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Old 09-30-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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hi there i have been a painter for many many years now but i have ran into a job that i cannot seem to takle and am a little bit confused. i have stain many decks in my past that turned out spectacular, with oil, semi, trans, solid, etc. recently i have ran into a client of mine who had her railings on all of her condos replaced. we have waited enough time to let them 'cure' if you will. she wants a solid on the top rail and a semi transparent on all the pickets let me fill you in it is a PAIN IN THE A** but her checks have always cashed so i am not complaining. the solid on the top rail turned out just fine as i knew it would, but in the past couple days i have started on the semi transparent and it keeps drying blotchy!!! I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING I CAN THINK OF i use sherwin williams deckscapes latex. have always used it have never ever ever had a problem with it. if anybody knows what could be causing this please please please let me know because i am getting ready to loose a long term client because she does not comprehend the fact of what is going on thanks -charlie

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Old 09-30-2010, 06:53 PM   #2
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I would switch to an oil semi transparent stain, like sikkens or cabbots.

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hi there i have been a painter for many many years now but i have ran into a job that i cannot seem to takle and am a little bit confused. i have stain many decks in my past that turned out spectacular, with oil, semi, trans, solid, etc. recently i have ran into a client of mine who had her railings on all of her condos replaced. we have waited enough time to let them 'cure' if you will. she wants a solid on the top rail and a semi transparent on all the pickets let me fill you in it is a PAIN IN THE A** but her checks have always cashed so i am not complaining. the solid on the top rail turned out just fine as i knew it would, but in the past couple days i have started on the semi transparent and it keeps drying blotchy!!! I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING I CAN THINK OF i use sherwin williams deckscapes latex. have always used it have never ever ever had a problem with it. if anybody knows what could be causing this please please please let me know because i am getting ready to loose a long term client because she does not comprehend the fact of what is going on thanks -charlie

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Old 10-01-2010, 11:47 AM   #3
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hi there i have been a painter for many many years now but i have ran into a job that i cannot seem to takle and am a little bit confused. i have stain many decks in my past that turned out spectacular, with oil, semi, trans, solid, etc. recently i have ran into a client of mine who had her railings on all of her condos replaced. we have waited enough time to let them 'cure' if you will. she wants a solid on the top rail and a semi transparent on all the pickets let me fill you in it is a PAIN IN THE A** but her checks have always cashed so i am not complaining. the solid on the top rail turned out just fine as i knew it would, but in the past couple days i have started on the semi transparent and it keeps drying blotchy!!! I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING I CAN THINK OF i use sherwin williams deckscapes latex. have always used it have never ever ever had a problem with it. if anybody knows what could be causing this please please please let me know because i am getting ready to loose a long term client because she does not comprehend the fact of what is going on thanks -charlie
yep, your problem is that you are not using an oil stain!!! latex always look like ****. i would use either Cabot, Sikkens, or TWP oil stains. Just strip off the latex, give it a few days to dry, then use said products. pm me for more info man!
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:31 PM   #4
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Actually...(in THIS case) it matters very little what BRAND of Semi-Tr. stain is used.

>>> The issue here is the wood itself <<<

Are the spindles a cheap Pine/pressure-treated of some type? Even some cheaper Cedars' will take in stain fairly unevenly. NOTHING you can do about it.

Unless she bought "Clear all-Heart" Redwood, there will be moderate variation with ANY S/T stain. With CAH Redwood tho, she could've put on a new deck for what the spindles would cost !!

I'd put money down on this being the issue here.

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