I have recently acquired a Chesapeake 16 that needs deck paint to be removed so that I can varnish it. Is there any way to make this an easier job than sanding? The front of the kayak was already sanded by the previous owner, but there are telltale traces in paint in the woodgrain. I have no clue how to remove that paint. If I do have to paint, I'm thinking of using a primer and then perhaps Brightsides one-part polyyuethane. Any tips would be much appreciated.