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Deck Refinishing

Larry and Elizabeth Smith

I think this is going to be the spring I tackle refinishing the deck. It has some pretty bad spots that need to be stablized with epoxy and others where the gelcoat is just gone. I'm sure over the years you've seen'm all and talked to a lot of folks who have been through this. I've done all the research with Algrip, Internationl ect but wonder if you have developed an opinion about the best products and procedures to use......thanks

Bud Taplin

If it is a fiberglass deck with the original nonskid on it, then I would patch all of the holes and loose gelcoat with epoxy putty. Then sand the smooth portions, mask off the nonskid portion, and paint the smooth portions with an epoxy paint. You should be able to brush it on and feather tip it and it will turn out smooth and without brush marks.
Then mask off the smooth portion, patch any holes in the nonskid portion, then paint it using a stipple roller. You could use epoxy paint, or maybe even better, get some paint that is used around a swimming pool. It has some texture to it, and is nonskid, and durable (as well as probably being less expensive).

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