But just because it looks better, doesn't mean it is better. We might have covered up the blemishes without creating any real improvement. Sure, that deck looks pretty, but unless we pretreated it with deck cleaner, swept it with a pressure washer (followed by a few days of drying and another go with a broom), our pretty layer of is just a concealer, not an improver.
Revision sucks. But to do it really well, revision must really suck.