Exterior Wood Stain Considerations
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Since the VOC law changed in 2012 transparent and semi-transparent stain performance evaluation has become challenging. Many factors such as texture, solvent restrictions and the use of hazardous chemicals in cleanup and maintenance should be considered when specifying a stain for exterior wood use. This course explores those factors and provides case studies showcasing different results.
- Recognize the importance of wood texture in stain selection/performance
- Understand the VOC law change in 2012 and its impact on stain performance
- Gain clarity on the difference between film forming and penetrating finishes (oil vs. water)
- Understand the true labor/maintenance costs associated with above stain decisions over a 10-year span, the $100,000 question