The Great Stain Shoot-Out
Science in Cooking was, “On Food and Cooking,” by Harold McGee. America’s Test Kitchen with it’s “we will try your recipe, and 5 others and get back with you” approach.
This is my type of article… breaks it down and shows why each Stain has its rating.
Seriously– Keep that wood protected. Decks to Fences. It’s worth it. And, you’ll feel so much more superior than your neighors. Now, you just need to know which stain…
Wood decks are exposed to extreme elements, the worst of which are rain and sunlight. When wood gets wet, it absorbs moisture and swells; then, when it dries out gain, it shrinks. This movement eventually creates cracks and checks that allow damaging moisture to penetrate even deeper into the wood. Meanwhile, sunlight contains ultraviolet radiation that degrades the lignin holding the cellulose fibers on the wood’s