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.

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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.
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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.