A few weeks ago I was pressure washing my back deck which, due to various
remodeling projects had become a real mess. I had stained the deck two years
earlier with a Home Depot latex stain. Anyway I washed it down to the bare
treated wood figuring I would just stain it again and it'd look like new.
Wrong. I was so impressed at how "clean it was gitting that I didn't realize
my Little Honda washer was basically chiseling a fine layer of the wood off
the top. Now the surface, however clean, is barely a bit smoother than rough
cut lumber. (Okay, I'm an idiot.) I am in North GA where we use this large
covered deck almost year round and this surface is horrible for barefoot
runs to the hottub. The decking is probably ten years old and it has always
been covered. Here's my idea: Could I rent one of those big walk behind
sanders from HD and sand the boards smooth again.? If used them to resurface
floors inside before but never treated deck wood. Has anyone done this? Any
suggestions would be welcome. Thanks.
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