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mbmanoff

06:12AM | 06/10/04
Member Since: 06/09/04
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Bvlawn
I recently stained my deck with Olympic Semi-Transparent stain, and applied too much in several areas. These areas are not drying, staying shiny and a bit sticky. Any suggestions on how to remedy this situation?

tomh

06:47AM | 06/10/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
550 lifetime posts
You should be able to apply some mineral spirits to the glossy areas to soften the gummy residue, then use a scraper and rag to remove excess before it dries. The mineral spirits will not harm the wood or stain, and should re-activate the solids so you can even out the finish. Even if you do nothing, eventually the shiny areas will harden on their own and weather to a uniform color and finish.

BV002096

09:19PM | 09/15/13
I recently applied an oil stain to my ipe deck. Although it looks beautiful and does not feel tacky, dirt has stuck to the deck & will not brush or hose off. What can I use to get the dirt off?
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