Staining a freshly surface-planed deck.


What the best way (product & method) to stain recently planed PT deck boards?
Our ten-year-old 600 sq ft deck on our Michigan house is built of PT lumber. 2 years ago solid stain was improperly applied. Now it is pealing, terribly. After experimenting with many methods to remove the solid stain (long story), I decided to unscrew each board and run the top side through my surface planer, removing up to one-eighth inch in some cases. The boards look nice. But now, what is the best way to stain it?
Considering that I may have removed some of the PT protection (I don't know how deep it penetrates) what are some recommended ways to prepare and stain these boards. I want to use a transparent stain, of the same color as the previous solid stain.
Currently I have a quart of Behr "Oil Penetrating Stain" but it says it washes up with water. That sounds like it is not truly a oil-based stain. Perhaps there is a better product than Behr.
I have a very large garage, so I could prepare them indoors if that would help.
Any suggestions?
Todd
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having been a paint contractor for over 30 yrs. I have a bit of experience with deck finishing pressure treatment goes though the wood so no problems there you would be well advised to stain all surfaces before install you don't get a second chance there
I have two products we use in the northeast 1. California oil based deck stain ~~ its the best hands~ apply two coats on top surface
2. Ben Moore deck stain ~~ they changed the formulation last year ,so not sure how it is now , but was an excellent product in the past
no waterbased anything works well for a deck , period. just doesn't hold up.
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