Restain with deck stain?

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Anonymous asked 9 years ago

I accidentally put regular wood stain on my deck. Can I restain with deck stain? Does it need any prep and how long do I need to wait until I can restain? Thank you.

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Anonymous answered.

Test to see if water will penetrate the wood. Lightly soak the wood and see if it beads up. If it does you will need to wash with a deck stain remover before applying a stain. If water soaks into the wood simply allow the deck to dry then apply your new stain.