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Remove paint/stain from composite decking

Posted by tiptoptommyt (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 5, 13 at 12:51

Folks - I posted this problem on the Porches and Deck forum but maybe it's just as appropriate for this forum (although I don't see it on that forum...maybe it takes a day or so to post?)

I have a composite deck and was painting around the house. Somehow I managed to get paint/stain splatter on the deck like an idiot. I tried using one of those nylon scrubbers which worked some...but left the surface noticeably lighter. I also tried mineral spirits which did not impact anything.

I'm out of ideas. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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RE: Remove paint/stain from composite decking

Try some rubbing alcohol. Paint thinner won't do much unless the paint you are trying to remove is oil based.

RE: Remove paint/stain from composite decking

I had an issue with a Fiberon deck. I placed a pad under the grill and when I moved it months later, it left a distinct mark. Scrubbing didn't remove it, but over time, it went away.

I don't have any suggestions on how to remove the paint, but possibly the color change in the deck surface will go away. Is it possible the lighter color is the original color of the deck?

RE: Remove paint/stain from composite decking

Try nail polish remover (100% Acetone).

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