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Find everything you need to know on painting, staining, our trusted products and the industry's best practices all right here in our painting ideas and wood staining advice articles. We rely on our history of customer feedback and professional insight to deliver helpful and simple painting advice for all experience levels.

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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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!

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Affordably Clean Your Wood Deck For Brilliant Staining Results

Affordably Clean Your Wood Deck For Brilliant Staining Results

A thorough cleaning is the critical first step in a deck staining process. Use our unique product to ensure staining success. 

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How Do I Stain My Wooden Porch Or Deck?

How Do I Stain My Wooden Porch Or Deck?

Your porch and deck are extensions of your indoor living spaces, so make them as enjoyable as possible with a new look!

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Olympic® SUMMIT™ Advanced Stain + Sealant in One

Olympic® SUMMIT Advanced Stain + Sealant in One

Olympic SUMMIT is formulated to protect and enhance the natural look of wood with exceptional richness and depth of colour.

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RESCUE IT® MAX Video Tutorials

RESCUE IT® MAX Video Tutorials

See how RESCUE IT® MAX can refinish your worn concrete or wood. 

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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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Video: Should I Clean My Wood Before I Stain?

Video: Should I Clean My Wood Before I Stain?

Watch this video to learn how to properly clean your wood before applying a layer of stain. 

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Video: Why Apply A Wood Stain Or Sealant?

Video: Why Apply A Wood Stain Or Sealant?

A little stain can go a long way towards protecting your valuable deck, furntiture or building. We show you why in this video. 

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Weather-Ready™ Technology Helps You Stain

Weather-Ready Technology Helps You Stain

Weather-Ready™ Application helps you stain in a greater range of temperatures and weather conditions

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Use RESCUE IT!® In 1-2-3 Steps!

Use RESCUE IT!® In 1-2-3 Steps!

Use our powerful RESCUE IT!® process to refinish your deck or exterior wooden project. We detail three steps that will ensure your project's success.  

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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 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
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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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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The Last Staining Guide You'll Ever Need

The Last Staining Guide You'll Ever Need

Learn how to properly pick and apply stain to your wood surface

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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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The Hottest Stain Trend in 4 Colours

The Hottest Stain Trend in 4 Colours

Gray stain colours have emerged over the last few years as beautiful foundations for fresh, modern designs. Here are four you'll absolutely love. 

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4 Timeless Wood Stain Colours for any Project

4 Timeless Wood Stain Colours for any Project

Whether you’re starting your own stain project or simply browsing for design inspiration, you can never go wrong with classic stain colours. These four browns are sure to jump-start your creative process.

4 Timeless Wood Stain Colours for any Project
4 Wood Stain Colours You Never Knew Existed

4 Wood Stain Colours You Never Knew Existed

Recent design trends have come to showcase plenty of our more colourful wood stains. Once you see these four quintessentially quirky stain colours, you’ll never think of stain the same way again. 

4 Wood Stain Colours You Never Knew Existed
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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Deck Ideas

Deck Ideas

When it comes to deck ideas Olympic has plenty of wood stain color inspiration to guide you in your next deck staining project.

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Wood Stain Colors For Cedar Decks

Wood Stain Colours For Cedar Decks

If your deck is made of cedar you're going to want to show it off in style. Here are some stains that will let the wood grain show through with a hint of colour.

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