Restore-A-Deck Kit

$49.99
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Make Restoring Your Exterior Wood ...Easy!

Our kit provides enough product to clean and then brighten an average 25'x12' deck with rails and 3 steps (600-800 total sq.feet). For, a fence this package will clean and then brighten both sides of 50 feet of fence.

You will receive 1 container of RAD Step 1 Wood Cleaner and 1 container of RAD Step 2 Wood Brightener.

Leftover product can be used to clean concrete, house siding, lawn furniture, and awnings. (Do not use over grass, clean furniture on a hard surface)

RAD STEP 1 WOOD DECK CLEANER DESCRIPTION
Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner is a powdered concentrate that is mixed with water. It safely cleans and restores the natural beauty of exterior wood. This product also cleans weathered composite lumber, removing mold, mildew, and algae along with the silver-gray color that can develop over time. Restores all wood surfaces to their original appearance Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner will not harm wood fibers, pets, grass, or most plants. Restore-a-Deck Step 1 Wood Cleaner is not a stain stripper or remover of old stains. Please see Restore-A-Deck Stripper Kit if you are trying to remove a semi-transparent stain.

*This product is Step 1 Cleaner of the Restore A Deck system. 

RAD STEP 2 WOOD BRIGHTENER DESCRIPTION
Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is a biodegradable, powdered concentrate that is mixed with water to brighten and restore the natural beauty of all species of exterior wood. This product excels at brightening, removing rust stains, and tannin stains caused by fallen leaves. Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is a safe, product that will not only brighten but neutralize the surface of the wood, creating an ideal surface that is ready to be stained.

*This product is step 2 Wood Brightener of the Restore A Deck system.

RAD CLEANER AND BRIGHTENER ADVANTAGES

  • #1 Rated Wood Deck Stain Cleaner and Wood Brightener
  • RAD Wood Cleaner is designed specifically for all Exterior Wood and Composite Decking
  • RAD Wood Cleaner Preps new wood, weathered wood, and maintenance coats
  • RAD Wood Brightener neutralizes stain strippers
  • RAD Wood Brightener brightens and restores wood surfaces
  • RAD Wood Brightener restore pH balance of wood
  • Powdered formulas makes 5 liquid gallons when mixed
  • Extremely cost effective. When mixed, the cost is less than $7 a gallon
  • Eco-Safe formulas
  • Safe to use on all exterior wood surfaces, not just decks

Reviews

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Prep for cleaning new wood or dirty and gray decks.

Use when doing a maintenance coat of Armstrong Clark.

Armstrong

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    David Russell · 10/16/2020
    How cool can it be outside and still use the stain on my deck? Is it too cold yet this fall?
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      Armstrong · 10/16/2020
      50 or above.
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        Wayne · 10/17/2020
        Does it have to remain above 50 degrees 24/7 for consecutive days or just while you are applying the stain?
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          Armstrong · 10/18/2020
          It can drop cooler after applying but not below freezing while the stain is wet.
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    norm · 10/13/2020
    what should i use to apply Restore deck cleaner
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      Armstrong · 10/13/2020
      Pump sprayer and then pressure wash off.
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    Norm · 10/13/2020
    The best wY to apply Armstrong-Clark stain
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    Nels · 10/07/2020
    Will Restore -A-Deck Stripper Brightener kit remove water marks from unfinished Ipe? Newly installed deck will "age in" a few months before applying Armstrong Clark Hardwood/Ipe Stain. It will get some rain during that time.
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      Armstrong · 10/07/2020
      Use the cleaner and brightener kit after weathering the new wood and to restore the color.
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    Kyle · 09/20/2020
    I have a new deck that was installed using Port Orford cedar. It was completed 8 weeks ago. The wood was kiln-dried prior to installation. Do you still recommend waiting 3-4 months, or can it be prepped/stained sooner?
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      Armstrong · 09/20/2020
      If kiln-dried you can prep and stain after about 2 months.
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        Kyle · 10/03/2020
        I have stained the vertical boards but held off on the deck boards. I was concerned that some of the boards were still showing fibers. I re-cleaned and brightened a couple boards and there continues to be fuzzy spots. Is it okay to stain or is there something else I should be doing to address this?
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    Wayne · 08/27/2020
    I have a new Alaska yellow cedar deck. The installer told me to wait a month before treating or staining it. It has started to show black spot he’s that look like mold as it has been sitting over the past few weeks. Parts of the decking have larger, darker black splotches. Should I use Restore a Deck Cleaner and brightener before using semi-transparent Stain.? Thanks
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    Dallas · 08/15/2020
    The directions for Restore-A-Deck call for rinsing the deck for 20-30 minutes to remove all the suds after using the Brightener . Is it really calling for standing there for up to 30 minutes spraying water all over this small deck? That sounds like way-overkill.
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      Armstrong · 08/16/2020
      Yes, you need to rinse well for 20-30 minutes to remove all suds.
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    Geri · 08/08/2020
    Last year we applied transparent cedar tone on our new wood siding. It still looks beautiful but we installed a darker color gable accent and would like the cedartone darkened to more closely match. Can we just apply a new transparent color on top of the existing one?
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      Armstrong · 08/09/2020
      You need to prep first with the RAD Cleaner/Brightener Kit.
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    PC · 07/25/2020
    I’ve used semi-solid stain on our deck. I wantt to use the RAD and AC products when re-applying the stain for maintenance purposes ever 2-3 years. Can a simple deck cleaner be used during the in-between years just for simple cleaning or should I still use RAD products?
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      Armstrong · 07/26/2020
      You cannot use a deck cleaner for simple cleaning between. Too aggressive. Just use warm water and some dish soap.
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        DT · 09/07/2020
        I have a similar situation, as I stained the new deck 2 years ago and want to reapply, do I need a pressure washer to clean prior to applying a new coat, or is simple hose attachment sufficient using water and soap?
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          Armstrong · 09/07/2020
          Use a pressure washer with this kit.
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    Chad Pierce · 07/23/2020
    Best product to use to clean rough sawn cedar inside screen porch. Need to clean before I reapply spar urethane. The product you suggest is it compatible with maintenance free decking, I don’t want it to discolor or bleach out the composite decking.
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    Mandy Deupree · 07/07/2020
    I just recently purchased a 100 year old barn with Worn red paint, hoping to find a dark Protective stain that doesn’t require me to sand the entire barn! Please help
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      David Sanchez · 08/08/2020
      Mandy, it looks like much of the paint on your barn is already removed. You may be able to have it power washed to remove the residual but if not done properly, the power washer can scar your wood. Media blasting is also another way to remove paint but will definitely be more expensive.
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      Armstrong · 07/07/2020
      I am sorry but you cannot stain over a paint. You would have to remove it all first.
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    Simona · 05/30/2020
    If I use the RAD cleaner and brightener on the tall posts, will they have to be stained afterwards? They don't seem like they have ever been stained, but I may be mistaken. Thank you.
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    Bhaskar · 05/29/2020
    Is it ok use Armstrong's RAD wood cleaner for cleaning and brightner (Revive) from another brand?
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    Josh · 05/26/2020
    My deck is full sun, can you treat with a separate UV protector/sealer on top of the deck stain? Once its dried of course. I use the rustic brown but want to add a sealer on top of it due to all the sun exposure
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      Armstrong · 05/26/2020
      No, you cannot apply anything over the deck stain.
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        Josh · 05/26/2020
        Thanks. Can you apply a sealer first then? Let it dry, then a week later apply the stain? Or just dont use anything but the stain is what your recommending?
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          Armstrong · 05/26/2020
          No, you cannot do that either. Just apply the AC stain.
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    Dana · 05/25/2020
    How long will the stain last on tiger wood? Do I need to stain it every year?
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      Armstrong · 05/26/2020
      Your wood type requires annual application.
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    Pat · 05/18/2020
    How long after using the brightener do I have to wait to apply the Armstrong Clark hardwood stain?
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    Paula Grubbs · 05/12/2020
    What can be used to seal cedar posts on a porch
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      Armstrong · 05/13/2020
      Any of the Armstrong Clark stain colors will work.
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    Humberto · 05/12/2020
    Can I apply semitransparent stain with my garden sprayer?
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    Jennifer · 05/11/2020
    If I need to strip a previous stain before restraining do I need the strip kit and the cleaning kit or just the stripper/brightener kit and then stain?
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      Armstrong · 05/12/2020
      You do not need both. Just Stripper/Brightener Kit.
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    Mark · 05/11/2020
    Sorry if this question has already been ask but I applied the semi-transparent last year. I am wanting to stain again this year. Can I use the cleaner and brightener again then re-stain or just the cleaner then re-stain? I want to use the same rustic brown color so I don't need to strip correct?
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      Armstrong · 05/11/2020
      You do not have to strip. Use both steps for prep.
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    Paul Sherba · 04/22/2020
    I used your deck stain and sealer last year on my new wood deck. Over the winter in Montana it has absorbed pollen and dark stains in the sealer. I’ve tried Oxiclean and other products that don’t work. Purple Power works but it takes the sealer off.
    What do you recommend to clean my wooden deck? I don’t want to remove the coating.
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      Armstrong · 04/22/2020
      If embedded in the stain then it is not possible to just remove without removing the coating as well. If just on top of the stain, then use warm water with dish soap.
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    Glenn · 04/18/2020
    Hi. I have an Ipe deck that is about 10 years old I last cleaned, brightened and stained it 3 years ago and haven't restrained since. I used RAD and Armstrong Mahogany stain.

    I am planning to redo it this spring with same products, but thinking of switching colors of the stain to Amber.

    1) Is it okay to use a different color this time and just use RAD cleaner and brightener?

    2) I still have a container of the RAD cleaner and brightener. They are both 3 years old and when I opened them the contents were hardened but once I shook it they went back to normal lost crystals. Can I use these RAD products or do I need to get newer ones?

    Thanks so much. This site is so helpful for us novices.
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      Armstrong · 04/21/2020
      1. You will need the Stripper and Brightener to switch colors.
      2. As long as they dissolve they are okay to use.
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    Jack · 04/17/2020
    I have a wood deck that has a coat of semi transparent stain which is weathered but in decent shape. Would you recommend I use the cleaner and brightener before restaining?
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      Armstrong · 04/17/2020
      If a different brand of stain, then use the stripper and brightener.
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    Kerri · 03/30/2020
    After using the cleaner and brightener, do I still need to sand the wood to prepare it for a sealer?
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      Armstrong · 03/30/2020
      No. Sanding does not help with staining as it hinders the stain's ability to soak in if sanded too smooth.
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    Helen Greatrex · 03/15/2020
    Hello, thanks for all the advice here. I've just moved into a house with old (6yrs+) solid stain on a pressure treated pine deck - photos attached. Will your stripper work for something like this or do we need to first sand it all off and then clean? Many thanks!
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      Armstrong · 03/15/2020
      Hello,

      You will have to sand this off to remove this. Clean and brighten after.
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        Helen Greatrex · 04/22/2020
        One quick update question (we're halfway through sanding), What grit do you recommend for the final pass? I know it shouldn't be too smooth
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        Helen Greatrex · 03/15/2020
        Thanks!
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    David leclerc · 02/05/2020
    Just realized after my last post that the decks total length is 31 ft but the width total (because of the diff. widths of the 2 decks ) is not 27 ft. Never claimed to be a math wizard!!! I guess the 417 total sq. footage and not 837 would be the correct ans
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    David Leclerc · 02/05/2020
    I have 2 decks separated by just 2 steps. Upper deck 16 long by 12 wide( 192 sq ft ) Lower deck 15x15 ( 225 sq ft). total 427 sq ft. If I take the total length of both decks 31ft times the total width 27ft it comes out to 837 sq ft ??? I’m not a math genius but what Is wrong?? Why two different figures?? Which sq footage should I use??
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      Armstrong · 02/05/2020
      Your maximum width is 15, not 27 feet. The 427 is correct.
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    Chris · 10/24/2019
    Is there any way to get instructions for the cleaner/brightener/stain in Spanish?
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      Armstrong · 10/24/2019
      Sorry, but we do not have a Spanish version.
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    Aaron Purcha · 10/03/2019
    I have brand new pine gate and cannot afford the rad wash but want to stain with semi trans rustic brown. What are my options. I don’t want the stain to look crappy
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      Armstrong · 10/03/2019
      There is not an alternative for proper prep, sorry.
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    Emily · 09/06/2019
    i have a new cedar deck that was allowed to weather. I used RAD cleaner and brightener, but still Had a good amount of grey around the edges of the deck, so I recleaned those areas but did not put the brightened on it again. I was planning on staining in a couple days, but just started to worry if the areas that had been recleaned would stain differently because I didn’t use the brightener after? I have attached pictures of how the boards look. Will the slight silver/fuzzy areas be ok to stain over?
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      Armstrong · 09/06/2019
      No, you need to redo the Cleaner for all as you did not remove all of the gray oxidation of the wood. Brighten after.
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        Emily · 09/06/2019
        Ok-thank you. When I do the cleaner a significant amount of wood pulp seems to come off. Is this normal/ok? Am I damaging the deck?
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          Armstrong · 09/07/2019
          That is the oxidation and yes it is normal and it has to come off.