Why is My Deck Stain Shiny?  5/5 (1)

This post was updated on April 22, 2024

Why is my deck stain shiny?

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Deck stain turns out shiny when it is not properly applied. Proper application of deck stain to avoid a shiny finish begins with preparation. The deck must be prepared and cleaned before new deck stain can be applied. If the deck was prepped correctly the deck stain is shiny because it was over applied. Even solid deck stains that seal and form a film over the wood should not be shiny when completed.

What do I do about a shiny deck?

The only thing you can do with a shiny deck is to strip it and start over. You will not be able to remove the excess deck stain without damaging the layers beneath. Strip the deck, power wash it, and start over being careful not to aver apply.

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Scott Paul ~ Restoring Wood & Decks Since 1993 Owner
As an article and comment contributor to the site, Scott has been around the pressure washing industry since attending college. In 1993 he started his first company called Oakland Pressure Wash specializing in exterior pressure washing and deck staining. That company evolved into OPW L.L.C. shortly thereafter concentrating more on exterior wood and deck restoration. Scott and his Deck Cleaning Michigan company have restored over 10,000 decks in the Metro Detroit area since the early years. He has become an authority in the deck restoration industry and has contributed to numerous wood restoration forums and informative sites. All the products he suggests through this site are sold through online sites and in retail stores, allowing the consumer to choose their own means of purchase. Scott’s eCommerce sites do sell many top brands he endorses and if you appreciate any of the help he has offered then feel free to purchase from one of them.
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