Hello everyone, this is my first post and I want to thank you all in advance for any guidance you can give me (very much appreciated)...this will be my first deck that I attempt to treat/stain (cringe)....
I have a 15 year old deck (treated wood) that looks to have never been stained or treated before. Structurally it looks sound, some nails are pulling out which I plan on replacing. I have already cleaned once with Olympic Deck Cleaner and the pictures provided are after the cleaning. It still looks pretty bad. Couple of questions...
1. Does it need to be power washed to get it to a starting point? (or is there too much risk to damage the wood?)
2. Power Sander? (the rails are splintering in spots)
3. Oil based solid is what I plan to stain it with (definately not semi-trans)
Again, thank you very much, this newbie could use some words of wisdom!