Level of Difficulty: Intermediate Do-It-Yourselfer – Moderate
Completion Time: Week-end Project
In one weekend, revive your dreary and dirty deck or other outdoor wood structure with a new coat of paint. Whether you’re looking to enhance with a bright hue or simply update with a subtle shade, the fresh paint will add curb appeal and value to your home. The procedure is easy: remove the old paint and apply the new. Depending on the structure, though, the process can be time-consuming and tedious.
Save yourself time, energy and maybe even a few dollars by reading the tips below to help your project move along quicker. Decide on the proper paint for your project, and soon you’ll be enjoying your freshly painted deck (or other outdoor wood structure).
- Paint brushes (large and small)
- Belt sander
- Rubber gloves
- Sanding bloc
- Steel wool
- Chemical or water-based paint remover
- Electric paint striper
- Paint thinner
- Primer (if needed)
- Sand paper