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Question DetailsAsked on 8/28/2015

I'm looking for a Deck Cleaning Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, that can remove thick textured paint

I have peeling Rock Solid paint on my deck. It's one of those deck restore products that failed after a few months. It's very thick and gritty

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Yeah - hate those thick supposed cover-all products - they pretty much ignore the principles of deck finishes, because they let standing water in through pinholes and cracks in the finish but then trap it because the openings are too small for convective evaporation to dry the wood out again, so it rots underneath and the finish blisters and peels. Sorry you were another customer who fell for their ads.

Your best bet is a no-build penetrating preservative finish - copper based like Cupreanol is best (now they have outlawed copper-chromium-arsenic based) but limited colors, a deep penetrating oil-based sealer stain is your next best bet. Avoid the "paints" and similar epoxy or urea coverings, solid covering products, and water-borne silicone waterproofing products.

Removal - probably either pressure washer followed by heavy sanding to remove the inevitable washer gouging that will occur; or heat gun and broad power scraper blade followed by sanding.

Because on a deck, I would not go with any pressure washing company, because to get it to come off readily they risk gouging the wood badly. I would go with a Deck and Porch company - your Search the List category.

I would also ask the bidders to give you a second price - to just replace the boards which were covered with that product - might be cheaper.

If you want to you can reply back using the Answer This Question link right below your question with the product name you used - might be useful for other AL viewers to see that info so they avoid it.

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