If you're staining new or untreated wood, and want to show off the natural wood grain, go with a clear, transparent, or semi-transparent stain. Solid stains cover old, weathered or slightly damaged wood in protective color. It conceals the grain as well as any flaws or imperfections, while allowing the texture of the wood to show.
Here's a guide on everything you need to know about stain applicators. It covers applying stains with brushes, rollers, sprayers, foam pads and more.
A well-maintained deck can provide many years of outdoor enjoyment. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you keep your deck in top shape season after season.