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Selection and application of exterior stains for woodAuthor(s): R. Sam Williams; William C. Feist
Source: (General technical report FPL ; GTR-106):9 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionExterior stains for wood protect the wood surface from sunlight and moisture. Because stains are formulated to penetrate the wood surface, they are not prone to crack or peel as can film-forming finishes, such as paints. This publication describes the properties of stains and wood, methods for applying stains, and the expected service life of stains.
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CitationWilliams, R. Sam.; Feist, William C. 1999. Selection and application of exterior stains for wood. (General technical report FPL ; GTR-106) 9 p.
KeywordsStains, Protective coatings, Finishes
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