How to Remove Flaking Deck Stain

Make your deck look like new!

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Angle grinder
  • Cordless drill
  • Dust mask
  • Knee pads
  • Nail set
  • Paintbrush
  • Rags
  • Safety glasses

You’ll also need a stiff brush, stripping discs, and rubber gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Deck stain remover
  • Plastic drop cloth
  • Masking tape
  • Deck wood brightener/conditioner
  • Stain or finish