Restoring Deck Project
Deck staining project, I have this deck that hasn’t been cleaned or stain in six years. Some of the railing and boards may need to be replaces because of cracks and splinter (see attached pictures). I need to go ahead and stain the deck because I am trying to sell the house. I am going to attempt to find the Kiln-Dried wood to use on the deck so I don’t have to wait a year to stain it (if I replace). Couple questions I have: Should I replace the board or could I use a sander or something that would smooth it out without replacing? Would using the Kiln-Dried wood mean that I can go ahead and stain? Should I sand this new wood prior to staining? Should I stain the bottom prior to installing? I am using the Restore-A-Deck Cleaner and Brightener. Do I still need to use a stream cleaner?
You need the Restore A Deck Stripper and Brightener kit for this and a pressure washer for the prep. This should remove most of the old stain so the wood is bare and free of old coatings with this prep. We would not replace any wood unless it is rotted. A light buffing of the wood with a floor buffer and sanding pad should make it good to stain. After the light sanding/buffing, rinse well with water to remove any sand dust. Wait a few days and stain with a semi-solid color by Armstrong Clark.