Northwest deck staining – Do it yourself



How to strip stain from deck

Sanding is the most labor intensive part of any deck staining project. Most people, including professionals, skip this part of the job, but there is no way to produce a professional quality finish without disk sanding the deck boards. NOTE: the Makita disk sander is a powerful tool. Please use caution while handling. Sand along the grain and do your best to produce an even finish. Use a garden blower to remove sanding dust from deck surface, house, siding, plants, etc. Allow a few minutes and blow entire surface again to make sure all the dust has been removed. NOTE:  while you get used to this machine, do not lock the trigger.  Do not stop motion while trigger is pulled to avoid gouging deck boards.


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