Stain Your Deck - Great Lakes Ace Hardware Store

There are 4 important steps to freshening up your deck:

  1. Prepare the Deck Surface - Make sure your deck is free of rot, mildew, dirt and debris. Clean with a pressure washer and detergent if needed. 
  2. Helpful Tips Before You Get Started 
    • Apply stain when the temperature is between 50˚F-90˚F 
    • Avoid applying in direct sunlight.

    • Don’t apply if rain is in the forecast for the next 1-2 days.
    • If you are using multiple gallons mix them to ensure consistency.

  3. How to Apply Stain - Heavily coat the open end grain of the boards. Brush 2-3 boards at a time with long smooth strokes.
  4. Avoid Lap Marks - Make sure that the leading edge is kept wet and that wet stain is brushed into wet stain.

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