Summer is here – which means it’s time to start thinking about breathing some new life into that tired looking Deck. You can dramatically transform the look of old wood by washing, sanding and re-coating with a new product or colour, but before you start – we have some professional advice from one of our best selling and most loved brands of exterior wood stain – Cabot

We’ve pulled together 5 great How-to Videos (below) that take you through each important step in ensuring you get the most out of your wood deck and the product you apply, from the all important prep work, to how to properly apply a coating. There’s lots of ways to get staining a deck wrong – but one way to do it right and that’s to follow the manufacturers instructions on how to apply a specific product. Factors like air temperature, what time of day you start staining and what equipment to use all come into play. We can’t stress how important it is to read the instructions on the can. They are there for a reason.

Remember – choosing the right stain is an important part of the process, so if you need brush-outs to see what the product looks like when it’s applied, then we’d be more than happy to help you. As one of the lower mainland’s specialist exterior paint and stain centres – we carry a selection of quality assured products to give you the selection you need. You can choose from a wide range of products like Sikkens, Penofin, Bohme or Olympic Stains, depending which species of wood you’re coating, what colour you’re looking for and varying degrees of opacity.

1.Before you apply wood stain determine the state of your wood
Before you get started on apply wood stain to your deck or fence or other other wood surfaces, read how to determine the state of your wood. Check for peeling, mildew, weathered wood and more.

2. How to Choose the Right Exterior Wood Stain | Cabot
Learn how to choose your exterior wood stain. Cabot pros address everything from opacity, wood color and more.

3. Staining Wood: Tips from the Pros | Cabot
View helpful tips from the pros to help you get started on your stain project. Whether you are staining your wood deck or fence this video provides helpful tips and special techniques that pros use to finish like, well, Pros.

4. How to Apply Wood Stain: Wood stain tips | Cabot
Learn how to properly apply wood stain to decks and other wood surfaces like a pro. We provide helpful wood stain techniques and tips so you can DIY.

5. How to Maintain Your Exterior Wood & Wood Deck | Cabot
In this video the Cabot Pros discuss the best tactics to maintain your beautifully stained wood.

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