DIY Outdoor Wood Stain With Ecowood Treatment

Watch Steve Maxwell provide a water-soluble long-lasting wood finish to a new picnic table

Join Steve Maxwell as he applies the “weathered wood” version of Ecowood Treatment to a new white cedar picnic table. Steve has been using this type of stain for over 12 years now. It’s a non-toxic powder that you mix with water, then add a dye and spray onto bare wood.

This is not like a conventional stain because it’s water-based. When it is applied with a sprayer, it rapidly weathers untreated, bare wood, adds colour and makes it look great. “I’ve never used this version before, but I will again,” he says.

How to stain, paint, oil and seal outdoor decks, porches, chairs, fences, siding and windows.

Watch this 8-minute video for his easy demo.

Steve Maxwell
Steve Maxwell

Steve Maxwell and his wife Mary live on a 90-acre modern homestead on Manitoulin Island, Ontario in a stone house they built with local materials beginning in 1985. Steve is Canada’s longest-running home improvement and how-to columnist and editor of Home and Property. He divides his time working on the land, building things large and small, and creating articles and how-to videos that teach sustainable, self-reliant, hands-on living skills.


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Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2023
Filed under DIY | Home & Design
Tagged: stain | Wood Stain
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