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Old 06-16-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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Staining my Deck


Hello everyone,
I am about to re-stain my deck. The previous owner had used regular paint on the deck.
I know that I have to strip the paint, clean it and stain it....
But what brand do you guys recommend for each step. (There are so many in the market)


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Old 06-19-2006, 10:26 PM   #2
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Personally i use Porter clear stain and deck, you can also get the semi tranparent or even go to a solid colour if thats the effect you want. I prefer to see the wood grain so use the clear, but thats up to you what you want . GL

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Old 06-23-2006, 04:47 PM   #3
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If it's painted, be prepare to sand it to death. You can try a full strength paint stripper like "Dad's" that can be found at your local hardware store...be extremely cautious with chemical strippers though. I am hesitant to recommend professional grade products we would use, but you can try a sodium hydroxide stripper which would probably take several applications at your own risk. You'll then need to nuetralize the stripper on the wood before applying a stain using either oxacilic acid or citric acid. Then, you would need to allow it to dry (check with a moisture meter for less than 12%) and apply your new stain...assuming all of the paint comes off cleanly. Be prepared to use a solid color stain to get a good look.

For a good solid color stain I would recommend cabbots, semi-transparent I would recommend Ready Seal.

Good luck with your project...there are many variables in what you want to do. I hope some advice will be helpful.
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I'd try some of the ones you can get at your local paint shop
To be honest, it's labor and chemical intensive, and usually not cost-effective for someone to hire me to do it

The wood (decking) really has to be in good shape other-wise for it to be worth it, and that's rarely the case when it comes to someone calling me for paint stripping a deck

You local paint shop will have a good idea of what's (relatively) effective and legal for your area chemically, and you'll still have plenty of sanding to do after stripping and before staining
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