Latest ideas on Trex staining

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Old 04-16-17, 07:51 AM
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Latest ideas on Trex staining

What is the latest update on staining old generation Trex boards? We have the annual return of black spots and wash every year just to return and would like to get a solid color back like when it was installed. I think we have the first generation Accent style and a rust brown look.
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Old 04-16-17, 12:05 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Trex admits the older generation planks will fade over time and sanding/staining could be necessary. I would recommend you use their recommendations as to what their product will take as far as stain goes.
 
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Old 04-16-17, 12:13 PM
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Definitely need to follow their recommendations. It could be a real disaster if it didn't soak in.
 
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Old 04-16-17, 12:32 PM
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I agree following their recommendations is best! Short of that I'd clean the decking well and apply a quality solid latex stain maybe with 10-20% of Flood's EmulsaBond added to the first coat of stain.
 
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I'd skip it, as you would be turning a maintenance-free product into one requiring maintenance.
 
 

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