6 months ago, I had my old deck floor boards flipped and 3 of the boards were replaced with new treated boards. I also had new treated top railings and stairs installed at that time. In order to protect my deck from the direct sun this summer, I would rather not wait another 6 months to stain it with the semi-solid Armstrong Clark wood stain that I used previously.
I was wondering if I could use TWP semi-solid on the entire deck now? If that's not feasible, would it be okay to just stain the old boards with the semi-solid Armstrong Clark stain now and then only stain the new treated boards in 6 months?
Also, I live in Tennessee. I believe the new wood is pine but not sure about the old wood. Full sun. There's some green on the railings so I'm assuming that's algae? No problems with prior stain (Armstrong Clark semi-solid).
After you strip and brighten the stained wood and then clean and brighten the newer wood, you can use the TWP Semi-solid colors. The algea will come off with the prep.
Since there isn't any stain on the flipped boards, do I still need to strip them? Also, do I have to strip the old stained railings before staining with TWP or can I just clean and brighten them?
There is a little bit of stain on the old deck floor boards but not a lot. Here's a pic..
Strip the turned boards and any wood that has a previous stain.
One last question, is there a TWP semi-solid color that closely matches Armstrong Clark semi-solid Sequoia?
Not really. Might want to test some samples.
Does it matter if I accidentally get the stripping product on the new treated boards? If it does, would it be better to wait 6 months and just clean/brighten the entire deck since I would be using the same stain that I used previously?
Or should I be more concerned about protecting my deck from the full sun it will receive this summer?
It will be fine if you get the stripper on the new boards but make sure to brighten them after.
Alright thanks again for answering all of my questions!
You can't get new wood to match older wood with deck stains that are transparent or semi-transparent. You would have to test samples on both to get an idea as to the difference in color.
I'm planning on using semi-solid stain--either Armstrong Clark or TWP. Will the new and old boards match better with semi-solid stain?
Since I have both old and new boards, which board should I test a sample on?
Since the test stain board will not be prepped beforehand, will this be an accurate reflection of how the color will turn out once the boards are prepped?