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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    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
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    Kurt shramovich · 04/30/2020
    We have a mahogany deck. Some boards were replace be previous owner. I have been searching to find the stain the previous owner used with no luck. Your mahogany stain seems to look the closest.do you have any recommendations for me. Totally strip? The last picture is after previous owner redid. They don’t have any info on what was previously used.
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      Armstrong · 04/30/2020
      That looks very thick. Not sure if it can be fully stripped so you may have to sand as well to get it all off. It does need to fully come off first. Brighten after. Once prepped, you can use the AC Mahogany stain.
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    roger dupuis · 04/26/2020
    will this prep and cleaner work on tung oil stain for my cedar log home? thank you
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    Sherman · 04/23/2020
    We already ordered a 5 gallon Armstrong Clark hardwood stain and it will be delivered either today or tomorrow. Is there anyway we can get 2 stripper/Brightener kits ASAP? (I read the covid announcement with the cart.) will Home Depot product be even close in quality? We really want your product. But have workers lined up
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      Armstrong · 04/23/2020
      You have to contact us from your previous order as explained in the announcement.
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    Joanne Graham · 04/23/2020
    Hello. I am interested in your semi-solid stain for stairs that are made of pressure treated wood and previously stained with a water soluble transparent stain. It has not stood up and is the wrong colour. I think I need the stripper and the brightener to follow. Can the stripper be applied by brush instead of power washer or garden sprayer? I don't have either. I need a colour that looks good beside siding that is a greyed yellow/brown colour. Sounds awful but is a good colour. Orangey/reddish stains are a no go. Maybe the Pine colour. Any suggestions?
    thank you. JG
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      Armstrong · 04/23/2020
      No, the stripper is applied with the pump sprayer and then pressure washed off. After proper prep, try Natural Oak or Rustic Brown.
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    Cheryl · 09/01/2019
    I recently power washed my decks and am wanting to change to semi-solid this time. What else do I need to do before I apply the new stain?
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      Armstrong · 09/02/2019
      Use the Stripper and Brightener for the prep.
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    Rick · 08/30/2019
    Good afternoon,

    i have an IPE deck that was coated with sikkens and the temperature dropped below the manufacturer recommendations and so it formed a white milky appearance. I waited five years for it to weather and a painter came and sanded it and applied Penofin last year. The deck still doesn’t look right, Will the stripper and brightener bring it back to life?
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      Armstrong · 08/30/2019
      Yes, strip and brighten this deck to restore the color.
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    Robert Weening · 07/24/2019
    I have two half gallons of A/C mahogany stain left over from staining my deck in 2016. Also a half gallon of clear stain that I mixed with the mahogany to lighten the color (the 2016 stain was applied over 2014 stain, treated with restore a deck.) It's 2019 and the deck is overdue for a new application. There is some light graying on the weather side of the deck.

    Two questions:

    (1) This being the third (or fourth) application, would you recommend prepping using the stripper kit or restore a deck? There its some build up on the inboard sides of the deck that don't see a lot of rain, plus some darkening or graying on the weather sides of the deck.

    (2) The half gallons left over from the 2016 application were sealed well, and the stain appears to slosh around easily in the cans. In one of the posts below I noted that you thought that leftover stain in previously opened cans only lasted six months. Should I buy new stain for the 2019 application?

    Kind regards,

    Rob Weening
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      Armstrong · 07/24/2019
      1. Yes, that would help to even out the appearance and is very easy to do.
      2. Open up the cans and make sure there is not any gelling, clumping, or excessively thick material. If not and it mixes 100% smooth, you should be okay to use.
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    CSB · 07/18/2019
    We recently added an unfinished cedar deck on to our existing covered, cedar toned porch. I’d like to do the entire deck and porch in A-C but I am guessing I would be best to strip and brighten the existing covered porch first. A few questions:

    1: if I splash the stripper or brightener on the new unfinished wood, what will happen?

    2: will the stripper or brightener hurt any of the painted railings if it comes in contact?

    3: do I need to do anymore than use a cleaner on the new deck? It is brand new, but it will take water so I am assuming it’s ready for stain.
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    THSwampy · 07/02/2019
    I am looking to strip a failing stain from a mahogany porch deck with painted trim and skirting underneath. Will the Restore-A-Deck products dissolve or damage the paint on painted surfaces if they splash on them? Any suggestions for dealing with this?
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      Armstrong · 07/02/2019
      No, it should not remove the solid paint unless the paint is peeling or failing already.
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    Bill Vardoulis · 06/24/2019
    I live in Atlanta, GA. I just replaced a 48' by 12 ' deck. It is Pressure treated lumber from Lowe's. The railings are PT lumber also but with Powder Coated Aluminium Balusters. It is approx 1 month old. I am going to wait 2 more months before staining and I am going to use AC Semi Transparent. When I prep the deck I plan on Using RAD Cleaner and RAD Brightener. Will these products damage or affect the Powder coated aluminum balusters? Or should I not worry.

    Also are the RAD products Bleach based or Oxygen based?
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      Armstrong · 06/24/2019
      Always test spot first but it should not harm the spindles. Oxygen-based for cleaner. Citric-based for brightener.
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    frank · 06/24/2019
    does this product work on removing mahogany color semi-transparent stain from Cumaru deck? the stain is from your company
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      Armstrong · 06/24/2019
      Yes. Works great. Brightener after.
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    ST · 06/18/2019
    Can you tell me what the shelf life of the stain is in an un-opened can?

    what is the determining factor to choose restore-a-deck stripper over cleaner ? We will be pressure washing the cedar deck to remove old semi-transparent water based stain
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      Armstrong · 06/19/2019
      Unopened and stored correctly, the stain is good for several years. If you are removing a previous stain, you will need a stain stripper. Feel free to reply back with a picture of your current condition to help determine the best way to strip.
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    R · 06/12/2019
    I have a cedar pergola approx. 22x24. It has turned grey and now we plan to stain it. Do we need to clean it before with product or is a good water wash fine?
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    Janet · 06/03/2019
    Will the RAD stripper remove Superdeck semi-transparent?
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    Brent · 06/03/2019
    Will this be effective to remove boiled linseed oil?
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      jackie · 06/03/2019
      It did remove linseed oil but I had to scrub pretty hard to get it off. Maybe you don't have as much on as I did.
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        Armstrong · 06/03/2019
        Pressure wash after applying the stripper.
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      Armstrong · 06/03/2019
      Yes, it should work with this.
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    Craig Rice · 03/30/2019
    I previously stained cedar siding which had been sanded to bare wood with Cabot Preservative Wood Finish. After a few years, areas exposed to direct sunlight have heavily peeled back to bare wood. I am considering re-sanding the entire surface and applying an A-C semi-transparent stain. Is it better to use RAD stripper (and Brightener) vs. re-sanding? I am concerned about the stripper potentially damaging the custom powder-coated window frames & trellis, glass and colored concrete (see photos). Secondly, what is the difference between RAD stains (which are referenced on the RAD Stripper instructions) and A-C stains? (I have previously used A-C stain on an Ipe deck and benches)
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      Armstrong · 03/30/2019
      Strip and brighten for the prep is best. It should not harm the surrounding areas if you are rinsing well when applying and when done. RAD is a water-based stain. AC is oil-based.
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        Craig Rice · 10/04/2019
        I used the RAD stripper and brightener to prep my cedar wall prior to applying the new A-C semi-transparent stain (Amber), as recommended. After drying, the siding has a lot of wood fiber "fuzz".
        Should I lightly sand the fuzz off before applying the stain?
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          Armstrong · 10/04/2019
          Yes, you can lightly sand or buff off the fuzzies.
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    JAMES CIGALINA · 03/09/2019
    if i use the stripper and brightener, but do not stain within 2 weeks can i still stain or should i strip and brighten again?
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      Armstrong · 03/10/2019
      You should be fine as long as you stain within two weeks of prep. Any longer and you may need to lightly wash again.
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        JAMES CIGALINA · 03/10/2019
        I'm re-doing some outdoor wood furniture that is some type of hardwood, i'm using the IPE Black Walnut. Unfortunately when i first did the strip/brightener there were some hidden poly that showed up, the other had peeled away (pretty old furniture) but wood is in wonderful shape. So I sanded away all poly with 60 then 80 but it took awhile to get it right so it's been 3-4 weeks since i did the strip/brightener there looks to be some stain streaking I didn't get off the first time will it be ok to do the process again? Thanks for all your help.