Can I use a small power sander to remove paint from my porch?

by Deb-greg72
Have painted it with outdoor Behr deck paint but it has flaked up. I got a lot of it up but need to get the rest off before repainting. Getting too old to get down to do the prep work. Thanks for any advice.

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  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jun 02, 2018

    Sanders for Paint Removal | Home Guides | SF Gate › Home › Home Improvement › Troubleshoot, Fix and Repair

    Whenever sanding paint, it is important to use proper safety equipment. ... The handheld belt sanders remove paint from vertical or horizontal flat surfaces. ... Designed for floor and deck sanding, these heavy belt sanders work on large expanses. ... The small, portable size makes these sanders the right tool to remove paint

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 02, 2018

    How long ago was your Behr deck sealer placed on your deck? The customer support 1-800 line can be very helpful especially in paint and deck sealer failures.

    We have had to address our deck problems ( new installation 2015) with them after having soild sealer problems with adhesion troubles and mildew over the past two years.

    We were provided with new replacement stain and deck cleaner And detailed cleaning surface prep advice with application instructions. It might be worthwhile to give them a call and see if they can offer any assistance or compensation.

  • Gk Gk on Jun 02, 2018

    You sure can use a small power sander but it may take a while. I would NOT use the very coarse grit sandpaper because it might chew up the wood. I would stay with a medium grit followed by a fine grit. I used a belt sander to remove old paint from my deck--it was much more effective but the smaller palm sander worked good along the railing where it was hard to get the belt sander into. Please do not "paint" your deck again or you will be faced with the same problem. Paint just sits on the surface of the wood and is sure to peel and chip again. Use a stain that soaks into the wood--you will be happier.

  • Alice Alice on Jun 02, 2018

    here's a video that might help...