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Re: Acrylic Exterior Woods Stains-Deck & Fense Application
Oh there are oil stains everywhere (depending on brand). But unless you bought extra to last you a decade, you will be up the creek and may need to strip and redo it with latex.
So far only Behr told me that their latex will go over their oil, and only if it's the same product number since they said, "its formulated to match and be compatible to the same product code as the end-of-life oil".
I bumped into a friend who happens to work at Sico. I told him the story about the home-depot guy telling me to only stain with a rag. He said that is the best way.
People buy one of those car polishing mits, put a nitrile glove on under the mit, soak the mit in stain, squeeze out the excess, put the mit on over the nitrile glove, and rub it on the wood, back-and-forth with the grain. A second person then takes a dry rag and goes over what was done by mit and removes all excess and rubs it even more in the wood.
This will give a very thin coat that is then rubbed into and absorbed by the wood, and will make the stain lighter in color than if painted by brush.
He said all pro's do this. Guess I will try it on an old beam i have and see if I can get reproducible shades by rubbing.
For the floor of the deck, he said a pad is best.
Anyhow, I ended up finding Cabot brand. All they had on the shelves were end-of-life oil. Cabot makes no claim that they will put out a compatible latex to put on top of their oil. So Cabot is off the list since they are behind the times compared to the other brands.
Consumer Reports... didn't think of that. TY for the tip.
After 3 years, the stain will bo gone, so I don't know why stripping would be required.
It might be on the floor boards that have the highest traffic, but not everywhere, unless you used a real low quality 12$ stain.
The deck I stripped was 3-yrs. A Behr product. I only had it gone on the floor boards going to the door (about 3 boards wide) from wear, and the steps. Rest was still there on all railings (except one side), spindels, and posts, but not in great shape.
You can get some really good quality semi-transparent that will last 3+ years.
If it's full solid (opaque) it should last longer.
Also, vertical surfaces tend to last 5+ years. Some brands will guarantee 7 or 8 years on vertical surfaces.
So unless all you have is some wood laying flat and nothing more, I think i'll disagree with you.
Yeah, I forgot your fence is vertical. But if the stain is still on it, leave it be. No need to re-stain.