Refresh Your Deck with These Stain Trends

Put the perfect finishing touch on your project with the latest stain formulas and hues. Shop your local KENT’s selection of transparent, semi-transparent, and opaque colour stains from Olympic, Sico, and Proluxe. Opt for new warm tones that enhance your wood grain to match the latest stain trends!

Wood sided home with deck. Two straw chairs with grey and white pillows separated by a floor plant. On the left chair is a green blanket. A table with a plant is beside the right chair next to a green and a yellow watering canWood sided home with deck. Two straw chairs with grey and white pillows separated by a floor plant. On the left chair is a green blanket. A table with a plant is beside the right chair next to a green and a yellow watering can

Natural Finishes

 

Almost any wood project can be finished with a coat of stain. To maintain the natural shade and texture of your wood, browse clear sealants or semi-transparent stains that will enhance the existing colours and grain. A clear stain will allow your deck wood to weather naturally with the added bonus of water protection, fade resistance, and durability. It gives an “oiled” appearance which prevents exterior wood from graying. Most clear stains require one thin coat for best results (always check manufacturer recommendations), and apply best to new wood that is less than 3 years old. Always test a small section of your wood to determine your desired outcome. Stain is best applied on cool, dry days to avoid high heat or moisture.

Go Blonde

 

White and gold stains are taking center stage to add some warmth to dominating grey trends. The tone of your stain can help create harmony or contrast to balance your design. Follow some of your hairstylist’s picks and choose white stains for an icy Scandinavian blonde, golden tones to highlight your wood grain, or a modern “greige” to prevent a washed out colour palette.

Hand coming from the right side of the screen holding a medium beige paintbrush with blue bristles and a blue tip. The brush is staining the side panels of a deck. The first 3 are a dark brown stain color and the last 4 are lighter and not yet stained.Hand coming from the right side of the screen holding a medium beige paintbrush with blue bristles and a blue tip. The brush is staining the side panels of a deck. The first 3 are a dark brown stain color and the last 4 are lighter and not yet stained.
Blue sided home and deck. Black door next to two large windows. Chair with accent pillows sit under windows. Hanging chair with accent pillows hangs in the back part of the deck.Blue sided home and deck. Black door next to two large windows. Chair with accent pillows sit under windows. Hanging chair with accent pillows hangs in the back part of the deck.

Customize Your Deck

 

Get creative combining multiple stains in your deck design: have your local KENT paint expert help choose complementary tones for your deck boards, posts, and railings. More opaque stains or exterior paint may require more maintenance to refresh fading or wear and tear.

Transparent or toner stains are a great option for enhancing the natural colour of your wood and the appearance of your wood grain while protecting it from weather damage. Bring information on the colour of your home’s siding and your deck materials to best choose the right formulas and determine the right pop of colour to add to your outdoor space!

Staining your wood not only transforms the colour of your project but also protects against water, sun, and mildew. Always read your specific stain’s application instructions, and ask a KENT pro about any details you’re unsure about. Transform your furniture, deck, or shed with the latest stains from KENT!

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