Restore-A-Deck Brightener

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Each Container Makes 5 Liquid Gallons to cover 750-1000 sq. feet

Restore-A-Deck step 2 brightener is also offered as a stand alone product. The RAD brightener is used for brightening and restoring pH levels after using a wood cleaner or stain stripper. We highly recommend using it as part 2 of our RAD wood restoration system. It will balance pH and brighten newer wood as well as remove some contaminants.

RAD wood brightener is a mild formula that is safer to handle than the straight oxalic acid blends sold in most hardware stores.

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RE: Restore-A-Deck Brightener
Quoting Tom Sims:
Considering using Armstrong Clark Stain on older pressure treated pine deck and dock which has been treated previously with semi-transparent products(we do not want to strip due caustic properties around lake water and new stone on home). So the question would be can I just use stain product and expect a good outcome, or is there a suggested bare minimum procedure to consider? Thank you

Hello, unfortunately when switching brands you will have no choice to remove the previous coating. Stripping is the easiest way. If you do not want to strip, then you can sand off the current stain.
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Considering using Armstrong Clark Stain on older pressure treated pine deck and dock which has been treated previously with semi-transparen t products(we do not want to strip due caustic properties around lake water and new stone on home). So the question would be can I just use stain product and expect a good outcome, or is there a suggested bare minimum procedure to consider? Thank you
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Quoting chief114:
I want to stain a 4 month old Pressure treated pergola. Can I just use a brightener after washing or do I have to use your Restor a deck cleaner first

Use the Kit as you need both a cleaner and a brightener for the prep.
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I want to stain a 4 month old Pressure treated pergola. Can I just use a brightener after washing or do I have to use your Restor a deck cleaner first
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Brightener
Quoting David Watrous:
We have used Armstrong for several years on IPE wood deck. Just stripped deck and after using brightener and applied strain, result was much darker than previous experience. What are suggestions? Redo deck by applying brightener again? Then restain?

You would have to strip and brighten to start over and most likely the color would not change much or at all. Color is most likely darker this time since the wood is more porous. The more porous the wood, the higher amount of stain can soak in, resulting in a richer color.
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Stain left deck dark
We have used Armstrong for several years on IPE wood deck. Just stripped deck and after using brightener and applied strain, result was much darker than previous experience. What are suggestions? Redo deck by applying brightener again? Then restain?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Brightener
Quoting Candice Kiesow:
We plan to order stain for our cedar deck and need the other cleaning and pre -staining products in one gallon size. I don't see that on the web site?? Please let me know, Thanks, I ordered samples and know what product I need

The Prep products are powdered and only come in a 2lb container. You mix about 8oz of powder to 1 gallon of water. Each container an make up to 5 liquid gallons when mixed.
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Other products in one gallon sizes
We plan to order stain for our cedar deck and need the other cleaning and pre -staining products in one gallon size. I don't see that on the web site?? Please let me know, Thanks, I ordered samples and know what product I need
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Quoting jamie:
Will deck brightener get rid of black tannin streaks on aged redwood that appear shortly after I have finished sanding?

If it is tannin then yes it will help. If it is burn marks from the sanding, then no.
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Will deck brightener get rid of black tannin streaks on aged redwood that appear shortly after I have finished sanding?
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Quoting Rose:
Hi there, We've had a big surprise with black stains due to iron filings on our new, unstained cedar deck. Had no idea that it would react with the tannins in the wood. Is the wood brightener sufficient to remove these stains or do we need to go to the oxalic acid to do so? Thanks for any info you have to share about this issue!

The wood brightener does help to remove rust spots which is most likely what this is.
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Iron stains on new cedar deck
Hi there, We've had a big surprise with black stains due to iron filings on our new, unstained cedar deck. Had no idea that it would react with the tannins in the wood. Is the wood brightener sufficient to remove these stains or do we need to go to the oxalic acid to do so? Thanks for any info you have to share about this issue!
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Quoting dgwilli:
I just used some RAD on my deck. I then followed through with wood brightener and was very satified with the results. However, I ran out of only brightener before I could finish exterior of deck. Is it possible that I could purchase just more brighter and apply it several days after having used stripper?

Yes you can still brighten.
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Can wood brightener be used several days after stripping?
I just used some RAD on my deck. I then followed through with wood brightener and was very satified with the results. However, I ran out of only brightener before I could finish exterior of deck. Is it possible that I could purchase just more brighter and apply it several days after having used stripper?
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Deck made with very dense wood (iron wood?), 8 years old, never stained, recently power washed, deck grayed out in several areas that get sun. Can the natural brown wood tone be restored before applying AC stain?

For prep you would need the Restore A Deck Kit and pressure washing to remove the gray and restore natural color. You would would then stain the wood the enhance the natural grain of the wood. Look at IPE Oil for this and a rich brown wood tone.
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grayed out wood to natural color
Deck made with very dense wood (iron wood?), 8 years old, never stained, recently power washed, deck grayed out in several areas that get sun. Can the natural brown wood tone be restored before applying AC stain?
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Quoting Ruth:
I want to use a product that won't have to be removed in the future. If I buy the natural color will that be the case. Will I be able to apply more coats in the future over this product?

Yes you can reapply after a general deck cleaning. You do not need to strip.
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I want to use a product that won't have to be removed in the future. If I buy the natural color will that be the case. Will I be able to apply more coats in the future over this product?
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Quoting Phyllis:
Do I still need to pressure wash cedar deck one year old with nothing on it?

Yes you need to clean and prep with the Restore A Deck Kit and pressure washing.
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Do I still need to pressure wash cedar deck one year old with nothing on it?
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I would use the RAD Stripper followed by the RAD wood brightener for the prepping.

Thanks!
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I put up a new pretreated (Cabots ATO) mahogany deck last spring and it needs to be re-stained due to excessive fading and loss of finish over more than half the deck. The deck is south facing and is up against a weathered shingle wall which adds even more sun. I live on Cape Cod. Your stain was recommended but also said that I should remove as much of the ATO as possible. Should I use a stripper (which one) or sand it? Do I need a brightener?
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