Deck Staining Step-By-Step
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To Sand or Not to Sand?
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO RESTAIN MY SOLID COLOUR STAIN?
Solid stain is much easier to recoat, as there is not a minimum recoat time like there is with clear, toner and semi-transparent stains. You can recoat at any time to freshen up or change the colour of your solid stain with a simple cleaning and recoating of the same product.
IF I WANT TO ENSURE THAT I HAVE THE BEST LONG-LASTING FINISH, WHAT STEPS SHOULD I TAKE?
To ensure that you have the best-looking deck, it's recommended that you take the following steps:
- Strip off any old stain that may be on the wood.
- Clean with a deck cleaner and sand the surface to remove any loose wood fibres and contamination; ensure that the new coating soaks in evenly.
- Pick the finish that you want and apply accordingly.
HOW MANY COATS OF STAIN SHOULD I APPLY?
That depends upon what type of stain you are using. Clear, toner, and semi-transparent stains only require one thin coat applied. Solid colours require two coats for optimum durability.
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