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Judging strictly from initial appearance, it’s hard to distinguish one wood stain from another. Basic wood stain chemistry is fairly consistent from one product to the next, but ingredient quality, quantity, mix ratios, and manufacturing processes can make a big difference in product performance. For instance, a general-purpose wood…
The natural beauty of wood, in addition to its abundance and workability, has made it a popular choice of material for construction when appearance is important. Unfortunately, if left unprotected from the elements, most species of wood will readily discolor or degrade, not only from moisture and fungi, but…
Customer interest and demand for pre-stained pressure treated lumber and fence boards seems to be growing across the country. We in the industry know that staining treated wood with a high-quality stain, either before or after treatment, gives it added surface protection. We suspect the recent growth in popularity…