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

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    Enes Lessway · 06/19/2019
    I have semi transparent stain on my deck. It is peeling in some spots. I tried Restore A Deck stripper but it did nothing. How can I strip ,you deck?
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      The Sealer Store · 06/20/2019
      Post a picture of what you are trying to remove and what is the brand and type of stain that is on there?
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    Diane · 05/27/2019
    What is the best technique and materials to use on a ironwood deck to prep and refinish?
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    steve · 08/21/2018
    I had an epic wind rain (8 inches in 36 straight hours) event remove my stain after 15 plus hours of curing. it is a new deck that sat for 4 months before cleaning and staining. it is cedar. do I need a stripper to remove what's left or will a cleaner be enough?
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    Tina · 07/02/2018
    Hi,
    We used sickens on our new Ipe deck last year.
    It wore uneavenly. Set of new untreated stairs weathered to grey over the winter. What do we use to prep and refinish. Right now it looks a mess. Tina
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    liz · 05/25/2018
    We stained our deck a year ago using Behr Deck Plus Transparent Waterproofing Wood Finish, guaranteed 2 years on decks. Could have been any number of issues (it was sunny that day, may have applied it too thickly etc) but we need to strip and redo because it's flaking badly. What do you recommend, a chemical stripper or just sand it off? Tried some pressure washing but it didn't take it off. Thanks!
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      The Sealer Store · 05/26/2018
      Strip off what you can (some but not all will come off) and then sand the rest.
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    TRICIA KEMP · 04/26/2018
    I used the stripper on my deck I purchased from you. Do you think I need to strip again or sand or just apply stain? I’m painting the rails white so that’s why I didn’t strip them.
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    Barry Laga · 03/04/2018
    What is the best outdoor temperature to use a wood stripper ?
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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/