Learn how to prepare a deck for stain or paint. Follow these guidelines for cleaning and sanding decks to prepare for applying stains and paints. Before you apply stain, make sure the surface is clean (no dust, dirt, wood fibers or grease), dry and free from mildew.
Cleaning and Staining a Wood Deck (video) How to Clean and Finish a Wood Deck As with any paint or staining project, the key is the preparation. Cover any areas you want to protect, and sweep or brush the surface clean of any surface dust, dirt, and debris. One Comment on “How to Prepare a Wood Deck for Staining…
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Preparation is key to the final results. All wood needs to be well cleaned before staining, whether it’s a brand-new deck or an older deck that’s been out in the weather and needs to be re-stained.
Your deck is now ready for stain. You should stain it as quickly as possible after you have sanded the surface. The longer you wait, the more the wood will decay and the stain will not penetrate the wood properly. Since you are ready to stain your deck, head on over to our article: How To Stain A Deck For Previously Coated Decks
How to Prepare a Deck for Stain But first we need to prep the deck and surrounding area, and you know what that means – it’s time to clean. Take this time to clean both the deck …
Don’t neglect essential deck-staining prep. Before you even think about laying stain, your deck needs to be thoroughly cleaned – this includes NEW lumber. Improper prep is the top reason for unsatisfactory staining results. Remember, if the surface is not completely clean, your stain will have difficulty sticking, resulting in a peeling