And here’s our after. We used Olympus 6 year stain and sealer in Russet because it was a little dark and also a little reddish. It will over time sun bleach a little lighter.
It was a bit of a bigger than expected undertaking but it wasn’t bad at all. Basically we had to get a cleaner for the deck to get off the old stain and the dirt. We got a hand sprayer to do that with and it took about 4 hours for one of us to do it.
We used 1.5 gallons of stain and it took us 3 light coats to get the color that we wanted. However, we know the deck will now stand up to years of parties.