This post was updated on January 30, 2023
How to fix a deck stain you don’t like?
How to fix a deck stain you don’t like depends on the type of deck stain. Semi-transparent and semi-solid penetrating deck stains must be removed by stripping the deck, sanding the deck, or both. Failing to remove the disliked stain sufficiently prevents the new stain from penetrating into the wood properly. Solid deck stains do not have to be removed, instead you can just apply a new color over it.
More information about fixing a deck stain you don’t like
- Remove Deck Stain When Reapplying?
- How To Sand Your Wood Deck
- Best Deck Prep? Clean, Strip, or Sand the Deck?
- How to Reapply a Solid Color Deck Stain
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