Professional Wood and Deck Stripping Products for all types of wood. These products will help in the removal of all transparent and semi-transparent exterior wood deck stains. Decking strippers are essential for deck cleaning and staining so that you can create an even surface on which the new sealant can adhere. If the high-traffic areas of your deck have worn down, but there is still sealant remaining in other areas, strip the entire deck before you re-stain. Decking strippers are most important if you are changing colors. Traces of an old color left underneath will affect the way a new color appears. Choose a deck stripping product that is formulated for:
- Removing clear and toned finishes and sealers, which requires less stripping power.
- Removing semi-transparent or opaque stains, which requires more stripping power.
- Consult the manufacturer’s instructions to determine which stripper is right for your project.
Deck stripping products aid in the thorough stripping and cleaning of any deck or fence, and is essential to get good results when sealing or staining. If the deck was previously sealed, the common practice is to strip off the old sealer to remove stain and other products on the surface. Deck Stripping is done to get back to the actual wood. All sealers are designed to bond best to the wood itself (rather than to bond to an aged layer of the old sealer). By stripping off at least the “coating” portion of the old sealer, you can eliminate most reasons for premature sealer failure.