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How To Stain Your Wood Deck In 4 Easy Steps

How To Stain Your Wood Deck In 4 Easy Steps

Want to learn how to stain wood? Follow these simple steps to learn how to stain your deck and your project will be stained in no time.  Choose all climate stain protection with a durable finish. Get started today!

How To Stain Your Wood Deck In 4 Easy Steps
New Olympic SmartGuard!

New Olympic SmartGuard!

Olympic SmartGuard multi-surface waterproofer is a concentrated clear sealer formulated for easy application and fast dry.

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About Olympic® Stains

About Olympic® Stains

Learn more about Olympic® Stains.

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Woodland Oil® & Toner Colours

Woodland Oil® & Toner Colours

Expose your deck's natural beauty with penetrating oils that give your wood gorgeous depth of colour, while toners offer a hint of colour.  

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Resurfacer Colours

Resurfacer Colours

Rescue your worn or weathered wood by using our advanced line of Olympic RESCUE IT!® MAX resurfacers, which are available in dozens of colours.  

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Semi-Transparent & Semi-Solid Stain Colours

Semi-Transparent & Semi-Solid Stain Colours

The subtle colour of a semi-transparent stain and the rich colour of a semi-solid stain allow you to tint the colour of your wood, while giving you options in the amount of wood grain and texture that shows through.

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Solid Stain Colours

Solid Stain Colours

Solid stain colours allow the texture of the wood to show, while hiding the grain with a bold, protective colour. 

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The One Quick Trick To Finding Out If Your Deck Needs To Be Stained!

The One Quick Trick To Finding Out If Your Deck Needs To Be Stained!

Take the guesswork out of staining. This quick test will tell you if your deck is in need of a good staining. 

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3 Easy Steps to Prep Your Deck for Winter

3 Easy Steps to Prep Your Deck for Winter

Follow our guide to safeguard your recently-stained deck for winter. 

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Deck No Strip Cedar and Redwood Transparent and Semi-Transparent

Deck No Strip Cedar and Redwood Transparent and Semi-Transparent

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How To Stain Wood - 5 Steps To Take The Pain Out Of Stain

How To Stain Wood - 5 Steps To Take The Pain Out Of Stain

Staining has a bad reputation, but that doesn't mean your experience has to live up to its name! We can show you how to stain wood in 5 easy steps!

How To Stain Wood - 5 Steps To Take The Pain Out
Summer Ready Pergolas

Summer Ready Pergolas

Entertaining this summer? Imagine a pergola as your outdoor party central. Where better to catch up with friends, family, and neighbors for a picnic with the kids or for conversation as the long day fades to stars? 

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Deck Strip Cedar and Redwood Transparent and Semi-Transparent

Deck Strip Cedar and Redwood Transparent and Semi-Transparent

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Deck No Strip Pressure Treated Lumber Solid

Deck No Strip Pressure Treated Lumber Solid

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Greige Colours

Greige Colours You Will Love

Greige paint and stain colours are in. If you thought stain colours were limited to just shades of brown or amber, think again. With a variety of greiges and off-whites, you can easily extend your indoor style to the outdoors. Check out these hot trending greige stain colours and get inspired.

Greige Stain Colours You Will Love
Other Strip Pressure Treated Lumber Solid

Other Strip Pressure Treated Lumber Solid

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Stain Your Way: Weather-Ready™ Technology

Stain Your Way: Weather-Ready Technology

Staining a deck can be a daunting project, dependent on everything from the season to your busy schedule. If you’re planning to refinish your deck, consider our Weather-Ready technology to help get the job done on your own time.
 

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How to Start Your Next Staining Project

How to Start Your Next Staining Project

Staining demands the right preparation for a proper finish

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Deck No Strip Cedar and Redwood Solid

Deck No Strip Cedar and Redwood Solid

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Deck No Strip Pressure Treated Lumber Solid

Deck No Strip Pressure Treated Lumber Solid

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How To Stain A Fence In Five Easy Steps

How To Stain A Fence

​Staining a fence is a lot easier than you may think. By following these steps you will quickly and easily learn how to stain a wood fence and then enjoy the benefits it brings to your property.

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Great Stain Colours For Sheds

Great Stain Colours For Sheds

Staining your shed is an easy way to spruce up your curb appeal and make your yard look great, but what does it take to find the right stain? Although it's vital to pick the right product that you can use easily and affordably, it's equally important to pick a color that suits you.

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Stain Calculator

Stain Calculator

Determine the right amount of stain needed for your project and avoid underestimating by using our easy stain calculator.

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What Colour Should I Stain My Deck?

What Colour Should I Stain My Deck?

What Colour Should I Stain My Deck? It's easy to find the best deck stain colours - when considering wood stain colours for your deck, consider what colour will best enhance the wood’s finish.

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Popular Stain Colours by Region

Popular Stain Colours by Region

This land was made for every stain! From easy, breezy, beachy hues to hot and arid desert tones, each region favors a unique family of exterior stain colours. Learn what’s trending in your neck of the woods and beyond.

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