Best Wood Finish for Wood Floors and Dogs

Doug Wilson has tested and reviewed numerous wood finishes over the years, and Waterlox is absolutely the PaintSource Product of Choice for clients with dogs. Because Waterlox finishes penetrate into your wood floors, when scratches or wear areas do occur, they are far less noticeable than with a urethane finish … Read More

How to apply One TIME Wood Protector

The PaintSource Network has been testing and evaluating most available wood coatings for the past 25 years. We have teamed with WJ Andriots to bring you our knowledge, help you choose the right products and tools, and deliver to your jobsite the appropriate products for all your paint or wood … Read More

Nail Pops on Drywall

Drywall imperfections can include drywall cracking, seam bubbling or wrinkling, corner bead crush or pop, and nail and screw pops through drywall. Usually, these defects are caused by the simple shrinkage of the wood framing members in the house. In a newly constructed home, we commonly observe nail popping or … Read More

Painting Exterior Wooden Doors

For the exterior, a painted wooden door is a tough surface to protect. Acrylic finishes will usually outperform oil-based paint on a wooden door due to their breathability and flexibility. While oil-based finishes offer superior flow and leveling during application, oil- based coatings generally chalk, crack, and fade rapidly. If … Read More

Waterlox TB 6044 Satin on Reclaimed Heart Pine Floor

It is difficult to verbally describe the beauty of a Waterlox Tung Oil finish. You really need to see it.  This Heart Pine flooring renovation project was executed  by a Waterlox connoisseur in Louisiana. Waterlox was the perfect finishing touch on this work of craftsmanship. Dwight Foreman of Authentic Heartpine salvaged, de-nailed, re-purposed, milled, installed, and then finished … Read More

Waterlox on Tropical Hardwoods

While Waterlox enhances and beautifies all types of wood, it is our only choice for oily tropical hardwoods. Tropical hardwood like Cumaru, Ipe, Mahogany, and Brazilian Cherry has always been a challenge both interior and exterior. These woods are extremely dense and hard, and they are full of natural oils … Read More

Sikkens is now PPG ProLuxe

If you’re recently seen our new Sikkens page in the shop, you’ve noticed most of the Sikkens can images either have a smaller sikkens label or one that just reads PPG ProLuxe. We would like to assure you, while the name has changed over time the product has NOT changed. … Read More

Wood protection for Decks, Fences, Docks and Marinas

One TIME Wood Protector is unique protection that is a proven, long-lasting, low maintenance alternative to conventional wood stains for Decks, Fences, Docks and Marinas. This unique wood protector eliminates the frequent, expensive, and difficult maintenance characteristics of most commonly advertised acrylic stains and oil finishes. There are some decent quality … Read More

Building and Staining a New Deck

This is part of our “Common Problems/ Better Solutions Series featured at PaintSource.net. Please pass this article to anyone you know who is about to stain or paint a wooden deck. You may be ready to stain your own deck. It may be your neighbor. It may be a contractor … Read More

Structures Wood Care Translucent Wood Finishes

PaintSource is your source for all Structures Wood Care products and expertise. NatureColor BASE COAT Exterior This product is a proven translucent wood protection finish. NatureColor BASE COAT is used on exterior vertical surfaces as the first and second coat of a recommended three-coat system. BASE COAT can also be … Read More

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