Stain paint is an excellent way to really alter the way something looks once and for all. If you think about traditional painting methods, you’ll quickly realize that you’re not really changing the color of any given material; you’re just covering it with another color.
Now, if you were to stain something like you’re probably planning to do, then you have the right idea. You’re fully changing the color.
So are you comfortable with the procedures of how to do something like this? If not, I strongly suggest that you read this guide or hire a friend or professional that does know what they’re doing.
This is not something that you want to mess up on, due to the fact that it’s very difficult to undo. That is yet another reason why traditional painting is easier; you can simply cover up your mistakes.
What types of things do people usually stain? That part is really up to you, as you can stain almost any material, from wood to brick to concrete to stucco to furniture, to floors.
The one thing you might have trouble staining would be metal. It’s probably better to just cover that over with a nice primer and then run on down to the hardware store and get some regular paint to cover over.
As for tips on the staining process, just be sure to get Olympic products because they have are made with a special oil base. They will help you change the color of your deck (and yes, the process is water proof) and provide a complete sealing for it. It’s almost like a latex sealing, if you will.
It’s actually really effective and if you want to take the time to do it, it will surely be worth it in the end. If you’re having doubts, why not get a small piece of furniture that you can practice on? That way, if you mess up, it will be ok. It will give you plenty of time to figure out the process.