I purchased my home in October 2019 and it had a new pine deck. I wanted to let the pine dry for a year or two before staining; I researched and purchased the dark walnut in early 2021. After I pressure washed the deck in late spring it rained a lot the rest of the summer, so I waited. Last week (Late July 2022) I sprayed the 50/50 bleach as recommended, waited a few days, tested the moisture content, and stained the deck yesterday. I initially attempted to apply the stain with brushes and realized it would take forever, so I broke out the power sprayer and knocked it out in 4 hours. I love the results and now await to see how it looks in the coming weeks. Only thing for me is the power sprayer over sprayed stain mist droplets everywhere within 40 feet, including my house siding. and windows. Magic eraser works great on the windows and vinyl trim, and I will have to touch up the paint in some areas. Very happy; just wish I could post my pictures for you all to see the results.