05:50AM | 03/22/02
Member Since: 03/21/02
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I want to remove about 5 layers of exterior latex paint from my deck, which is made of treated lumber, and then stin it with a colored stain. My plan was to use a citrus-based paint remover and pressure wash it, then go over the whole thing with a floor sander to take down the grain.

Any ideas if this will actually work? the deck boards are attached with countersunk screws, so I hope the stain covers them up.


01:13PM | 03/22/02
Member Since: 09/23/01
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09:25AM | 03/23/02
Member Since: 07/11/00
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You can easily and safely remove the latex paint from your deck using the PEEL AWAY 7 product which is available at Sherwin Williams


02:44PM | 03/23/02
Member Since: 02/14/02
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as always Hy is recommending a PEEL AWAY product (hy do you work for them) any way you could use a citrus striper and you will not have to sand the wood there are strippers out there form Back to nature,Zip strip ,Kleenstrip ,Rockmiracle, and many others that will work


03:17AM | 03/25/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
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About using a sander -- the nail heads (or screws) in the boards will probably make that impossible.


07:10PM | 08/13/09
Member Since: 08/12/09
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do i use paint remover

do i use pressure washer

do i use drill hand sander
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