My house has a deck that is has been painted by the previous owner. I plan to expand the deck to include an outdoor kicthen. I'd prefer to remove the old paint and have a stained deck. Otherwise I'll need to paint the new section to match. Any suggestions?
You have two options, sand or strip. Either way you need time and patience. I prefer to strip with a solid stripper specifically formulated to dissolve the type of paint on your deck. Is it latex, probably, acrylic, water based? all very important questions. Let a good non toxic biodegradable stripper do the work for you. I'm currently making a web page that will help people tackle tough jobs like these. Go to surface-maintenance.com and have a look at my restoration pages.
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