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Old 08-08-2007, 06:57 PM  
Stevie
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What are some steps I should take before I go ahead with the stain process. Anything that could change the outcome of the deck? I want to make sure this is going to be my final deck. I have been through 3 decks so far. 2 of them I built myself and 1 came with the house.


Just trying to get this one perfect!



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Old 08-21-2007, 03:44 AM  
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I think a good way to go about this is to clean/wash your deck to make it look as good as possible. I personally use sandpaper right after it is clean to make sure the deck is uniform and smooth. Then stain it before it gets dirty again. Avoid letting pets or anyone on the decks while you do the job.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:04 PM  
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Yeah I would definately wash the deck, maybe even pressure wash it before you stain it again.

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Old 09-30-2007, 02:26 PM  
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I usually do this:

*Wash
*Sand
*Wash
*Let dry
*Sweep
*Stain
*Let dry
*Water Seal

and your done

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