Can You Stain Wood If It's Wet?

It's that time. You need to stain a deck, fence, or whatever it may be. Whether it's your annual coat or something more frequent (you overachiever), the question has probably dawned on you: Can you stain wood if it's wet?  The answer
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Choosing the Best Wood Stain for the Job

There's a study that suggests 62 to 90 percent of a first impression is based on color alone. It influences the mood and perception of that initial interaction, but also has a psychological effect over time.

This is important to consider when selecting wood stain.
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Does Wood Stain Prevent Rot?

Wood rot is an ancient and natural process. Preventing it is a uniquely human concern. As trees fall, they break down, decay, and erode into nutritious soil, returning life back to the earth and giving back to the ecosystem that once reared it. 

The source of wood rot (or more accurately, decay) is fungi that seek four things: water, oxygen, food, and the right temperature. Remove one of those and it upsets the balance for reproduction. The most common way is through moisture control.

If you're trying to figure out whether or not wood stain prevents rot, just know that it can if it penetrates the wood grain and seals it. 

There's more to that answer though.
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What’s the Difference Between Staining and Oiling Wood?

Are you starting on your next big woodworking project? “Do you think I should oil or stain this?” This is a good place to start. Both oils and stains each have significant advantages and disadvantages, and either might be better depending on your
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What Do You Do When Wood Won’t Absorb Stain?

Picture this — You're in the middle of tackling another big DIY project on your to-do list. You’ve picked out a great colored stain that’s going to perfectly accentuate the grain and natural character or your boards. You carefully brush the stain onto the wood and wait. 


Hours pass and you realize that the wood is not absorbing the stain. The wood feels tacky and wet. “What is going on?” You may ask.


Has this ever happened to you? We’re here to help. We’ve rounded up our tips for applying stain and the most frequent mistakes when staining wood. 

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Log Homes; A Special Breed

Log Homes; A Special Breed

Log homes are a special breed, anyone who owns one will tell you that!  Why do people choose to live in a home that defies traditional modern home building?  The answer is simple:  Log homes provide a natural environment that can take the breathe away from anyone, especially a first time visitor to a modern log home design.  But no one talks about the maintenance of these "works of art", the protective coatings that will be needed to make these structures their best, not just when they are new but for the life of the log home.
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