We have been slowly making headway on scraping the deck with the Wagner
paint eater. 4 ($14) replaceable pads have come and gone and the end
is in sight (oh! all those spindles!).
The deck looks like an archaeological dig. In places it is scraped to
the old (faux redwood looking) stain, in others down to the weathered
layer of pressure-treated wood and others to more raw looking wood.
Now, before we finish-stain it, is it a good idea to put on an
additional layer of anything or merely apply one or two coats of the
Don Phillipson wrote:
I see Wagner has a new tool called the 'paint eater'.
Does anyone have a review of this unit? Obviously on a deck not
everything is flat or level...
I just rented a floor sander from Home depot. Had to pound all the
which was the hardest part, then sanded it smooth. Not that much work.
Then restained it. One day job start to finish (16 x20). It was an 18
year old deck that looked pratically new when done.
Sorry, I thought you were talking about the deck. I did use a stripper
and then a power washer for the railing and spindles. I recommend an
oil penetrating stain. I used one called Penofin, soaks in deep. Apply
to bare wood.
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