This means working out how long it is going to take for the coatings to lift. To use Aquanett to strip wood oils from your deck you simply apply it, leave it to work for up to 5 minutes maximum and then scrub the surface whilst rinsing with the highest pressure water source you have available. After using Aquanett you need to neutralise the wood with Net-Trol to prevent the stripper from remaining active in the wood. You can also use Prepdeck for removing some wood oils from decking, it can be left to work for longer and it is a liquid rather than a gel but otherwise is applied in largely the same way.
Support Options. If you're planning a painting project, it's important to understand that proper preparation is an essential step in the painting process. A new coat of paint is only as stable as the surface underneath. Peeling or flaking paint should always be removed prior to applying a fresh coat of paint. Pressure washing is one way to remove paint from wood, metal, concrete, and other exterior surfaces. Because of the high pressure levels, it can be very efficient and can drastically cut the time to complete this task.
Yup, we decided to give stripping a go insert obligatory stripper pun here. We considered not even attempting to strip the peeling stain off of our deck and instead try a product like Rust-oleum Restore or Behr DeckOver which promised to just cover up the offending finish. Especially since that can hold up around half a decade and also lets some of the pretty wood tone peek through. But to do that, we needed it stripped first. Update: check out the first page of comments for info on why we opted not to power wash it.
Decks covered in old, peeling paint can diminish the appearance of your landscape and exterior living areas of your home. Old deck paint will occasionally come off with a scraper and a strong blast of water, but a chemical stripper often is necessary to remove all of the stubborn paint stuck in the wood grain and between the planks. Prior to removing the old paint from your deck, remove all furniture and cover nearby vegetation with plastic sheeting.