In this section you will find:
-- OUTDOOR STAIN
All available colors and tips on how to apply it.
-- INDOOR STAIN
All available colors and tips on how to apply it.
Valspar, Kilz, Rust-Oleum, and Zinsser Products.
(Price & Size Details Coming Soon)
-- SPRAY PAINT
All Spray Paint Products
-- PAINT SUPPLIES
Common paint supplies such as paint brushes, paint trays, rollers, tape, extension sticks, and more!
OUTDOOR DECK STAIN
-- Use on decks/porches, siding, fences, & exterior wood furniture
-- Covers entire area in just 1 coat (Recommended)
(You can add a second coat if desired as long as the first coat is dry)
-- 1 Coat protects 3 years on decks and 5 years on fences/siding
-- 1 Gallon would cover 250-300 square feet on smooth wood or
100-150 square feet on raw, rough wood
-- Resists Mildew & UV Damage
-- Soap and Water Cleanup (As long as you clean it right away!)
ALSO AVAILABLE IN CLEAR!
All of our exterior deck stains are Semi-Transparent Oil Stains which means
you can still see the wood grain through the color.
Before we tell you how to apply it - Remember 3 Major Rules
1) EXTERIOR (Outdoor) ONLY
2) Do not apply on painted surfaces or
surfaces that have been sealed with a solid stain
3) Do NOT use a pump sprayer to apply it
HOW TO APPLY OUTDOOR STAIN:
The 1st Step is to always check the deck. New stain cannot soak into the wood if the deck is already sealed so you should do the water drop test: Drop a few beads of water onto your deck. If the beads sit on top (like it would on wax paper) then you have to sand the rest of your deck finish off to get to the bare wood underneath. If the water soaks right into the wood then your deck is ready to be stained/sealed with Thompson's Water Seal.
The 2nd step is to CLEAN the deck. If you skip this step, any stains or marks that are currently on your deck will be sealed in and stay there. Anything peeling will continue to peel. Remove all peeling chunks and also remove any dirt, grease, soot, oil, or any other contaminants. You should clean the entire deck for the best looking results. There are heavy deck cleaning chemicals available for difficult stains.
-- Wait 2 full days and keep the surface dry after cleaning it for best results --
Now the 3rd step is to actually apply the stain. We do not recommend doing this on very hot days or in direct sunlight as surface AND air temperatures should be between 50 - 95 degrees. We also do not recommend thinning out the stain with paint thinner. We do recommend shaking and stirring the stain before using it.
TIPS FOR OUTDOOR STAIN APPLICATION
-- Use an exterior paint pad, paint brush, or roller to apply the stain. If you use a roller - Make sure you go over it anyway with a brush as you do it to ensure even coverage!
-- Keep the leading edge wet and distribute the stain evenly. This will avoid lap marks and keep the color uniform.
-- Divide large areas into smaller areas. Use natural breaks such as windows or doorsas boundaries to break the space up into an area that is easier to work with.
-- Brush top to bottom OR side to side in areas that are small enough to keep the leading edge wet at all times.
-- DRY TIME: Under normal conditions this will be dry to the touch in 4 hours. Clean all equipment with paint thinner and then rinse with soap and water.
1 GALLON THOMPSON'S WATER SEAL (CLEAR) - $24.95
1 GALLON THOMPSON'S WATER SEAL (COLOR) - $22.95
Ideal for woodwork, cabinets, trim, moldings, and hardwood floors!
* Minwax Brand *
*** Colors marked "CUSTOM!" are available through custom order only ***
Our Indoor Stains are Oil-Based Stains
Oil-based stains take longer to dry compared to
water-based stains but oil-based stains last longer and usually look nicer when it dries. The only real advantages
we find with water-based stains are that they have more choices in colors and less of an odor than oil-based stains.
We also do NOT carry stains that also have a finish mixed into them.
Stains soak into the wood and the finish is supposed to sit on top of the
wood and seal everything in so we do not like the less quality
results that you get by staining and finishing separately.
HOW TO APPLY INDOOR STAIN
-- 1st Step is to make sure the surface is ready to accept stain. Raw wood can accept stain but if you are re-finishing something, make sure the surface does not still have a finish coat or a shine to prevent the stain from absorbing into the wood. If there is still a finish on your surface, lightly remove it with light sandpaper (Usually #220 is enough).
-- 2nd step is to make sure the wood is clean. Clean any dirt, oil, grease, or any other contaminants off of the wood. Sand any nicks or scratches out as stain generally makes them more noticeable, not less. DUST can prevent a nice smooth finish so vacuum the dust off of the surface (as opposed to brushing it and blowing it around the air) and wipe the surface with a lightly damp cloth.
-- 3rd step is to apply the stain to get the desired color you are happy with. Stain gets darker the more you put on but you want to be careful of your timing. Use proper lighting to see any stain that is not absorbing into the wood and wipe it off with a dry cloth to prevent issues with applying the polyurethane finish.
-- 4th step is to apply a protective finish such as a satin or high gloss polyurethane finish. Stain changes the color but it has no protection at all to the wood. The finish protects the wood from damage, it improves the appearance depending on which type of shine you like, and it makes it easier to clean later. The Minwax brand Polyurethane can be done in 2 coats while other brands usually require 3 coats. Polyurethane is also the best type of finish to use as opposed to shellac or varnish. Varnish is great but expensive and really more for situations around a lot of moisture and shellac is not as durable as polyurethane.
TIPS FOR INDOOR STAIN APPLICATION:
-- ALWAYS stir stain or finishes, DO NOT SHAKE THE CAN! This will only causes unwanted bubbles.
-- Apply stain with a natural bristle brush, a cloth, or a foam applicator. Polyurethane finish should be applied with a paint brush.
-- Test a small spot under furniture or in a corner first to make sure you like what this color stain does to the wood you are using. Even wood within the same species can vary from tree to tree so avoid surprises by testing a small spot first.
-- Different types of wood accept stain differently. It is a good idea to know which species of wood (Oak, Birch, Maple, Mahogany, etc.) so that you know whether stain will work well with it or not. Ask us if the species of wood you are using is good for staining.
-- Apply 2 coats, waiting 4-6 hours between coats. Do the same for Polyurethane finish but you will need to sand the shine down with #220 Sandpaper if you are using a high gloss polyurethane.
-- DRY TIME: 4-6 hours for a second coat, fully dry in 8 hours. Clean equipment with Paint Thinner.
1/2 PINT of MINWAX INDOOR STAIN - $5.95
Covers 31-37 square feet
1 QUART of MINWAX INDOOR STAIN - $12.55
Covers 125-150 square feet
Gallons of stain available by custom order for $33.95!
1/2 PINT of SATIN or HIGH GLOSS POLYURETHANE - $8.95
Covers 43-50 square feet
1 QUART of SATIN or HIGH GLOSS POLYURETHANE - $15.95
Covers 175-200 square feet
1 GALLON of SATIN or HIGH GLOSS POLYURETHANE - $52.95
Covers 700-800 square feet
1 QUART of HIGH GLOSS OUTDOOR SPAR VARNISH - $18.95
For sealing wood that will remain outdoors and be exposed to lots of moisture such as picnic tables or boats.
Valspar and Zinsser Brands available
*** We do not mix custom colors ***
Indoor Ceiling & Wall Paint
1 Gallon of Flat Ceiling White - $27.95
1 Quart of Flat Ceiling White - $11.55
1 Gallon of Semi-Gloss White - $29.95
1 Quart of Semi-Gloss White - $10.95
1 Gallon will cover 400 Square Feet
Indoor/Outdoor Gloss Enamel
Ideal for all metal & wood surfaces
Enamel is a durable finish for furniture, gates, trim, and other areas that are touched often.
Low Odor - Clean-up with Soap & Water
Satin White Paint
1 Quart - $11.95
Which primer do you need?
REGULAR PRIMER is for anything new or anything that has never been primed before. You also use regular primer when you are painting a lighter shade of color on top of a darker shade of color.
BIN STAIN KILLING PRIMER is for concealing damage. If there are very dark stains (such as from smoke or water) then just painting over them is not good enough. The stain will just bleed through regular paint. BIN is an alcohol-based primer that seals the damage in so that you can paint on top.
KILZ STAIN KILLING PRIMER is similar to BIN but it is slightly less quality and therefore it is also less expensive. The drawback to using this type is that it is very shiny so if the paint you are putting on top of it is not as shiny, then you may need to paint over it more than once.
1 Gallon of Regular Primer - $26.95
1 Quart of Regular Primer - $9.95
1 Gallon of BIN Stain Killing Primer - $49.95
1 Quart of BIN Stain Killing Primer - $9.95
1 Quart of KILZ Stain Killing Primer -$5.55
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