[Sticky] Deck Staining Help
We just put in a new redwood deck here in Colorado. I was planning to stain in the spring once temps were over 50 overnight. However, I am told that because the builder sanded the deck that the wood greying process will accelerate and that I should stain sooner. He recommends January. My concern is that it will be to cold to do the job properly. Can we wait until April when we will have warmer days (and nights)?
You cannot stain this now or in January. Graying (oxidation) is normal and encouraged. You remove this by cleaning and brightening in the Spring: https://www.deckstainhelp.com/staining-a-new-deck/
Waiting until Spring is the proper way.
State: New Jersey
little bit of mildew
Issues: flaking and some black spots, small splits all over
Previous stain: Sherwin Williams Superdeck and previous to that SW Deckscapes
Would like to salvage the deck as much as possible. Should I sand and strip? How best to prep and what stain should I use. I want the best.
Thompsons has poor reviews and results. Best to strip and start over. Brighten the wood after. Stain with one of these brands:
See this for prep:
You can stain the same day but only with the Restore A Deck Wood Stain.