How To Stain Treated Wood


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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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 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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How To Stain Wood

How To Stain Wood - A DIY Wood Staining Guide

You don’t have to feel scared anymore. Staining your deck, gazebo, or fence is a lot easier than you think – provided you follow the right steps. With this simple How To Stain Wood guide you’re going to be relaxing outdoors with your project finished much quicker than you would believe. 

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How To Stain A Gazebo

How To Stain A Gazebo

Staining a wood gazebo can be a daunting task, but by following this simple “how to stain a gazebo” guide you are sure to be tackling the project in no time. By staining a gazebo you accomplish not only an added touch to your lawn, but you can also reap the benefits with curb appeal. Here are the quick and easy steps you can take to get your summer garden looking fabulous.

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What kind of wood finish should I use on my deck?

What kind of wood finish should I use on my deck?

Nothing transforms a home like the beauty of a deck. A beautiful deck offers the family a warm oasis for rest following a hard day's work.

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We make it easy to find the right wood stain colors

What Stain Should I Use?

 Use this guide to understand what each type of wood stain opacity is and what colors work best for your wood stain project.

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Top Wood Stain Colors

​Top Stain Colors For Outdoor Spaces

When it comes to staining wood things have changed big time. Gone are the days where the only color available is brown. Now wood stains come in a multitude of hues and shades that are perfect for your outdoor staining project. Whether you are looking for a brilliant blue shed, a great green deck, or a grey gazebo there are many wood stain colors to choose from.

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What Is A Pergola?

What Is A Pergola?

Pergolas are often confused with arbors, which are wooden benches with lattice panels and a small roof. What is a pergola, then? 

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What Color Should I Stain My Deck?

What Color Should I Stain My Deck?

What Color Should I Stain My Deck? It's easy to find the best deck stain colors - when considering wood stain colors for your deck, consider what color will best enhance the wood’s finish.

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Deck Stain Colors

Go Natural With These 4 Wood Stain Colors for Your Deck

The beauty of a wood deck transforms your home and yard. Such an important architectural element needs the right deck stain colors to make it perfect. 

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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 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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New Olympic SmartGuard!

New Olympic SmartGuard!

Olympic® SmartGuard Sealer is a concentrated multi-surface spray sealer formulated for easy application and fast dry.

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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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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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Stain Calculator

Stain Calculator

Determine the right amount of stain needed for your project and avoid underestimating by using our easy stain calculator.

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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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How Long Does It Take To Stain A Deck?

How Long Does It Take To Stain A Deck?

Staining a deck doesn't take as long as you may think. The typical deck can be stained in a matter of a couple hours given the right circumstances. If the conditions are not right, however, it can take significantly longer. Read below for advice on the conditions needed to make sure your project is completed as quickly as possible.

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Power Washing Tips: How To Power Wash A Deck

Power Washing Tips: How To Power Wash A Deck

Knowing when and how to power wash a deck is only half the battle when trying to make your deck look refreshed. Follow this simple guide for a no fail power-washing job.

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Deck Stain Colors For Pressure Treated Wood

Stain Colors For Pressure-Treated Wood

Pressure-treated wood is often left as-is without being coated in a gorgeous deck stain color because many home-owners think you can’t use coating on top of the treatment. Luckily, they’re wrong.

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Greige Colors

Greige Colors You Will Love

Greige paint and stain colors are in. If you thought stain colors were limited to just shades of brown or amber, think again. With a variety of greiges and off-whites, you can easily extend your indoor style to the outdoors. Check out these hot trending greige stain colors and get inspired.

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Trending Stain Colors in 2017 to Use on Your Outdoor Space

Trending Stain Colors in 2017 to Use on Your Outdoor Space

When the time comes to refinish your deck or patio, you may consider reaching for the old standby brown hue that is commonly used on wood surfaces outdoors. However, there are many great wood finish colors to consider that exceed bland shades of brown.

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Top Trending Stain Colors for Outdoor Spaces

Top Trending Stain Colors for Outdoor Spaces

The idea that only brown stains should be used to accentuate your patio or deck is a thing of the past -- green, grey, and blue (among other vibrant colors) have become popular wood stain colors, and even clear sealants can provide a unique and beautiful way to add additional pizazz to your home (while protecting your patio or deck).

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How To Stain A Deck

How To Stain A Deck

Q: How do I stain a deck? My deck's appearance needs some updating and I have never stained wood before. Thanks!

A: Staining a deck is a lot easier than you may think. It involves a simple four-step process. Follow our guide on how to stain a deck below.

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Patio Stain Colors

Patio Stain Colors

Staining your patio isn't just about picking the right product- you also have to find the right color. Various factors affect which colors you should use for your patio, such as your overall theme and existing exterior decor. However, there's a few stain colors for patios that will work well with virtually any theme and are perfect for staining your patio...

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The Hottest Wood Stain Colors for 2017

The Hottest Wood Stain Colors for 2017

Choosing between deck stain colors can be a difficult process, but it's essential if you want to make the investment into your deck worthwhile. If you're struggling to choose the right color for your deck, then look at four of the most popular wood stain colors of 2017.

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Get the weathered look of reclaimed wood with these gray stains

Get The Weathered Look By Using These Great Gray Stain Colors


Does you deck reflect the latest home fashion trend? You frequently update your wardrobe, your residential decor and your vehicle. Don't miss the opportunity to display your great sense of style when you entertain outdoors, too. The current buzz in deck stains focuses on the oh-so-chic weather beaten gray motif.

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​The One Simple Trick To Making Your Neighbors Envy You

​The One Simple Trick To Making Your Neighbors Envy You

When you buy a home with a deck or when you make the plunge to have a deck built on to your home you inevitably want to end up with a structure that both looks aligned with the design of your home, but also one that impresses your neighbors and – for lack of a better word – makes you feel fancy.
There is an easy way to do that, it is simple, effective, and affordable – choose an unexpected color.

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4 Top Rated Stain Colors

4 Top Rated Stain Colors

Staining your deck goes beyond just picking the right product to selecting exactly the right color for your deck and your decorating style. These four wood stain colors are not for the faint of heart, but they can add exactly the perfect amount of fun and function for the right home and homeowner. There's an impressive variety of colors of wood stain available, and selecting deck stain colors for your outdoor room can let you make your mark. 

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​Wooden Fence Colors That Will Wow Your Neighbors

​Wooden Fence Colors That Will Wow Your Neighbors

Finding a wooden fence color doesn’t have to be hard. There are colors for every type of home and piece of property that are beautiful, bright, and bold. You’re no longer stuck with typical dark browns or honey oak-type colors when it comes to staining a wooden fence. Here are 5 of the best rated colors for your wooden fence that are sure to catch some eyes as well as boost curb appeal.

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Great Stain Colors For Sheds

Great Stain Colors For Sheds

Staining your shed is an easy way to spruce up your curb appeal and make your yard look great, but what does it take to find the right stain? Although it's vital to pick the right product that you can use easily and affordably, it's equally important to pick a color that suits you.

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Gray Wood Stain Colors

Grey Wood Stain Colors For Your Deck

Grey wood stain colors are getting super popular with homeowners because of their ability to give a classic weathered look to newer wood as well as their ability to take a boring old deck and give it a bit of modern flair. 

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Best Wood Stain Colors

Best Deck Stain Colors

Stain colors are one of the best and most inexpensive ways to spruce up your deck and backyard parties! Easy to apply and quick to enjoy, the various colors of wood stain provide the right amount of pop to complement your entertaining style.

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Top Deck Stains

Top Deck Stains For Your Wooden Deck

Choosing the right wood stain colors for your deck is an important part of the deck building process. 

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Wood Stain Colors

Wood Stain Colors You Will Love

Staining your deck is a wonderful way to help protect it against the elements while adding color.

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Popular Deck Stain Colors

Popular Deck Stain Colors

Decks see a lot of use, especially when the weather is nice. Foot traffic plus the general wear from the outdoor elements adds up, and decks often need to be re-stained every two or three years. 

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Staining Advice & Inspiration

Staining Advice & Inspiration

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. 

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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 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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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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Color

Easily explore our vast library of  stain colors with our organized color palettes and powerful stain color tools. 

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Exterior Stains

Exterior Stains

Olympic® Stains has provided exceptional protection and durability for all wood types, applications and budgets. Nothing protects and beautifies your wood like Olympic Exterior Stain. Trust the natural beauty of your wood to Olympic Stains.

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