Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit

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Make Restoring Your Exterior Wood ...Easy!

info buttonRestore-A-Deck Cleaner and Brightener system is a powerful "eco-friendly" two-part restoration system.

Step 1 Wood and Deck Cleaner that deeply cleans your wood 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.

  • TWP Stain Calculator

    100% Biodegradable product
  • Concentrated powder formula - Cleans up to 1000 sq. feet!
  • Prep wood surfaces for re-coating with a wood or deck stain
  • Restores weathered gray wood to natural color
  • Eco-friendly

 

Gemini Restore A Deck

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Kit Contains:

 Step 1 Cleaner Bottle and

 Step 2 Brightener Bottle

Coverage Per Kit:  Cleans and Brightens 600-1000 Sq. Feet
Concentrate:  Each Bottle Makes 5 Liquid Gallons
Temperature:  45-95 F
Application Tools:  Pump Sprayer, Scrub Brush

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Great for prepping for reapplication of TWP!

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    Kim · 06/05/2020
    Hello, I have a couple questions on brightening and when to stain.

    1. I have already stripped down the deck and sanded everything, but I need to brighten it yet. Our weather has been a lot of two days sunny next day rain (twin cities), so its been hard to plan when to stain. There looks to be a few rain free days starting next Wednesday (fingers crossed) so that is when I will try to start staining. Can I go ahead and brighten now, or should I wait until I am closer to the day I start staining.

    2. Is there anything I need to do with the deck (besides waiting for it to dry again) since I wrapped up most of the sanding earlier this week.

    3. for rainy locations do you recommend staining sections at a time to see how it goes or is it better to wait for good weather and paint the whole thing at once. was wondering if I should try to paint the railings this weekend while nice before the rain starts again on Tuesday. It rained last night so the deck is still kind of damp from that. I can't win.

    4. Any other words of advice to time this out right. I poured two weeks of prep in to this project and starting to get nervous that the rain will ruin everything.
    Thank you again for any advice.
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      TWP Stains · 06/05/2020
      1. Brighten now is fine.
      2. Nothing else.
      3. Wait for good weather and do all at once.
      4. It can take a ran 12 hours after staining.
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        Kim · 06/05/2020
        Thank you! Your help and advice is very much appreciated.

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    Randi · 06/05/2020
    We installed new cedar deck railing last summer. We applied a water based stain/sealant prior to installation. Unfortunately, it didn’t soak into the wood but rather just seemed to leave an uneven mess. Our deck flooring is composite. What do we need to do to correct this problem before we apply TWP 100 series stain/ sealant this summer? My husband lightly pressure washed yesterday. So the images I’m sending are after the pressure wash.
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    Wylie · 06/04/2020
    Do I have to apply using a sprayer? Could I simply mix with water in a bucket, then use a scrub brush to apply?
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      TWP Stains · 06/04/2020
      Does not work as well this way. Sprayers are more effective and easier as well.
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    Dan Bratcher · 06/04/2020
    I applied two separate coats of 100 series natural to a new pressure treated deck last year 6 months after it was built. This year it looks washed out and dull, Can I just reapply series 100 after cleaning?one coat or two? Would clear water and a power washer be sufficent, it does not look dirty.
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      TWP Stains · 06/04/2020
      Prep with the cleaner and pressure washing and apply one coat.
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    Jennifer · 06/03/2020
    Am I understanding right? This will not peel and will not need to be stripped or sanded to apply another coat in a year or two? I have used items that produce a film or skin and DO NOT want a product that does that. Just had my deck torn out and replaced 2 years ago do that! Does the TWP 100 produce a film/skin?
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      TWP Stains · 06/04/2020
      TWP is a penetrating stain that can be cleaned and reapplied as needed.
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    Jennifer · 06/03/2020
    My pressure treated deck was put in 2 years ago and never treated as well as an old fence that I want to use the TWP 100 on. A week ago I cleaned the wood with another product that cleaned and brightened the wood. Both areas look like new. It has rained several times. Must I use the restore a deck clean and brighten or can I just go right to staining?
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    PaulS · 05/29/2020
    Another question. If I start the stripping process and it takes longer than expected, can I stop and resume the next day? I'm just concerned as the brightener says I need to apply while the stripper is still wet.
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      TWP Stains · 05/29/2020
      Yes, but always best to brighten as soon as possible.
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    PaulS · 05/29/2020
    FYI it looks worse the morning. What can I do?
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      TWP Stains · 05/29/2020
      Did you brighten the wood yet?
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        PaulS · 05/29/2020
        Yes I did the brightening step yesterday. It looks like a lot of grain raising is happening. How do I resolve that and is that normal?
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          TWP Stains · 05/29/2020
          The issue is you over stripped and that caused the furring. The dark spots you were seeing was not old stain but the stripper darkening the pH of the wood internally when applied. This is normal and when you apply the brightener it then neutralizes it out and restores or lightens the wood to a neutral pH balance.

          Let the wood fully dry out. Then you can sand or buff out the raised grain if needed.
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            PaulS · 05/29/2020
            What sandpaper grit do you recommend?
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            PaulS · 05/29/2020
            Ok. I'll try less stripping on the next section.
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        TWP Stains · 05/29/2020
        Let the wood dry and then assess.
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    PaulS · 05/28/2020
    I applied the stripper and waited 20 minutes. Started to remove with the power washer but it wasn't enough so I had to use a stiff scrub brush and work it in repeatedly, then go over it again with the power washer. I did that twice but there are still some spots that I can't get the stain out of. Is this what it's supposed to look like?


    Also, I have a few questions. It says moisten the deck first before applying the stripper but if I apply the stripper to a dry deck, is it stronger?
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      TWP Stains · 05/28/2020
      That will go away when you brighten the wood.
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        PaulS · 05/28/2020
        Hope so. I went over it another time so 3x 20 min soak with the stripper, brushing, then power washing. Did the Brightener after. We'll see how it looks in the morning if it doesn't rain tonight
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    Ken · 05/28/2020
    Can the cleaner and brightener

    be used around vinyl windows??
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    Todd · 05/26/2020
    Hi, is this safe to use on a deck that drains onto a TPO or PVC roofing membrane? Thanks!
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    zak · 05/26/2020
    Can i use on teak?
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    Mary · 05/25/2020
    After use? Is it safe to allow pets in the area? I would like to prep and stain the fence surround my dogs’ yard.
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    Sharon · 05/22/2020
    I thought I had included pictures but if you don’t see them let me know cause I do have pictures
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    Sharon · 05/22/2020
    I have ordered the Gemini restore a deck kit and twp200 for our deck. It is about 7 years old and we stained it 4-5 years ago with semi transparent stain when the original finish wore off. When we did the stain we sanded. We have never done the railings and plan on doing them. Do we need to sand first?
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    Kirk Taylor · 05/22/2020
    I just received my stain to add maintenance coat to my fence with previous 1500 stain on it.
    I mistakenly ordered Strip and Brightener rather than Clean and Brightener. I don't want to return it as I am planning to stain this next week. Is there some other homemade cleaner solution i could make up before applying Brightener? Thank you
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      TWP Stains · 05/22/2020
      No, there is not a homemade cleaner that will work.
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    Jonathan · 05/21/2020
    Hi.... I want to do my deck. I have railings and framing under the deck that I don't want to be stripped and are actually stained in a different color. Under the deck is also a concrete pad... a lower patio. There is also a painted wooden ceiling - with gaps for drainage - under the deck and forming the ceiling for the area above the patio. So with all this going on is it likely that either the other stained wood (the railings and framing), or the concrete, and/or the painted ceiling will be damaged from the sprayed on Restore-A-Deck process? Wondering if I should just sand the deck instead....
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      TWP Stains · 05/21/2020
      The prep will not harm paint.
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        Jonathan · 05/21/2020
        Thanks. 1. Will it harm concrete or vinyl? 2. Most importantly, since the posts and railings are a different stain color, made of wood, and in good condition, should I avoid getting any of the RAD material on these surfaces....

        Last - on the website I can't find any info on "process." Is a Pressure washer necessary?

        Thanks again.
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          TWP Stains · 05/21/2020
          1. No.
          2. It should not be an issue unless the coating is failing or peeling.

          It helps to pressure washer, yes.
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    Steve · 05/21/2020
    This will be my 3rd time staining my deck with the TWP 100 series. In the past I have prepped it with this kit, is it suggested that you use the kit each time you are planning to recoat the stain?
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    Craig · 05/20/2020
    I have ordered this kit. My deck has never been treated so it's bare cedar (about 4 years old). How long between cleaning and brightening and how long after brightening and staining? Also, my deck is about 4' above the ground do I need to protect the house siding (painted wood) from the cleaner/brightener running down the house under the deck? Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 05/20/2020
      You clean and brighten the same day. You stain 48 hours. Directions are on the containers. It will not harm the paint on the house.
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    Architectural Coatings · 05/18/2020
    Dear TWP,
    I am a contractor. I have a client with a cypress pergola. Exposed to the sun and rain.
    This structure has a ceiling, exposed eves and support posts, all of cypress construction.
    Upon new construction three years ago all of these surfaces received one coat of your 100 Clear product.
    Now the lower surfaces that see direct UV and rain are grayed and mildewed. The upper surfaces and ceiling are still natural colored but with heavy mildew growth.
    My job is to refinish all surfaces and try to match the heavily weathered with the lightly weathered surfaces.
    Please give me a protocol using your products to achieve this goal.
    Thank you,
    Gordon Willingham
    Architectural Coatings LLC
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808