04:05PM | 07/14/01
Member Since: 07/13/01
2 lifetime posts
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 (!) , 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,


03:05PM | 08/21/01
Member Since: 08/20/01
4 lifetime posts
I dunno for sure if it would help, but did you try using a high powered pressure washer? It might be able to tear up the paint that's left. If you don't want to paint it again with normal paint you could look for this stuff thats sort of like "non-skid" for flight decks of navy ships...but it's not as coarse. It's kinda like soft stucco. You just roll it on like paint. I dunno just giving you some ideas in case it doesn't pan out.


05:19PM | 08/21/01
Member Since: 08/16/01
4 lifetime posts
i just stripped 25 years worth of paint off an old victorian front porch with a product called peel away its a paint remover that you apply then cover with a wax like paper it removed all the paint and stain the only thing you have to be careful with is washing the deck after to make sure all thestripper(lye) is removed it worked well for me


04:43PM | 01/08/11
Member Since: 11/25/10
10 lifetime posts
Good suggestion and if the peelaway doesn't work I would only re-strip the floor and see how that goes. I know more hard work.
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