Enhancing Your Shed's Appearance and Longevity: Staining and Painting Your Shed - Superior Sheds

Enhancing Your Shed’s Appearance and Longevity: Staining and Painting Your Shed 

Enhancing Your Shed's Appearance and Longevity: Staining and Painting Your ShedTo put the finishing touch on your wood shed, you’ll need to either stain or paint it. Both options give your shed a completed look and feel, but there will be a difference in their final appearance. Here’s how to decide between painting or staining your shed.

Staining Your Shed

The difference between a stain and paint is its opacity. A stained shed adds color, but allows the wood’s texture to show through. Staining helps protect the wood from sun exposure and requires fewer repairs and touch-ups. It also enhances a shed’s appearance by giving it a rugged, rusty feel. There are three types of stains that each come with their own advantages, including:

  • Oil-based

    Oil-based stains last the longest and require minimal maintenance. They also provide a more evenly applied coat.

  • Water-based

    A water-based stain is best for efficiency because it dries the quickest. While it’s still a low-maintenance choice, water-based stains won’t last as long.

  • Acrylic

    The most expensive option, acrylic stains are also the most aesthetically pleasing. Acrylic stains will be brighter than the other choices and give the most protection against the elements.

Painting Your Shed

Paint provides a much thicker coat and has a greater color variety. Instead of only shades of brown, you can paint your shed any color you’d like. Since paint completely covers the wood, it provides more protection against harsh weather than stains. This can increase your shed’s lifespan.

However, there are some drawbacks of painting a shed to consider. Painting is a more time-consuming process than staining your shed because painting requires applying several layers to achieve a bold, lasting color. Additionally, you have to prepare the shed by sanding it down to guarantee an even finish. Painting a shed also requires regular maintenance as a coat of paint can fade or chip overtime, showing your shed’s visible wear-and-tear.

If you’re looking for a colorful, spacious, and durable shed model for your backyard, trust the experts at Superior Sheds.

Find a Bold, Beautiful and Long-lasting Shed at Superior Sheds

At Superior Sheds, we provide a variety of options for versatile and spacious outdoor living and storage designed to fit your style and budgetary needs. For more information on what the colorful shed models we carry, call us at 1-877-439-7433 today.