I'm getting ready to prep to stain my deck tommorow.
It was stained about 6 years ago and really needs new stain!!
I'm gonna be using Cabot semi-transparent.
Anyways, My question is, if I am planning on sanding the deck, should I power wash it (with a wood stripper followed by a rinse), let dry and then sand...
or should I sand then power wash (with wood stripper followed by a rinse)??
I was planning on renting a random-orbit sander... good choice?
Also, how long should I wait between the power washin and sanding (or vice versa)? Does the deck have to be completely dry before I sand? Can i begin stainign right after sanding?
Sorry, it's alot of question to answer but I would REALLY appreciate your knowledge! Thanks a bunch!