Asked on May 13, 2017

My deck is peeling- How can I redo it?

Nan2108475SharonChris aka monkey
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We just bought this house and the wood deck is peeling. What is the best and fastest way to redo it?
7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 13, 2017

    Try using Citristrip a safe non-toxic paint stripper.
  • Cathy
    on May 14, 2017

    pOWER WASH as much as you can get off that way---probably a lot--and then use the new deck paint that smooths out your surface---we used it on ours and love it.
  • Annie
    on May 14, 2017

    Really depends on what the paint is. I had the newer Rustoleum deck paint put on mine and it's a catastrophe. It peels off in huge strips in some places and is very stubborn in others. I'm having a pro come in this week to sand down the whole mess. They are recommending a Sherwin Williams oil based deck paint over Two primer coats. A painted deck is a constant maintenance issue. I would NEVER paint a deck if I had the option. By the way, some folks suggest flipping the boards over where possible. Good luck!
  • Canadianlady
    on May 14, 2017

    I would scrape the paint right off the floor and use a water sealer instead of repainting it. That way, when you remove snow in winter, you won't scrape up the new paint, and your deck floor will still be protected. Railings and sides can still be painted because they shouldn't take any wear and tear and will last.
  • Chris aka monkey
    on May 14, 2017

    short of getting on your hands and knees i would rent a sandblaster and use low pressure to sandblast all of it off hope this helps xx
  • Sharon
    on May 14, 2017

    I would buy some new composite deck boards for a lot less work, and much easier maintenance over the years.
  • Nan2108475
    on May 14, 2017

    Deck Over paint!!! Clean as well as you can and sand any really bad areas firsth
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