Deck and Dock Finishes
Sample the Stain Before You Buy
Proper sampling is where it starts. Sampling is critical because the same stain can look very different on various species of wood.
Different prep and application methods also affect the final result. Therefore, sampling is the only way to make sure you get the color you want the first time.
Sampling is easy:
- On a small, inconspicuous test area (we recommend a minimum 2 sq. ft. space), simply do each step the way you will on all your siding and trim.
- Prep the wood…Cleaners, Brighteners, Strippers.
- Apply the stain sample as directed.
- Let the stain dry as many stains take a day or two to get their true color.