...These are two of the premium exterior stains we use at Dowd Restoration:

Messmer's wood and deck stains

Messmer's manufactures a complete line of wood and deck stains ideal for Denver home deck finishing, log home wood finishes, and wood care products. Our premium product lines will beautify and protect your exterior wood with colors ranging from natural tones to bold accent hues.

Messmer's has been manufacturing wood and deck stains, log home finishes and wood cleaning products for years. Our UV Plus stain line is specifically designed for exterior wood surfaces, including wood decks and wood siding, log homes, fences and wood shingles. The Timberflex product line is excellent for log homes and other vertical wood surfaces, and provides color retention superior to that of penetrating clear or transparent wood stains.

Messmer's Composite Deck Finish restores color to weathered and faded wood and plastic composite decking materials. Messmer's products provide protection from UV light, moisture, and contain additives to inhibit mildew growth on the surface of the coating.

Messmer's cleaning products remove dirt and tannin stains, brighten old, gray wood, and bring new life to your decks, log homes, or other exterior wood. They're also recommended for periodic wood deck maintenance and should be used to prepare old wood before staining or finishing with UV Plus or Timberflex.

The New Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Exterior Solid Deck&Siding; Stain features the latest in new waterborne stain technology by Benjamin Moore. It protects wood and provides a mildew resistant finish.


Arborcoat is the finest quality 100% acrylic solid stain. This solid stain covers the grain of the wood but still reveals some of the texture. It protects and beautifies all types of wood decks, such as pressure treated wood, redwood and cedar. It is easy to apply and has a very durable low-lustre finish. It also dries fast, water clean-up, and excellent color retention.

Protects the surface while blocking the grain yet allowing some of the beauty of the wood's texture to show through.

The opacity of the solid gives a uniform color across the deck.

Self-priming on most surfaces

Color-permanent pigments are more fade resistant, standing up to the weather and sun.

Retards the growth of mildew

Repels water, protecting your wood from the weather

Scuff and abrasion resistant, protecting your wood from use

Good to use on new, pressure treated wood and works great with cedar and pine

Both the stain and clear coat provide UV Protection.

The intended use is for wood decks, siding, shakes, fences and outdoor furniture.

The coverage is between 300 and 400 square feet per gallon depending on how rough/smooth the surface is.

To prepare the surface, clean any chalking, dull glossy areas and remove any loose or peeling previously applied coatings. Make sure all surfaces are dry, clean and mildew free.

The product is self priming in most situations. Use the special purpose Fresh Start primers is painting a surface rich in tannin such as cedar or redwood; water-stained or very chalky or slick. Spot prime any of these problem areas. Do not apply in direct sunlight and make sure the air and surface temperature is above 40-degrees F. Stir well before use.

The product dries to the touch in 1 hour and can be recoated after 3-4 hours. Allow to dry for at least 48 hours before returning furniture and using the deck. The drying time may be affected by temperature and humidity.

Clean up with soap and water. Dry and empty cans can most often be disposed of in a can recycling program although local requirement vary..


Remember, Dowd Restoration is experienced in all things Stain, Seal, Coat, Refinish, Protect, and Maintain... remember us for YOUR Denver home restoration needs.