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I was at my California Paint dealer inquiring on their Storm stains. I have a fairly old deck I have to do. It was built well. good board spacing. Never stained. HO wants it stained. the dealer suggested an oil stain but doing a double tap. Where right after I put my first coat do a second coat. I mean right after. Do it before the first has time to dry and seal so it will accept the second coat.

Anyone done this before?
 

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Solid stain or semi-trans? It makes a difference. Solid, I don't ever do wet-on-wet coats, but I have plenty of times with semi-trans oils. Typically horizontals only though, and only on softer woods. I'd never try to do a wet-on-wet app on an Ipe deck.
 

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Semi trans. Old pressure treated deck. But still in really good shape. It's all vertical. No handrails, no ballasters, just deck.
 

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Solid stain or semi-trans? It makes a difference. Solid, I don't ever do wet-on-wet coats, but I have plenty of times with semi-trans oils. Typically horizontals only though, and only on softer woods. I'd never try to do a wet-on-wet app on an Ipe deck.
I was going to spray on with a hand pump sprayer and then back brush it with my deck boss. I did that before with oil stain on decks and didn't have any issues and it looked great. I can do the same for this wet on wet right?
 

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I did a this with Storm oil semi transparent (although we call it a wet coat) many years ago, I think it was around 6 years) on a really beat up deck. I will be doing it again in the Spring. It needs a lot of work done because of structural issues and the railings are not up to code. But, that said, the stain has help up really well. I could have easily put only a maintainance coat of the railings if they were not being replace. The deck is on the west side of the building and is almost in full shade most of the day. So, almost now full strength summer sun beating down on it.
 
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