splintering deck question

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Old 05-02-04, 07:41 AM
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Question splintering deck question

I am wondering about what to do about a deck that is in pretty good shape, but has been neglected and is splintering badly. What is the fix for this? Can I use a floor sander for the splinters and refinish the deck? Or do boards need to be replaced?
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Old 05-02-04, 10:11 AM
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A floor sander can be used to remove at least some of the splinters, but make sure that the screw heads are countersunk into the boards before you start. And don't go deep enough to expose the screw heads -- they will tear up the sandpaper if you hit them.
 
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Old 05-02-04, 11:26 AM
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Thanks, I probably would have not thought of checking that first.
 
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Old 05-02-04, 04:28 PM
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What kind of boards? Some will sand out nicely and others won't. (How's that for a completely ambigious answer? )
 
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Old 05-02-04, 09:31 PM
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Dave is probably right. There are probably going to be some boards that are just beyond rescue by sanding. I would sand it first, THEN see what you've got.
 
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Old 05-03-04, 06:19 AM
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I'm not sure what kind of boards they are, I'll find out.
 
 

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