We show you why in this video. 

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Video: Should I Clean My Wood Before I Stain?

Video: Should I Clean My Wood Before I Stain?

Watch this video to learn how to properly clean your wood before applying a layer of stain. 

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How Do I Stain My Wooden Porch Or Deck?

How Do I Stain My Wooden Porch Or Deck?

Your porch and deck are extensions of your indoor living spaces, so make them as enjoyable as possible with a new look!

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How To Stain Your Wood Deck In 4 Easy Steps

How To Stain Your Wood Deck In 4 Easy Steps

Want to learn how to stain wood? Follow these simple steps to learn how to stain your deck and your project will be stained in no time.  Choose all climate stain protection with a durable finish. Get started today!

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How-To Articles & Project Guides

How-To Articles & Project Guides

These articles and tips help you quickly learn the tricks and processes for completing your DIY project.  

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