Easy Way to Strip This Deck? Help!

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Q: Hi, Our deck is a mess! It has been stained twice (gray then red) and the stain is peeling due to shoveling snow, moving deck furniture and a big dog named Freddie. Do you have any suggestions as to how to easily strip the color off or cover it up with reasonably priced outdoor rugs. The deck is approx 14' x 18' and replacing the wood is not an option right now. Please help! Thanks, Julie

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