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A while back we decided to add sanding to our deck prep work. We start by using a oxygen cleaner w/ scrub brushes to remove heavy dirt & mildew. Then we power wash. After allowing 24 hours to dry, I hit the entire deck w/ 40 - 60 grit paper (depending on the wood) with a u-sand orbital floor sander. The dirtiest decks come out looking brand new after doing so. However, many clients and competing painters are shocked when they learn that we sand everything before staining. I was wondering how many of you sand before stain?