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Yesterday I showed you how to strip a deck completely of old stain or paint. It was a tough job but we completed it. Today I will show you how we stained our deck. I used Flood® OneCoat Waterproofing Finish in Walnut which is a semi-transparent stain. It is one of the darker colors but I think it will fade nicely. I ended up using my Home Right Command Max paint sprayer to distribute the stain and then my husband came behind me and back rolled it with a 3/4” nap roller.
One Coat Waterproofing Finish (I used almost 4 gallons for a 400 sq ft. deck)
Home Right Command Max paint sprayer
Scotch Blue paint with film
Make sure your deck dries for a few hours before you apply the One Coat. The nice part about this project is that you don’t have to wait days after cleaning it to apply it – just a few hours.
I got it tinted to a Walnut shade but you can have them mix it into a lighter or darker shade to match your tastes.
So we taped off our house with the Scotch Blue Tape with film. Then I sprayed one board at a time making sure to spray the space between the boards as well. Then we backrolled with a nap roller to get a nice even coat.
I would say the deck looked fine after one coat but not perfect. So we did roll a light finishing coat over it and then it looked wonderful. I would say it took it about 5-6 hours to do this.
So after at least 15 hours of stripping, washing, staining and rolling I waved the white flag. I turned in my DIY card and hired out painting the rails. GASP! I know…you can revoke my DIY license if you want– I’m not worthy. But my sanity s definitely worth $225. And there comes a time when you have to realize that you can’t do it all.
I absolutely love the painted and stained combo on a deck. What a beautiful contrast. I am so super happy with how it turned out and highly recommend the One Coat product if you are considering staining your deck.
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