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Water-Based stain over a deck previously stained with an oil-base?
Some say No.
Others say yes if oil has dried for at least 3 days.

Wipe the dried stain surface with a clean, lint-free cloth that you’ve dampened with a solution of water and denatured alcohol mixed in a 1:1 ratio. This wipe down will remove any oils or mineral spirits that may have come to the surface of the stain during the drying cycle,
Try a small portion. If y;ou get Fish Eyes: these are the small “craters” that form if you haven’t removed all of the surface oils, repeat to wipe down. How to Apply Water-Based Sealer on an Oil-Based Stain | target Coatings Deck Stain Help and Deck Stain Reviews | Deck Stain PRO
Can You Use Water-Based Stain Over Oil-Based Stain?


Old: 2015
CENTER>last updated 10 Nov 2015 Refinishers and Restorers | Regular Paint

Refinishers and Restorers
These products are basically thick paint that fills cracks in old decks to save you the expense of refinishing them.

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Regular Paint:
Some of Consumer Reports recommendations
Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior (Home Depot) Clark + Kensington Exterior (Ace) Sherwin-Williams Duration Exterior Benjamin Moore Aura Exterior Valspar DuraMax Exterior (Lowe's)
Deck Finishing Links:
Behr Deckover, Olympic Rescue-It, Rust-Oleum Deck Restore – Do They Work? | Best Deck Stain Reviews Ratings
Finishing Wood Decks at Historic
Stain a wood deck tips and how to at Al's Home Improvement.

last updated 10 Nov 2015