deck stain wouldn't dry, now won't come off


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Old 06-09-09, 03:34 PM
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deck stain wouldn't dry, now won't come off

First time to this web site and really hoping to find some help !!We had used an oil based stain on the deck. After three weeks, the surface was still sticky to walk on. The store where the stain was purchased said to give it more time, which we did with no results. We contacted the manufacturer of the stain. They recommended their stripper, this didn't work. Now we are left with a deck that has some sticky stain, and some areas of no stain. We have used every method and product the manufacturer has recommended with no results. Any suggestions on how to remove the stain completely so that we can re-stain. Or does anyone know of primer type product that would do the trick?
 
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Old 06-10-09, 03:19 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

Have you contacted the manufacture for any more advice? to let them know you still have issues with their stain?

What condition was the deck in prior to staining? what prep was done?

Have you tried using a pressure washer to remove the stain?

If you bought the stain from a paint store, they should have a rep that can come out and inspect the job and figure out a resolution. If the stain came from a paint dept, you are probably stuck dealing with the manufacture by yourself.
 
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Old 06-11-09, 01:27 PM
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We've spoke to the manufacturer several times. The deck was in good shape prior to staining. To prep, we pressure washed all remaining stain and dirt from the decking and made sure it was completely dry prior to application. We have contacted a deck installer that advertises maintance also. He has recommended a procedure and product. Let's hope it works ! thanks for your reply.
 
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Old 06-11-09, 04:27 PM
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Wish you luck, let us know how it turns out.
 
 

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