The truth is that when I used the deck cleaner last weekend, I didn't realize that it would take the old stain off to the extent it did. I thought I would simply refresh the porch and slather on new stain. Using the pressure washer, some of the grain raised, too.
In for a penny, in for a pound, as they say: Today, sanded the porch and blew off the dust, and then applied the stain - Sherwin-Williams deck stain "Red Barn." I like that it matches my windowsill trim.
An epsom salt soak is a good follow up to this experience.
Tomorrow I hope to re-establish the display of containers that have been awaiting their return to a place of prominence in the back yard.
Weather today - Low 70s; sunny; light breeze.