This post is sponsored by HomeRight.
We have stained and painted a lot of decks and porches around our house.
Like this one.
And this one.
It’s our permanent hobby along with power washing the siding and edging the lawn.
And every time we paint (and by we…I mean me and the mouse in my pocket) it’s a lot of bending and stretching and getting up to go to the paint bucket…
….and a lot of time.
This workshop deck was painted in under an hour.
And it’s all because of this.
It’s called StainStick Stain Applicator and it’s made by HomeRight and you can read all about it here.
They should have called it something fancier like Save You Hours Stick or I Have Time to Watch the Baseball Game Now Stick.
And it’s so easy to use.
Here’s how it works.
It comes with an applicator that clips onto the side of your can.
Like this one.
You stick the end down into the stain and the other end clips up above the can.
There’s an attachment on the side of the StainStick that fits right into the applicator on the side of the can.
Then you slowly pull up stain into the tube.
Then you stain the deck using the applicator.
The stain is already in the applicator, so you just brush it on.
Just keep the applicator going in one direction and the paint slowly releases right from the tube onto your deck.
We used the applicator to apply most of the paint, but we had to use a brush to get into tight corners and under the lip of the deck.
You can also purchase a StainStick with a wheel adapter to get between the deck boards.
Before we stained we made sure to power wash the deck and get big blobs of spider webs off from the corners.
We let the deck dry thouroughly before we stained it.
We used a solid stain called Cape Cod Gray and put on two coats letting it dry between coats.
Here’s a close-up of the finished deck.
It’s a little more gray than it appears in these pictures.
I’m thinking about painting a pattern on the top of it going down the ramp.
Maybe I’ll tape it all off and see if the mouse is available to paint it. 🙂
A giant shout out to HomeRight for sponsoring this post and providing amazing products like the StainStick.
Thanks for supporting these sponsors who help to make Thistlewood Farms possible.
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