Cabot Stains the same quality from Home Depot vs Paint store?


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Old 04-18-10, 08:14 AM
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Question Cabot Stains the same quality from Home Depot vs Paint store?

Are Cabot Stains the same quality from Home Depot vs Paint store?
 
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Yep. The paint store will offer you better advise on when to apply it and how.
 
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Thanks Lefty, I'll just get my Stain from Home depot then and my advise from the lovely DIY'ers .
 
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I'm not real familiar with the modern day cabot stains [I used them back when they were predominately creosote based] but you want to check and make sure the coatings are exactly the same as sold elsewhere. There could be slight name changes that may or may not indicate a lesser quality. When it comes to wall paint, the glidden paint sold at a big box is the bottom line paint sold at a glidden store.
 
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I'm not real familiar with the modern day cabot stains [I used them back when they were predominately creosote based] but you want to check and make sure the coatings are exactly the same as sold elsewhere. There could be slight name changes that may or may not indicate a lesser quality. When it comes to wall paint, the glidden paint sold at a big box is the bottom line paint sold at a glidden store.
Thanks marksr, so do you think I will be better off going to the paint store and seeing what they have to offer?
 
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I know for sure you can get the best coatings at your local paint store..... but it will be more expensive You might try researching cabot stain [I assume they have a website] Look closely at the product label including #s and see how that stacks up to the cabot stain at the big box.
 
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Originally Posted by marksr View Post
I know for sure you can get the best coatings at your local paint store..... but it will be more expensive You might try researching cabot stain [I assume they have a website] Look closely at the product label including #s and see how that stacks up to the cabot stain at the big box.
OK, Cabots website didn't really tell about different levels of quality.

I will head down to the local paint store and see what they have.

After cleaning the deck with the bleach/water solution is there anything else I need to do before applying the stain??
 
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Let it dry

You might inspect it and see if any nails need to be reset or added to make sure all the boards are secure.
 
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Let it dry

You might inspect it and see if any nails need to be reset or added to make sure all the boards are secure.
If the rain stays away long enough ..lol

Good tip about the nails ..thanks
 
 

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