On second thought,
Charge them $250 to tear out the whole deck, if you know the basics it should only take 2-3 hours to remove Everything and then you have maybe $50 in a Landfill trip (included in $250). Then you can lay a nice rectangular patio and have 2 or 3 wooden steps come down from the back door.
It saves them hours of sanding the deck(which they probably weren't going to do anyway. Plus the $50 worth of paint.
Save the old steps that way you have an outline to use incase you don't know how to make steps.
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