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I have a client that wants to power wash his stained wood gazebo to prep for paint on trims and stain on walls. The power washing is tomorrow and he wants the paint and stain done Monday. I am really concerned about the dry time for this; about 48 hours. (A detergent with bleach will be used for mildew) What do you all think, will it be OK to finish so soon after washing.
The old stain appears reasonably sound but there will be fresh wood repairs on some sills.
 

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Yeah, you can't really judge how dry a substrate will be after washing by time elapsed alone. You can make generalizations, but there are so many variables it's just a guess.

A lot of times, 48 hrs is plenty of time for wood to dry but there's no reason to guess. $30 or so for a serviceable moisture meter can settle the question for sure.

Some stains tolerate more moisture than others. IIRC, Woodscapes water borne can be applied at up to %22 moisture (or there abouts). With most stains your looking for less than %18. Should be listed on the data sheet for whatever stain your using.


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It's not a holiday in Canada.I'm working mon., who cares.I am fortunate to live in a low humidity area so dry times after wash is not as big a problem as other areas. I pressure washed a house yesterday and you should have seen it soak up the stain today.
 

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Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Lest We Forget:notworthy:
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