Messed up Semi Transparent Olympic Elite deck stain project

Old 10-12-18, 07:21 AM
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Messed up Semi Transparent Olympic Elite deck stain project

This was my first time staining a deck and I blindly followed the Home Depot employee's directions to roll it on. I noticed some of the edges of my roller were leaving trails so i made sure to smooth them out but it still left some drastic lapping length wise on my boards.

I called Olympic and they noted that the only option is to strip it and try again, this time using back brushing if I roll, or to use a deck pad.

My question to you all, any other thoughts on salvaging this job, and if not, what steps should I take to get this extra thick layer off my deck to start again?

Side note: sorry for the image quality, the phone upload is not working well to send the HDR image so i had to downgrade it (but the top right corner shows the most of the issue although to my eye, it is everywhere).
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Old 10-12-18, 09:14 AM
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Let it weather for a few weeks and I think you'll no longer lose sleep over this.
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Direct your efforts/thoughts to the next project. As SS said after awhile you won't notice it as much. Deck stains typically only last 2-4 yrs - worry about doing a better job then. You always want to keep a wet edge with the stain. Often that means you can only do so many boards all the way to the other side. Back brushing won't eliminate lap marks but it is a good practice.
Old 10-12-18, 12:33 PM
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I blindly followed the Home Depot employee's directions
When will the public understand that most Big Box store employees have little to none experience using the products they sell!

I have been amazed at some of the advice I have heard given at these stores!

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