Exterior Wood Care Products & Paint Additive Solutions

Simple Instructions for Staining Wood

Follow these basic steps and tips to see how easy staining wood can be. This advice applies to all exterior wood — decks, fences, patio furniture and more.

Remember to check the product application instructions for details that apply to the specific exterior wood stain you're using.

Having trouble picking one? Try our Staining Made Simple tool at www.flood.com/guideme.

Easy Prep for Staining Wood

Staining wood requires a clean surface. A lot of times, that means using Flood Wood Cleaner before applying the wood stain. This video shows how easy it is.

Remember to check the application instructions on the wood cleaner page of flood.com for more detail.

To figure out if you need wood cleaner for your wood staining project, check out our Staining Made Simple tool at www.flood.com/guideme.

DIY Deck Stain Removal Made Easy

Anytime you plan on staining wood of any kind — decks, fences, playsets or other items — proper prep is a must.

To remove existing coatings, use Flood Wood Stripper. This video shows how simple it is. Check the application instructions for other important details.

For help figuring out if wood stripper is the right prep product to start with for your project, check out our Staining Made Simple tool at www.flood.com/guideme.