We have a large Creative Playthings playset in the yard for the kids. It
was put in last year. Looks like it was stained with something ochre-red
The wood is starting to crack in places. They claim it is redwood/cedar.
Or perhaps "redwood cedar", I couldn't get a straight answer. I think the
salesman didn't know for sure, but he was like some of it is redwood, some
of it cedar. Whatever. (oye).
Is there a good outdoor stain that would minimize cracking that you believe
would be fine for children to play on? I don't want a full opaque, because
I really like seeing the wood grain.
I just recently stained my Creative Playthings playground with a
Cabots transparent stain. The old "red" stain was wearing off, so I
painted mine to match the color of my deck, "Cordovan Brown". It came
out great. Its a lot darker, but that was I wanted in order to match
3 Questions, if you don't mind:
1. Would you suggest a brush or a sprayer? I could see a case for either
2. Did you disconnect everything from the playset first?
3. Did you remove those plastic hole covers before staining?
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