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the previous owner painted our 1000sf deck but failed to maintain same. Currently the painted deck is peeling and several small areas have dry rot of the wood decking. what is the best way to repair the rotted boards and repaint the deck to assure that it won't peel again.

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You will never achieve a state that "it won't peel again". – Michael Karas Jun 20 '14 at 16:14
You may want to add pictures of both peeling paint and dry rot, to help with a diagnosis and solution. – alt Jun 20 '14 at 17:00
I just repainted my treated SYP deck for the third time in four years. And I've come to accept that I'll have to start touching it up after a few months, and probably repaint in a couple of years. From what I've read the problem with the paint peeling is due to the underside and edges of the boards absorbing moisture, which makes sense. But who is going to remove their entire deck and paint all the surfaces -- not me. – getterdun Jun 21 '14 at 2:39

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