How to Fix Wood Stain Mistakes

A bad stain job can make even the most beautiful wood homes and log cabins look tacky. Whether you are staining a deck and notice some issues, or you are working on fixing a project that someone else has done, there are several ways to make mistakes while staining. The stain could be uneven in color, have drips or rings, or be the wrong color. However, there are usually simple ways to fix wood stain mistakes.
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How to Apply Masonry Sealer

Without proper sealant, stone can be very porous, absorbing water like a sponge, and over time, water can cause damage such as crumbling, cracking, moss growth and more. To prevent future damage and keep your stone looking beautiful, you will want to apply masonry sealer to the area.
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Tips for Staining Pine

Pine is an inexpensive wood that is great for woodworking projects and log homes. It can be tricky to stain, and attempts to duplicate the look of antique pine can often be disappointing. When not done correctly, it is easy to end up with blotches and “grain reversal” that make the wood look unnatural. However, with a few quick tips, you can get a deep, rich-looking color on your pine without losing the natural beauty of the wood.
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Is Borate Treatment Safe?

One of the biggest concerns of living in a wood home is termite and pest control. We have all heard horror stories of termites and other wood-loving bugs burrowing into a wood deck or eating up a wood structure. So how...
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What Happens If You Use Too Much Wood Stain?

It may seem that the best way to get full coverage of your wood deck or log home is to apply multiple layers of stain . However, stain can quickly add up, resulting in poor results for your project. There is a fine line between “not enough” and
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How Many Coats of Stain Should You Use?

It may seem like you will get better coverage staining your wood deck or log cabin if you apply additional coats of stain. However, more stain is not always better, and can actually result in peeling stain, less protection and a shorter life span
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