when I applied it and scrubbed as per the directions it is removing pretty much all the stain? which i didn't think would happen with a cleaner. Do I need to remove all the stain now? What happens if there are some sections with some stain and bare wood? Will the new stain even out on the wood as I assume it won't absorb as much in the areas with old stain still?
I had hoped I could just wash the wood well and reapply?
We will reply to your comment shortly· 05/12/2022Best to remove the AC fully so the new coating is applied evenly.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 05/12/2022So...I should be using a stripper and not a cleaner? I am finding this all very stressful🤓. I had thought because I was using the same stain color I could just clean. In any case, I am up for the challenge! There are worse problems in this world. 😢 I assume that you would suggest a brightener also? Is it too late to use one now on the sections i have done? I haven’t used one so far because the product I am using is the Behr All in One Wood cleaner with oxalic acid that supposedly neutralises afterwards. If there are small patches of stain left in some areas is this going to matter? Is it best to scrub with a brush and power wash after?
You are awesome for answering all these questions so calmly!!😻
We will reply to your comment shortly· 05/12/2022Yes, strip and brighen for prep with this: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper
You can post apply the stripper to the sections that you have done that have some remnants of stain. Make sure to brighen all wood to even it out.
Apply with a pump sprayer and then pressure wash off. No need to scrub.