6.29.2012

How to Stain Deck Furniture and a Giveaway~

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Flood Wood Care for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
I don't know about you, but I have always been a little intimidated by the idea of staining.  It turns out, however,  that if you have the right products and the right information, it's not nearly as hard as you might think.
Today I'm going to share the process I used to stain a cute little serving cart for my parents' deck using Flood® Wood Care.
Here is list of the supplies needed for a project like this:

  • Prep products.  For a project like the little cart I did that was unfinished wood, using Flood Cleaner/Brightener works well, but if you have wood that already has a finish you might want to use Flood Wood Finish Remover first.
  • A five gallon bucket  - if you're using Flood Cleaner/Brightener you'll need to dilute it.
  • Tarps to protect nearby surfaces from the wood staining products
  • Gloves
  • Safety Glasses
  • A broom
  • Brushes and rollers (or an air sprayer if you have one.)
  • A stiff nylon scrub brush
  • A garden hose or pressure washer
  • The Flood finish product of your choice (I used Flood® OneCoat Waterproofing Finish)
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Here is what the little serving cart looked like before...

To prep the wood using Flood Cleaner/Brightener, here's what you do:
  • Lay out a tarp to protect surrounding surfaces
  • Dilute the Cleaner/Brightener according to the instructions on the label
  • Wet the surface of your furniture or deck with water and apply a coat of Cleaner/Brightener
  • Allow to stand for 20 to 30 minutes
  • Scrub it ( a nylon brush works well )
  • Rince using a hose or pressure washer
  • Allow the wood to dry - the great thing about using OneCoat is that it only needs to dry for a few hours.

To apply the stain, here's what you do:
  • Make sure you've followed the prepping steps
  • I only used one can of stain, but if you are using several cans for a deck, you might want to mix them together so that the color is consistent and stir it throughout your project
  • Apply the product evenly using whatever tool is best for the size of your project - I just used brushes.  You would likely use rollers or a sprayer for a deck
  • After you roll or spray you'll need to backbrush
Normally, if you use stain, you have to wait 2 to 3 days for the wood to be ready after prepping.  With Flood OneCoat you only have to wait a few hours.  It's fabulous!    I was done with my parents' Serving Cart in just a few hours! And I loooove how it turned out...it will look great on their deck (if I ever return it to them. ha!)

Right now Flood is offering their Take It Easy sweepstakes where you can enter for a chance to win the supplies and labor to prep and stain your deck PLUS $2000 for a fabulous deck party when it's all done.  Find out all about it, and how you can enter by clicking this link... Flood® Sweepstakes.
And today, I am giving away 1 gallon of Flood OneCoat to four of my readers....so if you have a staining project waiting, just leave me a comment and you can be entered for a chance to win a free gallon to use!  This giveaway is open until Friday June 29 at 11:59 MST.  I will announce the winners on the blog next week.
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16 comments:

Dana from Our Life's Legacy said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I've been thinking about staining just our deck railing to add some interest.

Jackie said...

I would like to stain the table we are building for our little patio. Thanks for the giveaway!

~Shari said...

This giveaway could not come at a better time. Now I hope I can win! I am planning on staining an old table my mother gave me.

*crosses fingers & toes*

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Angie said...

The cart looks great. I am intimidated by staining, too. I do need to tackle a few projects though and this would be great to have! Looks like a great product to try.

Andrea B. said...

I love giveaways!! Hope you pick me!!

kathy f said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to win.

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I need to stain my coffee table-- already sanded off the old stuff, but am too intimidated to stain!

JC said...

Thank you for the chance

JC said...

Thank you for the chance

Lora said...

I could really use some stain for my adirondack chairs. Thanks for the giveaway!

Beth said...

I don't have a deck but I need this stuff! I have a super secret, super special project that you'll be the first to know about. This stuff would be perfect! Shameless, I know!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

oh my goodness...so timely for us- we are getting ready to do this and can't decide what to use! would love to win some deck stain!! :) thank you!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

annemarie said...

I would love to try this product - thanks for the chance.

Kathy Moody said...

My deck is in desperate need of staining!! I would love to win this. I would even happily stain it in this 100 degree weather! :) Thanks for the chance.

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