Repainting a deck?


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Old 08-15-03, 07:41 PM
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Repainting a deck?

I am getting ready to redo a deck that was painted with a solid stain. I am planning to clean the deck and then paint over the first coat with a second coat of the same color.

I have scrubbed the deck with a cleaner and have found that some of the old paint peels away from the wood [and this worries me].

Is the new paint going to peel away with the old? Do I need to sand the whole deck down to the wood?

Also, the deck was never sealed/painted on the underside -- is it worth the effort to clean and paint the underside to keep the deck in good condition? And if I do this shopuld I also clean and paint between the boards [ approx 1/2" gaps].

It is of average quality and will probably be replaced about 5 years down the road.

Any advice is appreciated as I have never redone a deck before.

Thanks, GRG
 
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Old 08-16-03, 05:41 PM
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GRG,

Solid color stains(film forming type) are basically paint.
Exterior wood exposed to rain and all the other elements absorbs moisture. Thus they will PEEL!!
I'm afraid if you re-coat it will fail.
The best thing to do would use a sodium hydroxide stripper and scrub and pressure wash it off. I don't recommend sanding cuz you'll sand all the galv off your screw/nail heads.

re the underside - PT lumber will llast better than 25 or thirty years w/o any underside protection. Staining is more for aesthetics than for protection. Stain the gaps to siut your preference.
I suggest a toned oil base stain with water repellancy and uv protection.

fred
 
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Old 08-17-03, 08:18 AM
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Thanks for your response Fred, and, unfortunately for me, I believe you are right.
 
 

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