Applying a new coat/s of stain to an existing deck may take place over the course of couple of days, with some of those days having no workmen on site to allow material to dry, cure or set. Workmen may arrive at different times of the workday or leave and return multiple times during the workday.
Deck Stain Maintenance
Your new stained surface is sealed. Liquids will not penetrate but may stain during the 30 day initial cure time. During this period, sandy grit dirt may ground into the surface. Stain sealers take 28 days to totally cure to approximately 5,700 psi.
During the first 30 days following the deck stain:
Rinse dirt and spills with water or mild soap solution with watering can or hose. Do not use chemical cleaners on the surface or drag anything across it.
After the first 30 days following the deck stain:
Mild solution of chlorine or muriatic acid can be used to clean deck if mild soap solution does not work. Do not use any solvent based cleaners. Always try a test spot.
Elmers squeeze n caulk can be used to repair cracks as they appear.