Updated February 2020
Deck Stain Stripping or Deck Cleaning?
Those who are familiar with the deck staining process are aware of how important it is to properly prep your deck before staining for beautiful results. In this article, we discuss why deck stain stripping can be easier than deck cleaning. We always appreciate your input, so feel free to leave a comment below with pictures of your deck stain projects.
Note: See here if you need to remove a Difficult to Remove Deck or Wood Stain.
The difference between deck cleaning and deck stain stripping is simple. With deck cleaning, you are simply washing the wood to remove any dirt, grime, mildew, and graying. With deck stripping the same contaminants are removed but you are also removing any old remnants of deck stain. In many cases, deck stain stripping is better because you are removing old deck stain in addition to other contaminants like dirt and graying.