Removing paint from deck?

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Old 05-08-18, 06:23 AM
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Question Removing paint from deck?

Hello friends,

I have a wooden deck that is in need of paint. I have been doing some reading and watching videos on youtube to understand best way about doing this job. But judging by comments from people these yutube guides do not work well. I have never done this before so wanted to get some advice from you on how to best approach this job and tools and process that works most effectively remove paint.

Here is couple of questions for starters.

1. What paint remover works best to remove old stain?
2. What tools are must for this job?
3. Can you provide me general process on how to best approach this with doing this job?

I have attached few pictures of my deck on hopes it will provide better information to help answer my questions.

Thank you for your help.
 
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Old 05-08-18, 09:31 AM
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Do you know which stain was used? Not all stains need to be removed prior to recoating.
When I need to remove deck/siding stain I spray on a deck stain stripper, let it set but not dry and then rinse with a pressure washer - a garden hose will also work. Paint and varnish remover is over kill for deck stains.

The decking appears to have a good bit of sheen not typical of worn stain - was something applied over the stain?
 
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We bought this property two years ago. I do not know what stain previous owner used. That said i think i am going to try the paint stripper and let it sit. Then use water pressure washer to remove stain.
 
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On a related note, Iím looking to repaint our deck railing. Appears to be white exterior paint on pressure treated lumber. Airs flaking and peeling along the bottom of each spindle and bottom rail.

Is is the aim to remove all tbw paint or just the loose and flaky stuff? Any other best practices?
 
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Old 05-15-18, 02:27 PM
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All you need to do is remove what paint is loose. I often use a white latex solid stain instead of paint on deck railing. It's not as prone to peel as paint is although latex primer and latex paint is ok.
 
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