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Young and energetic,can I remove old exterior stain by sanding.Can I use an electric sander and what kind?How long should bare logs be left in the elements before restaining.I guess I need the whole process.Thanks.

Answer:

Yes, you can remove old stain by sanding, but you will go through a pile of disc's. They will load up with old stain or paint, what ever the case may be. A side grinder with a rubber backer and 5" disc works well, but hang on to it! They can bite you if you let it get away from you. The logs should be left bare no more than a week or two max. Mold spores and dirt will settle on the tops of the logs if left any longer.

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Posted By colin
8/1/2010
Hi, I am planning to do the same with a 5" grinder. What grit is the best to go with? Thanks