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Refinish Deck

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I have a 50" deck on my Prestige. The deck is showing signs of age, but is in great working order. The underside has a lot of surface rust, almost no paint left, but there is very little deep pitting and absolutely no flaking. The top side has some paint chipping off in spots and as a result a little rust in those areas as well.

I would like to fix up the deck, but I certainly don't feel the need to restore it to brand new condition. My plan is to:

1. Sand the underside and other spots on the top with a Cup Wire Brush and a Radial Wire Brush attached to my drill.

2. Apply some kind of rust converter.

3. Spray on a primer coat.

4. Spray Simplicity orange.

Does this seem like a good plan?

Does anyone have any suggestions about what rust converter to use? Or, is it even a necessary step?

If I use the rust converter, is the primer necessary?

Any suggestions/tips would be appreciated.

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Good plan. POR or Rustoleum Extend work good for converters. Both will be worn off after a season of mowing. Paint just doesn't stay on the underside of decks. Just a fact of life. Roger
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