I have a painted deck that hasn't seen much love in the last 5 - 6 years (enclosed pictures). Do I need to get all the paint off before apply another coat of paint? If yes, can I use either a power washer or chemicals to remove old paint?
I just went through a deck rehab. There was some water damage and some tornado damage, so I ended up replacing quite a lot of lumber, but a pressure washer did wonders on the wood that remained. We took all the fence slats off because many were cracked or broken completely. We took a double row off as it was a privacy fence at one time for a pool but put one row back up, so all the slats that went back up are original to the deck. Pressure washed and stained them before putting them back up. They were weathered pretty bad. but cleaned up nice.