Exterior stain

Wolf69September 26, 2013

I have a set of steps leading to the front door of our house. They are in essence 'mini decks'. I installed them two years ago with treated decking. Last summer I stained with a water-based, semi-transparent stain. By this spring, 70% of the stain was gone, and I was back to bare wood. Question: Should I have used an oil-based stain or should I have done something other than power wash (and let dry two days) the steps? Thanks Clay

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

What do you mean by treated decking?

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 5:04PM
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