Deck stain

Old 03-30-24, 03:27 PM
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Deck stain

The painters used transparent stainnon deck when we wanted solid. Can we we use deck paint over it and if so how long must we wait or is there no waitime need?
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Old 03-30-24, 06:53 PM
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New or existing deck? If new, I would stand by their choice, as solid body stains are more commonly used on aging wood to hide some of its imperfections while new wood is shown off.

Regardless, it's your deck. I would look at the recoat instructions of the product used and, if it is reasonable to cover it, would use a solid body stain, not paint (paint is more work the next time a new coat is needed).
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Was the stain oil base or waterborne? Do you know what brand/line of stain was used?
Ideally you'd let it weather for a year and then apply your solid stain. You could use a deck stripper to remove most of the current stain [if it's latex or waterborne] and then start over.

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