Asked on May 12, 2017

What is the easiest way to stain a pugula?

ClaudeSusie LeeFL


the cover my husband built for our patio has the two by fours on end not lying flat, so I am trying to figure out the simplest way to water treat it and make it look better.
3 answers
  • FL
    on May 12, 2017

    You can treat a pergola the same way you would treat any wood exposed to the elements. Use products that are used on wood decks. You can get stains that also provide weather protection like a water repellent wood preservative. or use the wood preservative and paint a color of your choice. I would hang wire baskets ($1.00 at Dollar Tree with basket lining!) filled with petunias! Also pretty windschimes! How lucky are you!!!!
  • Susie Lee
    on May 12, 2017

    Gel stain because it's thick and won't be a drippy mess. It wipes on with a rag. Then I would sesl it with no less than a few coats of polyurethane.

    Giod luck!
  • Claude
    on May 15, 2017

    Yes both ideas a good...just make sure the poly you use is intended for outdoor use., if that's what you want. For myself, I use a stain and that's all because when poly eventually deteriorates in the sun it's messy to clean up again.
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