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Hello everyone, I have an old deck which is currently painted an ugly blue color. I want to repaint it with a wood stain finish. I did research about this, and basically know that I will need to strip or sand the paint, and then repaint. I would, however, like to get some more detail about the different steps, because I am a beginner when it comes to these types of projects. My first question is which method is better: sanding the paint away with a sander, or use chemicals to strip it away? I am also concerned about how I will be able to get the paint in between the planks. Will I have to remove them? If so, how do I remove them? As you can see I dont know anything about such a project, so any info or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

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i would try a deck stripper first you may have to do it more than once keep it wet with the stripper in a garden sprayer and keep scrubbing it finally neutralize and rinse worked well for me:thumbsup:
 

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hi and welcome to the forum. first off, what type of wood is it underneath? i imagine someone painted it for a reason.... makes me question the shape of the wood under the paint. how are the boards attached? how old is the deck? if screwed, they may all break off from old age if you try to remove them. some people think drywall screws are fine for decks.... lol or you may find rotted wood under some. do you have pictures?

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