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 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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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Tmuz:
Hello, I stained my deck in September prior to winter last year. I utilized the Natural finish TWP 1500 series. I noticed some light spots in the deck. It's been seven months. Should I wash the deck down and apply another coat of stain or do I need to restore. It's faded in some spots only??? I was gonna apply one coat prior to summer over the decking??

Prep with the Restore Kit first and apply another coat.
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Restore needed
Hello, I stained my deck in September prior to winter last year. I utilized the Natural finish TWP 1500 series. I noticed some light spots in the deck. It's been seven months. Should I wash the deck down and apply another coat of stain or do I need to restore. It's faded in some spots only??? I was gonna apply one coat prior to summer over the decking??
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Susan1628:
Will this remove paint from the deck rails. We just painted and worried if it gets on paint it will remove it.
Thanks

This product does not remove paint.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Will this remove paint from the deck rails. We just painted and worried if it gets on paint it will remove it.
Thanks
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Tim D:
Is this kit Lake safe? I don't want to kill fish when it gets in water. I have a dock I want to use it on. Thanks

Yes it is.
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Is this kit ok to use on a dock on a Lake
Is this kit Lake safe? I don't want to kill fish when it gets in water. I have a dock I want to use it on. Thanks
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting toddmcampbell:
Hi there - I am about to clean, brighten and stain my newly installed deck (9/16) with 120. This weekend, a team installed flagstone on surrounding concrete patio areas and some of the concrete got on the deck itself, not to mention puppy print stains from the surrounding yard. The mortar spots are very minor - but the red puppy paw stains are pretty prevalent. Did not want to start until I knew if it would be a problem, and if so, how to deal with it properly before staining. Thanks!

Both have to be removed. The cleaner and brightener with pressure washing should remove the paw prints. Not sure if it will remove the mortar spots or how to remove if it does not.
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Georgia clay stains and mortar
Hi there - I am about to clean, brighten and stain my newly installed deck (9/16) with 120. This weekend, a team installed flagstone on surrounding concrete patio areas and some of the concrete got on the deck itself, not to mention puppy print stains from the surrounding yard. The mortar spots are very minor - but the red puppy paw stains are pretty prevalent. Did not want to start until I knew if it would be a problem, and if so, how to deal with it properly before staining. Thanks!
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Stephen Moore:
Is this product safe for COMPOSITE DECKING?

Yes it is.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Is this product safe for COMPOSITE DECKING?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Is this product safe to use on composite decking? My decking material manufacturer recommends GEMINI WOOD BRIGHTENER PLUS. But I cannot find it anywhere.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Bill Dawkins:
I have a fairly new deck, 1 year. I have pressure washed it but still need to clean it. I plan on using the 1500 series stain. What do I need to clean it with?

Prep it with this item, the Gemini Restore a Deck Kit.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
I have a fairly new deck, 1 year. I have pressure washed it but still need to clean it. I plan on using the 1500 series stain. What do I need to clean it with?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Jim P:
I just stained my deck using TWP 1500 after using the Gemini restore kit (cleaner/brightener). I missed a section of the deck when I did the brightener phase and didn't realize it until after staining because the wood is darker in this section. Can I still use the brightener in that spot AFTER staining? If so, will it harm the stain and will it brighten the wood?

Sorry but that is not possible to brighten after the staining. You would need to strip and start over.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
I just stained my deck using TWP 1500 after using the Gemini restore kit (cleaner/bright ener). I missed a section of the deck when I did the brightener phase and didn't realize it until after staining because the wood is darker in this section. Can I still use the brightener in that spot AFTER staining? If so, will it harm the stain and will it brighten the wood?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Tod Anderson:
I used both products on my cedar deck 3 months ago. I need to stain it but I noticed the wood had grayed again. I used the brightener to refresh it, but noticed some dirt and light mildew in places. If I use the cleaner on those areas again, will i have to use the brightener (step 2) again? Or will cleaning it be enough?

If you use the cleaner, you have to brighten after to neutralize.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
I used both products on my cedar deck 3 months ago. I need to stain it but I noticed the wood had grayed again. I used the brightener to refresh it, but noticed some dirt and light mildew in places. If I use the cleaner on those areas again, will i have to use the brightener (step 2) again? Or will cleaning it be enough?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting FLF:
My deck is too big to clean at one time so I will do it in segment over the course of a few days. Should I apply the brightener right after cleaning each segment, or can I do all the cleaning over the course of a few days and then apply the brightener all at once?

Clean all and brighten all after when done.
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Cleaning Deck in Segments
My deck is too big to clean at one time so I will do it in segment over the course of a few days. Should I apply the brightener right after cleaning each segment, or can I do all the cleaning over the course of a few days and then apply the brightener all at once?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Richard Dame:
I applied one coat of TWP 1500-1 to a new redwood deck 18 months ago. It still looks good but is light in a few spots. I would like to re-coat it with the same finish, should I use the Gemini restore-a-deck product before I apply this second coat, or simply wash it with soap and water ?

R. Dame Maryland

Since it has been 18 months, we would suggest the kit for the prep.
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owner
I applied one coat of TWP 1500-1 to a new redwood deck 18 months ago. It still looks good but is light in a few spots. I would like to re-coat it with the same finish, should I use the Gemini restore-a-deck product before I apply this second coat, or simply wash it with soap and water ?

R. Dame Maryland
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Johnny Rinehold:
My cedar deck is 8 years old and has been treated with Superdeck maybe 3 or 4 times. It's very dark in places but in very good shape otherwise. We get 60 to 70 inches of rain from Oct to Apr. The summers are warm & sunny. I live 40 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Southern Oregon Siskiyou Mts. According to your calculator our deck is 946 sq ft. It says I need 2 Gemini kits plus 10 gallons stain. What kind stain and what other tools do I need.

Need to prep with the Restore A Deck Stripper kit to remove the Super Deck. You will need two kits of this. Apply the stripper with a pump sprayer and pressure wash off. 10 Gallons of the TWP. Use the 100 Series.
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Old Dark Stain
My cedar deck is 8 years old and has been treated with Superdeck maybe 3 or 4 times. It's very dark in places but in very good shape otherwise. We get 60 to 70 inches of rain from Oct to Apr. The summers are warm & sunny. I live 40 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Southern Oregon Siskiyou Mts. According to your calculator our deck is 946 sq ft. It says I need 2 Gemini kits plus 10 gallons stain. What kind stain and what other tools do I need.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Dave Kisker:
I'm working on preping our unfInished redwood fence,constructed fall 2014. After applying the cleaner and power washing, a sort of "gel like" goo appears--almost has an alligaored appearance. Tried both scrubbing and more power washing and it seems to reappear in places. Decided to let it dry and see what happens. Now there are areas that are very light grey, that may have been left behind, but no more goo. Do i need to do more cleaning or is this something that the brightener will clean up?

Never heard of a gel like coming out of your wood. Nothing to do with the cleaner. Just rinse well and brighten.
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Cleaner behaving a little strangely
I'm working on preping our unfInished redwood fence,construct ed fall 2014. After applying the cleaner and power washing, a sort of "gel like" goo appears--almost has an alligaored appearance. Tried both scrubbing and more power washing and it seems to reappear in places. Decided to let it dry and see what happens. Now there are areas that are very light grey, that may have been left behind, but no more goo. Do i need to do more cleaning or is this something that the brightener will clean up?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Aggie:
My pressure treated wood is 7 months old. Doesn't look gray or in bad shape at all. It's at a very sunny spot in Georgia and some bare wood is showing. I know it needs to be cleaned but do I need Restore A Deck or can I just use normal household cleaners? Same question about the brightener. Since the wood is so new do I need them both? Thank you!

Yes you need to properly clean with a deck cleaner and a wood brightener. This removes the mill glaze on the new wood.
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Ms.
My pressure treated wood is 7 months old. Doesn't look gray or in bad shape at all. It's at a very sunny spot in Georgia and some bare wood is showing. I know it needs to be cleaned but do I need Restore A Deck or can I just use normal household cleaners? Same question about the brightener. Since the wood is so new do I need them both? Thank you!
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Jerry Calderon:
Before using the Gemini cleaner on my new deck... do you have to lightly water the deck down? Or just put it on with a sprayer? thanks...Jerry

Lightly mist with water.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Jerry Calderon:
Before using the Gemini cleaner on my new deck... do you have to lightly water the deck down? Or just put it on with a sprayer? thanks...Jerry

Lightly mist with water.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Before using the Gemini cleaner on my new deck... do you have to lightly water the deck down? Or just put it on with a sprayer? thanks...Jerry
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Rick K:
Deck looks fine I just want to clean it. What should I use? I used your TWP 1500 on it.

Soapy dish soap and a very soft car wash brush to remove dirt only.
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Homeowner
Deck looks fine I just want to clean it. What should I use? I used your TWP 1500 on it.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting dennisellis:
On a ~5 months old deck with no greying, is it necessary to use a pressure washer after appying Restore A Deck? Or do i even need to scrub?

You can lightly pressure wash to remove the oxidized wood cells or you can heavy scrub and rinse well.
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Pressure Washer
On a ~5 months old deck with no greying, is it necessary to use a pressure washer after appying Restore A Deck? Or do i even need to scrub?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Ginger Borgman:
MY condo association is wanting to seal our 280' beach walkover that was installed last year. The walkover goes over protected plants (sea oats) and tortoises. Is there any danger of the Restore a Deck Cleaner, the TWP 100 and the TWP Stripper to plants or animals? This is in FL where is frequently rains in the afternoon. How many days of dry weather is needed to ensure the product drys? Can TWP be applied with a roller? total sq is 3600+- with the rails and stairs. Also can you please send me the SDS for the above products? Thank you for the information

TWP should not get on plants or animals while wet. You will need to cover. The Gemini Kit should be fine. Best to apply the TWP with a deck stain pad. Rollers are not as effective for applying evenly. Dries typically in 24-48 hours at most. It can take a rain 12 hours after applying.
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Safety question
MY condo association is wanting to seal our 280' beach walkover that was installed last year. The walkover goes over protected plants (sea oats) and tortoises. Is there any danger of the Restore a Deck Cleaner, the TWP 100 and the TWP Stripper to plants or animals? This is in FL where is frequently rains in the afternoon. How many days of dry weather is needed to ensure the product drys? Can TWP be applied with a roller? total sq is 3600+- with the rails and stairs. Also can you please send me the SDS for the above products? Thank you for the information
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting dennisellis:
I know the cleaner and brightener say to wait 48 hours after used before you stain. But is there a maximum time? IOW can I clean and brighten one weekend and then stain the next or is that too long in between? What about 2 weeks in between?
Thanks.

2 weeks after prep is the max you should wait.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Gloria:
The contractor that stained our deck (used TWP) got some on our vinyl siding. They were able to get it off of floor level siding by detaching the siding and working it with Goof Off. Stain on the wall of the house where it meets the deck is still there. The siding is somewhat textured and the stain has settled into the recesses. Nothing we have tried is getting it off. Any ideas?

Water based graffiti remover from you local paint store.
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Stain on vinyl siding
The contractor that stained our deck (used TWP) got some on our vinyl siding. They were able to get it off of floor level siding by detaching the siding and working it with Goof Off. Stain on the wall of the house where it meets the deck is still there. The siding is somewhat textured and the stain has settled into the recesses. Nothing we have tried is getting it off. Any ideas?
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Stain on vinyl siding
The contractor that stained our deck (used TWP) got some on our vinyl siding. They were able to get it off of floor level siding by detaching the siding and working it with Goof Off. Stain on the wall of the house where it meets the deck is still there. The siding is somewhat textured and the stain has settled into the recesses. Nothing we have tried is getting it off. Any ideas?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting pcarriere:
Hi, I need to put some stain on my cedar siding because some areas start to have bare wood exposed. The stain used before was TWP 1500. How do I prep the surface without removing old stain, I just want to add on it. On another side of the house, mildew need to be remove, will the stain be remove as well? Is this a different prep than siding that just need to add stain?
>Thanks

Siding is the same prep as decking. Best to use the Gemini Restore Kit for prep and pressure washing. See here for more info on our help site: twpstainhelp.com/.../...
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Cedar wood prep
Hi, I need to put some stain on my cedar siding because some areas start to have bare wood exposed. The stain used before was TWP 1500. How do I prep the surface without removing old stain, I just want to add on it. On another side of the house, mildew need to be remove, will the stain be remove as well? Is this a different prep than siding that just need to add stain?
>Thanks
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting kylev75:
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting kylev75:
Quoting TheSealerStore:
[quote name="kylev75"]I have a newer(3years old) pressure treated deck, never cleaned or sealed. I started cleaning the deck (starting with the railings and spindles) with the cleaner sold here. etc...quote]
This happens when you are moving a heavy layer of oxidized wood cells. Typically on decks that are left unstained for 1+ years. Yes you can lightly sand or buff to remove the fuzzies, then brighten.

What grit sandpaper would you suggest

60-80 grit at most.

I noticed on cleaning/stripping/brightening how-to the brightener section said to apply immediately after cleaning and "do not let the wood dry". I had to let it dry so I could sand away the fuzz. Should I wet the deck before adding the brightener? It's a large deck, 20x30 +stairs and rails, should I brighten in sections. and keep it damp the same way I did for the cleaner?

Just lightly wet the deck and brighten all at once.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting kylev75:
Quoting TheSealerStore:
[quote name="kylev75"]I have a newer(3years old) pressure treated deck, never cleaned or sealed. I started cleaning the deck (starting with the railings and spindles) with the cleaner sold here. etc...quote]
This happens when you are moving a heavy layer of oxidized wood cells. Typically on decks that are left unstained for 1+ years. Yes you can lightly sand or buff to remove the fuzzies, then brighten.

What grit sandpaper would you suggest

60-80 grit at most.

I noticed on cleaning/stripp ing/brightening how-to the brightener section said to apply immediately after cleaning and "do not let the wood dry". I had to let it dry so I could sand away the fuzz. Should I wet the deck before adding the brightener? It's a large deck, 20x30 +stairs and rails, should I brighten in sections. and keep it damp the same way I did for the cleaner?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting antonio giraldez:
i have a 2 year cedar deck treated with twp last year.
it has now some parts dirty with black spots from leaves.
what should i do before putting another coat? restore? powerwash? scrub? sand? just reaply anothrer coat?
thanks

Prep with a deck cleaner and lightly pressure wash for prep before applying a light coat of the TWP.
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recouting my deck
i have a 2 year cedar deck treated with twp last year.
it has now some parts dirty with black spots from leaves.
what should i do before putting another coat? restore? powerwash? scrub? sand? just reaply anothrer coat?
thanks
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting larry nore:
I have used the product on my year old cedar deck, Question. when I applied the product I let it sit for the 15 minutes and then power washed it and wheni would step on it it would leave my boot print in wood so I applied again and used a brush and the stuff came off like snot. then power washed again and did it again and then it seemed the wood was clean. Is this the way it is suppose to work??? I am very stiff today after that workout.

it sounds like you are removing a heavy layer of oxidized wood cells. It looks like pulp. Just pressure was and rinse well. It should come very clean.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting kylev75:
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting kylev75:
I have a newer(3years old) pressure treated deck, never cleaned or sealed. I started cleaning the deck (starting with the railings and spindles) with the cleaner sold here. It has left behind a fuzzy look. Should I lightly sand the deck before I use the brightener, or do you recommend another solution. Located in NE Ohio.

This happens when you are moving a heavy layer of oxidized wood cells. Typically on decks that are left unstained for 1+ years. Yes you can lightly sand or buff to remove the fuzzies, then brighten.

What grit sandpaper would you suggest

60-80 grit at most.
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owner
I have used the product on my year old cedar deck, Question. when I applied the product I let it sit for the 15 minutes and then power washed it and wheni would step on it it would leave my boot print in wood so I applied again and used a brush and the stuff came off like snot. then power washed again and did it again and then it seemed the wood was clean. Is this the way it is suppose to work??? I am very stiff today after that workout.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting kylev75:
I have a newer(3years old) pressure treated deck, never cleaned or sealed. I started cleaning the deck (starting with the railings and spindles) with the cleaner sold here. It has left behind a fuzzy look. Should I lightly sand the deck before I use the brightener, or do you recommend another solution. Located in NE Ohio.

This happens when you are moving a heavy layer of oxidized wood cells. Typically on decks that are left unstained for 1+ years. Yes you can lightly sand or buff to remove the fuzzies, then brighten.

What grit sandpaper would you suggest
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting kylev75:
I have a newer(3years old) pressure treated deck, never cleaned or sealed. I started cleaning the deck (starting with the railings and spindles) with the cleaner sold here. It has left behind a fuzzy look. Should I lightly sand the deck before I use the brightener, or do you recommend another solution. Located in NE Ohio.

This happens when you are moving a heavy layer of oxidized wood cells. Typically on decks that are left unstained for 1+ years. Yes you can lightly sand or buff to remove the fuzzies, then brighten.
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fuzzy surface
I have a newer(3years old) pressure treated deck, never cleaned or sealed. I started cleaning the deck (starting with the railings and spindles) with the cleaner sold here. It has left behind a fuzzy look. Should I lightly sand the deck before I use the brightener, or do you recommend another solution. Located in NE Ohio.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting dennisellis:
My pressure treated wood is ~5 months old. Doesn't look gray or in bad shape at all. I know it needs to be cleaned but do I need Restore A Deck or can I just use normal household cleaners? Same question about the brightener. Since the wood is so new do I need it?

Yes you need to it remove mill glaze, dirt, and any oxidation of the wood cells.
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Newer wood?
My pressure treated wood is ~5 months old. Doesn't look gray or in bad shape at all. I know it needs to be cleaned but do I need Restore A Deck or can I just use normal household cleaners? Same question about the brightener. Since the wood is so new do I need it?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting William A:
Will the Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit kill my grass?

Not is is eco friendly.
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Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Will the Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit kill my grass?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Marcia:
Do you recommend Restore-a deck and/or TWP stain for older wood shingles? They have been coated only with a preservative previously and are weathered in places.

Thanks

Yes, prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit before applying the TWP.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Marcia:
Do you recommend Restore-a deck and/or TWP stain for older wood shingles? They have been coated only with a preservative previously and are weathered in places.

Thanks

Yes, prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit before applying the TWP.
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wood shakes
Do you recommend Restore-a deck and/or TWP stain for older wood shingles? They have been coated only with a preservative previously and are weathered in places.

Thanks
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting tom lloyd:
I live in North Idaho on Lake Pend Oreille and have a brand new Cedar 800 sq ft deck. Since we are approved for either TWP 100 or 1500, which do you recommend and why?

See this about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Use the TWP 100 Series.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
I live in North Idaho on Lake Pend Oreille and have a brand new Cedar 800 sq ft deck. Since we are approved for either TWP 100 or 1500, which do you recommend and why?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting elkin2228:
I stained my new PT pine deck in the Spring, 2014 with 2 coats of TWP 1500. I followed all your instructions including, first cleaning with your Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit. Now that 2 years have passed, it may be time to apply another coat as the rain no longer beads-up as before. But before I do, will it be necessary to apply the Gemini product again or is it OK to just apply the new coat over the old one?

Isn it has been two year you should prep with the Gemini Restore kit. We forwarded your order to you from 2014. it was Cedartone 1501.
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Previous Order
Do you keep a record of purchases made by customers like myself? I purchased your stain in 2014 and I am planning on re-staining my deck this spring, with the same type and color. But I cannot recall what exact product I purchased. Is that something you keep record of?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting John LeBas:
I have a treated wood (pine) deck in the Texas Hill country. I don't think it was ever sealed or stained. About half is more or less covered, and the half not covered shows more degradation from the sun and rain. What products should I use to clean and stain/seal it? I's about 840 ft^2tyotal. Also, it is elevated above a lower concrete deck. Should I clean and stain/seal the underside?

Use the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing for the prep. Stain with the TWP 100 or 1500 Series. You can do the undersides if you like.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Tom Scharf:
I applied 2 coats of twp 1530 last season on a cedar deck . The deck still looks good but I would like to put another coat this season .what prep work do i need to do before I coat it again and will I need to do the 2 coat wet on wet again or will 1 coat be sufficient.

Lightly wash to remove any dirt but not the coatings from last year. Just apply one light coat of the TWP.
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Product Recommendations
I have a treated wood (pine) deck in the Texas Hill country. I don't think it was ever sealed or stained. About half is more or less covered, and the half not covered shows more degradation from the sun and rain. What products should I use to clean and stain/seal it? I's about 840 ft^2tyotal. Also, it is elevated above a lower concrete deck. Should I clean and stain/seal the underside?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Patricia Heacock:
I applied 2 coats of TWP 100 on my deck. It now has black discoloration on it. I plan to put another coat on it this spring. Do I need one or 2 kits for a 60x20 ft. deck. Thanks.

For 1200 sq. feet yo would need two kits.
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Restore a Deck Kit
I applied 2 coats of TWP 100 on my deck. It now has black discoloration on it. I plan to put another coat on it this spring. Do I need one or 2 kits for a 60x20 ft. deck. Thanks.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting foofielol:
I used twp rustic four year ago on my wood deck. Some of my boards have areas with no stain left at all while others still have stain on them - all within the same board. I know I am way overdue for another coat. Will your restore product be enough so my new coat will be consistent or do I need to pressure wash everything off down to raw wood?

At this point it would be best to use the the Restore A Deck Stripper followed by the brightener for the prep.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
I used twp rustic four year ago on my wood deck. Some of my boards have areas with no stain left at all while others still have stain on them - all within the same board. I know I am way overdue for another coat. Will your restore product be enough so my new coat will be consistent or do I need to pressure wash everything off down to raw wood?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Joshua Lee:
Hi, I stained my 8 ft by 35 ft deck in 2015. It still looks fine but I want it to look brand new again! First, how should I prepare the wood? Second, how nany gallons would I need to apply the maitanence coat?

Yes the Gemini Kit for prep and apply one coat. 2 gallons should work.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Sheila L:
When do you know to strip wood that previously stained or will a cleaner and brightener be sufficient?Previous olympic toner applied over 2 years ago, water does not bead over deck and siding.

If you are switching to TWP from a different brand then you will need to use the RAD Stripper and RAD brightener.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
When do you know to strip wood that previously stained or will a cleaner and brightener be sufficient?Prev ious olympic toner applied over 2 years ago, water does not bead over deck and siding.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting ErikO:
It looks like I got a little heavy handed with the pressure washer during the cleaning phase and gave the wood a "fuzzy" or fiberglass-like appearance in some spots. Should this be a concern before staining and if so, what would be my next step.
Thank you.

Try and lightly sanding the floors to remove the raised wood fuzzies.
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It looks like I got a little heavy handed with the pressure washer during the cleaning phase and gave the wood a "fuzzy" or fiberglass-like appearance in some spots. Should this be a concern before staining and if so, what would be my next step.
Thank you.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Harold TenBrink:
I noticed that your instructions indicate a wet on wet application for a second coat, however I also noted in your instructions that a second coat is not required on a new pine wood deck? I am some what confused as to if I need to perform a "wet on wet" application on a new deck or not. PS how do I determine the moisture content of the wood on the deck? My deck is at present, 4 mos. old.

Only one coat on new wood and please read this as well:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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New Pine Wood
I noticed that your instructions indicate a wet on wet application for a second coat, however I also noted in your instructions that a second coat is not required on a new pine wood deck? I am some what confused as to if I need to perform a "wet on wet" application on a new deck or not. PS how do I determine the moisture content of the wood on the deck? My deck is at present, 4 mos. old.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting pete busicchia:
is it necessary to strip the old stain off before re-staining? I previously used TWP 206. The verticals are in decent shape; its the flat surfaces that need the most work. I have been told that just light pressure washing would be sufficient. (don't really trust where I got the information)

Thanks for your help

If reapplying TWP then you do not need to strip but you should use the Gemini Restore Kit to clean and brighten.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting js395:
I live in coastal SE Virginia. I have a new deck that has seasoned for about 6 month now. Looking to stain. What prep do I need to do and what stain should I use.

Thanks

Use the TWP 100 Series for your area and prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. See this article for more info on new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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prep work
is it necessary to strip the old stain off before re-staining? I previously used TWP 206. The verticals are in decent shape; its the flat surfaces that need the most work. I have been told that just light pressure washing would be sufficient. (don't really trust where I got the information)

Thanks for your help
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New Deck
I live in coastal SE Virginia. I have a new deck that has seasoned for about 6 month now. Looking to stain. What prep do I need to do and what stain should I use.

Thanks
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Joe OBrien:
My redwood deck will be finished this week. When is the appropriate time to use RAD?

See this about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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New Deck question
My redwood deck will be finished this week. When is the appropriate time to use RAD?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Lise Boisvert:
Where can I buy this in Ontario Canada?

Sorry but it is not sold in Canada.
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Home Owner
Where can I buy this in Ontario Canada?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Barbara Walsh:
is this a stripper and cleaner in one?

No this is a cleaner and brightener kit.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
is this a stripper and cleaner in one?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Nancy Ashmore:
have an Indiana deck of pine (think treated) approx 20 yrs old. Looks like was painted with exterior house paint. How should one go about preparing this deck for stain- to remove paint,etc?? Am I correct to then use the 1500 series stain?

Cleaners and or stain strippers will not remove a paint off a deck. You will have to power sand it all off. Once fully removed, it is helpful to use the Gemini Restore Kit for final prep. Use the 1500 Series for IN.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
have an Indiana deck of pine (think treated) approx 20 yrs old. Looks like was painted with exterior house paint. How should one go about preparing this deck for stain- to remove paint,etc?? Am I correct to then use the 1500 series stain?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Mike McMahon:
Is there a retail outlet in Omaha Ne., 68144, for restore-a-deck cleaners?

We personally do not have a dealer there.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Is there a retail outlet in Omaha Ne., 68144, for restore-a-deck cleaners?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Tailor:
Finished stripping with restore stripper. Will using Gemini cleaner on older PT pine decking boards help remove loose fibers before applying brightener or is using a cleaner after stripping just an over kill?

Over kill. No need to use cleaner after stripping.
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Prep work
Finished stripping with restore stripper. Will using Gemini cleaner on older PT pine decking boards help remove loose fibers before applying brightener or is using a cleaner after stripping just an over kill?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Andriana:
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Andriana:
We have a new cedar deck (built in May) and I was planning on using Restore A Deck before staining with TWP. We already have some black stains that I assume are tannic acid reactions from metal deck furniture feet.

Will this product remove this type of stain? thanks!

That is rust and the brightener may remove it some but it depends on how bad and deep the rust stains are.


thanks for the quick response! Do you recommend using another product/method prior to the restore a deck in this case?

Only a wood brightener will remove a rust stain.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Andriana:
We have a new cedar deck (built in May) and I was planning on using Restore A Deck before staining with TWP. We already have some black stains that I assume are tannic acid reactions from metal deck furniture feet.

Will this product remove this type of stain? thanks!

That is rust and the brightener may remove it some but it depends on how bad and deep the rust stains are.


thanks for the quick response! Do you recommend using another product/method prior to the restore a deck in this case?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Andriana:
We have a new cedar deck (built in May) and I was planning on using Restore A Deck before staining with TWP. We already have some black stains that I assume are tannic acid reactions from metal deck furniture feet.

Will this product remove this type of stain? thanks!

That is rust and the brightener may remove it some but it depends on how bad and deep the rust stains are.
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acid stains
We have a new cedar deck (built in May) and I was planning on using Restore A Deck before staining with TWP. We already have some black stains that I assume are tannic acid reactions from metal deck furniture feet.

Will this product remove this type of stain? thanks!
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Chris James:
I have a new deck that was built about 3 months ago. It has only slightly grayed, and we are going to stain with either TWP 100 or TWP 1500. Is there any need to brighten before we stain?

You have to clean and brighten to remove the mill glaze with the Gemini Kit. Please read this: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Chris James:
I have a new deck that was built about 3 months ago. It has only slightly grayed, and we are going to stain with either TWP 100 or TWP 1500. Is there any need to brighten before we stain?


we would be using rustic regardless of which product line, if that matters.
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New Deck
I have a new deck that was built about 3 months ago. It has only slightly grayed, and we are going to stain with either TWP 100 or TWP 1500. Is there any need to brighten before we stain?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Ken Flowers:
I have a 25 year old pressure treated deck. It has been treated sometime in the past, but not in a long time and I'm not sure with what. I've already cleaned it with bleach and a pressure washer. Some of the old stain or sealer remains. I live in Alabama. Assuming I want to go forward with TWP, how do you suggest I proceed now and which TWP would be best?
Thanks

Since you have some old stain remaining you should use the Restore A Deck Stripper and pressure washing to remove. Use the brightener after you strip off the old stain.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
I have a 25 year old pressure treated deck. It has been treated sometime in the past, but not in a long time and I'm not sure with what. I've already cleaned it with bleach and a pressure washer. Some of the old stain or sealer remains. I live in Alabama. Assuming I want to go forward with TWP, how do you suggest I proceed now and which TWP would be best?
Thanks
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Stephen V:
How soon after cleaning with gemini restore
should I wait before applying sealer?

About 48 hours.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
How soon after cleaning with gemini restore
should I wait before applying sealer?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Linda Dunham:
I need to purchase Gemini Restore a deck cleaner-step 1 only. Still have on hand the brightener, step 2. Can I purchase the cleaner only?

Sorry but we do not sell the cleaner only for the Gemini Step 1 Cleaner.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
I need to purchase Gemini Restore a deck cleaner-step 1 only. Still have on hand the brightener, step 2. Can I purchase the cleaner only?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Mullen7:
I am staining a fence over grass. Will this product kill grass?

This cleaner kit will not kill grass. The TWP stain will.
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Grass f?riendly
I am staining a fence over grass. Will this product kill grass?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting MBOhio13:
I have a pergola that is bare wood, but had been exposed to Ohio elements (sun and snow) for 1 year. The wood still looks pretty good, but you can see some minor dark streaking, probably from algae/mold. Should I use the Restore-A-Deck or would something else be better to prep for staining with the TWP 1500?

Prep with the Gemini Restore a Deck Kit.
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Prep for New, Bare Wood?
I have a pergola that is bare wood, but had been exposed to Ohio elements (sun and snow) for 1 year. The wood still looks pretty good, but you can see some minor dark streaking, probably from algae/mold. Should I use the Restore-A-Deck or would something else be better to prep for staining with the TWP 1500?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting T Zefo:
I applied the 100 series on my cedar deck 2 years ago. Very happy with it and it looked great. It still displays the full cedar color (no grey) but this spring it looks dull. Would I require a full Gemini kit or would a light power wash and a top coat of the 100 work?

Since it has been two years it would be best to prep with the Gemini Kit while lightly pressure washing.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
I applied the 100 series on my cedar deck 2 years ago. Very happy with it and it looked great. It still displays the full cedar color (no grey) but this spring it looks dull. Would I require a full Gemini kit or would a light power wash and a top coat of the 100 work?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting billybob:
Is this product oil or water base. I have a 20 yr old cedar deck. still in good shape, but has been neglected the last 5 yr. No stain or sealer has been applied. What would you recommend?

You are asking about the cleaner and this is a powder. The TWP stains are oil based if that is what you meant.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Is this product oil or water base. I have a 20 yr old cedar deck. still in good shape, but has been neglected the last 5 yr. No stain or sealer has been applied. What would you recommend?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting joe sebes:
Pressured treat fine deck which was sanded to bare wood will be treated with 1500 dark oak stain. Will I need 1 or 2 coats for 875 sq. ft. and how many gallons?
Thanks

You should use the kit to prep the wood after the sanding. This will remove any sand dust and help the stain to penetrate deeper. Only one coat this time as two coats may not soak in properly after heavy sanding. You will need about 5-6 gallons for one coat.
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Mr
Pressured treat fine deck which was sanded to bare wood will be treated with 1500 dark oak stain. Will I need 1 or 2 coats for 875 sq. ft. and how many gallons?
Thanks
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Mr
I have recently sanded away all previous Olympic solid stain down to original wood of my pressured treated deck.
Is this okay to apply 1500 dark oak now?
Since it is fresh wood what would the Gemeni Restore kit accomplish?

Thanks

Joe
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting howard hunter:
we built a gazebo next to our pool last year, after 4 months of exposure part of the deck had to be replaced, so now we have two colors of decking.. we are getting ready to stain the deck with your twp 1500 stain but will clean with restore a deck...do you think the gemini cleaner will make the deck boards the same color? any suggestions?

As long as the wood is the same type and grade it should all clean up and look the same.
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two tone deck
we built a gazebo next to our pool last year, after 4 months of exposure part of the deck had to be replaced, so now we have two colors of decking.. we are getting ready to stain the deck with your twp 1500 stain but will clean with restore a deck...do you think the gemini cleaner will make the deck boards the same color? any suggestions?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Sabrena Bondari:
Hello. I have previously calculated 2181 Sq Feet on our 2 level deck / railing. I also have a playgroun that may need to restored; the tree house part is wood. The rest is metal.
Thanks for any help in calculating how many Gemini restore a deck kits that I may need.
Sabrena

For 2182 sq, feet you would need 3 of the Gemini Restore Kits. Thanks!
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Mrs.
Hello. I have previously calculated 2181 Sq Feet on our 2 level deck / railing. I also have a playgroun that may need to restored; the tree house part is wood. The rest is metal.
Thanks for any help in calculating how many Gemini restore a deck kits that I may need.
Sabrena
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting nancy buffin:
We installed a 24x12 deck last summer with 2 story steps.
What do you recommend to stain this deck leaving it as natural looking as possible.

The lightest tint is the Honeytone color.
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New deck
We installed a 24x12 deck last summer with 2 story steps.
What do you recommend to stain this deck leaving it as natural looking as possible.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting wtstanf:
I applied TWP 1500 Cedartone to my pressure treated deck last spring, 1 year after installing the deck. I prepped with the Restore-A-Deck product and applied 2 coats of the stain. The stain has held up well, but the deck is Quoting Ed Q:
I stained my deck with TP100 last year. What is the best way to clean it?

dirty. What product should I use to clean the deck? I'm hoping to not have to re-stain the deck for another 1-2 years.
Thanks.

Try soapy water a soft bristle brush. Too much pressure or a deck cleaner at full strength and you will most likely need to restain.
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How to clean without re-staining
I applied TWP 1500 Cedartone to my pressure treated deck last spring, 1 year after installing the deck. I prepped with the Restore-A-Deck product and applied 2 coats of the stain. The stain has held up well, but the deck is Quoting Ed Q:
I stained my deck with TP100 last year. What is the best way to clean it?

dirty. What product should I use to clean the deck? I'm hoping to not have to re-stain the deck for another 1-2 years.
Thanks.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Mike13:
Would a composite deck cleaner be better than the Restore-A-Deck cleaner for Trex composite decks or should they work about the same.

I have the Restore-A-Deck cleaner on-hand to use if there isn't much of a difference.

They will work the same.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Would a composite deck cleaner be better than the Restore-A-Deck cleaner for Trex composite decks or should they work about the same.

I have the Restore-A-Deck cleaner on-hand to use if there isn't much of a difference.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Mike13:
A friend of mine has a moldy, dirty Trex deck that is fairly old so I don't know which Trex version it is. Probably the original one that had issues with mold, etc.

Is there any problem using the cleaner on that? I don't think it should be a problem but wanted to check with you guys anyway.

What about the brightener? Any issues? While I don't think it would be a problem either I'm not sure it would do any good. I don't know if it would "brighten" the Trex (I would try a test spot 1st) & I don't think the "neutralizer" part of would be of any benefit. Your thoughts?

Yes you can use both but if the mold is deep into the Trex, then you may need to clean it a few times to get it out all the way. The brightener will not have much affect.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
A friend of mine has a moldy, dirty Trex deck that is fairly old so I don't know which Trex version it is. Probably the original one that had issues with mold, etc.

Is there any problem using the cleaner on that? I don't think it should be a problem but wanted to check with you guys anyway.

What about the brightener? Any issues? While I don't think it would be a problem either I'm not sure it would do any good. I don't know if it would "brighten" the Trex (I would try a test spot 1st) & I don't think the "neutralizer" part of would be of any benefit. Your thoughts?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Kimberly:
I have a new deck that is one year old ( it has turned grey) and I am going to use the restore a deck kit prior to staining with the TWP 100 Stain. I would like to lightly sand the entire deck before staining. Can this be done and if so should I sand before I apply the restore a deck kit or after?

Lightly sand after using the Gemini Kit but do not use more then 60-80 grit paper. You will also need to heavily rinse with water after the sanding to remove any sand dust from the pores of the wood.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
I have a new deck that is one year old ( it has turned grey) and I am going to use the restore a deck kit prior to staining with the TWP 100 Stain. I would like to lightly sand the entire deck before staining. Can this be done and if so should I sand before I apply the restore a deck kit or after?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Jeff Peek:
The YouTube video suggested that there was a special formulation of Gemini Restore a Deck for Redwood. Is this correct? If so, what is the product name and how do I order it?
Thanks.

That is an older video and does not apply. The Gemini Restore Kit can be used on all wood types.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
The YouTube video suggested that there was a special formulation of Gemini Restore a Deck for Redwood. Is this correct? If so, what is the product name and how do I order it?
Thanks.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting GingerM:
We have a 2+ yr old cedar deck. We are on the Oregon coast.....and get a lot of rain. We applied a stain the first year, but now the deck is dark and slimy. For the sake of safety, I'd like to simply get the slick stuff off and then will fully clean/treat/brighten with your kit k57in the spring as soon as weather allows. Would you recommend I just scrub with a soap solution and a good deck brush...then hose off? Unfortunately, today I started with a bleach based cleaner. It did remove some of the grunge, but it looks awful. Your input is appreciated.

Yes that should be fine but if you have a pressure washer use it to make it easier.
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when to clean
We have a 2+ yr old cedar deck. We are on the Oregon coast.....and get a lot of rain. We applied a stain the first year, but now the deck is dark and slimy. For the sake of safety, I'd like to simply get the slick stuff off and then will fully clean/treat/bri ghten with your kit k57in the spring as soon as weather allows. Would you recommend I just scrub with a soap solution and a good deck brush...then hose off? Unfortunately, today I started with a bleach based cleaner. It did remove some of the grunge, but it looks awful. Your input is appreciated.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting DanC:
We have powder coated metal railing for our cedar deck.
Will the Cleaner or Brightener corrode the coating or do I need to wrap the railings in plastic for protection?

It should not but all coatings are made differently so it is best to test first.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
We have powder coated metal railing for our cedar deck.
Will the Cleaner or Brightener corrode the coating or do I need to wrap the railings in plastic for protection?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting John R Hertzler:
I just cleaned my year old wolmanized wood deck with both steps of Gemini cleaner and brightener. There is a white residue on most of the wood. Used a pressure washer on step 1 and garden hose on step 2. Can I apply 1500 stain over this or must it be removed.
Thank you

Most likely that is oxidized wood cells that were not completely removed during the cleaning process. If it does not show when wet with water then it will not show when you stain. Take note, knots do have a tendency to be lighter in color and is not related to this.
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I just cleaned my year old wolmanized wood deck with both steps of Gemini cleaner and brightener. There is a white residue on most of the wood. Used a pressure washer on step 1 and garden hose on step 2. Can I apply 1500 stain over this or must it be removed.
Thank you
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Mike Burgess:
Will brightner clear white residue from cleaner?

No but water should.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Will brightener clear white residue from cleaner?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Will brightner clear white residue from cleaner?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Dianne:
I moved into a brand new house 1 year ago. The back deck and front steps have never been stained or sealed, but now have one year of weathering. What is the best way to prep and stain them?

The Gemini Restore Kit would be best.
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Staining A New Deck
I moved into a brand new house 1 year ago. The back deck and front steps have never been stained or sealed, but now have one year of weathering. What is the best way to prep and stain them?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting BD:
Hello,

I've built a new deck with "outdoor wood" treated Hem/fir decking. It is days old and would like to get it done before winter sets in, if possible. I am in WA state. I'd like to prep and stain it with the restore a deck kit, followed by a TWP 100 stain. Can I pick these products up in the Portland Oregon area?

Please read this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Chris12:
I'm replacing a lot of the wood on my deck this year, leaving only the main posts (in the ground) and the joists. All the rest will be new wood. For the new wood, I read that I should wait 4-12 months before applying the stain/sealer. For the old wood (treated pine, not greyed or very weathered) what prepping do I need to do before applying your stain, AND should I use a different stain for the old wood than I do for the new?

Same stain for both wood. Use the Gemini Restore kit for the prep.
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Mr.
Hello,

I've built a new deck with "outdoor wood" treated Hem/fir decking. It is days old and would like to get it done before winter sets in, if possible. I am in WA state. I'd like to prep and stain it with the restore a deck kit, followed by a TWP 100 stain. Can I pick these products up in the Portland Oregon area?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
I'm replacing a lot of the wood on my deck this year, leaving only the main posts (in the ground) and the joists. All the rest will be new wood. For the new wood, I read that I should wait 4-12 months before applying the stain/sealer. For the old wood (treated pine, not greyed or very weathered) what prepping do I need to do before applying your stain, AND should I use a different stain for the old wood than I do for the new?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting RickG:
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting RickG:
Why would I need to use Gemini Restore-A-Deck on a brand new deck with treated wood?

To remove mill glaze. Please read this:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../


I was told to sand the deck down first, I guess to remove the treated material, and then stain. Should I still do this?

No need to sand. Just use the kit.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting RickG:
Why would I need to use Gemini Restore-A-Deck on a brand new deck with treated wood?

To remove mill glaze. Please read this:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../


I was told to sand the deck down first, I guess to remove the treated material, and then stain. Should I still do this?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting RickG:
Why would I need to use Gemini Restore-A-Deck on a brand new deck with treated wood?

To remove mill glaze. Please read this:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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New Deck
Why would I need to use Gemini Restore-A-Deck on a brand new deck with treated wood?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting RogerK:
My original application of TWP1500 done last fall was limited, due to weather conditions, to a single coat. Rain, snow and sun have caused the color to fade considerable. I'm looking to reapply the stain and I was wondering if besides using the restore-a-deck kit, would I also want to utilize a wet-on-wet application.

Yes on the Gemini Restore kit for the prep. You can do two very light coats applied wet on wet as long as the stain absorbs into the wood.
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TWP reaplication question
My original application of TWP1500 done last fall was limited, due to weather conditions, to a single coat. Rain, snow and sun have caused the color to fade considerable. I'm looking to reapply the stain and I was wondering if besides using the restore-a-deck kit, would I also want to utilize a wet-on-wet application.
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Quoting Hgray:
I accidentally sent an email without finishing it. Sorry. Here's the actual email:

It seems like it's best to use the two restore-a-deck products on my deck, wait 2-3 days for it to dry, and then stain the deck. However, we haven't been getting continuous sun. If I use restore a deck and then it rains for a few days after that, is it OK to wait a few weeks – and the deck has been dry for 2-3 days – before I stain it? In other words, is it OK if the cleaning and the staining part are done a few weeks apart?

Thank you,

Helen

Try not to wait more then 1-2 weeks after using the kit.
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Restore a deck and Staining
I accidentally sent an email without finishing it. Sorry. Here's the actual email:

It seems like it's best to use the two restore-a-deck products on my deck, wait 2-3 days for it to dry, and then stain the deck. However, we haven't been getting continuous sun. If I use restore a deck and then it rains for a few days after that, is it OK to wait a few weeks – and the deck has been dry for 2-3 days – before I stain it? In other words, is it OK if the cleaning and the staining part are done a few weeks apart?

Thank you,

Helen
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting J Hughes:
Can you tell me the cost to ship one Gemini restore kit and one gallon of the TWP 100 Series stain. I haven't decided on a color yet. Do you have any stores in the Northwest area like Seattle so the shipping might be less to our area.
Our address is Montesano, WA 98563
Thank you,
Joy Hughes

Shipping is about $20 to WA for this. We only ship from MI. Thx!
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Quoting robert varteresian:
i recently sun(8-10)stain my deck with cedartone 100 after using restore a deck cleaner.question is i didnt apply a second coat at that time because the color looked fine, now my wife wants to do a second coat on the spindles and railing.... can i do that and when should i???? thanks bob

Best to wait until Spring of next year.
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supervisor
i recently sun(8-10)stain my deck with cedartone 100 after using restore a deck cleaner.questio n is i didnt apply a second coat at that time because the color looked fine, now my wife wants to do a second coat on the spindles and railing.... can i do that and when should i???? thanks bob
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting budman2992:
This is a great cleaner, love the results of cleaner have been cleaning the old stain off my house and have been using this product it works well ,, but have to do 2 times to get results that that I want and I'm using 2 times the #1 part is there any way that I can buy just the #1 part of the package I've got some that I ordered last year along with 3- 5 gal. of the 100 clear and 3-5 gal. of the ceader tone stain , 1-5 gal. of the Storm Shield to put on deck after cleaning and staining ,but I need more of the #1 part of the Deck Restore ,is there any way I could buy more of the part #1 in the D.R. cleaning kit without buying the #2 part I have extra of this being that my house , has westen ceder lap siding and also my shop buildind , can you tell me would you sell just the part #1, I need as I figure 3 more #1 containers to finish my house being I have to clean 2 times ??? thank you , Ira Helton I have bought 35 gallons of stain , but can't put it on with out more of this product ?

We do not sell cleaner only from site but you can order over the phone.
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Restore A Deck
This is a great cleaner, love the results of cleaner have been cleaning the old stain off my house and have been using this product it works well ,, but have to do 2 times to get results that that I want and I'm using 2 times the #1 part is there any way that I can buy just the #1 part of the package I've got some that I ordered last year along with 3- 5 gal. of the 100 clear and 3-5 gal. of the ceader tone stain , 1-5 gal. of the Storm Shield to put on deck after cleaning and staining ,but I need more of the #1 part of the Deck Restore ,is there any way I could buy more of the part #1 in the D.R. cleaning kit without buying the #2 part I have extra of this being that my house , has westen ceder lap siding and also my shop buildind , can you tell me would you sell just the part #1, I need as I figure 3 more #1 containers to finish my house being I have to clean 2 times ??? thank you , Ira Helton I have bought 35 gallons of stain , but can't put it on with out more of this product ?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting AmyfromMo:
We had a beautiful deck built 3 years ago. We let it cure etc and then had it stained. It looked like color just sat on top of wood and peeled within months. We has it sanded and done again (can still see some of old stain thru a it it looks awful. We want to start over. First off, where suggest finding a reputable person to so for us who knows your produvts? Then do we need to (1) step one of Gemini (2) do we need to use Gemini stripped or try sanding again? (3) brightened from kit (4) then the twp stain!? Before step 4 should all old stain be off or will be some old stuff there? Last time we sanded and sanded and didn't all come up. Plus, we have metal railings with wood on top. How do we strip that and any way to get stain off that dropped on the metal? Such a beautifully built deck but poorly finished! So disappointing. Help!

You should remove all of the old stain. Strip off as much as possible with the Restore A Deck Stripper. Sand if needed after. Use the RAD Brightener and rinse after 10 minutes. When the wood is dry and prepped you can then use the TWP.
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Previous bad stain job
We had a beautiful deck built 3 years ago. We let it cure etc and then had it stained. It looked like color just sat on top of wood and peeled within months. We has it sanded and done again (can still see some of old stain thru a it it looks awful. We want to start over. First off, where suggest finding a reputable person to so for us who knows your produvts? Then do we need to (1) step one of Gemini (2) do we need to use Gemini stripped or try sanding again? (3) brightened from kit (4) then the twp stain!? Before step 4 should all old stain be off or will be some old stuff there? Last time we sanded and sanded and didn't all come up. Plus, we have metal railings with wood on top. How do we strip that and any way to get stain off that dropped on the metal? Such a beautifully built deck but poorly finished! So disappointing. Help!
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Steveo08:
Hi, will the Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit remove stains caused by use of the wrong nails on a cedar deck rails? Our contractor apparently used screws that reacted with the oils in the cedar causing black/grey spots. We are currently in month 2 of letting the new cedar weather, and we're planning on staining in month 10. Prior to doing that, we will use this brightener/cleaner product, but wanted to find out if the contractor needs to replace all the railings or if this will take care of it. Please let me know. Thanks!

That is rust from the nails and from him using the wrong nails. The Kit may remove it temporarily but most likely they will come back when it rains.
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Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit Question
Hi, will the Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit remove stains caused by use of the wrong nails on a cedar deck rails? Our contractor apparently used screws that reacted with the oils in the cedar causing black/grey spots. We are currently in month 2 of letting the new cedar weather, and we're planning on staining in month 10. Prior to doing that, we will use this brightener/clea ner product, but wanted to find out if the contractor needs to replace all the railings or if this will take care of it. Please let me know. Thanks!
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting EddieFish:
What sort of process is involved with the cleaning/brightening kit? is this a hands and knees operation or a bit less labor intensive? We would like to order the kit but would like to know what we are getting into first, and we have concerns about the champion standard poodle show dogs in the household as well.

You need a pump sprayer and a pressure washer for best results. You can read here for instructions:
www.twpstain.com/.../
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
What sort of process is involved with the cleaning/bright ening kit? is this a hands and knees operation or a bit less labor intensive? We would like to order the kit but would like to know what we are getting into first, and we have concerns about the champion standard poodle show dogs in the household as well.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting mary lee:
I have received samples of semi transparent 1500 series stains and have made a choice.

Pretreated pine fence (144 feet)built by Lowes 5/30/14.

Question: Can I purchase and do Gemini pretreatment in Oct/Nov? How soon afterwards can I do the stain?

Thank you.

Mary

Yes you can do this in October/Novembe r as long as the weather is warm enough. Stain 2 days after the Gemini Kit prep.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
I have received samples of semi transparent 1500 series stains and have made a choice.

Pretreated pine fence (144 feet)built by Lowes 5/30/14.

Question: Can I purchase and do Gemini pretreatment in Oct/Nov? How soon afterwards can I do the stain?

Thank you.

Mary
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Mike X:
The Behr stain I applied two years ago is heavily peeled and has some mildew. The cleaner and stain I use must be safe for the koi pond right next to the deck, considering potential overspray and runoff. Would appreciate your recommendation.

The cleaner is safe but you should not get the stain into the water as it is oil based and will float on top of the pond water.
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deck & koi pond
The Behr stain I applied two years ago is heavily peeled and has some mildew. The cleaner and stain I use must be safe for the koi pond right next to the deck, considering potential overspray and runoff. Would appreciate your recommendation.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting phyllis miller:
Live in the NW on a salt water beach. Last year cleaned my 30 yr old cedar deck, sanded, staining with TWP; this year would like to clean and brighten it and then apply a second coat of stain. I have your Restore-A-Deck kit. After applying the step 1 cleaner, can I wait a day, wet, and then do the step 2 brightener? Or, must I do it right away? Thanks, PK

You should brighten right after the cleaning.
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Live in the NW on a salt water beach. Last year cleaned my 30 yr old cedar deck, sanded, staining with TWP; this year would like to clean and brighten it and then apply a second coat of stain. I have your Restore-A-Deck kit. After applying the step 1 cleaner, can I wait a day, wet, and then do the step 2 brightener? Or, must I do it right away? Thanks, PK
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Ron Joswiak:
Trying to find TWP in Minnesota. The previous painter used TWP 101 cedar tone many years ago and I want to use the same!

We can ship there. If you order today you will have it Wednesday or Thursday for MN.
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Trying to find TWP in Minnesota. The previous painter used TWP 101 cedar tone many years ago and I want to use the same!
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting mdurepos:
I just wanted to say that I used the Restore-a-Deck on my 2 yr old (never been protected ) Pressure treated pine deck earlier this week. Last night I finished up before sunset and the deck looked nice. When I looked at it this morning with the morning sun drying it up I was AMAZED! It looked better than the day it was built. If it looks this good now,I can't wait to see what it looks like after I apply the TWP 1500. Its nice to see results like this when you spend the time to research a product and work hard to get those results. More to follow. Thanks

Awesome! Thanks for the post. When applying the TWP make sure to apply evenly and do not over apply. If some stain does not absorb after 40 minutes you can wipe off the excess with a rag. Make sure to follow the directions on the can. It is not hard to apply, just do not want you to think that more is better.
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Restor-a-Deck
I just wanted to say that I used the Restore-a-Deck on my 2 yr old (never been protected ) Pressure treated pine deck earlier this week. Last night I finished up before sunset and the deck looked nice. When I looked at it this morning with the morning sun drying it up I was AMAZED! It looked better than the day it was built. If it looks this good now,I can't wait to see what it looks like after I apply the TWP 1500. Its nice to see results like this when you spend the time to research a product and work hard to get those results. More to follow. Thanks
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Michael Blalock:
During a recent remodel, my contractor used TWP-100 to seal plywood flooring since the framing above it was postponed a few months and the plywood was open to the weather.

I want to paint the floor, rather than stain it - so what prep would you recommend to remove your product well enough for the plywood to accept Benjamin Moore porch paint?

Use the Restore A Deck stain Stripper and pressure washing.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting joyce linn:
I used this restore a deck and so far it is working great, but need to prep a few stubborn spots, can I purchase just the 1st step

Sorry but we do not just sell the Step 1 individually.
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I used this restore a deck and so far it is working great, but need to prep a few stubborn spots, can I purchase just the 1st step
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home owner
During a recent remodel, my contractor used TWP-100 to seal plywood flooring since the framing above it was postponed a few months and the plywood was open to the weather.

I want to paint the floor, rather than stain it - so what prep would you recommend to remove your product well enough for the plywood to accept Benjamin Moore porch paint?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting FLM:
I have a WRC dock stained with 2 coats of TWP 105 applied wet on wet. The stain is still in good shape but starting to look thin. I want to re-stain with more 105 before the current stain starts to fail. What do you recommend I do/use for prep in this situation?

Use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep.
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Prep for Re-Staining over TWP 105
I have a WRC dock stained with 2 coats of TWP 105 applied wet on wet. The stain is still in good shape but starting to look thin. I want to re-stain with more 105 before the current stain starts to fail. What do you recommend I do/use for prep in this situation?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Mead Dogman:
Just had a redwood deck installed. We live in Colorado where the sun is very intense. What would the proper timeframe be before applying the TWP stain - still the 4 months minimum / 12 months maximum? Thanks!

Yes on waiting:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Just had a redwood deck installed. We live in Colorado where the sun is very intense. What would the proper timeframe be before applying the TWP stain - still the 4 months minimum / 12 months maximum? Thanks!
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Brian D:
Hi, I have cedar deck that I stained with TPW 1501 last year. It looked awesome and perfomred well through the PA winter. Althogh it still pefromed well, the deck became very dirty over the last year and when I called to order more stain, the lady on the phone said to use the restore a deck at a lesser strength to not take the stain up. I used it at half strength and now most of the stain is gone. There are spots where it is not. is it okay to restain as is? what can I use in the future to just clean the dek without having to take the stain off? Thank you.

Yes you can apply the coat of stain to the wood. It is best to use the Gemini when reapplying the TWP for the prep as the new coat will adhere better. When not reapplying try just cleaning with a little bit of soapy water and a soft push broom to remove dirt.
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step one removesd mot of my stain?
Hi, I have cedar deck that I stained with TPW 1501 last year. It looked awesome and perfomred well through the PA winter. Althogh it still pefromed well, the deck became very dirty over the last year and when I called to order more stain, the lady on the phone said to use the restore a deck at a lesser strength to not take the stain up. I used it at half strength and now most of the stain is gone. There are spots where it is not. is it okay to restain as is? what can I use in the future to just clean the dek without having to take the stain off? Thank you.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Roberto:
I just finished building a rough sawn douglas fir porch cover with my contractor. Unfortunately, when he cut the bolts with the grinding wheel, it left a residue of either burnt metal (or the aluminum oxide grinding disc dust). He came back and sandblasted it, but some of it, and a little bit of grease from the grading chains at the saw mill remain. Any suggestions?

Not sure on how to remove the grease or the burnt metal. Deck cleaners will not remove it.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
I just finished building a rough sawn douglas fir porch cover with my contractor. Unfortunately, when he cut the bolts with the grinding wheel, it left a residue of either burnt metal (or the aluminum oxide grinding disc dust). He came back and sandblasted it, but some of it, and a little bit of grease from the grading chains at the saw mill remain. Any suggestions?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Susan A,:
We have a 19 year old cedar deck in Menomonie, WI.Some areas full sun, some part day sun. Have used Cabot's Australian Timber Oil in honey teak in the past, last application 3 years ago. Deck boards have some cracking and most of Cabot's has worn off. Is best way to sand with deck sander to smooth out boards, then clean and brighten before using TWP? Any other advice?

You can sand but you might want to use the Restore A Deck Stripper first. Sand after, than use the brightener.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
We have a 19 year old cedar deck in Menomonie, WI.Some areas full sun, some part day sun. Have used Cabot's Australian Timber Oil in honey teak in the past, last application 3 years ago. Deck boards have some cracking and most of Cabot's has worn off. Is best way to sand with deck sander to smooth out boards, then clean and brighten before using TWP? Any other advice?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting eileen kestner:
We have used power washer to remove all old stain on 2 year old cedar deck.which was only applied last summer and peeled very badly.
Do we still need to strip? d
Do we use your cleaner and brightener before staining. the deck gets full afternoon sun.
Will this cause a problem when staining?
We don't want to have to go through this process every year so we want to do it right.

You need to strip and brighten for the prep. You do not need the cleaner,
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
We have used power washer to remove all old stain on 2 year old cedar deck.which was only applied last summer and peeled very badly.
Do we still need to strip? d
Do we use your cleaner and brightener before staining. the deck gets full afternoon sun.
Will this cause a problem when staining?
We don't want to have to go through this process every year so we want to do it right.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Florence:
I have a 5 yr old deck that had been stained using Olympic semi transparent stain years ago. It has worn off and I have cleaned the green mildew off using vinegar. I'd like to remove any remaining stain and restain using the twp1500. How should I proceed/purchase?

Use the Restore A deck Stain Stripper and the Restore A Deck Brightener for the prep before applying the TWP.
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Old Deck
I have a 5 yr old deck that had been stained using Olympic semi transparent stain years ago. It has worn off and I have cleaned the green mildew off using vinegar. I'd like to remove any remaining stain and restain using the twp1500. How should I proceed/purchas e?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting davejon:
Cedar deck 14x26, full afternoon sun, central Iowa. Been 3 yrs since last stained with Sherwin/Williams (not good). Have power washed but not deep cleaned existing stain. A few boards are cracking and deck is 15yrs old. Where do I start with your product?

Quoting davejon:
Cedar deck 14x26, full afternoon sun, central Iowa. Been 3 yrs since last stained with Sherwin/Williams (not good). Have power washed but not deep cleaned existing stain. A few boards are cracking and deck is 15yrs old. Where do I start with your product?

You need to remove the SW first. Typically done with the Restore A Deck stripper and possibly some sanding. Use the Restore A Deck Brightener when finished. This will prep for the TWP.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Cedar deck 14x26, full afternoon sun, central Iowa. Been 3 yrs since last stained with Sherwin/William s (not good). Have power washed but not deep cleaned existing stain. A few boards are cracking and deck is 15yrs old. Where do I start with your product?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Brenda Gilpin:
My new Cedar fence (around my artifical wood deck) is 20' x 10' x 7' (both sides of the fence needs to be cleaned, brightened and sealed with PECAN TWP. What do I really need to do and how much of each item do I need to order?

It has been 2 months since the fence was completed.

Please respond to my email address.

Brenda Gilpin
Use the Gemini Restore Kit for prep before applying the TWP. Sq. Footage?
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Nancy10:
Have already pressure washed a 10 X 12 deck which is mostly shaded and a 15 X16 one which is in the sun. We are in SE Michigan. The decks are pressure treated pine. Is additional prep required before staining with TWP 100 series?

You should be good to stain with the 100 Series.
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RE: Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit
Quoting Cc:
Will these products damage the metal balusters on the deck? I'm going to try to protect them as best as possible but they may be exposed to a little bit at times.

Thank you

It should not have any reaction but best to test first.
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