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Hello, Im about to strip & stain my deck..and just had a few questions.
I have some cracks in the wood that are about 1/8 inch think and about 1 inch
spots. Only like 3 or 4 boards are affected like that. The rest have even
cracks. I took a pic of one of the 1/8 inch cracks here -
Should I get a tube of wood cement and just fill in those cracks before staining
2 coats of stain seem recommended on most sites.. Some even say 2 coats of
1 coat of paint on top. Any thoughts on that ? Seems like a little too much
most decks need to be re-stained once every 3 to 4 years anyway.
Also, about the stripping.. Has anyone used a pressure washer trying to strip a
before ? Decent results ? Im debating whether or not to rent one out.
And not sure if I should put the paint stripper material on first before pressure
washing . maybe a lot will come off without needing paint stripper ?
I remember when I used normal stripper last time and just used a garden hose,
woods seem much harder to remove the stain from. Like these posts that support
Its like the stain gels into there forever.. Its been 5 years and it still looks
that. If I cant remove the stain from those posts, should I just paint over it
planning on using a lighter colored paint this time. Light brownish.
An overview of the big task at hand -
any help is much appreciated.. you guys have always been a big help in the past.