We put a coating of Pittsburgh Revitalize wood and concrete resurfacer on our deck about 2 years ago. Our deck was in decent shape...it looked a bit old and worn, and only had a few cracks and minor rotten spots, so I figured a product like this would be ideal. It wasn't. It was a nightmare to apply, and then began to flake off after only a few months. Given a total lack of time and money, I haven't gotten around to fixing it until now, but it needs to be done.
My question is: Since this is not your typical "stain," how do I go about removing it? The FAQs for the product say to never use a pressure washer, so would that remove it? Or do I need to go through the stripping process? I'm hoping to avoid that if possible, because our deck has a lot of nooks and crannies, and stripping every inch of this stuff would be a TON of work. Not to mention the cost of buying all those different products.
Any help I could get with removing this stuff would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Products like this are not strippable. Your only option is to sand it off or replace the wood. Sorry 🙁
I have also used Revitalize for my deck coating.Installed 2 heavy coats at least 10 years ago. It has stayed intact with no chipping or flaking. I am replacing with Behr Premium Deck coating . I tried to remove with a Sun Joe 2300PSI pressure washer. Only seen some removal after putting on a 0 degree head. Stared to damage the Redwood. Is my only other option to use an Orbital sander or a higher PSI rated Pressure washer? Thank You
The only way to remove is to power sand it off. You should stay away from the Behr, it is a poor stain.