As you might expect, the final stage of this thing is big-time rewarding. After the Awlcraft 2000 is dry, Lowe pulls all the tape, going very slowly so he doesn’t lift any of the new acrylic coating, and removes the masking paper. Admittedly, the result (above) reflects a bit of buffing with a single-sided 3M wool polishing pad, but hey, from what you see here, if you can tell me precisely where the old paint leaves off and the new begins, I’ll pour brown gravy on your deck shoes and eat ’em for dinner. The cost—$950 labor, $190 materials. And oh, the ghosts? Gone!