|Forum topic by cam1297||posted 647 days ago||576 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
647 days ago
I’m having trouble with my deck stain. Actually, I’ve had trouble for 5 years. I’m the second owner of the house. The original owners put down a cedar deck and put a semi-transparent stain on. I’m sure it was sprayed on, since there was overspray on the house. It peeled a year later. I just pressure washed off the old, and put down some Sherwin William solid stain. In a lot of spots it held, but in others, same thing happened it peeled. 2 years after that, I pressure washed and put down solid stain again.
The deck had a solid skirting and I just removed it to improve air flow. Some of the deck boards are cupping, so I’m going to replace them. Here is where some more of the problems are.
1. I’m trying to strip the deck with Wolman stripper. It will get all the way down and strip the stain on some boards. It will remove the top layer of stain on some. And it doesn’t seem to work on some other boards at all.
2. I’ve tried to use my belt sander, and it isn’t working very well to strip the stain at all. 50 grit belts
3. I’ve tried my random orbit sander same as belt sander. 60 grit discs.
My homeowner pressure washer has had some success in combination with the stripper, but I bet its just underpowered at max 1500 psi.
Any help or tips will be appreciated.
P.S. any suggestions on how to get the stain to stay on this time?