When To Use a Stain Stripper on Wood Decks

Watch this video to find out whether you should use a stain stripper or wood cleaner to prepare your deck for stain. If your wood deck has a weathered solid stain, or an unweathered semi-transparent stain use a deck stain stripper to remove these products. If the semi-transparent stain is faded and graying, then an oxygenated bleach wood cleaner will work.


  1. If I use deck stain remover or cleaner do I need to be careful not to get it on my house siding? Will it remove the paint on the siding if it splashes it? Thank you…

    • customerservice says:

      Peggy, I always cover up any areas that I don’t want to be exposed to the stain remover. You could do a small test area in an inconspicuous spot to see if the stripper removes any of the stain.

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