Q: I have a small (12-foot-by-10-foot) wooden deck in my backyard, which was stained in redwood finish about three years ago. Some areas of the deck has weathered and faded. I am planning to restain the deck in the next week or so. Any advice on the preparation and staining techniques? --O.C. A: If it's been only three years, it sounds like the original material used to stain the deck might not been of the highest quality. I would suggest cleaning and prepping the deck using a product such as Wolman's DeckStrip, which will remove the old stain and prep the wood to receive new material.It's pretty easy to use, just follow the package directions. Then apply a new, high-quality, UV-resistant stain that's formulated for deck use. Depending on the weather conditions where you are, if ...
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