Glidden Brush Ups: Tannin Stains - Home Decorating & Painting Advice

Glidden Brush Ups: Tannin Stains

What is Tannin Stains?

Brown/tan discoloration that typically occurs on woods such as redwood, cedar and mahogany.  May look something like this:

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How do I fix it?

Investigate the source of the problem before preparation to ensure it won't spread. Wash or clean the surface well. Use an oil-based primer for severe staining.