all of the sudden my wife decided that she doesn't like the color of the
deck sealant(thompson's) i applied less than a month ago. she wants to
go a bit darker in the color...can i just restain or do i have to strip
the deck first?
I'm guessing the Thompsons is a yearly thing. Good that you
didn't use it this time, but Penofin will cut your labor in 1/2 or
1/3. [and look better longer to boot]
In my house, I'd say 'OK dear. Go pick out exactly what shade of
Penofin you want." By the time she got around to it the deck
would need a new coat anyway.
If it really bothered her & she ran right out and did it, I'd put it
on the bottom of my list. . . and by the time I got around to it the
deck would need a new coat anyway.
I wouldnt use a different product , something different might peel as
you dont know chemical makeup, original Thomsons main water proof
ingredient is wax and not nothing sticks to wax. I think you might be
able to put in paint "Universal" tint , its used for stains also. Call
Thompsons and ask if it can be tinted and if it will bond, read the
can it may say. Consumer Reports has a long term paint and stain test
going on for maybe 10 years, Thompsons was dropped years ago from the
test because it was the worst performer, I would not change this year
because of chemical compatibility, but dont believe advertising, and
thats how Thompsons made its name.
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