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How To Stain A Deck With ARBORCOAT


Surface Preparation

Determine the wood you have to treat most appropriately.

New Wood: Apply Benjamin Moore Brighten and scrub the product into the wood. Power wash the surface and let it dry for 48 hours. Then sand the deck with 80-grit sandpaper.

Weathered Wood: Apply Benjamin Moore Restore with a stiff brush to clean the dingy gray layer. Rinse the deck down and apply Benjamin Moore Brighten and follow the steps for New Wood.

Flaking and Peeling Wood: Apply Benjamin Moore Remove to get rid of the old stain. Rinse the deck down, apply Benjamin Moore Brighten and follow the steps for New Wood.

Application

  1. Check the weather. Ensure the next 48 hours have a rain-free forecast.
  2. Test the Colour. Use a scrap of wood to make sure the stain is the colour you want.
  3. Stain the wood. Roll stain on the deck the full length of 2-3 boards at a time. Back brush to ensure proper coverage.
  4. Let the stain dry. Give it 48 hours to dry completely before heavy foot traffic.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

  • Do not apply in direct sunlight.
  • Do not apply when air and surface temperatures are below 10° C (50° F)