Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-18-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Staining Cedar Deck


A friend of mine is staining his cedar deck before it gets too cold in Michigan to do it. Last year he had planned on staining, so he did some sanding to open the pores and then ended up not staining. He ran out of time. His question now is, how long are the pores of the cedar open? And does he need to sand again this year before staining?

Any advice would help, thanks!

C

covitamarie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 03:38 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Staining Cedar Deck


After a year of unprotected use, I would think he would have to clean and sand it. Dirt, grease and who knows what has been ground into the surface. Areas with grease spots will not take the stain the same way as the rest of the deck.

__________________
Ron
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
B. Franklin 1759
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 03:47 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Staining Cedar Deck


Thanks a lot, Ron! I figured so much.

I appreciate the prompt response.

C
covitamarie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 09:03 PM   #4
Member
 
dpach's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 111
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Staining Cedar Deck


He could try a cedar deck cleaner and then a brightener. The cleaner would get rid of grease/dirt, while the brightener would get rid of the graying that was caused by the tannins in the wood. It usually brings the nice natural color of the cedar back.

Check out SuperDeck. They have cleaners and brighteners. There are also many other manufacturers that have these as well.

Most of them spray on with a weed type sprayer, let it sit (keeping it wet) for about 15 minutes, then hose off. Do small sections at a time. After first doing the cleaner, followed by the brightener, let it sit 4-5 days or until the wood is down to no more than 15% moisture, and stain.
dpach is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cedar, decks, staining


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deck Staining Nightmare steven994 Painting 6 04-06-2014 09:10 PM
Deck Staining thread but I am desperate- please help mickbiv Painting 3 09-08-2010 12:28 AM
Staining problems on Cedar deck pomi Painting 6 09-24-2009 02:23 PM
Staining Problems on a New Cedar Deck nleo27 Painting 15 09-01-2009 12:14 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.