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Deck stain peeling and blotchy

Posted by 2011summer Canada (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 14, 11 at 12:00

I am new to this forum and need advice. I have a huge cedar deck with screened gazebo which I applied a water based semi transparent stain to last year. Areas are now peeling and many blotchy areas because we did not apply correctly and did it when it was too hot. Any advice for either removing or fixing areas and using same stain?

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RE: Deck stain peeling and blotchy

There are a number of reasons why a deck finish will peel or bubble. The most common cause for a finish to peel is due to moisture that is present in the wood. When you initially purchase wood from a store it contains some moisture in it. Usually wood is kiln dried to remove moisture however most woods (including cedar) have some sort of moisture still present when you purchase it. For that reason you should wait 2-3 weeks after installation to apply a stain to the wood.

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