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Matt Stone is the owner of All About Wood Stain

“Welcome, As a painting company owner, I do all kinds of wood staining. I want to give you top-notch information about how to apply wood stain and the best products to get your job done right.”

Matt Stone – Founder, AAWS

Choose The Perfect Color

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In our article on Fence Stain Colors, we will show you the most popular colors on the market today. Also, we give advice on how to choose the perfect shade for your backyard.

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Our Latest Fence Staining Articles

Fixing Problems with Ready Seal Fence Stain

Recently I had a friend who had a problem with a customer. They had stained a fence with Ready Seal stain and the results were… less than ideal. Here was the situation: They had built the fence and stained it like normal. Everything was great. Then the customer asked them to add cap and trim … Read more

How to Stain a Fence with a Pump Sprayer

You’re staring at your fence, your cans of stain at the ready, and you’re thinking, “There must be a faster way.” You’re in luck! Let’s talk pump sprayers. A pump sprayer is a perfect option for DIY minded homeowners. They offer the speed you need, without the complexity or cost of an airless sprayer.  I’ll … Read more

Ready Seal Dark Walnut Stain

Ready Seal has become a go-to name for outdoor wood preservation. You may be wondering if their dark walnut color is right for you. We will show you some photos that show this color in action and give our recommendations on where and when to use Ready Seal Dark Walnut. Description of the Dark Walnut … Read more

How to Clean Fence Stain off Metal Poles

Have you ever taken a step back to admire your freshly stained fence, only to spot unsightly drips or smears on your shiny metal fence poles? It’s frustrating, we know! Your fence is more than just a boundary—It’s a big part of what makes your home’s exterior look good. In this guide, we will tackle … Read more

The Warm Appeal of Wood Defender Leatherwood Stain Color

When it comes to preserving the beauty of wood while enhancing its longevity, Wood Defender is a trusted name in the industry. One of their most popular colors is leatherwood. This color is a not too light and not too dark medium brown. It is a perfect neutral brown with warm undertones that make it … Read more

The Natural Elegance of Wood Defender Clear Glow

It’s easy to fall in love with the natural beauty of cedar or redwood fences. Many homeowners want to protect their fences without altering the natural color of the wood. We recommend Wood Defender clear glow to protect your investment without changing its beauty. It’s a remarkable product that brings out the inherent beauty of … Read more
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What Does it Cost to Stain a Fence? A Complete Breakdown

Staining a wooden fence is an essential step in preserving its beauty and extending its lifespan. However, one common question that most homeowners grapple with is, “How much does fence stain cost?” Whether you’re considering a DIY project or planning on hiring a professional, it’s crucial to understand the costs involved. If you’re considering a … Read more

Is Black Fence Stain Right For You?

If you are looking for a way to elevate the look of your outdoor space, you might be considering staining your fence. While traditional wood stains in shades of brown or red are the most common options, black fence stain is becoming increasingly popular. In this article, we will explore the trend of staining fences … Read more

Wood Defender Sable Brown

Wood Defender sable brown is a very popular fence stain color. This semi-transparent color from Wood Defender will work in almost any backyard because of its neutral brown tone. It is adaptable to several different home styles. Wood Defender Sable Brown is a medium brown fence stain color with neutral undertones. I would describe this … Read more
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When to Stain a New Fence

Staining a new fence is important to protect it from the elements, but it is important to know when to apply the stain. Staining too soon or too late can result in an unsatisfactory finish or may risk damage to the wood. Knowing when to stain a new fence will help you avoid these problems.  … Read more