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Water hose with strong spray
Electric or gas power spray
While doing my check list from a local Realtor in Santa Clarita I noticed that the redwood stairs leading to the BBQ pit needed to be cleaned. The steps were peeling and the stairs were full of mud.
This post shows the ten steps to using a power sprayer to help removed peeling paint and make the stairs acceptable for painting.
Step 1: Looking at the three wooden steps I could tell that there had been no maintenance for a long time. Fig.1 and fig.2 shows the paint is peeling off the stairs, the wood can be seen between the chipping paint and the areas of the stairs were peeling badly.
|Fig.3 Water spray|
Step 3: Scrape all the sides of the steps. Fig.4 shows scraping the top of the stairs. Fig.5 shows scraping the rungs of the stairs and using a metal scraper to help remove the loose layer.
|Fig.4 Top of stairs|
|Fig.5 Clean rungs|
|Fig.7 Scrap paint|
|Step 8 Sprayer jet|
Step 5: Fig.9 below shows that this end the water sprayer on the stairs.
|Step 9 Job finished|
Step 6: Fig.10 and fig.11 shows that the top of the patio was in good shape and had been done recently, only the side of the patio needed to be power sprayed. This post will lead to the next step of painting the redwood BBQ patio stairs.
|Step 10 Deck side|
|Step 11 Remove paint|
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