Need help figuring out how to restore a new/old redwood deck
This deck is a redwood deck. This is how it was a couple of weeks ago:
I had my contractor replace the damaged planks with new redwood:
Next up they are going to power wash it along with the railing. I am totally lost on what should I do after the powerwashing is done. Being in the SF bay area, this deck is in full sun all summmer, and in full rain most winter. It currently has an opaque behr stain inherited from previous home-owners. The deck is uncovered.
After the powerwashing, do I need to use a deck cleaner? After that can I just use a TWP stain to re-stain it? Would opaque be better due to full sun and rain exposure? Any constructive input will be appreciated. Thank you.