|A customer wants their deck refinished. The deck boards have what
| appears to be a semi-solid deck stain. The posts and spindles have
| appears to be a glossy polyurethane with stain.
poly is not for outdoor use.
marine poly would be better.
The product polyshades
| comes to mind, stain and polyurethane mixed together. The posts and
| spindles are not in that bad of shape, but there is some black from
| I can only guess is some kind of mold? I am worried that if I were to
| try and apply some new finish to the posts and spindles that because
| the glossy surfaces that the finish will not adhere that well. With so
| many spindles sanding them would drastically raise the price of the
power wash with bleach solution to remove black spots.
| I think the deck and railing would look best all one color. There are
| primers that supposedly adhere to glossy surfaces, is this a perfect
| place to use one? Do they work? Or must one bite the bullet and sand
| posts and spindles?
sanding is preferred
"stain cover" primer can be put on glossy surfaces.
| Thank you for any suggestions or help.
power wash, sand, prime w/oil primer, lightly sand, restain with solid