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Gel stain is one paint option that looks like wood stain. Another is glaze mixed with tint to produce a wood-like color. Both options are applied with certain techniques to produce a stain-like finish rather than looking like a painted surface.


Solid stains work better than transparent stains for covering pre-existing paint coats and can be applied directly onto the wood. Water-based stains are recommended for their ease of use and environmental friendliness, although oil-based stains are more durable and last longer.


When applying stain on a surface that has been previously painted, people shouldn't choose clear or semi-clear stain, as it's not going to be able to penetrate the paint. Some of the stains may not be allowed for use by state regulations, so homeowners need to consult the U.S. Environmental Protecti


Olympic Maximum Stain + Sealant is a medium-quality product, according to DeckStainHelp.com. This water-based product adds semi-transparent color and waterproofs the wood. It also discourages mold growth.


By visiting the Olympic website, users can quickly and easily find an Olympic dealer nearby. Simply click "Explore Products" and "Find a Store" to search.


Painted wood can be stained after taking a few measures to expose the viable wood. The most important step is to use paint stripper to reveal the natural wood underneath the paint.


To paint over stained wood, use 150-grit sandpaper to sand the surface. If the furniture looks glossy, sand until the surface looks dim. If the furniture isn't glossy, just sand out the rough spots. Remove all the nails and hardware from the furniture and coat the furniture with wood primer, allowin


The decision to stain or paint concrete is dependent on the user's desired level of protection. Stains require less work to apply, dry faster, and are easier to apply than paint. However, paints offer more protection by keeping the concrete from drawing in moisture and cracking.


Because most Olympic paints are water based, they are easier to remove from clothing than oil-based paints. However, it is not always possible to remove all Olympic paint stains from clothes.


To remove paint on top of wood stain, brush on a chemical paint stripper, let the product sit for at least 20 minutes, scrape off the paint, reapply the paint stripper, and scrub the wood stain with a wire brush. Once the paint is removed, sand the surface, and apply a new finish.