Washing The Wood Before Restaining Deck
Restaining deck – Bleaching a tire is not entirely necessary before restaining, but a tire may require bleaching to look their best. Bleach usually does not work on old stains and finishes, so stripping the wood of old products before bleaching it. You can use a commercial bleach solution, or you can make a homemade solution using liquid bleach.
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One of the main causes of bleaching a tire is to remove mold and mildew. Flushing or regular cleaners can wash the mildew away, but it will bleach to kill the spores. Keeping a tire free from mold also helps preserve the wood. Tires that have had linseed oil on them are especially prone to mold problems and often requires bleaching to permanently get rid of mold. To make a homemade bleach and mildew, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville recommends mixing 1 liter of bleach, 1/3 cup liquid detergent and 3 liters of water. After fading tires, consider restaining deck with a finish containing mold prevention agents.
After removing the old stain and before restaining deck wood, pale wood on a deck to lighten the color. Some people apply bleach naturally dark woods to make them light brown or white. Buy commercial wood bleach, or make a homemade bleach solution to lighten the color of the wood. U.S. Forest Service recommends several homemade bleaching solutions, including a simple mixture of 1/2 pint laundry bleach in 1 liter of water. To remove dark spots from old stains or natural patterns in the wood itself, gently apply the bleach only the dark areas to light them. Bleach can also help remove dark spots from glue or solvents spots. Bleaching dark spots is not usually required for a new finish to function properly. However, it may be necessary to end up with a uniform color for the new glaze.
Wear gloves when applying the bleach solutions, because they can damage the skin. For most home projects, a sponge or brush works well to apply bleach to a deck. Some people use syringes for very large projects, but they make it difficult to apply bleach to the small dark spots. Cover the part of the tire that needs a light with bleach, let it soak in and light the wood to the desired color and flush deck. Allow the wood to dry thoroughly before restaining deck wood. So, the conclusion you need to wash wood before restaining.