Our Createastain is a great choice for staining wood decks, docks or patios. It is 100% environmentally safe, and has mildew and
fungus additives added to it along with a bug repellant additive that protect the wood against microscopic organisms.
We suggest using the semi transparent Createastain or our clear satin or gloss to protect the wood. On the pictures below we
used a semi transparent stain and added a little burnt umber pigment so you get a little color which makes the wood look more
Our Createastain will give you years of durability while protecting your wood from the elements. If you purchase the semi
transparent stain in the colors, you will have more color coverage.
This deck is three years old and had no type of sealer on it; the surface is really worn and discolored, the sun and elements
taking its toll. Mold and mildew start to form on the deck because lack of protection.
Prepare Your Surface
We suggest using a power washer with a number 3 or 4 tip to clean the wood before staining, the power washer will uproot any dirt
that is embedded into the wood. Make sure you do not go to aggressive with the power washer because it can disfigure the wood;
you just want a good cleaning.
We used a sponge to apply the stain. We wanted to force the stain into the cracks and porous areas of the wood. We actually
applied two coats of stain, one heavy and one light to insure deep penetration. You can also use a sponge mop with a six foot
pole; this will make it easier to apply. The reason we suggest doing the staining this way, it causes the stain to penetrate
deep into the wood.
This gives you a good look of the two coats of stain applied to this section of deck, the added "Burnt Umber" tint will give
the wood more of a natural look. You can really see the difference from the old to the new.
You can see in this picture the cracks in the wood. We used a sponge to insure the penetration into all the cracks that the weathers
elements have put into this wood deck. You want to make sure the stain penetrates every area on top of the deck even the knots and
cracks. This will stop the wood from continuing to crack and split.
You can see a closer picture of the deck fully stained with Createastain. Createastain will protect this deck from weather, water, mold, mildew and microscopic
bugs and is 100% environmentally safe and brings years of usage for the owners of this boat dock/deck.