Sikkens SRD - beginner questions
I'm staining a new pt deck and screen porch floor with Sikkens Cetol SRD - Teak. I picked up lots of useful tips from this forum, but have a few beginner questions. I sanded the floor with a 12-18 vibrating sander using 60 grit paper. Blew the dust off with a leaf blower and then used a tack rag. Sanded the spindles and edges by hand. Accidentally used 100 grit and had to go back and re-sand with 60!
It's calling for rain for the next 2 days. Do I need to re-sand or do anything else to prepare the wood after the rain? Wait 2 dry days? Folks at the paint store all tell me something different.
I tested the stain on a couple of scrap pieces of wood (that underwent the same prep) and noticed a few shiny spots after a full day of drying. Did I apply to heavily? I read that some people wipe off the excess stain with a rag after 5 minutes.
Thanks from a novice!