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My brother bought a house with a deck earlier this year.

Recently, he noted that it doesn't appear to have been treated with any kind of sealer in quite some time, if ever.

He decided to pressure wash it, then apply stain and a sealant.

After he pressure washed one section, he noticed that the wood underneath the old stain had begun to rot. He doesn't want to apply new stain and sealer over soft/decaying wood, so he's now sanding it down, inch by inch.

At this rate, I figure he'll be done sometime next year (tongue in cheek).

He's getting somewhat frustrated, but doesn't seem to see any other solution.

Do any of you have any other suggestions?

Thanks, mg
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