We want to get something uniform again. The formulation of Super Deck is long gone. No good semi-transparent stains seem to have white and grey is just too dark for the house. To get a more uniform coating, our painter suggested a semi solid that will show the texture of the shingles. You have only a solid stain but it may be worth thinking about it as an option.
I have several questions about your solid stain.
-Will your solid stain smooth over the texture much more than a semi-solid from other brands?
-Will blending some white with some other color of your stain of be acceptable to get a mid tone of some sort or will that reduce the performance?
-Is the cleaning/brightening process necessary or would cleaning alone followed by washing (perhaps a low pressure washing under 750 PSI) be acceptable for a solid stain?
-Most important will this peel after a few years?
thank you for any information you can provide.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 07/14/2020-Yes, the solid stain is filming so it will have a smoother appearance than a penetrating stain.
-You can mix colors of the RAD Solid Stains.
-Pressure washing to remove dirt, grime, mold, etc is what is needed to prep for the solid stain. Using the RAD Prep products aids with the pressure washing for better performance.
-Solid stains since they dry on top of the wood can eventually have some lifting. This would depend o your weather and or wood surface. Rarely happens on vertical wood but it could. Should last on vertical wood 3-7 years before a reapplication is needed.