Stepping up to stain
Earlier this year, the home improvement web site Angi listed the most popular projects around planned around the house by homeowners. Number one: painting or wallpaper (34 percent) followed by updated décor (33 percent).
NOVA USA has enhanced the color retention of its ExoShield Wood Stains by 30% as well as the formulations of its Walnut and Mahogany ExoShield colors based on the input of the company’s many business partners and customers.
These changes included reducing the red pigments in the Walnut stain to produce a richer medium-brown with some red undertones and the creation of a more natural-looking, subtler Mahogany color designed to increase the warmth of exterior hardwood and softwood decking, siding, and furniture applications.
This highly pigmented, oil-based stain is designed to achieve intense colors on interior and exterior wood, fiberglass, primed metal, and composition surfaces. Its thick formula allows easy application and superior color control, necessary to achieve a rich and uniform color on most surfaces in a single application.
The product is especially recommended for woods such as pine, birch, maple, poplar, and cherry. Great for vertical surfaces, Gel Stain comes in 24 factory-mixed colors and can also be intermixed or tinted to achieve custom colors.
Promoted with the message: “more color. Less grain,” this solid color stain provides a penetrating water-based coverage that is ideal for small projects, unfinished furniture, cabinets, doors and trim. The product is five-times thicker than previous versions for easier application. The stain tints to more than 240 colors from gentle yellow to dark walnut.
For decks, fences and siding, the Flood CWF-UV Clear Wood Finish, from coatings giant PPG, provides a natural finish that protects wood from sun and water damage. A key ingredient is Penetrol, an additive that delivers protection below the surface. The acrylic/oil resin promises the double benefit of durability and richness, the company says. Another feature: easy soap and water clean-up.