Wrong color stain on deck. Now what do I do?
I just had a new deck stained with a semi-transparent stain (Olympic Maximun). I don't like the color (too streaky and has blue/silver tones). I'd like to change to a solid finish. I'm looking at the Cabot Solid Finish Acrylic Deck Stain.
Clearly I should have tested the color on a small section of the deck. But hindsight is always 20/20. Now, I'm trying to determine what to do next. Do I:
1) Wait until the stain naturally wears off (18 months to 2 yrs.) and then put on a color that I like?
2) Bleach, sand and/or power wash to get the existing stain off before I apply the new stain?
Help!!! Is there any way I can correct my rookie mistake?
Thank you for any help you can give me
P.S. I don't know what kind of wood the deck is made from. I would guess the cheapest treated wood Home Depot sells.