Originally Posted by Cossack
First I used the Behr stripper and brightener with a lot of brushing etc but the deck still has some dark staining on it. How perfect does the surface have to be before I use the stain? Can I put something like Thompson water proof over the stain to extend it? I really do not want to do all that work again for a long time, and this deck is huge.
Even with quality materials the deck may get 2-3 years tops of life out of the cycle. With the method you have chosen you may get 6 months.
You can get the same results by mixing up a batch of parafin wax and mineral spirits for protection. As far as the Behr junk....you can find better products.
Check out thesealerstore
or Tom Voguls Shop
You will find quality strippers to remove what you have, pH balancers and Stains by Armstrong-Clark or Ready Seal