Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Quick Stair Staining Project

We have a small wood landing and step leading to our back patio from our back door. Between the dog and the kids and all the foot traffic, the wood on the stairs was getting very dirty.

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I decided to wash, stain, and seal the wood, and it has made such a difference.  First up, I scrubbed the wood with bleach water and a bristle brush.  Here it is all cleaned up.

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I used a dark walnut stain, two coats.  I applied the stain with a soft cloth.  I used painters tape to prevent the stain from penetrating the concrete patio.

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Even though we have a covered patio, I used an outdoor wood sealer to protect from the elements and dog drool (yes, that is a reality at my house!).

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The exterior of our house is light, so the dark stain really adds some richness to the space.  The stairs are easy to clean with a quick spray of the hose.  A simple, inexpensive way to spruce up the patio!

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3 comments:

  1. Your landing looks great. I love the color your chose. Your newest follower from the Lil Luna Party. :)

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    1. thanks kathy! love having you stop by...

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  2. It looks fantastic! I love how you just dive in to project with no fear.

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