wash or sand deck first before restaining?

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Old 05-30-20, 09:49 AM
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wash or sand deck first before restaining?

My deck needs to be restained as it has been a number of years since it was last stained. I plan on sanding and washing the deck before I restain. My question is in what order do I sand/wash? Do I sand the deck first and then wash? Or do I wash the deck first and then sand? I'm reading differing opinions online. Thanks.
 
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If sanding then you would clean afterward!
 
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It would help to know a little more about your deck and the stain you intend to use.
I rarely ever sand a deck, cleaning is usually sufficient. If you were to sand it all down to bare wood you could likely skip the cleaning.
 
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Depends how bad the surface is. Usually a power wash is sufficient.
Send a few pics.
 
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Here are a couple of pictures. I plan on using Behr semi-transparent stain & sealer. Oil-based. Deck is spruce. Probably 10 years old as the house was built in 2008, but I am not the original owner.
 
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I'd wash it down either using a bleach solution or a commercial deck cleaner followed by a wood brightener. Once it dry it should be in great shape for any semi-transparent deck stain.
 
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(sanded some areas, washed with cleaner, then stained)


 
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Looks good ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
 
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