Shall I wait until my Trex decking is faded before applying paint or stain?
• Yes, it is important to wait for Trex to fade (approximately 8-12 weeks) before applying paint or stain. If the Trex decking is painted or stained before it fades, the paint or stain could become discolored and adhesion may be compromised. This discoloration is not permanent and can be cleaned. Once I’ve picked out my paint or stain, what do I do? This easy three step process will guide you: • Wait until the Trex decking fades, approximately 8 – 12 weeks. • Clean your Trex decking surface. Never paint over dirty surfaces or surfaces with mold or mildew. Refer to your owners kit for cleaning instructions. • Apply the paint or stain in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions. How long will the paint or stain on my deck last? • This depends on the paint, but testing has shown that paints and stains on Trex decking will last as long as or longer than paints or stains on wood. Because Trex decking absorbs minimal moisture, the paint or stain will not experience checking or splitting