Understanding Polyurethane Drying and Curing Times

how long does polyurethane take to dry

Polyurethane drying time refers to the amount of time it takes for polyurethane to dry to the touch. This is crucial information as it allows for light traffic and enables the application of a second coat. Therefore, it’s important to have a precise understanding of the drying time for polyurethane. In this article, we will … Read more

Gloss vs Semi-Gloss vs Satin: Understanding Sheen levels

gloss and satin finishes

When it comes to satin, gloss, and semi-gloss finishes, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of marketing terms. Take a satin finish from General Finishes and compare it to one from Minwax, and you’ll quickly notice a difference in appearance. Despite both being labeled as satin polyurethanes, I know it seems chaotic, but … Read more

3 ways to strip solid stains from a deck

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The stain finish is remarkable for giving dull and cheap-looking wood a rich and bold character. But stain is not a tough opponent to harsh weather conditions and UV radiation. Even solid oil-based stains will need maintenance after some time, but you need to strip the old, destroyed layer first. But how do you remove … Read more

What is the cheapest way to waterproof wood

What is the cheapest way to waterproof wood

Without proper protection, wood is vulnerable to moisture damage, which can lead to rot, decay, and other issues. Waterproofing wood is therefore essential to extend its lifespan and maintain its aesthetic appeal. There are several ways that you could waterproof wood in this article we will look at affordable options for waterproofing wood. A cheap … Read more

How long primer takes to dry & how to improve


Before applying the best color paint on your interior walls, we recommend applying a suitable primer. But it also involves taking into account how long it will take the primer to dry so you can start painting.  On wood, most latex primers take 30 minutes to an hour to dry to the touch. Nevertheless, some … Read more

The Best Methods for Treating Outdoor Lumber


In this article, we are gonna look at ways you can treat wood for outdoor use. Outdoor lumber is at a higher risk of damage from the elements than indoor lumber. As such it needs special treatment to cope with its harsh environment. To understand how you can best protect wood that will be used … Read more