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    Ken · 05/26/2018
    Just built a deck 9 months ago. Pressure treated pine. Western Massachusetts. 36” off ground. Want most durable, long-lasting stain/sealer for seasonal temperature variance. Prefer not to strip every year, just reapply. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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    Liz · 05/25/2018
    Hi, got a small deck that we're stripping and sanding. We want a stain that we will never have to strip again, something that we can just reapply every few years, as long lasting as possible. Basically something that will fade rather than peel. We get a good amount of rain and sun. Any suggestions?
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    maryann · 05/23/2018
    my mahogany deck was stripped & sealed w/Duckback exotic hardwood stain(3 oil system w/maximum pigments in "natural" finish) 3 years ago. it has been thoroughly cleaned, scrubbed & rinsed & needs 5 days to dry before sealer application. what would u recommend & how long would it last here in southern connecticut? thanks, maryann
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    Bunnie Brush · 05/20/2018
    I have been pressure washing my deck and beach walkover every 4 to 5 years since 2004. The translucent stain has always come off with the pressure washing without any problems. This year, however, the pressure washer did not get all the stain out. I have tried Jomax deck stripper and it is not working. What should I do?
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    L Ferries · 05/17/2018
    I can’t find the Restore-a-deck stain on your website? You carry their other products why not the stain?
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      The Sealer Store · 05/17/2018
      We have not added it yet but you can buy it from the Restore A Deck Website.
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    Russell Frizzell · 05/10/2018
    I have a three year old mahogany deck that was originally coated with Australian Timber Oil. Clean up is with soap & water, so I assume it is a water base product. Is it too late to switch to the Cabot oil stain that you recommend?
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      The Sealer Store · 05/11/2018
      If you want to switch brands or types of stain, you will need to remove the current coating by stripping and or sanding.
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    M Farris · 05/07/2018
    What product do I use on new cedar fencing and decking to give it a glossy look and really emphasize the grain in the wood?
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    colin · 05/04/2018
    where can you buy defy poducts in Ontario chatham kent area
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    Alison · 04/28/2018
    Do you sell a good solid color stain for porch posts/railings? I need white to match the white vinyl trim on the house. It is an old weathered wood porch.
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    Fedfan · 04/16/2018
    2 years ago I stained my deck and the floor is now chipped but the railings still look good. I want to put a new coat of the same stain on the floor only so should I just use a deck wash to prep or should I use a brightener also? What will happen if I put a brightener on the stained floor? Thanks.
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    JimC · 04/09/2018
    I've been staining my older pressure-treated deck every three years with TWP 1500 Natural, which I've been very happy with. This year I want to switch to a weathered-gray color which would be more appropriate to my New England (Mass.) location. I assume that RAD stripper is the first step. Next I need to figure out the best stain to use, and I'm looking at Defy Extreme Driftwood Gray or TWP 200 Slate Gray. Is a water-based stain like the Defy as good as the oil-based stain I've been using? What stain(s) do you recommend? Will the stripper remove the old stain enough to avoid it looking orange? Thank you.
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      The Sealer Store · 04/09/2018
      The RAD Stripper with pressure washing will remove the old TWP. You will need to neutralize after with the RAD Brightener. For this, I would stick with the TWP 200 Slate Gray.
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    mona · 04/04/2018
    I had a screened enclosure built with treated wood (4x4's, 12x6's, 2x4's) for my small garden and had it painted with Thompsons stain and sealer. It's peeling in some areas and you can't paint over it because of sealer. How do I remove the stain/sealer? Big mistake. Should have painted but thought other product would protect better and longer.
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    Matt · 12/28/2017
    Building a new deck this winter. Should I wait till spring to apply a stain or will the wood be ruined if I wait that long?
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    David Mokros · 11/12/2017
    New construction PT deck, weathered 24 months in SE Wisconsin. My goal is to protect my investment by using a clear oil base sealer. What product should I use, what steps should I follow.

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    Sam · 10/28/2017
    What stain is best for a covered cedar porch that is over 20 years old that has multiple coats of sikkens cetrol?
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      The Sealer Store · 10/29/2017
      Our coatings cannot be applied over the Sikkens. You will need to remove the Sikkens first by sanding it off the porch. Once removed fully, try the Armstrong Clark wood stains.
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    Bill · 10/28/2017
    What stain do I use on an outdoor table that has very dense wood, someone told me it is Chinese teak? I used Behr water base and it peeled right off.Bill
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    jim · 10/22/2017
    whats the best stain for new treated pine deck boards
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    The Sealer Store · 10/04/2017
    Adabell@comcast.net:
    Stained my deck with TWP a couple of years ago. What should I clean it with before applying TWP again?

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    Ada Rogers · 10/04/2017
    Stained my deck with TWP a couple of years ago. What should I clean it with before applying TWP again?
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    The Sealer Store · 10/03/2017
    mlingga:
    Need to restain dock with Penofin but won't get to it until later this month. What's the lowest night time temperature that will still allow stain to cure properly?

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