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Timothy

04:04PM | 07/14/01
Member Since: 07/13/01
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I inherited a painted deck. It started peeling badly and many of the floor boards were rotting. I have removed the rotten ones. Yesterday, I stripped the entire deck with the idea of staining the whole thing. The stripper only removed about 50% of the 2 to 3 coats of paint. The remainder is seeming very, very hard to remove.

My question is what do I do now? Should I re-strip the whole thing, sand the whole thing (please...no!) , re-strip or sand down just the floor with the intention of staining just the floor and re-painting the rest of the deck? What would you do? It looks pretty sad as it sits right now. Your hints, help, advice and/or comments are all welcome.

Thanks for your time,
Timothy


Matches

05:12PM | 07/14/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
I'm afraid you're going to have a problem getting the deck to look decent with stain even if you're able to remove the rest of the paint.A stain is going to look different on your new wood.You can look into a stain which will cover similar to paint (a brand name escapes my memory) or you might be better off painting.I'd explore this with a knowlegable paint salesman at a paint store.Good Luck!

Matches

05:30PM | 07/14/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Timothy,check out www.floodco.com or look into Flood products at a paint store...they may have the solution.

[This message has been edited by Matches (edited July 14, 2001).]

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