Wood Deck Stripping PICAsk Questions on Stain Strippers that remove old or failed coatings for Exterior Wood, Decks, Fences, etc.

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

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    David Belsley · 03/26/2009
    My deck is quite large and by the time I get to the end of applying the stripper, the beginning will likely be getting dry. Certainly the power washing will take enough time that the end will be sitting way over 30 minutes before it gets its power washing. Is it therefore better to do things in stages, power washing after 20-30 mins.? or doesn't the extra wait cause any problem?

    Also, is it okay to let the deck dry after stripping and before applying the brightener? The job may have to go over night.:cry:
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    The Sealer Store · 03/26/2009
    After applying a deck stripper you will need to remove the old stain by either using a low pressure washer or hand scrubing. It would be easier to use a pressure washer but care should be taken not to damage the wood. Here is a link to read more:
    Pressure Washing Wood ([url]http://www.opwdecks.com/wood-and-deck-pressure-washing.htm[/url])
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    David Belsley · 03/26/2009
    Should one powerwash between applying the stripper and the brightener? or can one simply apply the brightener right after letting the stripper sit a while?
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    The Sealer Store · 03/04/2009
    What kind of stain is it? Is it a semi-transparent or solid stain. Strippers do not work very well on solid stain. Most of the strippers we carry will work well on semi-transparents though.
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    Zordani · 03/04/2009
    What would be the best stripper to use on really, really old wood? I'm talking about decades here, and I really need the wood to still be worth something. Thanks a lot!
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    The Sealer Store · 03/02/2009
    The easiest stripper to apply is the [b]Powersolve Hose-Connect Stripper[/b] ([url]http://www.opwdecks.com/powersolveinjectablestripper.htm[/url]). It applies to the end of your hose. Just turn on the water and dial the spray to on!
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    The Sealer Store · 01/24/2009
    Any of the strippers we sell should work better then the Behr Stripper. What kind of Cabot stain are you removing? Is it a transparent or solid stain? Here is some more detailed directions:

    Deck Stripping Tips ([url]http://www.opwdecks.com/wood-and-deck-stripping.htm[/url])
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    steve · 01/24/2009
    I have a old coating of a Cabot stain that I would like to remove. I tried a stripper from Home Depot but it did not work well at all.

    Any suggestions?