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

Reviews

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Great for prepping for reapplication of TWP!

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    Charlie Kucmyda · 04/19/2019
    Have a cedar log home that was stained 5yrs. Ago with sikkens stain. Plan on using TWP 1500 on the cedar logs. What prep do I need to take first, Restore a deck stripper or cleaner?
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    Robert McDermott · 04/16/2019
    I live in south central TN and have a large new covered porch built of pressure treated wood and finished in September (7 months ago). Because the porch is covered, there has been minimal UV in that time. I have 2 questions.

    1) Has that been sufficient time for the wood to 'season' before I stain it with TWP 100? (Assuming, of course, that I use your Gemini Deck Cleaner kit.)

    2. I have heard that you can 'speed' the waiting time by lightly sanding and lightly pressure washing to 'break' the barrier created by mill scale and pressure treatment. Do I need to sand. I will if necessary to allow me to stain now, but obviously I'd rather not if it's not necessary.

    Any help appreciated.
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      TWP Stains · 04/16/2019
      1. Yes. Only 1 coat of the TWP.
      2. No, you cannot speed up the waiting time. No need to sand.
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        Robert McDermott · 04/18/2019
        So to summarize and clarify:

        1. I'm good to go now at 7 months with no need to sand.

        2. Your recommendation is 1 coat instead of 2 'wet-on-wet.' Obviously I'd like to save money on material cost, but I'm a bit confused as to the recommendation for 1 coat when most other places on this site the standard recommendation seems to be '2 coats wet-on-wet.' Sorry to be dense, but could you clarify a bit?

        3. And on a totally different subject, I'm a bit confused about the need/utility to pressure wash. I understand the pressure washing is to wash off residue, but exactly where in the preparation process does pressure washing fit?

        A. After the deck cleaner but before the brightener?
        B. After the brightener?
        C. Someplace else in the sequence?

        Thanks in advance for the help.
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    Jon · 04/15/2019
    We have an 8 year old pine deck, with railings and steps in NY. We used the RAD cleaner and brightener 4 years ago. We coated with 1515 honeytone. I am planning on doing the same process this season. First, if I am going back with the same stain tone/color do I need the stripper or can I go with the cleaner and brightener?
    Second, I have an unopened can of the 1515 honeytone dated 3/2015. Is that stain still able to be used or is it too old?
    Third, should this be a reapply coat or a full coat after cleaning and brightening? I assume full coat (2 coats wet on wet)


    Jon
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      TWP Stains · 04/15/2019
      1. Just Clean and Brighten
      2. Hard to say. Best to open and make sure it mixes evenly without clumping.
      3. Since it has been 4 years, do the two light coats wet on wet.
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    Richard · 04/14/2019
    I have a deck with new pine 2x6 planks and it has never been stained.. It has dried for 1 year and now we are ready to stain. Is this the proper preparation product?
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    Mike · 04/10/2019
    After I perform the gemini clean and brighten to existing deck, do I need to need to stain within 1 week or 2 weeks...or what would be max timeline I can wait before staining. Sometimes the rain pushes staining back till the next weekend.
    Thanks
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    Elizabeth · 04/08/2019
    We have an old pine deck. We've removed all the paint and primer and did an overall good sand with a floor sander. I needed to go over some of the boards were the paint/primer was really sticking with a belt sander. Now those boards look very new, while others are more gray. Do I need to sand down the gray boards? We intend to order the RAD kit to clean and brighten. If I don't sand the gray boards down more, will the RAD kit help even out the look once we stain?
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      TWP Stains · 04/08/2019
      The RAD prep kit will remove the gray. No need to sand.
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        Elizabeth · 04/08/2019
        Thank you! All things considered, I live in Colorado with full sun and snow. I have access to the 100 series, but I have my eye on the honeytone in the 1515. Do you recommend the 100 or 1500? What color in the 100 would be closest to the 1515? Also, will left over stain in the 5 gallon bucket last a few years?
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          TWP Stains · 04/08/2019
          TWP 115 Honeytone is the correct stain for this in CO. No, opened containers will not last a few years.
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    Mary · 04/07/2019
    My deck was stained 3 years ago with TWP 1500 series. I would like to clean and brighten it with Restore a Deck. Is it okay to apply this product without staining?
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      TWP Stains · 04/07/2019
      If you use the RAD cleaner and brightener than you will need to restain.
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    Dale s · 04/07/2019
    I am going to replace boards on a dock with cedar. I left them outside for 5 months until December and have been in the garage since. I will clean them off as they are graying before staining. Do I stain both top and bottom since will be over water or just the top? How long a drying time before staining?
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      TWP Stains · 04/07/2019
      Just the top. After prep, wait 48 hours to stain.
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    Steve · 04/06/2019
    Can Restore-A-Deck be used on an Ipe deck?
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    Joe · 04/06/2019
    Every 2 years I have power washed and stained my cedar deck. In 2017, I used the 1500 series. Was thinking of stripping the deck this year instead of just cleaning before staining. Is the RAD stripper safe for cedar? Thanks.
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    John · 04/06/2019
    Do I use the same cleaner and brightener on cedar siding, shakes, and pressure treated lumber?
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    Ed · 03/27/2019
    When using the RAD Stripper & Brightener will it damage glass (windows) or vinyl siding?
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      TWP Stains · 03/27/2019
      It will not but rinse well to remove all dirt and soap residue when done.
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    Robert · 03/26/2019
    My cedar deck was built last summer and has grayed over the winter. I want to brighten it back to its natural color but don’t want to use a pressure washer. I figured on scrubbing it with a brush and sanding it before applying a TWP stain. Should I use the deck cleaner or just the brightener or both?
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      TWP Stains · 03/27/2019
      Use both cleaner and brightener but a pressure washer will make this much easier. You have to remove all of the oxidized wood fibers and scrubbing alone will be difficult.
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    Mike · 03/26/2019
    It has been 1.5 yrs since applying the initial coat (Sept 2017) of TWP 1500 series. I am planning on applying a maintenance coat of the same series and color this spring. I have a couple questions.

    I was told to use the Restore-A-Deck Kit (cleaner & brightener). Is that correct or should I just use a cleaner before applying a maintenance coat?

    Since I am only applying a maintenance coat, I will only need to apply the stain to the horizontal boards, correct?
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      TWP Stains · 03/27/2019
      Use both. If verticals are good, just do the horizontals.
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    Roger Vass · 03/24/2019
    I applied 100 Rustic Oak 2 years ago and I am looking to do 100 Dark Oak this year. Do I need to strip and start over even though I am going darker or can I use this RAD kit? Thanks.
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    AJ · 03/14/2019
    We stained our fence 4 years ago with the TWP cedar tone stain. It has held up well but needs to be restrained this year. What is the process we need to use to do that if we plan to use the same TWP cedartone color stain?
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      TWP Stains · 03/15/2019
      Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit prior to reapplying is correct.
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    Ted Lekas · 01/22/2019
    Removing TWP California Redwood, 2 years old. Sounds like cleaner will do.
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      TWP Stains · 01/22/2019
      Only if you are using the same color and Series. If switching colors or Series, you will need to strip and brighten for the prep.
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    Ted Lekas · 01/22/2019
    Do need to strip off old stain before using cleaner or does the cleaner do that?
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      TWP Stains · 01/22/2019
      How to prep varies on what brand and type of sealer you are removing. If not TWP, then you have to strip and or sand to remove. A cleaner will not strip. You do not need to use both a cleaner and stripper. Either or based on what is needed.
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    Cat · 01/11/2019
    Is this Restore kit ok to use on my bamboo outdoor shower?
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    Bernie · 11/13/2018
    Does the wood need to be dry prior to using Gemini RAD? Our forecast is finally showing a few days of clear weather after about a week of rain. Do I need to let the deck dry before cleaning (in preparation of staining a couple of days later), or can I clean as soon as the rain stops and the standing water goes away? Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 11/14/2018
      The deck can be damp when you are doing the prep. Does not need to be dry.