Black marks appearing on new deck recently painted with brown oil base stain?

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Anonymous Staff asked 2 years ago

New deck installed, painted with brown oil base stain. Now I see black marks appearing. What is this?

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Anonymous Staff answered 5 years ago

If the marks appear near nails or screws then they could be caused by rust or the galvanized coating. If away from metal parts, then it could be tannin bleed or wood sap.

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