Decking Stain Advice

14 May 2011
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Hello, everyone.

I've been having some difficulties with my decking treatment and decided to search the net to see if anyone has any tips. I've come across you guys and hope you can help!

First of all hello!

Second, I have some decking that is a couple of years old. It's been treated with quite a dark decking stain. Now is the time for me to re-do the stain. However, I didn't like the original stain as it was a bit thick and some parts still looked shiny / wet even today. It's like a silky sheen over some parts. Not all.

So I power / jet washed the whole of the decking. Now I have decking that is quite patchy in colour everywhere as some of the paint has come off with the jet spray and some has not. More has not come off. (I wasn't trying to get it off, I was just trying to get it clean for a re coat)

The problem I have is that I have tried some ronseal perfect finish decking stain. Dark oak I think it was called. However it did nothing whatsoever. Everything looks exactly the same. So £30 down the pan! I really want to get it sorted but don't want to risk another £30, £60 etc trying out different products.

I've seen some stuff in focus DIY store that says wood stain. But it says for use on everything apart from decking! Is there a reason for this or because they want you to buy the decking version? I've also seen cuprinol cladding and fence opaque finish. Has anyone used this before?

Does anyone have any advice for me? Anything would be great!!!

Thank you
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Well thanks for that mumbo-jumbo garbage

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