Should Wood Floors and Stairs Match Throughout House?


Wood floors and stairs can either be a matching set throughout your entire house, or they can be of different colors, sizes, and textures. So-called “mixing wood types” has become a popular trend in home design in recent years, but should you do it in your home? Here’s a look at the pros and cons … Read more

Refinishing Your Wooden Gunstock: The Right Way


If you’re like most rifle owners, you take great pride in your weapon. You clean it and maintain it meticulously, and you store it in a safe place when not in use. But even the most careful owner can eventually run into problems with their rifle’s wooden stock. The finish may start to wear off, … Read more

What Type of Paint to Use for Your Wooden Dog Kennel?


If you’re like me, you love your furry friend more than anything and want to make sure their home is perfect. That’s why I was so excited when I received a wooden dog kennel from my dearest friend for Christmas!  I immediately went to the internet to try and find the best paint to use … Read more

Shou Sugi Ban Wood Treatment – The Pros and Cons


Shou Sugi Ban is the latest trend in home exterior design. But what is it? Shou Sugi Ban (literally “burnt cedar board”) is a Japanese method of charring wood. The process not only gives the wood a beautiful, dark finish but also makes it more durable and resistant to rot. While the technique has traditionally … Read more

Soda Blasting Wood – Pros & Cons, Tips with FAQs


When you’re working on a big refurbishing or renovation job, you may have large stretches of space that you need to clean. This could mean removing mold, grease, peeling paint, residue, or any other substance you don’t want to work with. Whether you are working in a room in the house, in a backyard shed, … Read more

Wooden Boat Finishes and Paints – Different Types & Uses

Boat finishes and paints are an important part of boat ownership, as they protect the vessel from harsh elements like salt water, sun exposure, and harsh weather conditions. These finishes and paints also help to maintain the appearance of the boat by preventing fading, cracking, and peeling. As such there are many different types of … Read more

Satin vs. Semi-Gloss Paint Finish (For Exterior Trim)

Semi-gloss paint finishes are designed to resist harsh weather conditions along with excess moisture. Plus, its glossier sheen (than satin) makes it more durable and easier to clean. Although both paint finishes can be used on the same surfaces, semi-gloss tends to be more popular for exterior areas of the home such as trims, siding, … Read more

Can You Paint Wet Wood with Bitumen Paint?

If you are going to protect wood from the elements, particularly water, then covering it with Bitumen paint is a good idea. Bitumen paint creates a seal that protects wood from the damaging elements of water. However, what if the wood you want to paint is still wet? The bottom line is that you should … Read more

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