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I have a large deck that was stained by the previous owner. The previous stain was Behr Solid Stain Acrylic based. The finish has probably been on for around 5 years and it is peeling, fading and very dirty. I am leaning towards an oil based Cabot stain to refinish. I am also planning on powerwashing, scrubbing dirty areas and sanding off any chipping areas of the deck before I apply the new stain. Does anyone have any results with this scenario? Does anyone recommend a different approach? (I am trying to avoid priming and based on what I have read the oil-based new stain should soak in but because of the quality issues with Behr I am unsure if this approach will last.) The deck is on the south side of the house with full sun 100% of the time.