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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    Ron Janke · 06/12/2015
    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.
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    Chris · 06/12/2015
    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.
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    Administrator · 05/27/2015
    Karen K:
    I'm planning an application of semi-solid AC stain and wondering how many days of dry weather following application are necessary for AC. Other brands can require as many as 3 dry days.

    12-24 Hours should be okay for most scenarios.
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    Karen K · 05/27/2015
    I'm planning an application of semi-solid AC stain and wondering how many days of dry weather following application are necessary for AC. Other brands can require as many as 3 dry days.
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    Administrator · 05/25/2015
    Paul Geissler:
    I have an IPE deck that I have stained in the past with a different product. I am switching to Armstrong and I was wondering if I should do both steps of the cleaning and brightening for IPE wood?

    Yes you should prep with the kit if the old stain is not still on the wood. If it is then you will need to use the RAD stripper instead of the cleaner.
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    Paul Geissler · 05/25/2015
    I have an IPE deck that I have stained in the past with a different product. I am switching to Armstrong and I was wondering if I should do both steps of the cleaning and brightening for IPE wood?
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    Administrator · 05/11/2015
    Jim Smith - Tenn:
    We have installed a new CEDAR sided Octagonal Gazebo linked to our new pressure treated deck and railing design.
    Deck I Pressure Treated (Home Depot) Pine.

    Deck is laid out in a picture frame format and we are trying to use dark stain on the picture frame and lighter, clear on the main section within the frames.

    Worried about clear stains and no UV.

    Can you recommend the following:
    Best for newer (6 mo) Cedar Gazebo staining/prep? Would like to maintain deep Cedar Color and not let it grey out.

    Can you recommend combination of pigment selection for deck picture frame dark color on deck and main body color lighter or near clear (with some UV protection)? I can send some pictures, but would like to see an example if you have some customers who have sent finished work on gazebos and/or decks.

    Thanks

    Jim Smith - Morristown, Tn 423-587-8344

    Look at the semi-transaparent cedar for the lighter color and the Rustic Brown for the darker color. I would suggest ordering some samples from the link about to test the colors. Make sure to prep first with the Restore A Deck Kit.
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    Jim Smith - Tenn · 05/11/2015
    We have installed a new CEDAR sided Octagonal Gazebo linked to our new pressure treated deck and railing design.
    Deck I Pressure Treated (Home Depot) Pine.

    Deck is laid out in a picture frame format and we are trying to use dark stain on the picture frame and lighter, clear on the main section within the frames.

    Worried about clear stains and no UV.

    Can you recommend the following:
    Best for newer (6 mo) Cedar Gazebo staining/prep? Would like to maintain deep Cedar Color and not let it grey out.

    Can you recommend combination of pigment selection for deck picture frame dark color on deck and main body color lighter or near clear (with some UV protection)? I can send some pictures, but would like to see an example if you have some customers who have sent finished work on gazebos and/or decks.

    Thanks

    Jim Smith - Morristown, Tn 423-587-8344
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    Administrator · 04/13/2015
    Carol Wright:
    Two years ago we stained our mahogany deck with Cabot Australian Timber Oil (water-based formula). This year we plan to switch to an Armstrong Clark hardwood stain. In the past we have prepped the deck using Cabot Problem Solver Wood Cleaner and Brightener. Would you recommend we continue to use the Cabot products to remove ATO or switch to Armstrong Clark? If AC, will the Restore-A-Deck Kit do the job or will we need to use Restore-A-Deck Stripper?
    Thank you.

    Use the RAD Stripper and Brightener for the prep. It would work the best.
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    Carol Wright · 04/13/2015
    Two years ago we stained our mahogany deck with Cabot Australian Timber Oil (water-based formula). This year we plan to switch to an Armstrong Clark hardwood stain. In the past we have prepped the deck using Cabot Problem Solver Wood Cleaner and Brightener. Would you recommend we continue to use the Cabot products to remove ATO or switch to Armstrong Clark? If AC, will the Restore-A-Deck Kit do the job or will we need to use Restore-A-Deck Stripper?
    Thank you.
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    Administrator · 03/31/2015
    Terry Garrity:
    Hi. My IPE deck is only 6 mos old but I wan to stain it dark. I dont believe I need brightner? Do you sell just the cleaner along with the stain?

    We only sell it in the kit.
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    Terry Garrity · 03/31/2015
    Hi. My IPE deck is only 6 mos old but I wan to stain it dark. I dont believe I need brightner? Do you sell just the cleaner along with the stain?
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    Administrator · 02/25/2015
    jvarnum512@gmail.com:
    Hello, Inadvertently a hole was puncher in the bottom of my gallon can of Amber Hardwood/Ipy stain. Before I realized the problem I had walked with the can and had dribbled amber stain across my paver driveway. I immediately rubbed the dribbles with clear paint thiner using paper towels. Then I hosed all it down with a water jet spray. Now the water has dried and there is still noticeable dribbles across the driveway pavers. Does AC have any suggestions on further removing the stain from the pavers? Thank you again for all your help and the stained Semi-Cedar fence and Amber IPY decks look great!

    Try a graffiti remover from your local paint store. You may need to scrub heavily or pressure wash as well. It will also fade in a week or two.
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    Jeffrey Varnum · 02/24/2015
    Hello, Inadvertently a hole was puncher in the bottom of my gallon can of Amber Hardwood/Ipy stain. Before I realized the problem I had walked with the can and had dribbled amber stain across my paver driveway. I immediately rubbed the dribbles with clear paint thiner using paper towels. Then I hosed all it down with a water jet spray. Now the water has dried and there is still noticeable dribbles across the driveway pavers. Does AC have any suggestions on further removing the stain from the pavers? Thank you again for all your help and the stained Semi-Cedar fence and Amber IPY decks look great!
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    Administrator · 02/24/2015
    jvarnum512@gmail.com:
    This morning, Monday, I washed IPY decks with Restore-a-Deck and Wood Brightener. Its forecasted to rain Friday and then again on the following Tuesday. Considering that it is recommended to wait two days for drying out before staining, there isn't much time to get the stain on and have the stain take hold before the rain. This is California and it has been no clouds, sun all day, 65 degrees here and will be the same tomorrow. Should I try to cut short the drying time and stain Tuesday afternoon? Will having the decks get wet from the rain before being able to apply the stain be a problem? Will the rain cause a problem to the brightened wood? Thank you for all your help!

    The AC can take a rain within 8-12 hours after application. You will be good to stain Wednesday or Thursday
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    Jeffrey Varnum · 02/23/2015
    This morning, Monday, I washed IPY decks with Restore-a-Deck and Wood Brightener. Its forecasted to rain Friday and then again on the following Tuesday. Considering that it is recommended to wait two days for drying out before staining, there isn't much time to get the stain on and have the stain take hold before the rain. This is California and it has been no clouds, sun all day, 65 degrees here and will be the same tomorrow. Should I try to cut short the drying time and stain Tuesday afternoon? Will having the decks get wet from the rain before being able to apply the stain be a problem? Will the rain cause a problem to the brightened wood? Thank you for all your help!
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    Administrator · 02/23/2015
    jvarnum512@gmail.com:
    Today I mixed 2 gallons of Restore-a-deck and also 2 gallons of Wood Brightener. Due to circumstances beyond my control, unfortunately I didn't apply the solutions. It may be up to two weeks (maybe longer) before I can apply. How long can they remain in solution and still be effective? Will they lose there effectiveness in treating the wood?

    The brightener will still good. The cleaner will not be. The cleaner will lose effectiveness in hours.
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    Jeffrey Varnum · 02/23/2015
    Today I mixed 2 gallons of Restore-a-deck and also 2 gallons of Wood Brightener. Due to circumstances beyond my control, unfortunately I didn't apply the solutions. It may be up to two weeks (maybe longer) before I can apply. How long can they remain in solution and still be effective? Will they lose there effectiveness in treating the wood?
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    Administrator · 06/29/2014
    Adamjd:
    Last year I stripped my old deck stain and put on Armstrong Clark mahogany. Looks like it's time to reapply, and know I should give it a power wash first with the deck cleaner. But I'm wondering if the brightener is also recommended for those regular yearly reapplications. I noticed a big difference when I used it the first time, but don't want to overdo it. Thanks.

    You do not need it if you still have old stain but it will not hurt either if you apply.
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    Adam DiChiara · 06/28/2014
    Last year I stripped my old deck stain and put on Armstrong Clark mahogany. Looks like it's time to reapply, and know I should give it a power wash first with the deck cleaner. But I'm wondering if the brightener is also recommended for those regular yearly reapplications. I noticed a big difference when I used it the first time, but don't want to overdo it. Thanks.
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    Administrator · 09/06/2013
    About 3 months after install. You should be about ready.
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    Jim Dornbach · 09/06/2013
    Replaced pressure treated horizontal boards in June. What is the recommended time to wait before applying stain?
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    Jason Champagne · 08/27/2013
    Do you have any local dealers in the Dayton or Cincinnati area?
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    Administrator · 07/10/2013
    Cathymix, yes this will prep and 1 gallon will cover 160 sq. feet for 1 coat.
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    cathy robinson · 07/10/2013
    I have a treated pine wrap around porch that is 4foot by maybe 40 feet. It is 23 years old and never been stained, is this what I need to prep it? Do you think ! gal of stain would cover it?
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    Judie · 06/25/2013
    For a deck that's approx 20 years old what process would you suggest doing before staining using your product? Also are the colors you have online true to color?