A few years ago, I had our deck professionally stained using a Cabot, Semi-transparent, oil based stain. It looked good the first year and then started flaking. I power wahed the deck this weekend, and the flaking came off, but the deck looks terrible.
I want to restain the deck myself this summer. Do I have to use a semi-transparent stain again? Do I have to use oil based, or can I use a latex stain without having to sand the deck down to bare wood?
Thanks for your help