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    Hi - I am new to the forum. We live on Long Island, NY. Lots of rain, snow, sun (tough on wood decks). We have been staining the deck for over 20 years and have gotten the same results: Cracking & peeling of solid stain. The deck is now stripped, sanded and clean. I am looking at 2 stains: 1)...
  2. Painting
    Hi! I just stained my deck with Thompson’s waterseal waterproofing stain. I’ve decided it is too dark and would like to stain over it with something lighter in color. Apparently they don’t make this in a grey shade. It’s not a large area so I don’t mind painting over it. Is there any product I...
  3. Painting
    I reluctantly bought Behr deck stripper. Came home tried four test patches. They were relatively successful, after power washing and a TON of scrubbing. Deck repairman told me I was wasting my time so I rented a sander, which was easy and I finished quickly. However, the four test patches...
  4. Painting
    I thought I would save some work by having my 21 year old nephew paint the deck with stain. Boy, was I wrong. :jester: Not only do I have to remove all the stain that he did, but I have to remove it from the stucco. The hardware store told me to use muriatic acid to remove the stain from the...
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    In researching the best stain to use for a new fence, I have read dozens of horror stories posted about deck coating problems. I can only say that homeowners should take a step back and look at the bigger picture before building a deck. I grew up in a home on a heavily wooded lot with a redwood...
  6. Painting
    Hi all, I just stained my deck yesterday after doing a thorough job washing and stripping it. The wood wasn't in great condition, not being treated in years previously, and there was a lot of variation in how much stain it sucked up. I tried to spray enough to make sure the wood was saturated...
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