Deck stain

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Old 07-27-19, 04:26 PM
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Deck stain

I have a "Deck" that is basically covered by a Florida room so to speak. 2 years old and gets no sun or rain, covered by trees. Looks brand new.

question is I want to stain it..
What kind of prep work is involved?

I have an idea...just want some advice.

thank you.
 
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So this room is completely enclosed and not just screened in, correct?
What is the current condition of the decking? Normally you'd wash the decking as part of the prep but that probably isn't feasible. Sanding might be a viable option.
pics would help us better understand what you have - https://www.doityourself.com/forum/e...-pictures.html
 
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Gee, Marksr, I would think just the opposite. Sanding seems like a drastic way to expose new wood to absorb the stain. OP says the deck is in like new condition, but probably just naturally weathered. No harsh rain or snow. About the only thing I can think of is stains that might be from leaves left on the deck. I would go with a standard deck wash, dry it then stain it to what ever you want. If after the deck wash it seems that it's not good enough then maybe the sanding option.
 
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It depends on how the deck is enclosed, if there is drywall on the inside you wouldn't want to use a hose or pressure washer.
 
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Thank you gentleman.

I swept it very good, wet it and used Behr's all in one deck cleaner. Let that sit for 15 minutes while keeping it wet. Then deck brushed it Rinsed and reapplied the cleaner in a few area with mold. Brushed again.

The Behr stain I'm using requires a 24 hour dry time. I'll hit it with 2 coats tomorrow. I'll take some photos and try to upload tomorrow.
 
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Make sure the wood is good and dry before you apply any stain. 24 hrs isn't always enough although a lot depends on weather conditions [hot, sunny and windy versus cloudy/cool]
 
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Wil do. The product says 24 hours but will make sure it's nice and dry.
 
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