What's the process to prep/stain a mixture of New and Old wood?

cstleddyJuly 11, 2012

We had some of the flooring and rail tops of our 15 year old pressure treated pine deck replaced. I'd like to get it prepped and stain it with a semi-solid stain to get a uniform look (not really into too much wood grain appearance).

The new boards are blonde and the old are dark and gray. Should we use a stripper? A cleaner? A wood brightener?

There's a little of the original semi-transparent stain on the spindles but it's pretty worn away on the floor boards. We are in Raleigh, NC. Deck is on the northside, but almost 100% full sun all day during the summer.

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"Aerial" photo was taken when cloudy/rainy. That is not brown stain on the deck. It's dirty, weathered wood. Here is a dry, close-up.

Will a power washer knock all that off or do I need a stripper and wood brightener?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 7:15PM
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