I have to remove old stain and apply new stain to a deck.. but first I have to buy some new pressure treated pieces of wood to make some repairs.
I will will stain in the spring to let the wood dry out. When staining in the spring, I wanted to know if there is any special preparation that needs to be done becuase some of the wood is brand new while some of the other stuff is 8 -10 years old.
The deck is 500 sq feet, and the balusters may or may not be stained as well (they are the straight type, not rounded). would you recommend not doing the balusters due to a high level of difficulty?
Is it possible to use the power washer to clean the balusters? if not, what is the recommended method?
I was planning on using Sherwin Williams Deckscapes. They recommend that I need two coats.
Is there anything I should change about my method?
Approximately how long would this take? 1 day (8 hours)? 2 days (16 hours?)