I am finally about to repaint my 20 year old deck with Restore. This project has gone on for far too many days already and I think it would have been easier (and cheaper if you count my time) to simply replace with all new deck boards.
Anyway, I have followed their preparation instructions (sanding, stripping, brushing, power washing) but I am still not confident that all areas pass their "splash test" requirement (water quickly absorbs rather than puddles). At one point I goofed and used Varsol on a small area to remove one of the industrial gel strippers I used.
Will the varsol simply evaporate with more time, or do I need to strip again?
At this point I'm almost ready to just roll the dice with what I've got, even if it means a less-then-ideal paint adhesion. My weather window is closing fast.
Any tips or advice is appreciated.