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Strip decking oil

Hello. The reviews of Ronseal decking stripper seem to be really bad. So im looking for how to strip my decking as I want to paint it a lighter colour (its currently dark so lihht wont show up)

Suggestions?

2 Answers from MyBuilder Landscape Gardeners

Hi. This isnt something i have attempted myself but here are my thougts.
Most decking treatments are designed to soak into the wood in order to colour it.
So yes although i have no knowledge of ronseals decking stripper, i cant imagine it being in any way effective in removing the colouring.
It depends to a degree what was used to colour your decking, and whether it was coloured when laid of left for a for seasons before it was, but the colorant will be well into the fibres of the timber and very difficult to remove

2018-05-15T08:45:02+01:00

Answered 15th May 2018

Depends on how much paint/varnish/stain had been used before, but a light jet wash to strip all the old preservative and other dirt off the surface, leave to dry and maybe a light sand afterwards. I wouldn't advise painting afterwards as overtime paint can flake and peel off. There are a wide variety of coloured stains on the market now, so I would recommend stain as it will soak in to the wood in stead of sitting on the surface.

2018-11-02T19:25:01+00:00

Answered 2nd Nov 2018

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