Peeling paint on the deck is one of most homeowners’ nightmares because it makes the deck look unappealing. This calls for repainting as soon as possible to avoid costly repairs in the future.

If the paint is still in good condition, you can paint over it, but a light sand is always recommended. The old paint acts as a good primer for a new fresh coat of paint and sanding helps with its adhesion.

However, if the paint shows any signs of failure, such as peeling, bubbling, cracking, or blistering, it is paramount to remove it first before repainting. You can either strip the old paint or give it heavy sand removing the failing paint gives the new paint a better and cleaner area to bond to.