Restore-A-Deck Kit

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Gemini_RAD-1000Make Restoring Your Exterior Wood ...Easy!

Restore-A-Deck Cleaner and Brightener system is a powerful "eco-friendly" two-part restoration system.

Step 1 Wood and Deck Cleaner Specifically Designed for Exterior Wood and Composite Decking that deeply cleans your wood to remove to remove dirt, grime, mold, algae and general graying. The cleaner will help prep neglected wood and or prep for re-coating with a wood or deck stain.

Step 2 Wood Brightener is used after the wood cleaner to "brighten" the wood while neutralizing the cleaner to a natural pH balance. This step will improve the overall appearance of your wood while helping the wood deck stain longevity.

Restore-A-Deck wood cleaner is used to prep wood and stains for the reapplication of wood stain. RAD Step 1 Cleaner will not strip or remove old stains. Please refer to Restore-A-Deck Stripper if you are attempting to get rid of a semi-transparent wood stain.

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Prep for cleaning new wood or dirty and gray decks.

Use when doing a maintenance coat of Armstrong Clark.

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    Susan E · 12/02/2017
    I live in sonora a. We just finished putting in a new doug fir deck. We had talked with you and you suggested we not stain until spring. The deck is now growing black mold/mildew. What do we do???
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      Armstrong · 12/02/2017
      Leave it to Spring and prep to remove it with this Kit.
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        Sue e · 12/02/2017
        My only concern about waiting to spring is that the mold is rapidly covering the entire deck and since it is unfinished with no stain/ seal I am afraid the mold/mildew (it is black) will get into the wood and I will be unable to get it off 5 months from now. It is doug fir from sonora lumber (no fault on them just being descriptive). The top of deck was put on in oct just before it started raining. Part of the deck is under a roof and if it rans a lot the water overflows the gutters and comes down on the deck. Does is your advice to wait till spring still the same?
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          Armstrong · 12/03/2017
          Yes, you have to wait and the mildew will come off with the proper prep.
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    Kit · 11/18/2017
    Can I use fans and heater to dry deck after cleaning and brightening? Rain is expected and the temps are in 40s post rain.
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    Danny Phillips · 10/23/2017
    I sanded a new pressure treated wood deck on the hand rails and floor boards with a 120 grit sand paper.I then used the RAD kit and followed the directions exactly, even using warm water on the brightener. After staining, I still see some small particles through the stain that I assume are sanding particles. I had hoped the RAD would eliminate any particles from sanding. I know the grit paper is not the required course number, but I assumed a little less should be OK. I have 4 more decks to stain and I was thinking of just skipping the sanding altogether to eliminate any particles left behind. What are your thoughts? Also, I think I read somewhere where the shelf life for an opened 5 gallon container of stain will last for one year in a controlled environment. Is that correct?
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    Armstrong · 08/28/2017
    Laura:
    I leave in NJ and installed a new deck using pressure treated wood. It is a bout 3 months old. I have filled the smalls holes with wood filler and lightly sanded the deck.
    Looking to stain it now, was filling the holes and sanding create an issue for the stain? Do I still need to use Step 1 AND Step 2 to prep it.

    Wood filler does not work on exterior wood and will not "stain" to blend with the AC or any semi-transparent deck stain. The filler will, unfortunately, stand out when done and will fail within a year after the Winter. As for the prep, yes, you need to use the kits. See this about new wood: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/new-decking-and-armstrong-clark-stain
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    Laura · 08/28/2017
    I leave in NJ and installed a new deck using pressure treated wood. It is a bout 3 months old. I have filled the smalls holes with wood filler and lightly sanded the deck.
    Looking to stain it now, was filling the holes and sanding create an issue for the stain? Do I still need to use Step 1 AND Step 2 to prep it.
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    Armstrong · 08/19/2017
    Paulie:
    I have just bought a used smallish cedar playset with 6 year old cedar stain that needs to be stripped. So I would use the RAD stripper to do this. I also just built a pressure treated brown fence (unstained) that I am hoping to stain next spring with AC cedar semi-transparent. My question is, can I use the RAD stripper to clean and brighten my fence, perhaps by diluting it, or must I use the RAD clean/brightener? I'm trying to avoid buying two products (better for the environment/reduces wastage.)

    It would be best to use the two different products and not use stripper on a new unstained fence.
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    Paulie · 08/19/2017
    I have just bought a used smallish cedar playset with 6 year old cedar stain that needs to be stripped. So I would use the RAD stripper to do this. I also just built a pressure treated brown fence (unstained) that I am hoping to stain next spring with AC cedar semi-transparent. My question is, can I use the RAD stripper to clean and brighten my fence, perhaps by diluting it, or must I use the RAD clean/brightener? I'm trying to avoid buying two products (better for the environment/reduces wastage.)
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    Armstrong · 07/24/2017
    Russ Vranna:
    I have aged my cedar decking in an out building for 3 months. Do you recommend I continue to age it in place before applying the finish? And, do you recommend I finish/seal the bottom prior to laying the wood in place?

    Age after install for 3 months and then prep. No need to stain the bottoms.
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    Russ Vranna · 07/24/2017
    I have aged my cedar decking in an out building for 3 months. Do you recommend I continue to age it in place before applying the finish? And, do you recommend I finish/seal the bottom prior to laying the wood in place?
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    Armstrong · 07/20/2017
    Terry Blakely:
    I am about to order some AC to re-stain my IPE deck. I have a separate structure with a small landing area and steps made from pressure treated pine. Would the AC for IPE be ok to use on this small area to avoid having two different products?

    Thank you!

    Yes, but the wood types will have a different color when done.
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    Terry Blakely · 07/20/2017
    I am about to order some AC to re-stain my IPE deck. I have a separate structure with a small landing area and steps made from pressure treated pine. Would the AC for IPE be ok to use on this small area to avoid having two different products?

    Thank you!
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    Bill Schumann · 07/17/2017
    I have a 13 year old mahogany deck that has never been stained. I do pressure wash every year. I want to use the mahogany stain to prolong the life of the wood. Should I also use the RAD prep kit?
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    Armstrong · 07/07/2017
    Cindy S:
    Will the stripper remove solid stain (Cabot)? Some areas are peeling but others have several coats to remove.

    Sorry but no it will not remove a solid color deck stain.
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    Cindy S · 07/06/2017
    Will the stripper remove solid stain (Cabot)? Some areas are peeling but others have several coats to remove.
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    Armstrong · 06/13/2017
    Iris:
    Is your product only available on line or can I buy from a local dealer?

    On our website only for this.
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    Iris · 06/12/2017
    Is your product only available on line or can I buy from a local dealer?
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    Armstrong · 05/29/2017
    Zander:
    Thank you. Is there a way to fill the holes that will work with the stain?

    No. Wood filler simply does not work on exterior decking and does not blend with deck stains that show the wood grain.
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    Zander · 05/28/2017
    Thank you. Is there a way to fill the holes that will work with the stain?
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    Armstrong · 05/28/2017
    Zander:
    I am going to use RAD to prepare cedar gates for the stain. There is some metal 'jewelry' on the gates like hinges etc. All the metal parts are presumably weather resistant, power coated and otherwise protected, all black colored. Should I just apply RAD chemicals all the way through or do i need to somehow specially protect them?

    A second question is - i had to apply some wood filler on the cedar boards. What would you recommend regarding using a pressure washer when applying RAD? I am afraid that the pressurized water will damage the filler.

    Depends on how the metals parts are made if you need to protect them or not. There are 100s of different brands and they are not all made the same. Test spot first to see if there is any reaction or not. Most likely it will be fine.

    Wood filler does not work on decking and will not stain to blend with the AC. Don't use it.

    Use a pump sprayer to apply the RAD, and lightly pressure rinse off.
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    Zander · 05/27/2017
    I am going to use RAD to prepare cedar gates for the stain. There is some metal 'jewelry' on the gates like hinges etc. All the metal parts are presumably weather resistant, power coated and otherwise protected, all black colored. Should I just apply RAD chemicals all the way through or do i need to somehow specially protect them?

    A second question is - i had to apply some wood filler on the cedar boards. What would you recommend regarding using a pressure washer when applying RAD? I am afraid that the pressurized water will damage the filler.
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    Armstrong · 05/24/2017
    ewerntz:
    Is this a secure site when I go to pay

    Yes, the entire site is secured by SSL.
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    ewerntz-charter.net · 05/24/2017
    Is this a secure site when I go to pay
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    Armstrong · 04/25/2017
    Christie:
    We have a Brizilian Teak deck. We have used Penofin in the past, but want to try your stain. Is sounds like we should use the RAD stripper first, is that correct? OR can we just use the cleaner? Once we use your stian would we then just use the cleaner and a recoat of stain?

    For the prep of the penofin, use the RAD Stripper and Brightener Kit. When restaining down the road with the same stain, you will need the Cleaner kit for the prep.
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    Christie · 04/24/2017
    We have a Brizilian Teak deck. We have used Penofin in the past, but want to try your stain. Is sounds like we should use the RAD stripper first, is that correct? OR can we just use the cleaner? Once we use your stian would we then just use the cleaner and a recoat of stain?
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    Armstrong · 04/24/2017
    Cathy Guthrie-Grant:
    We have a 3 year old white and red cedar deck. It had one coat of cealer two years ago which has mostly worn off. We cleaned the deck prior to the wood sealer bein applied with TSP which raised and tore the wood leaving shredded fibres in between the boards, in the corners, and around all the posts of the deck. The wood is greyed. I would like to refinish it and have it more on the red side but be able to see the natural beauty of the wood through the finish but don't know where to start. Can you advise which products to purchase and what to do with them. Thanks

    Use the RAD kit for the prep. After the pre, stain with the AC. Look at Redwood Tone or Sierra Redwood colors.
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    Cathy Guthrie-Grant · 04/24/2017
    We have a 3 year old white and red cedar deck. It had one coat of cealer two years ago which has mostly worn off. We cleaned the deck prior to the wood sealer bein applied with TSP which raised and tore the wood leaving shredded fibres in between the boards, in the corners, and around all the posts of the deck. The wood is greyed. I would like to refinish it and have it more on the red side but be able to see the natural beauty of the wood through the finish but don't know where to start. Can you advise which products to purchase and what to do with them. Thanks
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    Armstrong · 04/20/2017
    Allan Wolpowitz:
    can I go from stripper to cleaner to brightener - I need 10 of each. If I buy the kits then I get 20 bottles of brightener (perhaps I only need 10)- it is a 6000 sqft redwood deck with Penofin stain. It is in a severe fire zone in Boulder County and I want the stain that replaced it to contain fire retardant. Suggestions?

    You do not need the cleaner if you are using the Stripper. Just buy the Stripper/Brightener Kit.
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    Allan Wolpowitz · 04/19/2017
    can I go from stripper to cleaner to brightener - I need 10 of each. If I buy the kits then I get 20 bottles of brightener (perhaps I only need 10)- it is a 6000 sqft redwood deck with Penofin stain. It is in a severe fire zone in Boulder County and I want the stain that replaced it to contain fire retardant. Suggestions?
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    Administrator · 04/12/2017
    Erin West:
    hi, we are currenlty plainig down the old wood on our deck and re-using, rahter than replacing. we love the color of the wood once plained, but we know we need to seal it as we live in florida, and the dock is in full sun all day.
    do you have a selaer that is clear, rather than a stain ? i have a sample of your transparent, in natural tone, but it does change the color of the wood to a slight amberish color (darker than the wood
    s natural tone). any suggestions are greatly appreciated !!

    Clear sealers will not offer any protection from UV graying. It must be a colored stain for this to happen.
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    Erin West · 04/12/2017
    hi, we are currenlty plainig down the old wood on our deck and re-using, rahter than replacing. we love the color of the wood once plained, but we know we need to seal it as we live in florida, and the dock is in full sun all day.
    do you have a selaer that is clear, rather than a stain ? i have a sample of your transparent, in natural tone, but it does change the color of the wood to a slight amberish color (darker than the wood
    s natural tone). any suggestions are greatly appreciated !!