Introducing Woodcare Planner

Visualize wood stain on your deck, fence, or patio online

Introducing Woodcare Planner

Woodcare Planner

Introducing Woodcare Planner

Before you buy a stain, you can see how it will look on your wood surface. View how different stain colors will appear on decks, fences, structures, exterior furniture, siding and shingles. Follow these steps to use Woodcare Planner.

Visualize Your Wood Stain Project

Introducing Woodcare Planner

With our Woodcare Planner online tool, beginning a stain project has never been easier. Simply launch the app in any browser, from your desktop or right from your phone (no downloading required), and answer a few quick questions about the condition of your wood to get started.

​You have the opportunity to visualize stain colors and transparencies on different decks, fences, structures, exterior furniture or siding  projects, and get a product recommendation generated specifically for your project.

Woodcare Planner delivers staining tips and gives you the option to email your results for later reference. Built for DIYers with any level of experience, this powerful assistant takes the guesswork out of staining.

Launch Woodcare Planner

About Woodcare Planner

About Woodcare Planner

With our Woodcare Planner online tool, beginning a stain project has never been easier. Simply launch the app in any browser, from your desktop or right from your phone (no downloading required), and answer a few quick questions about the condition of your wood to get started.

​You have the opportunity to visualize stain colors and transparencies on different decks, fences, structures, exterior furniture or siding  projects, and get a product recommendation generated specifically for your project.

Woodcare Planner delivers staining tips and gives you the option to email your results for later reference. Built for DIYers with any level of experience, this powerful assistant takes the guesswork out of staining.

Launch Woodcare Planner

It all starts with what you plan on staining. Woodcare Planner has quick options for a deck, fence, exterior furniture, siding/shingles, or structures (like a pergola or a gazebo).

We'll still be able to walk you through whatever your project may be, but those tend to be the most common.

Learn More About Wood Stains

Pick Your Project

Step 1

Pick Your Project

It all starts with what you plan on staining. Woodcare Planner has quick options for a deck, fence, exterior furniture, siding/shingles, or structures (like a pergola or a gazebo).

We'll still be able to walk you through whatever your project may be, but those tend to be the most common.

Learn More About Wood Stains

Next, we'll need to know:

  • What kind of wood you're working with

  • What it looks like now 

Our diverse product offering has something special for nearly every type and condition of wood, so it's important that we understand exactly what to recommend.

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Step 2

Tell Us About the Wood

Next, we'll need to know:

  • What kind of wood you're working with

  • What it looks like now 

Our diverse product offering has something special for nearly every type and condition of wood, so it's important that we understand exactly what to recommend.

See All Wood Stain Products

We'll ask you questions about the condition of your wood:

  • How much wood grain is showing

  • What look you would like to achieve

You might have a new deck with unfinished, pressure treated lumber, or an old cedar gazebo that's grown weathered. The possibilities are vast but we've designed Woodcare Planner with that diversity in mind.

Learn About Products for Damaged Wood

Step 3

Tell Us the Condition of the Wood

We'll ask you questions about the condition of your wood:

  • How much wood grain is showing

  • What look you would like to achieve

You might have a new deck with unfinished, pressure treated lumber, or an old cedar gazebo that's grown weathered. The possibilities are vast but we've designed Woodcare Planner with that diversity in mind.

Learn About Products for Damaged Wood

Once you have answered all the questions, you'll get to pick from all of our stain color offerings and Woodcare Planner will give you a small glimpse of how it might look on your wood.

We know we have a lot of colors to choose from, so we've made it fast and easy to switch between them as they catch your eye.

Depending on the condition of your wood, you'll be able to choose from a clear, protective coating to full coverage with a solid color stain.

Learn About Different Wood Stain Types

Step 4

Visualize Your Project

Once you have answered all the questions, you'll get to pick from all of our stain color offerings and Woodcare Planner will give you a small glimpse of how it might look on your wood.

We know we have a lot of colors to choose from, so we've made it fast and easy to switch between them as they catch your eye.

Depending on the condition of your wood, you'll be able to choose from a clear, protective coating to full coverage with a solid color stain.

Learn About Different Wood Stain Types

After you have decided on a color, click VIEW RESULTS and Woodcare Planner will suggest one or more products specifically for your project.

You'll also have the option to email the results and find the closest place to buy your stain and other materials. 

Try Woodcare Planner Yourself

Step 5

Receive Product Recommendations

After you have decided on a color, click VIEW RESULTS and Woodcare Planner will suggest one or more products specifically for your project.

You'll also have the option to email the results and find the closest place to buy your stain and other materials. 

Try Woodcare Planner Yourself