etsinko Posted January 25, 2015 Share #1 Posted January 25, 2015 Hello everybody, I have a question about staining the deck. I'm currently building MS Mayflower kit which only comes with basswood as the only wood. As I started planking the deck I noticed that the color of basswod strips doesn't match, some strips are more yellow and others are more white. This results in a deck that looks uneven and not pleasing to the eye. Right now I see two options: 1. Tear apart whatever I've planked so far and start over carefully selecting strips so they all have same color. When deck is planked sand it and apply Min-Wax Wipe-on-poly. 2. Finish planking the deck without bothering about color mismatch and then stain it. My question is, has anybody had similar experience before and what they ended up doing? What kind of stain people use for decks and how the end result looks like? On my other model I only used MinWax wipe-on-poly on the basswood planked deck and it turned out very well (all the strips were similar shade though). Thank you very much, Egor Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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