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Old 04-03-2014, 04:37 PM   #1
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I have a tounge and groove front porch which was put in and stained about 4 years ago right before I bought my house . I failed to reseal it and shows fading from water and mostly the sun in some spots. I tried taking the same color stain and applied it in a few spots and it soaked it right up nicely. Can I just power wash it and stain it since I took the new stain so well rather than sanding it?

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Old 04-03-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
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I'd use a brightener to clean it up then just restain it unless it's in really bad shape or the pressure wash was to aggressive and left a bunch of burrs.
No need to sand off the old stain.

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Awesome. Only other thing . They stained with a regular min wax stain. I was just going to go back over it with the same. Is it ok to just go over it with an outdoor sealer after that?
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No need for a sealer after staining.

Also, Minwax is an interior stain. I would look into something like Deckscapes from Sherwin-Williams for an exterior wood deck.
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I was thinking that but the majority of the wood hasn't been faded too badly so wont I have an issue with color if I go with a different stain?
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Awesome. Only other thing . They stained with a regular min wax stain. I was just going to go back over it with the same. Is it ok to just go over it with an outdoor sealer after that?

Does it have a sealer on it now?
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I don't think so given how easily it took stain. I also found a can of mcclosky storm coat in the basement. Wonder if that's what they used. I'll have to put some of that on there to compare color. WIsh I hadn't put a big blotch of the min wax on there now. Guess I can sand that spot a little.
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I was thinking that but the majority of the wood hasn't been faded too badly so wont I have an issue with color if I go with a different stain?
By all means, use what was successful. I would say that if your only problem is a bit of fading, then, perhaps the Minwax is working in your situation.
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Well now that I found that can of exterior that may be what they had on there . I don't have any other wood outside. I'm gonna test a small spot tomorrow. Now that I think about it the minwax did seem a bit dark
I figured it had just faded. I'll just have to sand the test spot and hope it all comes
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