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100 year old painted porch floor advice?

3 years ago

We have an almost finished reno of a lakeshore cottage with a surprisingly sound wood floor on a long covered porch that has more than several layers of paint. It needs more than hand cleaning (that’s been attempted multiple times) — years without storms or protection. We are considering a power wash first with consumer-grade power washer. What do you think?
The very dark brown shingle stain could use a lightened floor (over the gray) — a warm white or light tan (south facing, cream trim, light blue screen/storm door). Finding a pro in the aftermath of covid is impossible.

1.Sand? to bare wood or just to feather the edges should paint come off in spots?
2.Strip the paint? At this point, the only bare wood seems to be from wear and there’s very very little actual exposed wood.

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