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Should I sand my porch before painting?

Doing so could cause damage to the orbital sander. Wear gloves, eye protection and a dust mask when you use an orbital sander. Do not sand porches painted before 1978, as the paint could contain lead.

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Hereof, should I sand my deck before painting?

For this reason, you should plan on sanding your wood deck after power washing and before staining and sealing. Make sure your deck is thoroughly dry before you sand. If there has been recent rainfall or if you have power washed, wait a several days before sanding.

Secondly, how do you paint a deck with peeling paint? Tips to Repair Peeling Paint on Deck Surfaces

  1. Remove any loose paint from the deck using a stiff brush or scraping tool.
  2. Lightly sand the area until smooth.
  3. Ensure the surface is clean and dry before proceeding.
  4. Apply the paint using a brush or roller.
  5. Allow to dry and apply a second coat if needed.

Likewise, people ask, how do you prep a deck for painting?

Using a stain and sealer remover on any wood that's previously been finished with paint, stain, or a clear sealer. Applying a deck wash product to completely clean all wood surfaces. Allow to dry thoroughly, at least 48 hours. Sanding any ridges or lifted grain with 80-grit sandpaper; cleaning up any dust.

Do I have to sand before I stain?

How To: Sand Wood Before Staining. It all starts with sanding. You need a smooth surface with no blemishes because stain will highlight scratches and dings in the wood. Always sand down to clean wood (if you have enough meat left of the wood) before applying any stain.

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