HOW TO REMOVE SURFACE CONTAMINANTS BEFORE STAINING
Think of your wood siding, fencing, deck and outdoor furniture. They all bravely face the elements, temperature changes and physical contact on a daily basis. It's no wonder, then, that their surfaces can become cracked, blistered and contaminated over time by things like mildew, soot and rust.
Since surface contaminants can impact the quality of the finish of the wood, you'll want to remove them before you begin staining. After all, you always wash your car before waxing it, right? The information below will help make it easier for you to identify and remove a wide range of common contaminants.
Once the wood is free of contaminants and the surface has been properly prepped, you're ready to begin staining. But before you dip your brush into the can of stain, take a few minutes to read our articles on staining. They'll help you get pro-like results you can be proud of.