Staining my ‘dock’

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-27-18, 08:13 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 51
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Staining my ‘dock’

Hi all! I have two 40 foot cedar docks that I stained a few years back and they are starting to look like it needs to be stained again. Now I know the best way to prepare the surface would be pressure washing and using a stripper/brightened, but being near the lake I would rather not. I assumed I could just sand it a little bit with 80 grit and then it would be good to go or would that not work? Any suggestions? Thank you!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-27-18, 08:15 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 23,324
Received 216 Votes on 201 Posts
Power wash it with plain old water if you don't want to use any chemicals.
 
  #3  
Old 07-27-18, 08:47 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 51
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
And that’s enough to open the pores?
 
  #4  
Old 07-28-18, 04:27 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 46,170
Received 131 Votes on 117 Posts
What type of stain did you use? How weathered is it? While some stains require stripping or weathering before they can be recoated some can be recoated at any time provided the wood is more/less clean.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: