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

Common Paint and Finish Problems on new Homes

Many common preventable paint and caulking problems continue to cost builders and frustrate new homeowners. These problems can be minimized or eliminated by using proven solutions and procedures outlined in The PaintSource Guide to Painting and Finishing New Homes. We will be happy to consult with you about the causes … Read More

How to get Rid of Carpenter Bees

Bee Stop Natural Bee Deterrent is a natural way to manage Bees and other nuisance insects. Bee Stop is all natural, and effective. Bee Stop is the PaintSource choice for deterring carpenter bees, wasps, bumblebees, and other flying insects..naturally. Bee Stop is very effective, and helps avoid some of the … Read More

Strip and Finish Mahogany Wood Garage Door.

Join The PaintSource Network as we contemplate the renovation and preservation of this African Mahogany Garage Door. We will capture a bit of each day’s work, and the steps to stripping, sanding, and then choosing a wood finish on this door. If you need advice or consultation with a similar … Read More

Choosing and Hiring a Contractor

We rarely allow a tile, carpet, or wallpaper installer to choose the quality level of the materials they install. They offer you options. You should choose your material, and you should hire an Independent craftsman to install it. Paint, caulk and wood coatings should be no different. Independent Paint Stores … Read More

Sequencing Hardwood Floor Finish with Painting

Builders, subcontractors, and homeowners many times find it difficult to sequence the various steps during new home construction. Hardwood floor installation, staining, and finishing typically create one of the biggest logistical challenges to the project manager. Wall and ceiling painting many times involves ladders and scaffolding, which can damage freshly … Read More

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