Made a huge mistake painting my deck! Help!

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Made a huge mistake painting my deck. It's all pealing, it's a real mess. I have a very small flag stone so called patio. It's also a real mess.


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  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jul 01, 2018
    Pressure wash and reseal with a good product. I painted my front cement porch and regret it. I can't pressure wash because water runs into the garage below! BUMMER! I wish I had stained!

  • Liz Liz on Jul 02, 2018
    Did you prime the deck before painting? You should have sealed it after painting. If the presser washing doesn't get you what you want, you could paint it with a stencil.

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Jul 02, 2018
    Dear Lyn, Start by sanding, with an electric sander. You can rent one at Home Depot or Lowe's, for a reasonable charge. You'll have to leave a deposit for the sander. They rent on a 24 hr cycle. Sand the entire deck, ask where you rent the sander, what grade of sandpaper you'll need. Ask in the paint department, what you need to put on first. Probably a sealer, then a weatherproof paint or stain. Good Luck!

  • P. Jones P. Jones on Jul 02, 2018
    I'n not absolutely certain, but I think if you paint treated wood, the paint won't stick to it. Usually, a stain works better.

  • Yeah yeah I definitely pressure wash even if you got to get on your hands and knees and it's saying that stuff and then just put a good sealer on you're good to go they got Beautiful Pain out there