Here is great video from one of our customers showing how to prep and apply a maintenance coat of the Armstrong Clark Wood Stain.

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    Gail Conlon · 05/02/2020
    I stained my deck last Sept. 2019. I'd like to apply a 2nd coat to the deck floor. Can I just clean the floor with a power washer or do I have to use a deck brightener first.
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      Armstrong · 05/02/2020
      Use a deck cleaner and then light pressure wash.
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    susan Dorgan · 05/01/2020
    After brightening, how much time can pass before applying the stain? I know that you have to wait a minimum of 48 hours and the wood needs to be dry; however, it may be a week or so after the brightening before a proper weather window exists. Is there a cut-off time before the wood needs to be brightened again before applying the stain?
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    Kerri · 04/30/2020
    If I applied AC natural tone stain 1 year ago, can I come back and apply AC Natural Oak Semi-transparent stain without stripping the natural tone?
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    Rosemary · 04/15/2020
    I stained my one year old deck 2 years ago with the semi-transparent stain. It still looks OK. Regardless, should I be staining my deck again this year? Generally how often does one need to stain with a semi-transparent stain? If I do stain it this year, is it essential to do the cleaning & brightening again or can I just brush deck off and apply the stain? I will be using the same stain color that is on there already.
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      Armstrong · 04/15/2020
      Every 2-3 years is the norm. You always have to prep when reapplying so yes, use the Cleaner and the Brightener.
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    Dawn · 04/03/2020
    Good morning ? we stained our 2yr old deck (pressure treated) last year. The stain soaked in so much we gave it a second coat then too. This spring the floor of the deck seems very dry with the knots in the wood turning almost white. It also obviously needs to be cleaned. After cleaning and brightening should we als9 restrain this year? After that how often should we stain? We are using semi transparent, the new colour from last year.
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      Armstrong · 04/03/2020
      The cleaner and brightener should only be used when you plan on applying another coat. If you use them, you can apply one light coat.

      BTW, knows being light or white in color is normal due to the density of the wood there. Not an issue.
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    Robin C · 02/10/2020
    Can I just clean and reapply the next year without stripping or sanding?
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    West · 10/18/2019
    When is it too cool/cold to apply deck stain?
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    Garrett L Dietz · 08/25/2019
    What about the brightener?
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      Armstrong · 08/25/2019
      Yes, you need to brighten the wood.