Solid stain over existing alkyd paint on my exterior facia?

Evan asked 5 years ago

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?

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