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restaining deck

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Need advise on restaining my deck. the deck is at least 10 years old. I recently purchased the house and have no history of deck. From what I see, it has a solid stain on it today and I wish to redo it. My plan is to clean and wash deck, then apply a new solid stain. My question is whether I need to strip existing stain? I plan to match as closely as I can the current color. I am leaning towards a CABOT product, but would entertain BEHR as well. Do I have to strip the old stain, if I do not have the original stain paint code?

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First and formost steer clear of Behr. Clean the deck first. If it still looks like it needs staining, thenI doubt there is any sitting on the surface that would make it peel. Cabot is ok stuff but Sikkens is much better and I highly recommend an oil based.
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