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Old 06-16-2010, 10:28 AM   #1
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stripping paint on deck

Hello...I want to strip the old paint on a porch deck to repaint it. Whoever did it didnt put any kind of sealer i dont think and its peeling and the wood looks old now. I know it hasnt been that long since it wuz built, maybe 6 or 7 yrs ago...
The owner wants me to redo the whole thing strip the old peeling paint and re paint it the same color i dont know why. But anyway I am looking for advice on how to take it off smoothly.The wood is just 2x3, 2x4, and 2x6's. I do the electrical there so im kinda iffy about this one haha. Thanks for any responses


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Old 06-16-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
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stripping paint on deck

Box stores sell deck cleaning product which you put down, leave for a bit and rinse off with a power washer. Careful with the power washer though...too high and concentrated stream can rip the wood and raise the grain.


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