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1982 Family Handyman Feature: Stain vs. Paint?

Family Handyman marks its 70th anniversary in 2021. Check out some vintage advice from our archives.

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Vintage Family Handyman magazine spread: "Stain vs. Paint"Family Handyman

Choosing between paint and stain for exterior wood can be a tricky decision. This vintage Family Handyman article from 1982 addresses that problem. In 2021 we’re celebrating 70 years of helping homeowners and DIYers.

For more of our amazing vintage Family Handyman content, visit our 70th Anniversary Page.

Mikayla Borchert
Mikayla is an assistant editor for Family Handyman, specializing in indoor and outdoor gardening, organization and décor. She has one cat and holds a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota. Outside of work, she likes running, skiing, hiking and tending her balcony garden.