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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)


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


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.


Answered 2nd Nov 2018

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