Step 6: Stain the Deck

stain the deck with long, even strokes
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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•Brush the deck's boards one at a time with long, even strokes, working with the grain. Keep a wet edge to prevent lap marks, and immediately brush out any pools of stain.

•When you're finished, let the deck dry for at least two days before walking on it or replacing the furniture.
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    Tools List

    • synthetic brush
      Synthetic filament brush
    • scrub brush
      Stiff, chemical resistant brush
    • Whisk Broom
      Broom
    • Power washer

    Shopping List

    1. SEMI-TRANSPARENT DECK STAIN

    2. CHLORINE BLEACH

    3. LATEX GLOVES

    4. HOSE