I have only 2 weeks to finish 3 decks to refinish.
It is pretty bad condition. I am not good or new to this type of work. But I want to clean out old finish (we had solid deck stains) and put either transparent or semi-transparent stain.
I am sure, I can't expect beautiful brand new deck, but I think it will be definitely better than what we have.
I did start about a week ago without any understanding what is need it to scrap fast. Few days ago, I found otu Home Depot Bahr has stain & finish stripper. So, I used on the area to see how well this will stripe, but did not do anything. So, I have used thinner. Brushed on the surface and wait an hour or more and using scraper, I have lifting or scraping the stains. Thinner is better than Bahr product, but it is still taking time.
I do have some damage as I work on it and from bidden weather.
If we strip stain & finish, I will use corse sanding pad and sand the surface to even out some areas.
I know, I need to use brighter and cleaner before I use new stain.
Anyway, I need some expert advise to speed my work and improve the quality of work I am putting.
Also, I have bad case of nails coming up. Is there a way to take these nails out withou damaging the woods?
I will prepare coated screw to replace these nails.