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

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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?
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    The Sealer Store · 04/15/2017
    D3badger:
    Is there any product to assist with stripping Olympic Rescue It off of a deck? Less than 1 season and it flakes off.

    The Olympic Rescue-It is a filming deck resurface coatings. Stain Strippers will not remove it. It will need to be sanded off.
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    D3badger · 04/15/2017
    Is there any product to assist with stripping Olympic Rescue It off of a deck? Less than 1 season and it flakes off.
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    The Sealer Store · 10/20/2016
    The Restore A Deck Stain Stripper will easily remove when needed.
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    John Maroney · 10/20/2016
    I just purchase Messmers uv plus for hardwood from you. I know it's a little early but what stripper works well with this product when it's time to refinish? Thanks
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    The Sealer Store · 08/15/2016
    Sorry but deck stain strippers will not work on veneer.
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    becky · 08/14/2016
    Sorry for the repeat. I forgot to add some details. Hope that helps.

    I have a oak door that was stained the wrong color. it's been sanded, but there are still some parts that are holding the color. Since the door is veneer, it can't be sanded anymore. Would it help to try to strip at all? Or is that useless. If so, what's the best stripper to use to keep the veneer intact? Defy or HD80? TY! What a wonderful forum.
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    becky · 08/14/2016
    I have a oak door that was stained the wrong color. it's been sanded, but there are still some parts that are holding the color. Since the door is veneer, it can't be sanded anymore. Would it help to try to strip at all? Or is that useless. If so, what's the best stripper to use to keep the veneer intact? Defy or HD80? TY! What a wonderful forum.
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    The Sealer Store · 07/25/2016
    What type of stain is it? Semi-trans, solid stain, etc? What brand? How many times applied?
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    carolyn brown · 07/24/2016
    I am trying to remove a stain from my deck that has build up over time what's the best type of deck stripper to use.