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

Posted by cstleddy (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 11, 12 at 15:49

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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RE: What's the process to prep/stain a mixture of New and Old woo

"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?

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