First planning to use RAD stripper & brightener and rinse off with scrubbing brush & garden hose. Will this be enough to fully prep for staining or would pressure wash be needed too? What about sanding?
Decks are greyed out with mildew area since stained done over a year ago so not much color left just dirty from mildew & ocean salt weather etc.
For staining, read good on AC stain in mahogany or black walnut for IPE decks. Would apply with stain pad. Is 1 coat enough or 2 coats ok until desired color achieved?
Mahogany seems to be closest color. Wipe excess is only if needed?
What quantity of products should I order? And if any products is left can it be reused next year if cans are protected etc?
pictures shows decks & stairs to stain.
Thanks in advance for the great help!
We will reply to your comment shortly· 01/25/2022Best to use a pressure washer while using the stripper. Brighten after. One coat is needed for hardwoods like IPE. Do not wipe off right away an excess. Only do this after it has not fully absorbed after an hour. Shelf life is about 12 months if stored correctly after opening.