How To Make Wood Look Old And Gray

Making the new wood board looked old and gray in color tone.

Many furniture and homeowners prefer a natural grey and old looks for some of their outdoor and indoor furniture. Such preference is not something new, for the old and shabby-chic shade on furniture pieces has been popular for a long time. Besides, this weathered and vintage look of furniture elicits a natural appearance, devoid of … Read more

How to Seal Acrylic Paint on Wood

Applying acrylic white paint on the wood board.

As time goes by, there would be flaking and cracking on the painted wood if it is not done correctly. Woods are usually exposed to direct sunlight, and if they were not painted or prepared correctly, expect that they are prone to peeling and chipping effects. For a more lasting lifespan for your wood, it … Read more

Which Grit Sandpaper for Deck Sanding?

Sanding deck surfaces with 100-grit sandpaper.

You can use 80-grit sandpaper and a palm sander for sanding hard-to-reach areas that larger machines can’t easily access. You can also use 100-grit sandpaper for the railing, especially if you need to remove an old heavy coat. You can also do two passes of sandpaper, one with the 80-grit and the other with 100-grit … Read more

How Long After Rain to Stain Deck?

Raining water on the deck.

After Rain, How Long Should You Wait Before Staining the Deck? Suppose you plan to stain your deck, but the rain kept drenching your newly installed deck. You might be asking then about when you can apply the stain to your deck. You might ask, likewise, about how long would you wait before applying stain … Read more

How to Restain Cedar Siding

Harsh cedar siding that need to restain.

Using cedar for your exterior home sidings might be one of your best options to provide your home with a rustic but elegant look. Yet, cedarwood is not entirely impervious to the effects of harsh external elements like UV light and moisture. So, if you opt for cedar sidings, you might as well prepare yourself … Read more

Best Rollers for Polyurethane

Applying Polyurethane coat on hardwood floor with quality foam roller for more even finish.

One of the best tools for applying polyurethane is the roller. Rollers come in a wide variety of brands, textures, and dimensions, and your choice, of course, would partly depend on the type of finish you would like to achieve. For example, if you want a smooth finish, you can go for a soft roller, … Read more

Best Teak Oil for Boats

Boat refinished with new protection layer of teak oil.

The teakwood has been in use throughout the centuries for building decks and ships. The reason is that teakwood is known for its stability and durability. In fact, in ancient times, teakwood was considered the royal timber for its high oil content, which served as a water repellant. Although having natural qualities—that make it almost impervious to … Read more