Staining the Stairs with Flood Solid Stain & Giveaway!

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#44:  Andrea

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It’s amazing all the opportunities I have gotten to help spruce up my house and it couldn’t come at a better time.  There are so many areas that need it and the new back stairs are one of those things that need attention.  Lots of things around the house need doing.  So, when this one came along, to try out Flood® Wood Care products at my new house, of course I said yes!

Those naked back stairs will get some much needed color and protection a the same time.  They were just yelling for something to cover them.


In all their naked glory.

The Flood® OneCoat Waterproofing Finish product is also available and very easy to use for any exterior wood.  If you have worn wood that needs cleaning first, all you need to do is use the Flood Wood Finish Remover and/or Flood Cleaner/Brightener Concentrate to prep your wood for coverage.  The great thing with the One Coat product is that you can do it all in the same day.  Great for use on decks, fences, playsets, or any outdoor furniture.

I opted to use Advanced Solid Stain for my project to cover, protect and make my stairs pretty too.  Solid Stain comes in many colors that can be mixed at the paint counter and one of these colors matched my house  nearly perfect.  These stairs will get a lot of use once I move in.

I was very fortunate to get these stairs built.  There were none at all and the bank that owned the property before we bought it had a handyman build front stairs and back stairs.  So, I’m happy to have stairs at all.

I chose a color very similar to the blue-gray of the house and it ended up being almost a perfect match.  One thing about choosing stain, I’ve noticed that it tends to be lighter than the chip shows.  I think that must be because of the sun and how bright it is outside. I could have gone a shade darker, but this color looks nice with the house and is almost a dead-on match.

See the new color?  Looks so much better than the naked stairs did.

Now they are protected too.  You are supposed to wait a few months before staining new pressure treated wood and I’m not sure how long these have been here, but at least since February or March, so I think I’m safe staining them.  I have always loved staining bare wood outside, it just makes it so much prettier to me.  You don’t have to stain pressure treated wood, but to me it looks a whole lot better.


The Flood Solid Stain was very easy to work with and I would definitely use it again.  You can find this product at The Home Depot.  I only did one coat, but may go back later and do another one.  I really liked the consistency and coverage of the stain.  Using a small foam roller and a paintbrush, it only took me a little over an hour to do this staining project.

One more project to check off my long list!  That feels good.

Flood has a Summer Take it Easy Sweepstakes going on and all you have to do is sign up with your name and address at the Flood® Sweepstakes page.  If you win the sweepstakes, Flood will provide all the stain PLUS labor to prep and stain your deck!  Now that is a win-win for you.

Also, I’d love to share my coupons with 3 of my readers.  All  you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you have at your house that needs staining.  I’ll send you a coupon for a FREE gallon of Flood One Coat Waterproofing Finish to try for yourself. It’s available in 6 colors.

That’s it! Leave a comment answering the question and I’ll choose 3 winners for FREE gallons courtesy of Flood. 

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  1. Pressure washing and staining my deck is the next item on my to-do list!

  2. I’d love to try the Flood stain on my porch and steps. I’ve never been pleased with other stain products I’ve used in the past so I’ve been putting off this long-needed job. Ýour back steps look nice. I’m enjoying the progress on your house. You are so very lucky to have the help of your wonderful parents. I know your building precious memories as you all spend time and hard work working together.

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