Need advice on removing solid-color stain from deck!
Please help, we are desperate.
Last summer, we put a solid-color, white stain on our deck. We used Behr. This summer, it began to peel off. We have been told that this is common with solid-color stains because of the high pigment.
Now, we are trying to strip it. Our plan is to replace it with a semi-transparent stain (Cabot). However, we are having a lot of difficulty getting the old stain completely off. We have gone through an entire bottle of Behr deck finish remover. Can we use a pressure washer on our deck to remove the old finish?
Also, we've also read that sanding afterwards is a good idea, but we don't have a sander, and Home Depot doesn't rent deck sanders. What's the easiest type of sander to use? Our measly hand-sander isn't doing any good whatsoever...