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The saying “As goes the West, so goes the Nation” is particularly evidenced in the areas of art and fashion. Lately, the notion has been playing out in the case of wood stain usage for outdoor projects. The West is widely acknowledged as the birthplace of the practice of…
Who: A well known Seattle-based supplier of pressure washing and steam cleaning equipment and materials, including parts, services, and chemicals to contractors, property managers, and homeowners in the Greater Puget Sound. What: The client asked us to develop a product that would effectively protect and maintain the appearance of…
Who: Allweather Wood is a large wood pressure treater with multiple facilities, including locations in Washougal, Washington and North Bend, Oregon. What: The Washougal and North Bend facilities were each using their own specific color of stain to treat different species of wood. In an effort to simplify and…
Roughly 20 years ago, pressure treated lumber companies in Western North America began experimenting with wood stains to provide a more visually appealing product for their customers. Their first efforts targeted the use of solvent-based stains, which proved to be unworkable with water-based preservative chemicals. Eco Chemical™ entered the…