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How to apply and what Stain Stripper will work best for your deck prep.

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    The Sealer Store · 10/01/2017
    K.Davidson:
    we just applied oil based stain to deck. It is way to dark in several areas. How do I remove?

    What brand and type of stain was it? Solid, semi-trans, etc?
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    K.Davidson · 10/01/2017
    we just applied oil based stain to deck. It is way to dark in several areas. How do I remove?
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    The Sealer Store · 09/27/2017
    doug johnson:
    I stained mt IPE decks with a mixture of Red Mahogony and a type of varathane. It has since turned very dark. How do I remove this stain and varanish

    You will need to sand this off.
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    doug johnson · 09/26/2017
    I stained mt IPE decks with a mixture of Red Mahogony and a type of varathane. It has since turned very dark. How do I remove this stain and varanish
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    The Sealer Store · 09/11/2017
    Russell Nye:
    My deck has 3 levels. When stripping, should I start on the upper level, or the lower level?

    Upper first.
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    Russell Nye · 09/10/2017
    My deck has 3 levels. When stripping, should I start on the upper level, or the lower level?
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    The Sealer Store · 07/18/2017
    Tim Knapp:
    I have a 120 sq foot pressure treated wood deck that was stained last year with a dark Behr Semi transparent stain. There are several areas that have peeled. I want to strip it and re- stain. What stripper should I use? Would Citristrip be effective in this case?

    Try this stripper:
    https://www.opwdecks.com/hd80-contractor-stripper.htm
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    Tim Knapp · 07/17/2017
    I have a 120 sq foot pressure treated wood deck that was stained last year with a dark Behr Semi transparent stain. There are several areas that have peeled. I want to strip it and re- stain. What stripper should I use? Would Citristrip be effective in this case?
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    The Sealer Store · 07/09/2017
    Ira Seigel:
    Three summers ago I applied the Armstrong-Clark Sierra Red stain to a previously-stained mahogany deck. I didn't do my prep work very well, and the stain went on blotchy. I'm restaining this summer, and I've cleaned the deck with Restore-a-Deck Step #1 and #2 products. There's still a lot of blotchiness left, and I'm afraid of restaining and adding to the uneven look. Should I start over and use the RAD stripper - or another product - to remove as much of the Armstrong-Clark stain as possible in the hopes that I'll get a much more even "base layer" before restaining with the A-C Sierra Red? I'm hoping that if I do my prep sufficiently, I won't have to do this again in 2-3 years. (By the way, I'm in the Pacific Northwest with lots of hot direct sun in summers.)

    Yes, use the RAD Stripper/Brightener Kit.
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    Ira Seigel · 07/08/2017
    Three summers ago I applied the Armstrong-Clark Sierra Red stain to a previously-stained mahogany deck. I didn't do my prep work very well, and the stain went on blotchy. I'm restaining this summer, and I've cleaned the deck with Restore-a-Deck Step #1 and #2 products. There's still a lot of blotchiness left, and I'm afraid of restaining and adding to the uneven look. Should I start over and use the RAD stripper - or another product - to remove as much of the Armstrong-Clark stain as possible in the hopes that I'll get a much more even "base layer" before restaining with the A-C Sierra Red? I'm hoping that if I do my prep sufficiently, I won't have to do this again in 2-3 years. (By the way, I'm in the Pacific Northwest with lots of hot direct sun in summers.)
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    The Sealer Store · 07/06/2017
    phillip:
    Hello,
    I was wondering if the DEFY deck stripper would work on removing a tinted color stain on my old decking?
    Thank You,
    phillip

    What brand and type of stain is the old coating?
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    phillip · 07/05/2017
    Hello,
    I was wondering if the DEFY deck stripper would work on removing a tinted color stain on my old decking?
    Thank You,
    phillip
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    The Sealer Store · 05/17/2017
    darnell:
    Stripping 2-3 year old TWP 100 from cedar deck. Which product is more effective/easier to use - HD80 or Restore a Deck?

    They both work well for removing the TWP. Make sure to use the Wood Brightener after to neutralize/
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    darnell · 05/17/2017
    Stripping 2-3 year old TWP 100 from cedar deck. Which product is more effective/easier to use - HD80 or Restore a Deck?
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    The Sealer Store · 05/14/2017
    Ken Carson:
    Hi, We have a deck that was stained with Arbour Coat water based stain but which is peeling badly on the horizontal surfaces. Can I just scrape/sand or do I need to use a stain stripper then a neautralizer. If so, do I have to do that on vertical surfaces too. I'm especially wondering about the hundreds of spindles.
    Thanks, Ken

    Ken, the Arbor Coat is a nightmare of a product to remove. It cannot be stripped. You will need to sand to remove. You may just want to sand the horizontals, leaving the railings alone. Stain the floor with a semi-transparent stain like the TWP or Armstrong Clark. This is what we call a two-toned deck.
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    Ken Carson · 05/13/2017
    Hi, We have a deck that was stained with Arbour Coat water based stain but which is peeling badly on the horizontal surfaces. Can I just scrape/sand or do I need to use a stain stripper then a neautralizer. If so, do I have to do that on vertical surfaces too. I'm especially wondering about the hundreds of spindles.
    Thanks, Ken
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    The Sealer Store · 05/02/2017
    rich tovar:
    I have applied TWP only to my deck and previously used RAD. I now see that Safe Strip is available. Will this work as well as RAD.

    thanks

    No, the RAD stripper is a more effective stain stripper.
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    rich tovar · 05/02/2017
    I have applied TWP only to my deck and previously used RAD. I now see that Safe Strip is available. Will this work as well as RAD.

    thanks
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    The Sealer Store · 04/30/2017
    sharon mcnal:
    pressure treated deck, previously treated with arbor coat from benjamin moore, peeling. What products recommended for prep and staining?

    The Arbor coat will need to be sanded off as stain strippers will not remove it. Once removed fully from the deck, try Defy Extreme or Armstrong Clark.
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    sharon mcnal · 04/30/2017
    pressure treated deck, previously treated with arbor coat from benjamin moore, peeling. What products recommended for prep and staining?