Can Deck Stain Be Removed from Wood? 5/5 (1)

This post was updated on April 25, 2023

Can deck stain be removed from wood?

Yes, deck stain can be removed from wood. In fact, removing deck stain is an important part of prepping the deck for new stain. How to remove a deck stain from wood depends on the type of deck stain. Semi-transparent deck stains wear well, and if you are applying the same or similar deck stain only spot sanding is needed. Solid deck stains will need to be stripped before being power washed and sanded. Over-sanding or using too aggressive of a deck stripper can damage the wood so it is important to remove the old deck stain from the wood according to the resources from the experts at

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