Restore-A-Deck Kit

$49.99
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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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    Stanley Granberg · 09/24/2016
    Last year we bought a fixer-upper with a deck that had not been cared for for at least 10 years--and it was much older than that.

    I prepped the deck by power washing to remove the black mildew, grime, and accumulated yuck. Letting the deck dry out for several days we sprayed the deck with your semi-transparent cedar. Wow! It looked like a completely new deck.

    This year we retreated the deck following a gentle pressure washing. It looks even better now.

    Your product is the best I've ever seen for staining exterior wood. Thank you Armstrong Clark.
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    Administrator · 09/14/2016
    moscarwhite:
    I recently used the RAD kit on my previously unstained, 4 month old redwood deck. The kit worked very well. I am ready to apply stain, but I noticed many scuff marks on the deck (likely from careless contractors placing tools on the wood). I plan on lightly sanding the deck to remove the numerous scuff marks. Should I apply the RAD kit again after sanding? Or can I just wash off the deck with water, let dry for a few days, and apply stain?
    Make sure to sand all as spot sanding could lead to uneven application of the stain. Try to sand with no finer than 80 grit. Lightly wash with water after to remove sand dust and let dry before staining.
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    mdub1 · 09/14/2016
    I recently used the RAD kit on my previously unstained, 4 month old redwood deck. The kit worked very well. I am ready to apply stain, but I noticed many scuff marks on the deck (likely from careless contractors placing tools on the wood). I plan on lightly sanding the deck to remove the numerous scuff marks. Should I apply the RAD kit again after sanding? Or can I just wash off the deck with water, let dry for a few days, and apply stain?
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    Administrator · 08/30/2016
    Oscar White:
    I understand that AFTER the RAD kit has been applied I should "let wood dry for 2 or more days after prep." What about BETWEEN steps 1 and 2 w/ the RAD kit - does the wood need to dry after step 1 before starting step 2??

    Apply the Step 2 right after you are done with the cleaning, while wood is still wet.
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    Oscar White · 08/30/2016
    I understand that AFTER the RAD kit has been applied I should "let wood dry for 2 or more days after prep." What about BETWEEN steps 1 and 2 w/ the RAD kit - does the wood need to dry after step 1 before starting step 2??
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    Administrator · 08/22/2016
    Josh Giley:
    What will the stripper do to a painted surface?

    This stripper will not remove paint, unless the paint is peeling.
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    Josh Giley · 08/21/2016
    What will the stripper do to a painted surface?
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    Administrator · 08/07/2016
    Tony Lewkowski:
    Unopened cans stored in a heated garage will last indefinitely then?

    Not forever. Couple of years should be okay.
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    Tony Lewkowski · 08/07/2016
    Unopened cans stored in a heated garage will last indefinitely then?
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    Administrator · 08/07/2016
    Tony Lewkowski:
    I bought more product than I need for my deck. Will the stain still be usable in a couple of years when I need to redo the deck again?

    Depends on if opened, unopened, and how well you store it. Make sure it is stored in a climate controlled area and that there is 100% closure so there is not any evaporation.
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    Tony Lewkowski · 08/06/2016
    I bought more product than I need for my deck. Will the stain still be usable in a couple of years when I need to redo the deck again?
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    Administrator · 07/26/2016
    william reilly:
    I am getting ready to install new cedar decking (2x6) on my deck. i wanted to treat all sides of the would with the clear oil before installing. should i let the wood sit someplace before using the clean kit then oil. you suggest to let it sit installed. i live in new jersey at the shore (1/2 mile from ocean). thank you for any info

    See here about new wood:

    http://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/new-decking-and-armstrong-clark-stain

    No need to stain all sides. Only the exposed wood is needed.
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    william reilly · 07/26/2016
    I am getting ready to install new cedar decking (2x6) on my deck. i wanted to treat all sides of the would with the clear oil before installing. should i let the wood sit someplace before using the clean kit then oil. you suggest to let it sit installed. i live in new jersey at the shore (1/2 mile from ocean). thank you for any info
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    Administrator · 07/24/2016
    Luke Moore:
    Can I use RAD annually before I reapply your Ipe amber stain or should I resand.

    Yes this is the best way to prep.
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    Luke Moore · 07/24/2016
    Can I use RAD annually before I reapply your Ipe amber stain or should I resand.
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    Administrator · 07/17/2016
    Brenda Roseman:
    We built a new pressure treated pine deck and screened porch last year in July and cleaned, brightened and applied stain in October. We want to apply another coat of stain now. I know we need to clean again but should we also brighten before applying this second coat. We used rustic brown. We have some small holes now in the screen. Could the Brightener have caused this? Thanks.

    You do not have to brighten, but you can. It does not harm screens.
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    Brenda Roseman · 07/17/2016
    We built a new pressure treated pine deck and screened porch last year in July and cleaned, brightened and applied stain in October. We want to apply another coat of stain now. I know we need to clean again but should we also brighten before applying this second coat. We used rustic brown. We have some small holes now in the screen. Could the Brightener have caused this? Thanks.
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    Administrator · 07/05/2016
    Brian:
    Hello,

    just finished a 20'x30' pressure treated deck...deck is located in Ontario Canada.
    your stain is highly recommended through online reviews.
    I was wondering which product of yours you would recommend and do you have any dealers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada?
    thank you for your time...

    No dealers there, but we can ship to you. Use the AC stain in any color that you like.
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    Administrator · 07/05/2016
    B Julien:
    I applied my sample stain color (a semi-solid) to wood that was washed, but not brightened. I have since washed and brightened the entire deck. But I wonder whether brightening affects absorption of color pigment. Will the semi-solid look slightly different if applied on brightened versus non-brightened wood? If so, will it be darker? thanks

    The brightener lightens the wood so yes the stain will look a little lighter in color once applied.
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    B Julien · 07/02/2016
    I applied my sample stain color (a semi-solid) to wood that was washed, but not brightened. I have since washed and brightened the entire deck. But I wonder whether brightening affects absorption of color pigment. Will the semi-solid look slightly different if applied on brightened versus non-brightened wood? If so, will it be darker? thanks
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    Brian · 07/02/2016
    Hello,

    just finished a 20'x30' pressure treated deck...deck is located in Ontario Canada.
    your stain is highly recommended through online reviews.
    I was wondering which product of yours you would recommend and do you have any dealers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada?
    thank you for your time...
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    Administrator · 06/29/2016
    celticone:
    I've just ordered your amber and mahogany samples. I have two Ipe Decks, one five years old that has never been stained and has naturally oxidized to the color of a Silver Back Gorilla and one that was built last month. I'm going to use a floor sander to prep both decks totaling about 700 sq. ft. Would not sanding negate my need for a cleaner and brightener? Thank You.

    You have to clean and brighten after sanding to open the grain and remove any sand dust. Use 80 grit or less for the sanding.
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    Bart · 06/29/2016
    I've just ordered your amber and mahogany samples. I have two Ipe Decks, one five years old that has never been stained and has naturally oxidized to the color of a Silver Back Gorilla and one that was built last month. I'm going to use a floor sander to prep both decks totaling about 700 sq. ft. Would not sanding negate my need for a cleaner and brightener? Thank You.
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    Administrator · 06/27/2016
    Carolyn Hartke:
    Hi again - I've heard that you need to stain soon after sanding and brightening, and wanted to get your feedback on our schedule. We are sanding on the 11th, followed by cleaning/brightening on the 15th and staining on the 18th. Will this be optimal? Also, how long after staining before we can return furniture and traffic to the deck? Thanks!

    Yes this will work. Wait 24-48 hours after staining to put furniture back on.
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    Carolyn Hartke · 06/27/2016
    Hi again - I've heard that you need to stain soon after sanding and brightening, and wanted to get your feedback on our schedule. We are sanding on the 11th, followed by cleaning/brightening on the 15th and staining on the 18th. Will this be optimal? Also, how long after staining before we can return furniture and traffic to the deck? Thanks!
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    Administrator · 06/22/2016
    B Julien:
    Thanks. So I don't need to re-rinse before applying brightener? Will it hurt anything to re-rinse before applying brightener?

    You can rinse first.
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    B Julien · 06/21/2016
    Thanks. So I don't need to re-rinse before applying brightener? Will it hurt anything to re-rinse before applying brightener?
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    Administrator · 06/21/2016
    B Julien:
    I washed PT pine deck with RAD cleaner, and then rinsed a bit. Since directions say to "rinse very well", I had intended to rinse further, but I ran out of time. I also did not have time to do brightener step. It's been a week and deck has dried quite a bit. What should I do now? Will deck be OK if I just rinse really well, apply brightener, let dry and then apply AC stain?

    Apply the brightener and rinse. Let dry for 48 hours.
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    B Julien · 06/21/2016
    I washed PT pine deck with RAD cleaner, and then rinsed a bit. Since directions say to "rinse very well", I had intended to rinse further, but I ran out of time. I also did not have time to do brightener step. It's been a week and deck has dried quite a bit. What should I do now? Will deck be OK if I just rinse really well, apply brightener, let dry and then apply AC stain?
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    Administrator · 06/18/2016
    Carolyn Hartke:
    Hi – we have a 2000+ sf cedar deck, 10 years old, and are restoring it. We are replacing rotten boards now. Can you let us know if we are on the right track with our restoration plan? The deck was painted ~7 years ago with a solid acrylic paint, unfortunately, which has mostly peeled off but is still present quite a bit under covered areas. After the rotten boards are replaced we are planning to have the deck sanded to remove all paint, then have a brightener applied, then one of your semi-solid stains. Advice? Thanks!

    Yes you will need to sand to remove the solid paint, brighten, then the AC semi-solid.