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  1. Gizmo

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    hi we had a go at putting some decking in last year but getting fed up with the color what would be the best substance to remove the color stain that is not too smelly as we suffer from chest complaintsIMG_20201010_160747_resized_20201010_041109207.jpg thanks for your advice
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    What is the stain?
    Have you stained it or is it just the colour the timber has gone?
     
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    many thanks for your reply the decking was stained with ronseal color stain , we have tried ronseal decking stain remover but very potent , we would like to remove the color and redo with another color stain
     
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    MMM, not sure, is it flaking off?
    You could try a pressure washer/ stiff brush, maybe some bleach.
     
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      It's a fairly light shade, why not stain over it with something else.
      It would save a lot of work, and give extra protection.
       
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        many thanks for your replys we would like to have a lighter color on the decking but unsure how to get the color stain off what is allready on thanks
         
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        What is the size of the area of decking you are talking about ?

        It might be simpler, cheaper and safer to just renew the timber than trying to remove a darker stain.

        Am no decking guy, but thought when laying the planks you should leave a small gap between each one, eg at least 5-6mm, but in your pic they look almost butted up to each other ?
         
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        thanks for your reply like some people we are not diy experts , the decking in question is approx 12 foot x 9 foot
         
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        Sorry if this idea is stupid but could you turn the timbers upside down? :scratch:
         
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          many thanks for your reply but deck boards with grooves are designed to channel water away from the deck. To help with drainage and would have concerns over how safe it would be to walk on
           
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          Go with Pete's suggestion and use bleach
           
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          Decking is a bit 'yesterday'
          If it were mine I'd consider taking it up and replacing with a smart sandstone paving or suchlike..12' x 9' is a relatively small area and wouldn't cost too much.
          The first thing titchy and dimmock would do in a garden design is bang in a decking area, but for me it's the first thing I'd rip out!
          Good thing is though, it's nice to have your own vision in garden creation.
           
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            You'd be amazed what a good power wash will do! My decking was in a similar condition. After a mighty blast with the power wash.... and letting it dry thoroughly.... just painted over with desired colour. Looked blinking gorgeous!
             
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              Worth looking at yours, as @JR mentions, some decking boards do have grooves on both sides.
               
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                many thanks for your replys , the decking only has grooves on one side i am thinking about painting the decking but if i was to paint would the paint cover up the stain no matter what color i choose as some parts of the decking is darker than others
                 
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