My family moved into our current home last year and knew that come summer, the deck would need some attention. The whole surface was in rough shape. The latex deck coating had flaked off in large areas and in the places where the finish was still present, it was not well-adhered to the surface. This project was going to require more than a quick clean and re-coat, so I decided to find out which deck stripper would do the best job.
After surviving my first New England winter, I really did not want to spend the entire New England summer sanding down the deck. Summer in New Hampshire lasts for approximately one week and I was ready to hit the beach. An internet search revealed several deck stain and finish removers available to non-professionals. Perhaps this would be the key to an easy deck re-finish.