I'm thinking about how to stain the railing on my deck. What I have is the same design as the last three pictures on this page.
I'm going to take the glass out before I stain, so there is some disassembly already.
In an effort to stain less often, I was thinking I could place the pieces into an ABS Pipe (sealed on one end), fill the pipe until the wood is covered, and pressurize it with air. It would look like this, but more vertical and without the steam coming into the bottom:
My question is, will it work to do a better job applying the stain, and how much pressure would be needed?
I couldn't find anything online as the searches kept bringing up how to handle pressure treated lumber, pressure washing and steam boxes.
Edit: After asking this question of others, they seemed to think that there would be no gain in this. That dry wood will soak up the stain and there would be no gain from pressurizing it. Coupled with the amount of stain that would be wasted, they thought this would be highly impractical. I'm hoping someone would have further experience with this.