Tips and Advice to get your Deck Done Right!
This site was designed to help with the difficult task of restoring your exterior wood deck. We will go over all the needed steps to restore to your wood. Tips will include how to properly prep your deck, removing of a failed stain or sealer, brightening your wood, and which deck stain is best. You will be able to ask questions on each article and we will even have a deck restore forum for more detailed advice!
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1. Western Washington (lots of rain & high humidity)
2. Deck is west facing with no trees or structures shading the deck
3.12 year old Cedar deck on the lower and 16 year old upper deck which we are not sure of the material used
4. Mold and Mildew Issues
The upper and lower decks are both in very good condition. When we bought our house 10 years ago we sanded off the existing stain. To date we have applied semitransparent deck stain six times. We are now at a point where we are going to strip the deck due to peeling and uneven wear. We purchased Defy Hardwood Stain in Cedartone. Should we apply one or two coats? If two coats, how long should we wait between applying coats. Also, what temperature range would you recommend for applying the stain?
The Defy Hardwood is a good choice as it is not prone to mold and mildew growth.
If you apply two coats make sure to apply them wet on wet as the manufacturer suggests. This means you apply the second coat within 20-40 minutes of the first coat, before it completely dries. You do not want to over apply as stains will work better when the penetrate 100% into the wood.
The manufacturer says to apply the Defy between 45-90 degrees.
See here for product data from the manufacturer site: Defy Hardwood Stain
Hello. I have a 10 year old pressure treated pine deck and live in South Alabama on the Gulf Coast where there is a lot of heat & humidity, intense uv exposure, mold and mildew growth but not a lot of freezing and thawing. The deck has previously been stained with olympic maximum. Most of the stain is gone on the horizontal surfaces but most of it remains on the vertical after applying a cleaner. Some of the boards are cracked but not warped or in need of replacement. I am wanting to stain with a different brand. How do you recommend I prep and which stain & sealer do you recommend for this area? The house is red brick so I prefer not to have "orangy" overtones to the stain.