You have some beautiful woodwork in your house that you’d like to show off, but you also like some color. How do you find the right colors to go with your wood tone? With a little planning you can make both patterns pop and complement each other. Keep reading to learn more!
Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner. As the weather gets warmer, many of us will be turning our attention to all of those outdoor projects we’ve been meaning to tackle. Two big projects you might want to tackle involve your home’s exterior. Keep reading to learn what you need to treat […]
Spring, out here in Pittsburgh, is always an adventure. It might take awhile but the warm weather will get here. It always does. In the meantime, ask yourself when the last time you stained your deck was. There are few things better than sitting outside with your favorite beverage, a warm and glowing fire as […]
This is your annual reminder that Oil Based Stains from Sikkens are still readily available at Ace Paints. This includes Cetol DEK Finish, Cetol 1 and Cetol 23+ as well as Log and Siding and Oil Based SRD. The general prep procedure for staining or maintaining your deck or siding begins with the application of […]
Like fast food and air conditioning, gel stain is one of the great conveniences of modern life. This smooth drying, professional-looking stain can make old furniture look new and new furniture look great. In this tribute to gel stain, we’ll talk about the great advantages of gel stain, how gel stain compares to standard stain, […]
The decision to stain or paint a deck can be a difficult one. One the one hand, painted surfaces are a solid color and feature none of the beauty of the original wood grain. Stained decks, on the other hand, have a natural appearance that allows them to blend in with the backyard landscaping. Aesthetically, […]
With the green movement well under way, natural products are very popular these days. Many people are choosing natural alternatives for many things, and this has led to an increased interest in natural stains. One particularly attractive option are natural stains made from walnuts. Making these stains is easy enough that just about anyone with the […]
According to Woodmagazine.com gel stain works like peanut butter on toast. Spread over a slice of toast, peanut butter will stick to the surface of the toast, but doesn’t quite soak in to the bread. The same goes for gel stain which forms a thick coat of lustrous color that sits on the surface of wood. Woodmagazine.com takes […]