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How to Stain a Wooden Deck

Enrich a wooden deck in just a few simple steps using deck stain.

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Step 4: Add Stain to Tray

Add drop cloth to area of deck intended to be stained last. Place paint-pad tray and gallon of stain on drop cloth. Stir stain using paint stirrer to ensure it's properly mixed. Pour stain into paint-pad tray.

Step 5: Attach Pole to Paint Pad

Screw paint pole into back of paint pad. Ensure tight fit for best application.

Step 6: Stain Deck With Paint Pad

Dip paint pad into tray, apply solid coat of stain to entire surface of deck. Once surface is complete, apply stain to sides of deck with paint pad. TIP: If paint pad doesn’t cover inside spaces between boards, use a 1” paintbrush for proper coverage. Allow 24 hours for stain to dry before placing furniture on deck.

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