Greetings community of fixers, I have an aging deck that will be torn down and replaced within (hopefully) 5 years. In the meantime, I'm trying to determine the best course of action to keep it maintained and safe for Viv the Kid (2 years old).
I'd like to repaint the deck so the color is lighter. It was suggested I sand it down with some rented equipment, replace boards that need replacing, then stain with new coat.
So far we've gone over all the deck screws to be sure all are sunk or removed. Is sanding the way to go?