View Full Version : Prep for repainting canvas deck?

Jeff Kelety
08-01-2001, 09:11 PM
Anything special to do by way of preping to repaint a canvas deck? Do you just scuff up the surface with a little scotch-brite? A little TSP (does TSP muck up the topsides paint when washed off?) Just hose off the deck and paint?


08-03-2001, 09:59 AM
TSP will most likely screw up the finish on painted surfaces that it comes in contact with. I'ld probably use something more benign like Simple Green. Do a test in an inconspicuous area to see how it would affect your painted surfaces. Maybe consider using a soft bristle brush to clean/scrub the canvas that you are going to paint. The bristles will get down into the fabric better than a scotch brite pad. Additionally, in any areas that show some stains, mold, etc, I'ld spot clean those a little more aggressively using some diluted bleach. Try to control the run off from your bleach solution, do some kind of a sponge rinse, I'm sure that it could raise hell with your painted/varnished surfaces. Good luck.

[This message has been edited by RGM (edited 08-03-2001).]

08-03-2001, 10:05 AM
Sand and vaccuum

Jeff Kelety
08-03-2001, 10:18 PM
Thanks, gents.