Refinishing a deck, any experts?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by NRacine, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. NRacine

    NRacine Songster

    Sep 2, 2008
    I am borrowing a pressure washer to refinish my 2 decks. How long should I wait from finishing the washing to applying new stain? I had planned to wash tomorrow and stain Friday, is that too son? Think it will dry out enough? It's supposed to be 70 and sunny.
  2. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    It's been years since the last time I did that! Awful job. Careful with the pressure washer, it can cut right into the wood and if not done evenly it will leave a "streaking". Play with it first.

    As far as letting it dry, I'd check the label on the stain can and see what they recommend.

    Good luck with the deck! (better you than me! [​IMG] )
  3. cherokeechicken

    cherokeechicken Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    it usually takes 2 days to dry. that is how long we wait when we stain a deck. i am in construction.

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