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Why is there a stain residue coming from my outdoor wood structures?

I purchased my first home in October of last year. According to a can we found in our basement, the previous owners had stained a set of stairs, a pergola, and a raised garden bed with Ready Seal in ...
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Why is my clear wood finish drying orange?

I bought an outdoor wooden planter online. It wasn't sealed so I wanted to treat it to help protect it from weather and water. The wood was already stained gray so I went with a "Clear ...
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How do I fix mismatched stained, stamped concrete?

I have a stained concrete walkway surrounding my newly built house. The problem is that right in front of the entrance the walkway changes color. The builder did the project at 2 different times and ...
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Removing Stains from Laminate Flooring

These stains are from some colors from a Long time ago. Please help me to remove them. I tried many things like nail polish remover, clothes stain remover, etc with no luck.
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Can I stain interior concrete block foundation walls?

I was planning on painting our basement block walls until I just recently learned of the problems painting concrete invites (mainly mold) from basement waterproofing professionals (Crawl Space Ninja, ...
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Can I fix my contractor's bad stain job?

The contractors I hired to restore my house put an extremely thick coat of stain on my floors and did not wipe off the excess. They left it sitting there for days and now there are puddles of dark, ...
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Mixing Stain/sealers

I am trying to match a new deck color to an existing deck that was stained with Olympic Maximum stain and sealant in the “natural tone cedar” color. I purchased the wood rx product in the cedar color ...
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What is the source of these reddish stains on my drywall?

Some of my painted interior walls have reddish spots and streaks appearing. The stain appears to be on top of the paint and not the underlying material. Age of the paint and house is about 20 years.
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Smell after staining - even months after

Pine shelves that I cut. Stained with a Varathane pre-stain wood conditioner, wiped with a cloth, waited about an hour, then used a cloth to apply a Varathane Premium wood stain (Colonoal Maple, if ...
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resurfacing driveway

My driveway needs resurfacing- color change It is in good condition, no cracks no chips. It does not collect rain water, good run off. The problem: As you can see the previous owner did some DYI ...
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how to get use exterior semi transparent on 2 different woods to match each other

I'm creating two exterior wood furniture one has cedar red and the other one is regular cedar I need to stain both to match each other How do I go about this
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How many CFM do I need for a small figurine painting booth?

I'm building out a small public makerspace and would like to add a ventilated painting and staining booth. I'm expecting the size to be about 12 cubic feet (4' x 3' x 1'). There will not be spray ...
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Can I stain the side of my cabinet? [closed]

Take a look at the attached pictures of my cabinet side. One is cross sectional view and other is side view. I want to change the color of my cabinet by staining it, but I don't want to hide the wood ...
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I am finishing a table with 2 leaves- do I apply polyurethane to each leaf separately or with table as one unit? Will they be stuck together if I do?

I am finishing a table with 2 leaves- do I apply polyurethane to each leaf separately or with the table as one unit? Will the leaves be stuck together if I do? Can Water based polyurethane be applied ...
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How to stain bleached wood to match its original natural colour (and then finish)?

Similar to this post, so apologies if it fully overlaps and I'm just misunderstanding. I used sanding & oxalic acid to lighten / bleach out a dark cat urine stain from our 1952 hardwood floors (...
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Staining Wood Filler

My dog absolutely trashed my garden doors and took some pretty sizeable chunks out of the wood. I've filled and sanded the area and I've started staining it (one coat so far). While the stain seems ...
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What kind of stain is recommended for a weathered antique front door - gel stain or wiping stain?

I have an old weathered front door that I want to sand then stain and then seal with marine varnish. Should I use a gel stain or a wiping stain? Would gel stain be better because it's a vertical door ...
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Paintable wood sealer - does this exist

I have ground contact (MCA) wood which has dried for some number of weeks. I was thinking of sealing it to maximize exterior lifetime over many years and was wondering if there is a type of sealer ...
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Stained my deck and it rained after 19 hours

I just finished staining my deck with an oil product at 730pm last night. There was rain the next day by 3pm. Will I have problems?
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What's the cheapest and easiest way to fix stains from corrosive solution?

I have this bathroom/laundry sink that goes on top of a vanity cabinet with what I believe to be a layer of fake veneer. I've had noticed these light stains a while ago, probably from small spills of ...
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Painting cabinets -questions about primer and paint vs stain

I'm looking to redo my kitchen cabinets, which currently look like . Everything I've read (even the products such as this) which claim no priming or prepping and no taking the doors off even, seem to ...
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What clear product for sealing an exterior stained door

I have a light-colored oak exterior door which I have stained. I have realized I need to seal it somehow. In reading what would make sense for sealing a stained exterior door, I came across marine ...
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Rooftop deck repair questions

I'm in the process of restaining rooftop deck. I first washed it with a deck cleaner product. I'm now in the process of sanding. I was hoping to ask a few questions: I noticed a few areas where ...
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How can I color polished stainless steel?

I refer to stain that is intentionally created, similar to how we stain wooden surfaces to make them look nicer. I have mirror-like stainless steel strips, and I'd like to stain it to appear darker. ...
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How can I tell if this is a wood stain or a gloss coat so that I can match the finish

Part of stairs that weren't finished by the previous owner for unknown reasons. I want to finish to match, but not sure if I am supposed to use a wood stain, varnish, or if I can use a polyurethane ...
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Should the underside of a deck be stained?

When one stains a wooden deck, should they stain the underside of the deck too?
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Heavier than poly transparent coat for vintage door

I got this door at a local vintage shop and stripped (for the most part) many coats of paint. I first used StripKleen, then Dumond SmartStrip, then sanded. There is a little more removal to do (...
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How to properly refinish & maintain exterior siding behind circuit panel

I have a cabin in a four season climate. The exterior siding is western bevel cedar (horizontal, overlapping boards). The circuit panel is located on the exterior of the house, mounted against the ...
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Used the wrong color wood stain on a Cypress post

I am looking for advice on a home DIY mistake. We have 4 cypress posts in the front of our house, and 2 cypress posts in the back. They are new and had never been finished. I stained the back two ...
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Color matching: repaired white oak flooring turned out pink

I had someone replace a row and half of my white oak flooring. The original flooring was Owens white oak with bona natural finish. My repairer ordered the same wood, installed it, then did a natural ...
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How To Make Concrete Acid Stain For Floors

Recently I completed my concrete floor done inside my house. But that doesn't look good all the way. I don't want to do tiling, Because i feel that costly. So I planned to do acid staining so that ...
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Yellow staining on marble countertop by faucet handle

We have a finished marble countertop that is exhibiting staining as pictured. This seems to be below the surface, as it still feels smooth. Any ideas on what is causing this, it has been growing over ...
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How can I re-stain a table without streaking?

I purchased a new telephone table/bench that has a slick red mahogany-color (I do not know what type wood this actually is) table top, which unfortunately my cat immediately scratched before I could ...
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Woodstain to 'weather-proof' pine?

I have some cheap pine shelves that I plan to put outside on the balcony to grow some herbs. To 'weather-proof' it, I've bought some clear woodstain. I decided on wood stain because it was recommended ...
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Stain Matching Wood Trim

I'm having a hard time stain matching some existing interior oak trim. I finally thought I found a good match, but then I realized that the different pieces in the house (even of the same species) ...
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How can I fix streaks left in wipe-on polyurethane varnish?

I recently stained my cherry color builder grade kitchen cabinets to an espresso color using General Finishes Java Gel Stain. I Put on 3 coats and all went well. I then applied 2 coats of the Minwax ...
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How long can a freshly sanded deck wait before sealing without do overs?

I just had a composite covered deck installed with wood railings. Part will be screened and rest open. The contractor is ready to frame for screened portion and advised me to stain before he frames. ...
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Are there tools available to facilitate stripping of oak baseboards for refinishing?

We are in the process of repainting and changing the look of my house. Everything is oak. Base boards. Kitchen cupboards. Stair railing. When the house was built the original owner went with a yellow ...
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What are these stains on my drywall?

Originally thought it was a burn but it looks quite similar to stains from another post made here. Only reason I'm concerned is because it's not circular. It is around the same size as an index finger....
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Black dots on wooden stair treads, can't sand them away

I am quite a beginner as far as diy is concerned and I'm in the process of refurbishing the old wooden stairs in our new house. Never done that before. It was carpeted so I removed it and there were ...
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Before Staining... Do I need to sand my deck first? Or just chemical wash/pressure washer?

We've been living in our new place for a few months now and now that we are more settled... I want to stay on top of maintaining the outdoor deck. But, I am unsure what's the material used for the ...
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Ventilation when using water-based stain & finish

With oil-based stains and finishes, reading SDS safety sheets makes it clear that safely using the products requires nitrile gloves, serious ventilation, and a respirator that can handle VOCs. With ...
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Heavy water stains on parging at bottom j channel seams

I have a 1970s home with aluminum siding on the main floor and parging on the basement/foundation. Where they meet there's a J channel or similar, with one seam in the middle of the front of the house ...
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Transparent stain on refinished windows requiring filler?

I'm having some old wooden windows restored. They currently have a dark stain with (the remains of) a transparent finish, and in an ideal world I'd want to stay with that. However the wood is in bad ...
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Can I remove polyurethane but leave the stain?

I recently finished several doors in our house, using two coats of stain - one each of a different stain - and polyurethane to finish. For one door, I forgot to put on the 2nd coat of stain by ...
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Options to refinish deck

Our wood deck is only a few years old, and has taken quite a beating from the weather. We just moved in, and I'm not sure if the previous owners have taken care of it properly. On our old house's ...
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Preparing cedar board & batten siding for new solid color acrylic stain ... what makes sense for time

I own a circa 1986 ranch style home in the often cold & snowy northwest (Buffalo, NY) area. It is cedar board & batten as you see below. Size is approx 40' x 65'. I believe the color is ...
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Refinishing Outdoor Wood Table

About 3 years ago I built an outdoor patio table from home depot pressure treated lumber. I walnut stained it and applied 3 layers of Helmsman spar urethane. It looks like the sun/rain has worn down ...
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What steps should I take before staining a deck that has weathered for several months?

I sanded my deck last year, power washed it this year, but have not yet stained it because it won’t stop raining long enough to dry the wood for me to stain. When and if the wood ever dries, what ...
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I paid someone to sand and restain an oak table, when I wipe it with a paper towel stain comes off, how do I fix it

I paid someone to sand and refinish my kitchen table. The table is rubbing off stain when wipped with a dry paper towel. I don't trust their ability to fix it so I am trying to fix it myself. They ...
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