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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    Carolyn Hartke · 06/17/2016
    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!
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    Administrator · 05/25/2016
    Carlie Hahn:
    Can your wood cleaner be used in a pressure washer, and would it be okay for me to sand the deck, pressure wash using your cleaner, and then apply your stain? Also, how long do you recommend we allow the wood to dry before applying your stain?

    No the wood cleaner cannot be used in a pressure washer. Best to apply with a pump sprayer. You can sand lightly first if needed. Let dry for 48 hours after the prep
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    Carlie Hahn · 05/24/2016
    Can your wood cleaner be used in a pressure washer, and would it be okay for me to sand the deck, pressure wash using your cleaner, and then apply your stain? Also, how long do you recommend we allow the wood to dry before applying your stain?
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    Administrator · 05/15/2016
    Jim Perrucci:
    We have a brand new PT Pine deck that was installed last November... really beautiful. We are planning on using the transparent natural stain after a thorough power-washing. Do we need to use anything else to prep the deck?

    Yes prep with the Restore A Deck Kit.
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    Jim Perrucci · 05/15/2016
    We have a brand new PT Pine deck that was installed last November... really beautiful. We are planning on using the transparent natural stain after a thorough power-washing. Do we need to use anything else to prep the deck?
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    Administrator · 05/09/2016
    Mary:
    I cleaned and power washed my deck. I am ready to stain. I want a natural wood look so I am going to use your Transparent Natural Tone. My question is I have rough areas, especially on the top rails, do I need to sand them down or will your product fill in these spots and give a smooth finish so I wouldn't get splinters?

    Armstrong Clark is a penetrating finish so it will not fill in anything. You would need to lightly sand it needed. Use 80 grit paper.
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    Mary · 05/09/2016
    I cleaned and power washed my deck. I am ready to stain. I want a natural wood look so I am going to use your Transparent Natural Tone. My question is I have rough areas, especially on the top rails, do I need to sand them down or will your product fill in these spots and give a smooth finish so I wouldn't get splinters?
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    Administrator · 05/09/2016
    Using this kit withe pressure washing will help to give a deeper clean.
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    Gregr · 05/09/2016
    I have a 5 year old Ipe deck that has been stained every 2 years(mostly in full sun).Last time we just power washed and used AC Mahogany color. Do you recommend doing something more than power washing for better results.
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    Administrator · 04/26/2016
    David Clayton:
    We applied AC stain to our deck 2 years ago. It has worn in high traffic areas and needs a maintenance coat. For cleaning prior to reapplication should I use RAD cleaner at full strength? I want the whole deck to look reasonably uniform so should I re-stain the whole deck or just the worn high traffic areas?

    Thanks

    Use the Kit for all and stain all would be best.
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    David Clayton · 04/26/2016
    We applied AC stain to our deck 2 years ago. It has worn in high traffic areas and needs a maintenance coat. For cleaning prior to reapplication should I use RAD cleaner at full strength? I want the whole deck to look reasonably uniform so should I re-stain the whole deck or just the worn high traffic areas?

    Thanks
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    Administrator · 04/18/2016
    Bryan:
    "If there is not any more of the old stain visibly left on the wood than use the Restore a Deck Kit for the prep. If you still have the old stain on, use the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper."

    There are some light streaks here & there of old stain still visible, so if I'm to do the RAD stain stripper will that take care of the silver/ graying as well so that I may use AC stain? Or do I need to clean & brighten too?
    Thanks
    Bryan

    If you use the stripper you do not need to use the cleaner. The stripper will remove the gray as well.
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    Bryan · 04/17/2016
    "If there is not any more of the old stain visibly left on the wood than use the Restore a Deck Kit for the prep. If you still have the old stain on, use the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper."

    There are some light streaks here & there of old stain still visible, so if I'm to do the RAD stain stripper will that take care of the silver/ graying as well so that I may use AC stain? Or do I need to clean & brighten too?
    Thanks
    Bryan
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    Administrator · 04/17/2016
    Bryan:
    Hi
    I have a 30x17 ipe deck I'm looking to get the silvery- graying off deck before using your AC stain. Deck was last stained a good 4-5 yrs, what do you recommend? Thanks

    If there is not any more of the old stain visibly left on the wood than use the Restore a Deck Kit for the prep. If you still have the old stain on, use the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper.
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    Administrator · 02/07/2016
    Jeff Gipperich:
    I stained my deck last year April 2015 and this year i would like to just put another coat on it. Do i just use the wood and deck cleaner or do i also need to use the wood brightener. I do not want to take off to much off the original stain as it still looks good it just has dulled a little bit and needs a good cleaning and freshening up.By the way I've been using your products for the last 4 yrs and absolutely love it. I'm a painting contractor in St.Louis and it is my go to product.

    Thanks
    Jeff

    No need for the brightener. You can use the cleaner at 2-3 oz per gallon of water to help remove the dirt. Glad you like the stain!
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    Jeff Gipperich · 02/07/2016
    I stained my deck last year April 2015 and this year i would like to just put another coat on it. Do i just use the wood and deck cleaner or do i also need to use the wood brightener. I do not want to take off to much off the original stain as it still looks good it just has dulled a little bit and needs a good cleaning and freshening up.By the way I've been using your products for the last 4 yrs and absolutely love it. I'm a painting contractor in St.Louis and it is my go to product.

    Thanks
    Jeff
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    Administrator · 09/22/2015
    The Armstrong Clark in Natural is a light pigmented stain. If the wood is clean then go ahead and stain.
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    page · 09/22/2015
    I have an old pressure treated deck. I have used a power washer to clean it. Should I use something else before I use a stain. I want it to be clear, natural looking. What do you suggest? Thanks
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    Administrator · 09/06/2015
    Mark D:
    Hi - we used AC semi solid stain 2 years ago. Love the finish! Now, we want to clean and recoat with your same product ... To get rid of some dirt and mold and seal before winter.

    Please advise which products to use and recommended process.

    Thanks,
    Prep first with the Restore A Deck Kit and light pressure washing.
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    Mark D · 09/05/2015
    Hi - we used AC semi solid stain 2 years ago. Love the finish! Now, we want to clean and recoat with your same product ... To get rid of some dirt and mold and seal before winter.

    Please advise which products to use and recommended process.

    Thanks,
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    Administrator · 07/30/2015
    Scott N:
    I'm a bit confused on the directions for a new (IPE) deck. I believe your recommendations are to 1) wait 2-4 months, 2) apply RAD (cleaner/brightener)

    What is the rationale to clean/brighten a newly installed deck? What would be the downside(s) to immediately stain/seal a deck after installation (1 month)?

    Thanks in advance.

    PS I've precut/layed out a 250 sq ft IPE deck and trying to decide on the right stain/sealer.

    You have to prep new wood to remove any oxidation and mill glaze. If you stain a new deck without waiting or prep, the stain will absorb less and could dry sticky/shiny on the surface.
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    Scott N · 07/30/2015
    I'm a bit confused on the directions for a new (IPE) deck. I believe your recommendations are to 1) wait 2-4 months, 2) apply RAD (cleaner/brightener)

    What is the rationale to clean/brighten a newly installed deck? What would be the downside(s) to immediately stain/seal a deck after installation (1 month)?

    Thanks in advance.

    PS I've precut/layed out a 250 sq ft IPE deck and trying to decide on the right stain/sealer.
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    Administrator · 07/19/2015
    Matt H:
    I am going to be building a new deck starting next week and should be done the first week of August. We are in the Pacific Northwest and the deck material is 2x6 STK Cedar. What is the timing that I should be staining it? In this area we have a lot of grey/damp days October through May, so don't want to wait to long to stain as even September can be damp.

    My plan was to stain at the end of August (weather dependent) and doing the RAD cleaner kit.

    Am I on the right path? Any other advice?

    Matt,

    Please read this: http://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/new-decking-and-armstrong-clark-stain
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    Matt H · 07/17/2015
    I am going to be building a new deck starting next week and should be done the first week of August. We are in the Pacific Northwest and the deck material is 2x6 STK Cedar. What is the timing that I should be staining it? In this area we have a lot of grey/damp days October through May, so don't want to wait to long to stain as even September can be damp.

    My plan was to stain at the end of August (weather dependent) and doing the RAD cleaner kit.

    Am I on the right path? Any other advice?
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    Administrator · 07/13/2015
    Red Gravy:
    I just gave my deck an extreme pressure washing.(held the wand 2"-3" from the surface) It stripped whatever stain was on there (actually left some marks in the wood in some spots) and looks really good. How much of a difference will the RAD cleaner (& brightener?) make?
    This is a Brazilian hardwood and I intend on using your Hardwood Mahogany Semi-Trans.
    Thanks for your help.

    If the wood is clean then you should be okay to proceed.
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    Red Gravy · 07/12/2015
    I just gave my deck an extreme pressure washing.(held the wand 2"-3" from the surface) It stripped whatever stain was on there (actually left some marks in the wood in some spots) and looks really good. How much of a difference will the RAD cleaner (& brightener?) make?
    This is a Brazilian hardwood and I intend on using your Hardwood Mahogany Semi-Trans.
    Thanks for your help.
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    Administrator · 06/20/2015
    Alan Blaugrund:
    This is a followup question. I had asked about a one year old ipe table top that is starting to fade. It was stained by the manufacturer. You recommended your Restore a Deck kit and then you stain. Since I don't know what type of stain is on the deck now, do I have to strip it before I use your Restore a Deck kit or do I just need to strip it and just use the stain.
    Thanks

    I would suggest the Rad Stripper instead of the kit. Then use the RAD brightener.
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    Alan Blaugrund · 06/19/2015
    This is a followup question. I had asked about a one year old ipe table top that is starting to fade. It was stained by the manufacturer. You recommended your Restore a Deck kit and then you stain. Since I don't know what type of stain is on the deck now, do I have to strip it before I use your Restore a Deck kit or do I just need to strip it and just use the stain.
    Thanks
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    Administrator · 06/13/2015
    Ron Janke:
    I just sent a message asking about a cleaner for cleaning a deck stained last year, prior to applying a second coat this year.
    The answer will likely be your RAD cleaner which I just noticed on your web site. I live in Canada and your product is not available here. The contractor purchased the rustic stain in Michigan.
    There are other deck cleaners out there but I am afraid they will remove some of the stain. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    The RAD will remove the some of the stain as well. It is designed for reapplications.
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    Administrator · 06/13/2015
    Chris:
    Can restore-a-deck touch paint and other home materials when cleaning a deck? I have a 20 x 30 ft deck attached to our home and I was wondering if the product will interact with painted wood doors, windows, and painted siding when I clean my deck. Do I need to put plastic on everything? Thank you for your help.

    It does not harm paint but make sure to pre wet and rinse to avoid general dirt and soap drying on the paint.