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That's what I wanted to hear Rich, thanks.If the overhang is getting painted, you can sand, prime, paint. And depending...you might not even need to sand. I would use a primer/sealer as well. If it's staying clear, a simple sanding with a random orbital or something similar should be fine, then recoat. I don't see the need to strip completely.
So if the water stain has seeped all the way through the wood, then sanding/stripping it all the way down then refinishing may not change it's appearance?Pete
Keep in mind, there is a reason for the discoloration you are seeing. It is likely waterstaining coming from inside the soffet. I'd bet a wooden nickle that those soffet boards are not sealed on the backside. Soffets by nature hold alot of humidity and moisture, it settles on the backside and works through, creating stains. Its possible that this will be a perpetual condition over time.
That soffet is v-groove and its up there at an angle. So the moisture inside settles and either works its way through the t&g joints, or follows gravity to the first course where it pools and works its way through from the backside. Its likely an oil based clear finish, so whatever is hanging around behind that coating cant breathe its way out. I cant tell from the pics if there is mildew spotting happening. If there is evidence of mildew behind the clear coating, that would reinforce my theory.So if the water stain has seeped all the way through the wood, then sanding/stripping it all the way down then refinishing may not change it's appearance?
Or even if it does, it will be short lived.