Vetted To YardPods’ Standards

Some materials and products just don’t make the grade as far as YardPods is concerned. So staff experts and trusted advisers provide this catalog of vetted material and accessory options.

Materials and Finishes Right For You

In our YardPod Bill of Materials and Specifications we suggest several exterior, interior, roof and foundation options as a starting point. But you can choose almost any materials for finishing your YardPod.

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Interior and Exterior Paint: Behr Marquee

BEHR MARQUEE® Interior & Exterior Paint & Primer guarantees One-Coat Hide when tinted with colors from the BEHR MARQUEE One-Coat Color Collection, and a selected number of colors from other BEHR®palettes. Multiple coats required when: 1) Painting over uncoated, porous, heavily textured or repaired exterior surfaces.  2)  Over woods that contain tannins such as redwood or cedar.  3) Applying over heavy stains.
YardPod Notes:
  • Available in many colors and finishes, including custom.
  • Low VOC, water-based.
  • Paint costs vary depending on the finish, where it is to be used and the quantity purchased.
  • While a single coat is possible, we always recommend two coats.
  • Sold at Home Depot, often discounted.
Details & Pricing

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Exterior Solid Stain: Olympic Elite Advanced Stain + Sealant in One.

Olympic Elite exterior stain features Our Best Lifetime Results Guarantee for a lifetime of beauty and protection. Olympic Elite is a Stain with Sealant in One. Formulated to protect and enhance wood’s natural beauty with exceptional richness and depth of color.

  • Stain with sealant in 1
  • Our best lifetime results guaranteed
  • Features high quality performance and beauty with an optimized blend of penetrating natural oils
  • Color RichTM technology provides ultra-durable pigments for enhanced protection, a penetrating formula with a rich, beautiful finish and exceptional UV resistance to prevent fading
  • All-climateTM protection package delivers a urethane-fortified formula for toughness, enhanced waterproofing protection, an a powerful mildew and algae-resistant coating
  • Formulated with dual protection power
  • Excellent for allwood types, including exotic hardwoods
YardPod Notes:
  • Low VOC, water-based.
  • Paint costs vary depending on the finish, where it is to be used and the quantity purchased.
  • While a single coat is possible, we always recommend two coats.
  • Good mildew protection.
Details & Pricing

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Exterior Semi-Transparent Stain: Behr Premium Semi-Transparent Waterproofing Stain and Sealer

The BEHR Premium 1 gal. Semi-Transparent Waterproofing Stain & Sealer resists the growth of mildew. This is to maintain a pristine appearance. This stain protects your exterior wood surfaces from harsh weather conditions.

  • Mildew resistant finish
  • Penetrating advanced 100% acrylic
  • Self priming
  • For decks, fences and siding
  • Waterproof formula provides protection in a wide range of climatic conditions
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Resists UV damage for a long-lasting, freshly painted look
  • Can be applied to completely dry wood in temperatures between 35-90°F
  • Formulated for use with a brush, roller or sprayer for easy application
  • Coverage area: 1st coat 250-300 sq. ft., 2nd coat 500-600 sq. ft.; avoid applying finish too heavily two thin coats required
  • Resists rain after 4 hours
  • Easy clean-up with soap and water
  • Online Price includes a PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI and VT
YardPod Notes:
  • Available in many colors.
  • Low VOC, water-based.
  • Paint costs vary depending on the finish, where it is to be used and the quantity purchased.
  • While a single coat is possible, we always recommend two coats.
  • May need annual re-coating to maintain color.
Details & Pricing

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Exterior Transparent Stain: Olympic Maximum Sealant

Olympic Maximum Clear Waterproofing Sealant is #1 rated three years in a row by a leading consumer magazine among clear wood sealer stains. Features a penetrating formula that offers great protection against water damage, UV wear, scuffs and mildew stains. Promotes the natural beauty and durability of your wood.

  • No. 1 rated 3 years in a row by a leading consumer magazine among clear wood sealer stains
  • Stain with sealant in 1
  • Weather-ready TM application – clean and stain on the same day even after rain, mist and apply on hot sunny days, rain-ready in 8 hours and apply down to 35°F
  • Enhanced waterproofing protection
  • Advanced SUNBLOCK UV defense
  • Exclusive SCUFF GUARD technology
  • Provides a mildew resistant coating
  • 3-year protection for decks and 5 years fences and siding
YardPod Notes:
  • Available in many colors.
  • Low VOC, water-based.
  • Paint costs vary depending on the finish, where it is to be used and the quantity purchased.
  • While a single coat is possible, we always recommend two coats.
  • May need annual re-coating to minimize mildew
Details & Pricing

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Exterior Transparent Stain: Epifanes Woodfinish Matte

Wood Finish Matte, the companion product to Wood Finish Gloss, offers a no sanding solution in a matte finish.  Its a one-component varnish alternative based on urethane alkyd resins and tung oil and contains U.V. absorbers.  Specifically formulated for oily woods like teak and iroco, Wood Finish Matte looks its best when applied over multiple coats of Wood Finish Gloss, Epifanes Clear Gloss Varnish or Epifanes Polyurethane Clear Gloss.  Its finish is a rich matte with a clear amber color and has the apperance of being hand-rubbed.  It offers superior flow and durability and excellent scratch resistance and exterior weather resistance.  No sanding between coats applies if recoated with 72 hours.  Otherwise, a light sanding is required.

YardPod Notes:
  • Available in many colors.
  • NOT Low VOC, not water-based
  • Paint costs vary depending on the finish, where it is to be used and the quantity purchased.
  • While a single coat is possible, we always recommend two coats.
  • Should last a number of years without reciting.
  • WARNING: We always prefer green, environmentally responsible products.  This product is oil-based and is definitely not Low-VOC. We do not suggest it for internal use, but for exteriors, if VOCs are not a concern and if protective gear is used to apply it, it can be successful and should last longer than water-based products.
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