I feel as though I spend a large portion of my time desperately trying to remove stains, usually to no avail. So, it’s kind of a treat to be writing about applying stains instead. If anyone knows a thing or two about exterior wood stains and their proper usage, it’s the folks at This Old House. (God, I wish they’d show up at my house for a few days to jump start things around here.) Thomas Baker has written a really informative article, which discusses everything from the different types of wood stains on the market, to maintenance methods necessary to counter the effects of weather conditions such as sunlight/UV rays, water damage, and rot, to how to clean and re-stain your deck. The article references a line of eco-friendly wood stains too. If you have questions about wood stains, it’s worth a read. Read More
I know a lot of people who are freaked out by the horror movie, The Ring. Me, I’m not into scary films. I’ve never quite understood why some people find being in a state of anxiety is a form of entertainment (same reason why I never cared for ER either). Anyway, the rings that really bug me are the ones left behind from glasses on wood furniture.
The horror! Like Larry David said in a recent episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, I have to ask people who do this, “Do you respect wood?”
If you recently had someone in your home who does not respect wood, I have a simple way to remove water ring stains from wood tables. This solution, however, only works on naturally stained and waxed furniture, and because results may vary, use these techniques at your own risk:Read More