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  1. I had already ordered some percarb and citrus and was going to test a spot to see. Ah, either way can use the cleaners for my sons baseball pants!!! Any suggestions on a deck stain, looking at maybe something a little more than a semitrans so that it lasts longer. Any experience with the Defy Extreme products? Last time I used AC which worked well but didn't really last as long as I thought it would. Thanks
  2. Any recommendations on the deck issue above and stains? Should I just rewash with the percarb? Thanks.
  3. Like I said in my post that is how I cleaned the deck last time when it wasn't a last second decisyto do so. This time I used the Olympic Deck Cleaner. Deck looks more washed out now, maybe a brightened will bring it back? As for the existing deck it is facing NW about 4.5' above ground. There is some cracking but not a lot. It was last covered with Armstrong Clark Semitrans about 7 years ago. There is no other moisture source near the deck like a pool or hot tub. It gets direct sun from about noon until maybe 5 during the summer but full shade in the morning. Any feedback would be great. Thanks
  4. Also any recommendations on the best stains for PTW would be great. Last time I went with the Semi Trans but I think I'm looking for a more solid stain so it lasts longer. TIA
  5. What I thought was something I had not done for about 5 years turned out to be almost 8 when I came back to this site and found pics and posts from the last time I did this. Anyway, last time I used Stainsolver, citric neutralizer and AC Semi-Trans. So last time I researched and researched and went this route. This past week rolled around and I found I had a free day so I decided I was going to clean the deck and then seal it later. This time my research consisted of going to HD & Lowes and getting Olympic Deck Cleaner. While it did clean the deck the wood looks more washed out now instead of PTW and this is probably due to the presence of bleach in the product. Any suggestions on how to get the wood in a better state before staining or do you think anything else is needed? I still have to clean most of the rails as I ran out of product. Thanks for any additional information. This forum was very helpful last time when I actually took my time!!!
  6. Don't think I'll be going down that road...think the wife and kids would kill me!!!!
  7. Yeah not too concerned...I have read that AC does bead though while others "spread out" the water instead of beading on top. As long as it keeps looking good I don't care what it does with the water, just keep it away from my wood!!!!!
  8. And it really does bead like I have read (evidentally not very common with other products?!?!) Maybe now that the rains have subsided for a few days I can finish the railings!!!!
  9. thanks...and believe me, my neighbors could use it. My wife said I should just do everyone's and leave a bill on their doors!!!
  10. I am still in the process of trying to finsih of the rest of teh rails/spindels...what is the min dry time for verticals before they can be sealed? I know 48 hours is required for the horizontals but figured the verticals would dry much faster
  11. I'm basically finished my small deck that I did with AC Cedar Semi-trans...my in-laws may be interested in getting their deck done but there's is probably 3-4 times larger than mine. My question is if I do end up helping/doing this for them can you rent sprayers that I could use for the railings? Just don't know if I'd have the time do to all of their railings by brush... Any help would be appreciated...
  12. Thanks for the feedback...I spent weeks researching after finding this and other sites for feedback. I wanted something better than the Thompson's I used last time which grayed very fast and didn't weather very well. If I'm going to do something I want to to at least try to do it right instead of trying to fix it after I've messed it up... The AC semi-trans applied really easy I thought. I used a Wooster 6" on a pole for the decking and a 2" for the tops rails. I'll finish the spindles with the 2" and use the 6" for the other areas big enough for it. I also did it in half dark so I was very happy with it once it did get light out. No areas that I missed or so it seems. The rain today has confirmed this as it beads right up. Up close it does look more like the traditional cedar stain look. A hint orangey I would say but not too drastic. The pics do make it a bit darker than it really is
  13. I used percarb on everything and let it dwell about 15-30 minutes and rinsed it off with a powerwasher with a very large fan spray...not high pressure at all...only encounteered some furring on the spindles really, which I hear is very common. I did have to do the decking twice with percarb though. I followed that with citric to neutralize and brighten then washed that off per Jake Clark's recommendation at Armstrong-Clark
  14. Half Finished: Top deck rail, decking and steps with AC Cedar Semi-Trans
  15. Cleaning and Brightened (Percarb & Citric):