How to Revive a Deck

Strip and refinish to make the wood 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.

  • Bucket
  • Paint roller
  • Paint scraper
  • Painters tape
  • Paint tray
  • Roller sleeve
  • Safety glasses
  • Paintbrush

You'll also need a pump sprayer and stiff-bristle brushes.

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Plastic sheeting
  • Deck stripper
  • Deck finish