Penofin Oil – Now available in Tigerwood and Ipe


Penofin for Hardwood

Penofin is a name that professionals and do-it-yourself home owners have come to rely on and trust. Penofin hardwood oil finish penetrates wood to create a strong, flexible, moisture and mildew resistant surface.   With Penofin, you are sure to get a rich, high grade finish in a variety of colors to match any style.





Penofin for Hardwood has expanded their color tone options.  In addition to the Transparent Natural color, they now offer Tigerwood and Ipe Oil.   Tigerwood gives your deck a rich red color with a hint of black and Ipe Oil will provide you with a deep, dark brown tone.

Penofin users know they can protect their exterior wood, interior wood and concrete surfaces for years to come, with a product that is easy to apply and maintain.  When applied according to directions, you will never need to strip or stain again!

Check out this video to see just how easy it is to apply Penofin to your hardwood deck.


Go to DIY Home Center to find a Penofin product for you. Now, in more hardwood colors!

Penofin Knotwood Composite Deck Stain Renews Your Deck

Penofin Knotwood Oil Finish

Penofin Knotwood Color Swatches

Is your composite wood deck fading and showing its age? You might be tempted to ignore the problem, expecting an expensive time consuming restoration project. Not anymore. With Penofin Knotwood Oil Finish, you can restore beauty back into dulled and gray composite deck surfaces and keep your deck looking like new.

One application of the Brazillian Rosewood Oil in Penofin’s Knotwood Oil Finish penetrates your composite decking, restoring the color and life you originally enjoyed when you installed the deck.

Penofin Knotwood composite deck stain also protects your deck surface from spills–simply wipe spills up and Knotwood will prevent it from staining. Knotwood also prevents mildew formation. It’s like putting up a shield around your deck.

Penofin Knotwood comes in three natural wood tones: Knot Cedar, Knot Mahogany, and Knot Redwood. One gallon can cover approximately 400 square feet of rough deck surface.

Penofin recommends cleaning the composite surface with Penofin Pro-Tech Cleaner Step 2 prior to applying the Knotwood Oil Finish. Make sure the surface is clean and dry prior to each application. Cleaning the deck surface ensures a professional-looking job and even penetration.

With some simple maintenance and a small amount of elbow grease, you can keep your composite deck looking like new with Penofin’s Knotwood Oil Finish. Protect your investment and click over to DIY Home Center to purchase a gallon today!

Restore Your Deck with Penofin Pro Tech Brightener

Dull decks, like male pattern baldness, creep up over time. We can’t say much for the male pattern baldness, but fortunately for your deck, Penofin Pro Tech Brightener can restore brightness and beauty–even in decks that have been neglected.

We like Penofin because they make a safe, environmentally-friendly product that produces high quality results. Their brightener is no exception.

Penofin Pro Tech Brightener from Penofin Wood Finish.

Pro Tech Brightener is perfect for your deck if you need to:

  • Restore color in old, neglected wood that hasn’t been stained in a while. Neglected wood might be weathered, grayed, or is simply dull.
  • Clear up rust or water stains on the wood.
  • Remove tannin bleed. Tannin bleed occurs when a new piece of wood gets exposed to a lot of moisture and rain, the tannins can bleed up to surface and you get black, dark splotches on your wood.

Once you’ve picked up your supply of Pro Tech Brightener from DIY Home Center, just follow this simple seven step application process:

  1. Tape off structures with color (that you are not brightening) and metal surfaces to protect them from the brightener.
  2. Wet the perimeter on the outside of the deck to moisten the surrounding vegetation.
  3. Wet the deck surface.
  4. Mix two cups of Pro Tech Brightener with one gallon of water in a garden sprayer.
  5. Apply brightener to the moist deck surface.
  6. Let it set for 10-15 minutes, making sure that no areas dry out. If they do, moisten them again so the product does not dry on the deck.
  7. After 10-15 minutes, hose off the entire deck and wait 24-48 hours and then you’re ready to stain the deck.

With proper maintenance and quality products like Penofin, your hardwood deck can and will look great for years to come.

Penofin Pro Tech BrightenerPenofin Brightener[/caption]Be sure to check out Penofin’s website for more specifics about applying the brightener.  And then go to DIY Home Center to pick up your supply of Penofin Pro-Tech, available now!

How To Clean A Deck With Penofin Pro Tech Cleaner

The hanging flower baskets on your deck are a nice touch, but every time you water the plants, water drips onto the deck and keeps the deck moist. Eventually an unsightly mildew spot forms, reminding you that it’s time to turn to Penofin Pro Tech Cleaner.

Pro Tech Cleaner can take care of more than mildew. In fact, it works wonders with removing mold and mildew (yes, there’s a difference) and grease and grime from the surface of your deck.

Penofin Pro Tech Cleaner

The good news is that it’s not hard to give your deck new life with Pro Tech Cleaner, just follow the seven steps below.

Cleaning Your Deck with Pro Tech Cleaner

  1. Wet the perimeter on the outside of the deck to moisten the surrounding vegetation.
  2. Wet the deck surface.
  3. Mix one to two cups of Pro Tech Cleaner with one gallon of water in a garden sprayer.
  4. Apply cleaner to the moist deck surface.
  5. Agitate the surface with a nylon brush or broom–work the product in.
  6. Let it set for 10-15 minutes, making sure that no areas dry out. If they do, moisten them again so the product does not dry on the deck.
  7. After 10-15 minutes, hose off the entire deck and wait 24-48 hours and then you’re ready to stain the deck–or use the Pro Tech Brightener to brighten the deck.

Here’s a tip: If you have some leftover cleaner, you can also use it to clean driveways and garage floors–just wet the surface and sprinkle Pro Tech Cleaner directly onto the wet surface. Agitate, and then let it sit for 15 minutes before spraying it off.

You can feel good when you choose Penofin. Not only are you getting a high quality product that delivers superior results, you’re using an environmentally-friendly product that’s safe to use around kids and pets.

Make sure to check out Penofin’s website for more specifics about applying the cleaner, and then head over to DIY Home Center and pick up your supply of Penofin Pro-Tech Cleaner.

Penofin Verde – High Quality, No Fumes! Now Available at

Many companies are using the term “green” to describe their products or their approach towards manufacturing. Green makes you think eco-friendly, sustainability, and safe. It means someone thought about making the product so it’s better for us and the environment–while making sure it delivers just as much performance.

Penofin Verde

Penofin Verde

That’s exactly what Penofin did with their Penofin Verde stain.

They just decided to use the Italian verde instead of the English green.

That means that you’re not only taking care of yourself and the environment when you use Penofin Verde, you’re making sure you get a high quality professional result for your efforts.

Penofin Verde has no fumes, you can use it around pets and children, there aren’t any petroleum distillates, and it can be used indoors and outdoors.

With Penofin Verde, you get all the benefits of working with Penofin–it dries quickly, penetrates deeply, and it’s easy to apply. It will give your deck (or siding, fencing, furniture, floors, countertops, and cabinets) a high-quality, durable finish with beautiful, rich color.

Penofin Verde comes in several colors and we stock five of the most popular–natural, cedar, rosewood, cypress, and mahogany. We know you’ll like the quality and end result of Penofin, and you can’t beat its verde-ness!

Make sure you take a look at our how to stain a deck with Penofin post and then head on over to DIY Home Center to pick up your supply of Penofin Verde, in stock now!

How To Stain A Deck With Penofin Penetrating Oil

Whether it’s a barbeque with friends and family, a relaxing cup of coffee by yourself, or a glass of wine with your spouse, time spent on your deck is a little slice of paradise. To make sure it stays that way, however, you need to maintain it. If you have a wood deck, one way to ensure it lasts longer and stays beautiful is to use a high quality stain like Penofin.

Penofin Stain

How To Stain a Deck With Penofin Oil

Penofin stain was designed by a scientist with Ph.D.s in physics and nuclear physics because his friends dared him to make a product that was better than anything on the market.


To meet the challenge, the product “had to penetrate, seal, dry quickly, have minimum odor and bleed back, and be easy to apply. It also had to be stable enough to allow lacquers and varnishes to be sprayed over it if wanted.”

The rest is history and now Penofin (PENetrating Oil FINish) is well-regarded as a top-notch deck stain–one that we’re happy to distribute.

If you’ve stained before, staining with Penofin might be slightly different than with other stains. If you haven’t stained before, staining your deck is a rewarding project–but like any project, it goes more smoothly when you take your time and follow the directions!

How to Stain Your Deck with Penofin

  1. Make sure your deck needs staining. You can sprinkle some water on the deck and see if it absorbs immediately (you should stain your deck) or beads up on the deck and just sits there (your deck probably doesn’t need sealing just yet).
  2. Make sure you have everything you need:
    • Goggles
    • Broom
    • Deck cleaner
    • Hose (if pressure washing)
    • Brushes and rollers
    • Paint roller pans
    • Rags
    • Mask (if sanding)
    • Sandpaper / sanding tool (if sanding)
  3. Prepare yourself. Be patient and read the directions on every product you use. Check the weather and make sure you have several days of sunshine so your deck can dry out. Make sure it’s not going to be below 45 or above 80 degrees when you stain.

  4. Prepare the deck for staining. Clear everything off the deck. The manufacturer recommends that you use Penofin Pro Tech wood care products. The cleaner and brightener both come in powder form and are easily mixed with water. They take just minutes to apply and are environmentally safe. (If your deck is really in disrepair, you may need to sand it. Sand with the grain and wear a mask to avoid inhaling wood.)

  5. Stain the deck. Apply Penofin to a clean, dry surface, making sure the wood is not hot to the touch. Penofin can’t be applied over another stain, so make sure you’ve prepared the deck for staining.

  6. Brush on, use a stain pad, or spray on using a pump up sprayer equipped with plastic tip.

  7. After the stain has sat on the deck for 30 minutes, wipe off the extra stain with a cloth–don’t let the stain dry on top of the deck or it will get sticky and tacky.

  8. Wait at least 12 hours.

  9. Throw a party!

Not only does Penofin make your deck look great–and help it stay that way–the company strives to be socially responsible, promotes volunteerism, and strives for sustainability. Good values with great products are a win-win.

Check out our Penofin Penetrating Oil  selection, available now at DIY Home Center.

The Best Time to Apply Penofin Deck Stain

As the high heat and humidity of summer retreats, conditions become perfect to stain and/or clean your wood and concrete. When it comes to this important job which preserves the quality of key elements of your outdoor space like decks, patios and walkways, there is none better than Penofin.

Penofin Blue Label Exterior Penetrating Oil Finish

Penofin deck stains, with their revolutionary formula, penetrate deep into the wood’s surface, coating the individual fibers of the wood and allowing moisture to pass in and out. All Penofin stains contain Brazilian Rosewood Oil, which is a strong, flexible, water and mildew resistant oil that is sustainably harvested from the seeds of the Brazilian Rosewood tree (no trees are cut for production). Rosewood oil allows wood to retain its flexibility and creates no surface film.

Many times, we get questions about when to apply Penofin stain to surfaces. Generally speaking, you should not apply Penofin outdoors at temperatures under 45 degrees or above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. A good rule of thumb is to trust your own temperature gauge. If you put your hand on the wood and it’s uncomfortably hot, then it is too hot to apply Penofin. The product may flash (like oil in a hot pan) and dry on the surface, which will eventually cause darkening and the coat will chip and peel. If your nose is cold, it’s too cold to apply Penofin. The product will not penetrate the wood as efficiently at colder temperatures and the application will not last as long. The cooler temperatures of fall provide an ideal temperature range for any Penofin application. As for rain, ideally you should apply Penofin 24 hours after rain when there is no chance for more rain in the proceeding 24 hours.

With Penofin stain, you will never see cracking, bubbling or peeling. In fact, you will never need to strip or sand again! Simply clean the wood thoroughly, let dry and apply a light coat to any areas of the wood that may show wear and tear….it will easily blend in with the rest of the application. Furthermore, Penofin contains superior ultraviolet protection, which virtually eliminates fading due to sunlight. For instance, Blue Label Penofin has 90% ultraviolet protection from transoxide pigments.

DIY Home Center carries a wide range of Penofin stain applications – Wood Prep, Exterior Wood, Interior Wood, Composite Wood, Concrete and Marine – from the Blue, Red, Gold and Green labels in quarts, gallons and five gallons.

Penofin Penetrating Oil Finishes & Wood Stains

Penofin Oil Finish & Wood Stain

DIY Home Center is pleased to announce that we’ve added Penofin Penetrating Oil Finishes and Wood Stains to our collection of fine products.  Unlike other stains on the market, Penofin is formulated to penetrate deep into the woods surface, coating the individual fibers of the wood. This permits moisture to pass in and of the wood, allowing the wood to breathe.

We know you don’t cut corners on your wood projects, so you’ll be reassured to know that Penofin uses the best, safest raw materials available without compromise. Penofin exterior finishes were formulated to safeguard the natural beauty of wood and to prevent discoloration from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Penofin also resists and retards bleeding caused by nails. Two key ingredients contribute to Penofin’s exceptional abilities:

  • Brazilian Rosewood Oil provides tough, deep down moisture protection while still allowing the wood to “breathe.” There’s no surface film to trap moisture, chip, or peel. The oil is sustainably harvested from the seeds of the Brazilian Rosewood tree; no trees are ever cut to produce this oil.
  • Microscopically fine, transoxide pigments inhibit ultraviolet damage and darkening. They add deep, rich color without hiding the natural beauty of the grain.

By precisely combining these and other ingredients, Penofin is able to offer a line of transparent oil wood finishes unmatched in durability and beauty.

DIY Home Center now carries Penofin’s wide range of applications – Wood Prep, Exterior Wood, Interior Wood, Composite Wood, Concrete and Marine – in  quarts, gallons and five gallons for any size home improvement project.

A Penofin application is easy to maintain when applied according to directions. You will never see a surface film when using Penofin, nor will you ever see cracking, bubbling or peeling. You will never need to strip or sand again: Simply clean the wood thoroughly, let dry and apply a light coat to any areas of the wood that may show wear and tear. It will easily blend in with the rest of the application.

Trust your wood projects to the quality of Penofin, available in a pleasing range of rich colors from DIY Home Center!