Best Wood Stains for Your Home

April 21st, 2017 by Oliver
wood stain

The long winter in the Reno-Tahoe area may have left your wood, siding, and fences looking less than stellar. Rain, snow, and sun can all take their toll on the look and shine of your wood. The folks at Reno Paint Mart have compiled a list of our favorite stain products that you can use to restore areas of your home. Whether it’s your fence, siding, or deck—we’ve got you covered with just the right stains you need to restore your wood and fencing back to it’s natural state.

To start out you will want to follow the following steps:

  1. Choose your look
  2. Choose your color
  3. Prepare your surface

Once you’re done preparing your surface, here are the products we recommend using to stain and protect the wood around your home:

Wood Preparation Products

We carry a variety of Flood® Wood Preparation Products that can help you restore the natural look of your wood, concrete, composites and other surfaces. These products can help remove dirt, mildew stains, and oil and water-based coatings from wood surfaces. They can also be used as a maintenance cleaner for stained or resurfaced decks. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Flood®Pro Series Wood Cleaner
  • Flood®Pro Series All-Purpose Deck Wash

The best part? These are available at Reno Paint Mart. Stop in and let our experts help you choose the right wood preparation products for your summer projects.


Transparent Finishes

To protect your wood against weather elements such as moisture and sun damage, you may want to consider using our transparent finishes. Transparent finishes are not only great protecting against sun and moisture damage, but they add a slight hint of color that can really brighten up your wood.

We recommend using Flood® CWF-UV 5 for a long-lasting color that offers excellent UV protection and water repellent.


 Solid Color Stain and Resurfacer

Semi-Transparent Stains offer a base and topcoat system that enhances the natural look of wood with a beautiful, lustrous color. It’s specifically formulated for tropical weather environments and provides a mildew resistant finish and water repellent. Some of our favorite ones include:

  • Flood® Pro Series Semi-Transparent Alkyd Stain
  • Flood® Pro Series Semi-Transparent Acrylic/Oil Stain
  • Flood® Pro Series Solid Color Stain

All of these products are available at Reno Paint Mart. Stop in and let our experts help you find the perfect stain or wood finishing product for your next project. With so many selections to choose from, you’re bound to find just the right color you need.



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