How To Stain Your Decking

How to stain your decking

  1. Remove everything from your decking and sweep the surface to remove any leaves, twigs and other debris.
  2. Wash the deck thoroughly with a commercial decking cleaning solution, and rinse off the water. Make sure you let the wood dry completely before moving on to the next step.
  3. Choose a weekend that is forecast to be dry, and avoid applying any staining in the direct sunlight.
  4. It is important to test your chosen stain on a small area to make certain it is the colour you want.
  5. Starting with the open-end grain of the deckboards, use a bristle brush to apply the stain in long, smooth strokes.
  6. Apply one coat of stain and wait for it to dry.
  7. Before replacing any furniture, let the stain dry for at least three days.

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