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​From Idea to ‘I Did It!'

Easier-than-they-look stain projects you can tackle in 3 days and enjoy all summer

Summer looms. Don’t spend it regretting the projects you didn’t complete. Instead, knock them out now and spend the summer accepting compliments on your amazing property. With the right product and planning, most outdoor stain projects can be completed in a 3-day weekend. Not that you’d ever guess from the amazing results—friends and neighbors will swear it took weeks of hard work. And we won’t tell if you don’t. 
Look around, do any of these need your attention?

If you’ve passed the year mark on that unstained fence, your “but we just installed it” grace period is over. It’s time to stain it and bring it into the fold of your house and yard design. Even older fences need attention from time to time because of Mother Nature’s pounding. And a new stain choice can quickly change the whole look of your fence, whether it accents a corner garden or encloses your backyard. Learn more with our great fence stain projects guide.


It’s never big enough for all your yard tools but when it’s time for a new look, the shed suddenly looks enormous. Don’t be intimidated by this all-important outdoor structure. Treat your shed to a nourishing stain in a wood tone or opaque bold colour and it will do as much for your property as the lawn mower and trimmer inside it. Get inspired with our guide to shed projects.    


Your most graceful outbuildings offer so much enjoyment. Treat them well and you’ll be rewarded with endless picnics, stolen moments of flower gazing, heartfelt BFF conversations, and the best reads of the summer. You can go rustic with wood tones, gentile with opaque white, or playful with a bold blue or red. Your imagination is the limit. See great pergola projects for your property.


Claim the bragging rights this summer by combining your three-day weekends with Olympic stains to create an outdoor look that shines! 

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