RAD Stain Stripper/Brightener Kit

$64.99
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1 RAD Stripper and 1 RAD Brightener

Coverage: 500-1000 sq. feet per kit. Each Kit Makes 5 Gallons of Stain Stripper and 5 Gallons of Wood Brightener

Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper is the only concentrated powdered wood stain stripper that is specifically designed to be injected through a pressure washer. RAD Stripper may also be applied using a garden type sprayer.

The R-A-D Stain Remover, when injected using a pressure washer, can remove penetrating transparent stains as well as semi-transparent wood coatings.

When RAD Wood Stain Stripper is applied using a pump-up sprayer, it is twice as potent and able to remove most transparent, semi-transparent and even semi-solid wood stains. It is also excellent for getting rid of failed semi-transparent acrylic stains. Coverage rates when applied with a pump sprayer are 100-200 sq. ft per gallon.

After using Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stain Stripper, the wood needs to be neutralized with the RAD Step 2 Brightener.

ADVANTAGES

  • #1 Rated Wood Deck Stain Stripper
  • Removes most clear, transparent, semi-transparent, and semi-solid coatings.
  • Powdered formula makes 5 liquid gallons when mixed
  • Extremely cost effective. When mixed, the cost is less than $7 a gallon.
  • Eco-Safe formulas
  • Preps previously stained wood and decks
  • Safe to use on all exterior wood surfaces, not just decks
  • Applied with pump sprayer for max results or injected through pressure washer for easier to remove finishes
  • Can be mixed at a stronger ratio for difficult to remove finishes. Max would be 3 gallons of water to one container of Restore-A-Deck Stripper

Coverage: 500-1000 sq.feet per container.

*Will not remove solid color stains, paints, or polyurethanes.

Reviews

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Use the Restore A Deck Stripper kit for removal of old transparent and semi-transparent coatings.

Armstrong

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    Paul Volpe · 07/23/2021
    I  have new mahogany siding installed 9 months ago and coated with BM armor coat want to change it to AC mahogany stain what would suggest for prep.I also have older mahogany siding treated with Seiken's that is over 5 years and has darkened and looks pretty bad . I want to go with the same AC Stain what would you recommend for prep on thatLastly  I have new mahogany siding and again want to use AC stain on that . should I wait to stain the new or can I stain it immediately and would I prep it with anything  
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    Charles · 07/16/2021
    We recently had our ipe porch sanded and stained with Thompsons. We're removing with the RAD stripper and brightener prior to applying AC. 

    We also have a railing that was not sanded and stained. It's ~5 years old and grayed. Can we simply apply the RAD stripper and brightener to this at the same time and will the results match? 
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      Armstrong · 07/16/2021
      Water down the stripper if the rails are just grayed to 2-3 oz of powder per gallon of water.
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        Charles · 07/16/2021
        Okay perfect. I’ll have them do that first, then the porch below at full strength. 
        For ipe, does the AC stain need to be wiped off after to keep it from remaining greasy?
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          Armstrong · 07/16/2021
          Only wipe if needed an hour later, not right away.
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    Frank · 07/05/2021
    I used ipe oil recently on newly installed tiger wood. It turned the wood to brown.  I like to use the AC amber stain. Can I strip the wood now or should I wait? Also, do I need to use the brightner before staining?
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      Armstrong · 07/05/2021
      You can strip it now and yes you need to brighten. 
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    Mary M · 07/05/2021
    I used my pressure washer detergent attachment to apply the RAD stripper, rinsed, then brightened. I didn’t realize I was supposed to use a pump sprayer to apply the stripper. After rinsing the RAD brightener off, there is no beading, which leads me to believe it still worked. Is this correct or do I need to redo the stripper? If so, do I also need to brighten again? 
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    CharlieA · 06/22/2021
    I am removing the stains I used previously by completely sanding the deck, and evening the surface of cupped boards with  with a planer.  In hard to access areas I am stripping with a conventional gel wood stripper which is doing a fairly good job of removal and will finish those area with a little hand sanding.  Which products should I use to finish preparation before applying one of the semi solid Armstrong Clark stains?
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    J. Repko · 05/14/2021
    05/14/2021 >> See attached picture of deck. PLEASE advise per my earlier message J. Repko · 05/13/2021
    I have to remove the failed Behr stain used on my deck. Will Restore-A- Deck (1 RAD Stripper and 1 RAD Brightener) remove all the stain still present on the deck? Then I plan on using your Semi-Solid - Woodland Brown stain. Any advise more advise? 5/13/2021
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      Armstrong · 05/14/2021
      Strippers will not remove this as the stain is on their like a paint or solid stain. To remove you will need to sand off. 
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    J. Repko · 05/13/2021
    I have to remove the failed Behr stain used on my deck. Will Restore-A- Deck (1 RAD Stripper and 1 RAD Brightener) remove all the stain still present on the deck?  Then I plan on using your Semi-Solid - Woodland Brown stain.  Any advise more advise? 5/13/2021
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      Armstrong · 05/13/2021
      We would need to see pictures posted here.
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    Jack Ferraiolo · 05/13/2021
    Is there a necessary time between applications of deck cleaner & brightened?
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      Armstrong · 05/13/2021
      No, apply brightener as soon as you are done with cleaner.
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    Mary · 04/30/2021
    Hi - if I pressure washed last fall, do I need to pressure wash again before applying stripper and brightener? 
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      Armstrong · 05/01/2021
      You pressure wash while using the stripper, not before.
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    Samantha Kutcher · 04/30/2021
    I stained my new deck last year with Olympic Elite Maximum Semi transparent stain.  I applied 2 coats and after one winter it didn’t hold up very well.  I have to re stain it now again and was going to use AC semi solid because it gets full sun most of the day.  Do I have to use a stripper and brightener or just a cleaner and brightener as prep before I start staining 
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    Howard · 04/13/2021
    Thanks for your prompt reply.  We followed the manufacturers recommendation and have used the product elsewhere on mahogany, cedar and teak with excellent results.  The vertical surfaces of our IPE deck have performed well.  Only the horizontal surfaces failed.  My inclination is to apply the stain to the vertical surfaces of the deck after sanding (consistent with your recommendation) and maintain the other surfaces as is.  It is a large deck and would be a nightmare to have to sand the posts, rail sides, skirts and risers.  We are currently building an IPE fence.  Am I able to acquire samples of the IPE stain in the three colors?
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    Howard · 04/13/2021
    I have a two year old IPE deck with one coat of stain and two coats of a clear polymeric topcoat.  Unfortunately, the existing products have failed miserably, either due to poor conditions at time of application or product failure.  In any event, I need to start over.  Stripping and/or sanding seems like a necessity.  My question is, will the Restore-A-Deck stripper remove the polymeric topcoat?  Will restoring to bare wood require more than one application of the stripper?  What other advice can you provide?  Thanks.
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      Armstrong · 04/13/2021
      No, you will need to sand this off. FYI, you should never topcoat a stain, it will peel.
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    scott · 03/28/2021
    I have a Tigerwood Deck finished with Ipe Oil every year or so. Would only sanding down be as good as using your strip and brighten product. (I believe in the past I have sometimes sanded AND brightened, but also have just sanded. Why do all of your hardwood finishes contain stain (as opposed to just oil), and which stain would be best for retaining the color in the picture? THX!
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      Armstrong · 03/29/2021
      You will need to fully remove the current stain using the RAD Stripper Kit. You must have a stain for UV protection. Any of the 3 hardwood colors would work. Color is up to you.
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        scott · 03/30/2021
        Ok so sanding back to bare wood would not remove it well enough ? Would I have to use stripper kit as you've indicated every time I reapply if I stuck with Armstrong?

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          Armstrong · 03/31/2021
          Sanding will not prep it. When switching brands of stain you always have to remove the previous coating. In this case, it is very easy to remove the Ipe Oil. When you recoat with AC later on, just clean and brighten for prep.
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    Jonathan · 10/21/2020
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    Jonathan · 10/21/2020
    Will it remove this? Been on about 2 yrs
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    jim · 10/02/2020
    While I'm here is there any issue in using semi-transparent stain on the deck around this dogwood tree.
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    Jim · 10/02/2020
    I have a very large sensitive dogwood tree (35'+ span) in the immediate vicinity of the deck. The deck covers about 50% of the tree roots. I value the tree more than I value the deck. Will these cleaning products damage the tree?
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    Daniel Bigger · 08/22/2020
    Not sure if this is a solid stain or paint. Sanding shingles probably not an option. Any ideas on how to strip the shingles. New house to us and not sure of the product on shingles.
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      Armstrong · 08/22/2020
      Looks like solid stain and that cannot be stripped.
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    Dan Bigger · 08/21/2020
    Will the RAD stripper, cleaner and brightener harm asphalt shingles. I need to strip cedar shingle siding and pine T&G soffits that have asphalt shingles underneath them.
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      Armstrong · 08/21/2020
      No, they should not harm the shingles.
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    sandra burak · 08/16/2020
    thank you
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    sandra burak · 08/16/2020
    I have a question if I use your product for cleaning my mahogany deck and brightener, will this harm our water (well) and also, I have a septic within 2 feet. Is this product going to harm my septic? I live in Massachusetts.
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    Jim · 08/05/2020
    Two questions: (1) which RAD products are best for a new cedar deck with Dekorator powder coated aluminum balusters? There seems to be some oil/grease marks that were there when lumber delivered. (2) do the RAD products both remove mill glaze and open up the pores enough to allow TWP semi-transparent oil based stain to penetrate well, or should I wait a year (deck builder says the moisture content is low and recommends finishing soon). So much money into this 45'x10 raised deck I want to do the right thing by the wood.
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      Armstrong · 08/05/2020
      1. Typically the prep products do not harm the balusters but always test spot first.
      2. TWP suggests 4-12 months of natural weathering for new wood and then prep with the Cleaner and Brightener. Just one coat of stain.
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    Marha · 07/25/2020
    Oops. We're planning to use your cleaner (not stripper) and brightener. Unless you recommend the stripper. In general the floor doesn't have any damage from use, ie, stains and blemishes. It looks great except for the old shiny sikkens mostly on the inner boards close to the house as one would expect. Thanks
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    Martha · 07/25/2020
    We are refinishing an old porch mahogany floor. It was finished with sikkens 20 years ago. The old coverage condition is completely gone all the way to intact. I've power washed then planning to sand down to wood. Will use your stripper and brightener before applying your hardwood stain.

    Questions 1) What grit should be used for the final sanding pass on the mahogany? 2) Below the porch is a lower level where the siding has a semi-solid water based stain. Will the stripper/brightener damage the water based stain?

    Thanks for your help!
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      Armstrong · 07/25/2020
      You will have to remove the Sikkens fully first by sanding and then clean and brighten after. The cleaner and brightener should not harm the stain below.
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    Ed · 07/20/2020
    I used RAD Stripper & Brightener to prep my cedar fence for re-staining. The fence turned out great but the shrubs near my fence have died. I'm still trying to figure out what happened. I covered the shrubs with thin plastic sheeting so there was no direct overspray that got on the plants. But when I rinsed, water and runoff did pool on top of the sheeting. I used RAD in the morning around 9am and didn't remove the plastic sheeting until later, around 3pm. (Went in to take a break after the hard work.) When I came back to remove the plastic, the shrubs were totally brown!

    What could I have done differently? Wife is mad about the shrubs and doesn't want me to finish cleaning and re-staining the other sections until I can ensure that I won't kill more vegetation. Thanks.
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      Armstrong · 07/20/2020
      Sounds like you suffocated and or burned the plants by leaving the plastic on all day. Creates intense heat under the plastic when you do this. You should remove the plastic as soon as possible after you are done in that area. Do not leave on for more than an hour or two. Less if possible.
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        Ed · 07/20/2020
        Ah, okay. I thought that might be the issue. I'll be sure to remove the plastic sooner next time. Thanks.
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    Kevin · 07/14/2020
    My decking butts up against slate retaining walls and stone pathways which have water drains. Will the STRIPPER & BRIGHTENER damage these hardscapes as once I rinse both off after applying, it will run onto these surfaces?

    (pics attached)
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      Armstrong · 07/15/2020
      No, they will not. Rinse well when done to remove soap, dirt, and grime.
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    Jacob · 06/17/2020
    Will this product RAD STAIN STRIPPER/BRIGHTENER KIT harm or damage vinyl siding?
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      Armstrong · 06/17/2020
      No, it should not have any issues with vinyl siding.
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    Michael · 05/15/2020
    I'm planning to restore my hardwood deck. In its current condition, it has patches of the old finish on it, but also large patches of wood where the finish has worn away completely, and that have become gray and weathered (see the attached pictures.) Would you recommend getting the stripper or cleaner, or both? I was also considering getting your amber stain, but also also was thinking about the mahogany; any advice you have on that front would be welcome as well. Thanks in advance for your help!
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    pmh4514 · 05/12/2020
    I've ordered the RAD stripper/brightener kits and color samples. In the course of preparing, I have discovered that a handful of boards need to be fully replaced. How long after replacing these with fresh boards (PT SYP) should I wait before beginning the cleaning/staining process so that once done, the new boards don't stick out like a sore thumb? Does the cleaner/brightener restore the old boards to the same color as the new boards?

    Thanks
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      Armstrong · 05/12/2020
      See here about new wood: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/new-decking-and-armstrong-clark-stain

      Your new wood will be lighter in color no matter what as they are less absorbent. Not a way to make the old and new wood blend.
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        pmh4514 · 05/12/2020
        Understood. If I wait 3 months after installing the new boards, then clean/brighten the old before applying a semi-transparent or semi-solid stain, will it eventually blend together after a season or two or not until the whole deck is again refinished 2-3 years later? I guess I'll just have to accept it!
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          Armstrong · 05/12/2020
          It will take a season or two. Semi-solids cannot be applied until the wood weathers for 12 months.
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    pmh4514 · 05/11/2020
    Hi,

    I'm confused by the RAD stripper instructions.

    It says it's specifically designed to be injected through a pressure washer, and that when injected using a pressure washer it can remove coatings.

    But then it immediately states that when applied using a pump-up sprayer, it's twice as potent.

    Which is the best method to use? Which method provides more coverage per gallon?

    Thanks