In May of 2012, I started an extensive outdoor test in real conditions of quite a few name brand deck sealers. The test was conducted here in central New Hampshire. The sealers were tested on treated lumber and cedar decking. Both are very popular wood species used for outdoor wood decks and structures. Here's the […]
Quick Column Summary: Thin a solid stain Yes, it is just paint See what manufacturer recommends on label Solid stain, for the most part, is just paint. The paint manufacturers won't tell you this on the label, but they're just a coating like paint. Most people consider stains to be a thin product that penetrates […]
Tim Carter interviews Colin Jaffe', Behr Senior VP of Professional Sales, on February 12, 2014. The first-ever Behr Paint editors conference had just concluded and I was one of but a small handful of media invited to the event. It was one for the history books to be sure.
Quick Column Summary: Behr Paint is proudly used If you're a professional painter, I'm willing to wager your perception of Behr Paint may be like mine was fifty-seven hours ago. As the wheels of my plane touched down at LAX on February 9, 2014, I thought Behr paint was a tier-two paint company that made […]
Searching for the Holy Grail of deck stains and sealers? Most wood deck stains or sealers don't last. You are faced with staining your deck year after year. A side-by-side test of deck stains could show which product performs that best. I did the test and the results are in.
Trim board rot can be caused by either trim molding material and/or installation defects. The wrong type of molding trim wood can accelerate rot. If your trim lumber has not been painted properly, your door or window trim won't last as long.
Painting a home can be expensive. There are tips on how to paint a house yourself and still get professional results. One of the first steps is getting a safe working platform. A ladder isn't the only option.
There are a variety of garage floor treatments. Garage floor finishes can range from floor paint to epoxy garage floor sealers. But sometimes the right choice for a garage floor would be a plain concrete floor.