We have the same cedar deck. I cleaned it two years ago and put Defy sealer. Last year was very wet. I am using Simple Green cleaner. I have to go foot by foot with my pressure washer to get it down to the nice wood. For the 1st time I am considering a stain over cedar to minimize my work. All products which have been used are water based. Is my amount of work normal?
You need a stripper and then a brightener for prep. Much easier and does a better job. Simple green is not effective.
Will the retore a deck stripper harm plants/trees? the runoff will be over them. thanks
Cover the plants when working and then rinse with water when done.
Just to clarify the deck has not been painted or stained. still ok to use the restore a deck stripper?
You need the stripper to remove the Clear Defy sealer fully.