STAIN Supplies

  • Stain(s)

  • Stain brushes
  • Paint roller and cages
  • Rags
  • Trays


Surface Preparation Tools

  • Drop cloths or tarps and cleaning cloths

  • Cleaning agents to penetrate cracks and crevices

  • Putty knife and caulk/joint compound
  • Steel wool
  • Wire brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Tack or damp cloth
  • Painter's tape


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How do I make my new fibreglass door look like wood?
A fibreglass door with an embossed wood grain texture can be stained with our water-based Sansin ENS exterior stain and coated, if desired, with the coordinating clear coat.

Can I refinish my own hardwood floors?
Refinishing an old hardwood floor yourself can be satisfying and cost effective! We have both tools and products needed to prepare and refinish flooring.  Collect photos, measurements, a budget, and preferably a sample of the wood and we’ll help you determine what you need to do for a successful refinish. How do I go about hiring a painter?
Lumberyards and paint stores usually have lists or business cards of painters, if you don’t find one online or by word of mouth. Always ask for and check a painter’s references, to make sure they work to your standards. Be sure to communicate your expectations and ask questions. Work out details such as which of you will buy the paint, which Benjamin Moore line, sheen and colour(s) is desired, whether a primer is required, and how many coats of each will be applied. You will also want to be clear as to timelines and payment procedures.

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interior stain DO's

  • Always prepare the wood with a light sanding stir the can thoroughly to evenly re-distribute any colour pigments which may have settled to the bottom.
  • Apply a second coat according to label directions to achieve a darker, richer colour tone.


interior stain DON'Ts

  • Leave hinges, handles, knobs, or pulls on a piece you are staining or finishing. Wood finishing products may also change the colour of any metal hardware.
  • Attempt to obtain a darker colour by allowing any unabsorbed stain to dry on top of the wood, as this will peel off later. Stains are formulated to dry in the wood, not on the wood. 
  • Apply a finish before the stain has completely dried. The solvent in the finish will activate the damp stain, allowing your brush or cloth to pull it out of the pores of the wood.