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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    The Sealer Store · 07/10/2015
    It should as long as it is semi-transparent or transparent and not shiny like a varnish. Do you know what brand you are removing?
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    Mike O · 07/09/2015
    Oil based deck stain want to get the stain out and get back to as close to natural wood color as I can. Will a wood stripper work?
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    The Sealer Store · 06/03/2015
    Water based stains like Defy will not darken. Look at the Defy Extreme version?
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    Hans · 06/02/2015
    Hey, Need help ! There are a lot of product options..... Have a customer in Washington with fir deck that is oil base clear that darkened. They want old removed & start over. I suggested to go with the water-base clear for the deck.
    The Defy product sounds good perhaps the marine defy?
    Thanks a lot for your time & input.
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    The Sealer Store · 05/11/2015
    This particular product cannot be stripped. You will have to sand it off.
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    Priscilla · 05/10/2015
    Hello. Last September I had my deck painted and decided on the superdeck elastomeric coating in a solid after discussing with the painters. I live in Northern Ontario. It has not survived the winter well and now I need to fix it. It's peeling off in great big patches in several places. I now need to get rid of all of this (I assume) and start again. It's a large deck with two landings.
    My question is what's the best way to deal with this sand, strip and with what. I have a dog and would like to use something safe if possible.
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    The Sealer Store · 05/10/2015
    That will not remove it. Depending on the type of Behr it was, you will need to strip and sand ti get it off.
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    H · 05/09/2015
    I'm attempting to refinish the decks at our house... They are stained in a dark Behr stain... Can I use say Sunnyside mineral spirits to do the job or do I need to go another route??? Also, is there a proper mixing ratio for mineral spirits or does it get applied undiluted???
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    The Sealer Store · 03/09/2015
    You should strip off with the Restore A Deck Stripper and Brighten when done. Look at the Armstrong Clark Stain in the Amber or Mahogany. You cannot get two different wood types to match. The stains highlight the natural grain of each wood and they will different because of this.
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    Matt McGuire · 03/08/2015
    Hi -

    I have a 3 year old massaranduba deck. I treated it last year with the Messmers A and B cleaner and brightener, and finished with Messmers U.V. Plus Natural for Hardwood Decks. It now has a darker, dirty look. Is there a way to restore it (and a better way to finish it)?

    Question 2 relates to a new ipe deck. I need advice on how to finish/protect this. Ideally want it to be close to the massaranduba deck in appearance (recognizing there are limitations to different woods).

    Many thanks.

    Matt

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    The Sealer Store · 10/21/2014
    Dick, what type of Cabot stain is it? Transparent, solid, etc?
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    Dick M · 10/21/2014
    My deck is presently stained with Cabot Oil based stain. Time to be re-stained and I would like to use TWP 1500. Can I use the Defy product and how does it differ from Gemini Safe Strip?
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    The Sealer Store · 09/15/2014
    It should be still good.
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    AdamL · 09/15/2014
    I have left over Restore-a-Deck stripper that was mixed with water a year ago and has been sitting in a pump sprayer since then.

    Is it still good to use?
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    The Sealer Store · 08/14/2014
    Best to use a pump sprayer for both. Yes the stripper will need to be pressure washed off. You do not need a pressure washer for the brightener.

    Apply stripper with pump sprayer. Let sit for 10-20 minutes and pressure wash off. When removed rinse all wood well and then apply brightener. Rinse brightener after 10 minutes lightly.
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    John VA · 08/14/2014
    Can you please clarify application and rinse procedures for both products. On the Stripper, must a pump sprayer be used, or is there an alternative? Must the Stripper be power washed off? Or can it be simply rinsed by hose. And same questions for the brighter. Thanks much!
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    The Sealer Store · 08/03/2014
    No dealers there but we can ship it to you.
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    Derek Sproule · 08/02/2014
    I am trying to find Defy brand stain and stain stripper in my home province of Newfoundland. Any help finding a dealer or distributor near St. John's, NL?
    Cheers, Derek
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    The Sealer Store · 07/11/2014
    No stain stripper will remove a solid stain well and especially on verticals. You would try a powdered stripper to see if it helps some. RAD Stain Stripper or HD80. Powders are nice since you can mix them stronger of needed.
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    Debo · 07/10/2014
    I am in the process of removing an oil based solid stain (cabots) and, from what I can tell, there are 3 or 4 old coats of who knows what underneath. I've sanded the deck down to bare wood. Is there a product that will work to help strip the railing and spindles? I'm assuming I will still have to sand some but am trying to minimize the amount of sanding required. I used cabot wood stripper and flood wood stripper on the deck and rails but it only removed some of it. The deck itself stripped fairly well, still had to sand but mostly one or two of the remaining coats. At least it took it down a little bit. The rails didn't strip much because it kept drying even with my misting it with water. Then I ran out of the stripper I had and decided to see if there is a more efficient product.