Even if you use the best available stain and you follow the application instructions exactly, over time the stain on your deck will begin to wear.
UV rays will penetrate the stain causing the wood to crack and dry out while at the same time ruining the appearance of the stain.
Beyond this, mold and mildew will form in shaded spots. If left untreated, they can damage the wood.
Deck Stripper Reviews
Now that you’re fully up to speed with the basics, here’s a summary of three of the best deck strippers on the market.
This stain stripper comes in a concentrated powdered form, and it’s fully biodegradable.
The combo pack also includes a booster additive that will increase the effectiveness of the stain stripper, making it even more effective on hard to remove stain products.
Also, this pack comes with a wood brightener bundled so you can easily restore the pH level of your deck. That said, you may need to make a few passes with this product to see good results.
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How Do Deck Strippers Work
Deck strippers work by fully penetrating the old stain and breaking it down so that it can be properly removed from the deck.
Deck strippers contain chemical formulas (often either sodium metasilicate or sodium hydroxide as the main chemical component) that fully penetrate the old stain and break it down. All the chemicals and surfactants work together to weaken the bond between the wood and the current stain.
Once the bond between the old stain and the wood of the deck has been broken down, the stain can be cleaned from the deck.
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