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Old 03-31-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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Deck Staining

I need to stain a green treated wood deck that has never been stained and is approximately 3 years old. What should I clean it with, and what stain is recommended?

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Deck Staining

Good question. The Handyguys actually just covered this in a podcast. Gove it a listen if you want.
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To summarize -
1) clean. A hose or light touch with a pressure washer if its really dirty. We also talk about commercial cleaning solutions and a home brew solution with TSP and bleach. Bleach is only required if stained from algae or mold.
2) let dry
3) stain - Stains have different amounts of colorant or solids. The more color or solids the better the protection, generally speaking. A more natural stain will have less color or solids. Best compromise is maybe a semi-transparent.

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