Getting old stain off
The old stain on my deck has been wearing away, so I intended to remove it all and re-stain it (with the brand I'd read as top-rated in Consumer Reports). I bought a container of stripper, tried applying it to a couple of spots on the deck -- nothing came off at all. Tried another brand of stripper, same result. And yet I was able to remove the stain in some places just with my sneakers. So it seems like I can't take the old stain off, but at the same time I can't *not* take it off. Any suggestions?