What to Apply to Deck to Remove Paint Before Pressure Washing

What to Apply to Deck to Remove Paint Before Pressure Washing

Since we are going to spend quality time in the pool and on the deck in the summers we usually allot some time to pool cleaning and rejuvenating the deck, this exercise is done usually once every year and if we do it properly we might not need to do it even on a yearly basis, just a regular power wash with the right amount of pressure would do it, but for a pressure washing and then staining session to be successful it needs a number of things to be done precisely, power wash or pressure wash is the thing that is needed when a deck has a lot of dirt, grim and mold on it and every other deck would have some sort of dirt and mold on it, since there is a lot of moisture and dampness it would not be a healthy place to lay down but we often do that, so it is not just about the looks but it is a matter of hygiene and cleanliness.

For an old deck what you need to do is first scrape off the old paint or sealant with a putty knife but be gentle with it, you must not scratch the wood rather just scrape off the paint with a gentle hand, there would be some parts which would not come off and you need a scrubbing brush to take these off, a stiff-bristled nylon brush is the perfect option to take off the remaining bits, most of the paint would come off by using this technique and you shouldn’t use any excessive force with a sand paper, because people see the experts and copy them without knowing exactly how to do it, sand papers would not just scrape off the paint but would damage the wood as well.

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