I’ve been painting professionally for four years but I still get confused with stain because I haven’t dealt with it much.
The guy at the paint store insisted that I could stain over the existing and peeling alkyd paint without primer even? Sounds fishy to me! I need to do the fascia boards in addition to the deck.
Also the deck is very worn and the wood is exposed. How long should I let it dry before application? How should I or can I even stain over caulk?