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

 

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Kit Contains:

 Step 1 Cleaner Bottle and

 Step 2 Brightener Bottle

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

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Great for prepping for reapplication of TWP!

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    Bill · 01/19/2023
    While the water is down on the lake (10'), I want to clean and stain my dock.  The dock is 17 years old, made of pressure treated pine and I have stained it with TWP (don't remember which type) every 4-5 years.  The dock is 4' wide and 80' long with a 12 x 16 sitting area on the end with a 20 x 4 ramp connecting to a 12 x 20 floater.  Total square feet is approx 900sq ft excluding railing.  Questions I have are:
    1.  What stain should I use and how much?
    2.  Will one restoration kit be enough?
    3.  What temperature is optimum for applying stain?
    4.  In the past I have used a pump sprayer to apply stain, is that still an acceptable application?
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      TWP Stains · 01/19/2023
      1. Depends on where you are located?
      2. You will need 1-2 kits. It varies based on how dirty it is.
      3. 50-90 f.
      4. Yes, but you should back brush to ensure an even application. Easier to use this as well: https://www.twpstain.com/deck-floor-staining-push-brush-detail
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        Bill · 01/20/2023
        Sorry about that, I am located in Columbia SC.  I appreciate the tip about the push brush, thanks.  I have attached a picture of the dock.
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          TWP Stains · 01/21/2023
          Use the 100 series or the semi solid colors. About 6-8 gallons for the two coats with the 100 series. 
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    Mimi Nuyens · 12/26/2022
    I have just put new rough sawn cedar posts on my front porch. It is too cold and rainy to stain right away and will probably be 3 months before the weather will be above 50 and dry. Will I need to use the Gemini cleaner and brightener kit before staining if I have to wait 3 months before staining? How many days does the temp need to be above 50 after staining? Thank you!
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      TWP Stains · 12/27/2022
      Yes, you should prep before staining. 12-24 hours for it to dry properly.
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    Dale W · 11/05/2022
    I have about 1000 sf of TP decking. I was getting ready to clean and brighten with the Gemini products but just learned that the weather forecast for 48 hours from the time I’d clean/brighten is calling for temperatures that won’t reach 50 degrees.
    1. Can I go ahead with cleaning/brightening now and then wait to stain when temperatures get above 50?
    2. If temperatures don’t reach 50 until next spring, will I have to repeat the cleaning/brightening before staining?
    3. Once stain is applied, is there a minimum time for temperatures to remain above 50 for stain to be effective?
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      TWP Stains · 11/06/2022
      1. Yes.
      2. Yes. 
      3. Depends on temp and uv exposure. Cannot drop below freezing the first night. 
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        Dale W · 11/06/2022
        Thanks. One more question. If temps don’t get above 50 for some time, what’s the maximum wait time between cleaning/brightening and staining before I’d have to repeat the cleaning/brightening?
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    Clint Walker · 11/03/2022
    Installed a PT pine deck under a covered patio in spring of this year. Wood has fully dried. About a month ago I rented a deck sander and knocked down some of the screw hole fuzz and small knots on the surface and likely decupped the planks to a small degree. Deck is clean and dry. 

    I've purchased 4 gallons of TWP 1500 Pecan and am looking for some tips on applying.

    Will I need to pretreat after having sanded? 80 grit was used.

    Do I need to apply a single coat vs the wet-wet two-coat process? If so, does that first coat still need to be the 2/3 coat amount?
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    wes · 10/14/2022
    Our deck is currently 3 years with TWP 1504 black walnut and requires a maintenance coat. My plan is to clean+brighten and then reapply 1504. Is that correct? It's pretty faded, could I use a lighter shade of 1500 or am I stuck with black walnut?
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      TWP Stains · 10/16/2022
      Yes, that is correct. To go lighter you would need to strip and brighten.
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    Dennis Erwood · 10/05/2022
    I am replacing my wood decking with composite decking but keeping the wood rim joists that picture frame the decking, and the wood railings. That wood was previously prepped and stained a few years ago with TWP following your directions. I've used the Gemini Kit on the rim joists and railings, and it looks great. I am adding some deck area and will be making modifications to some rim joists and railings and will apply TWP 100 to those areas. I understand that I need to wait 4-12 months before applying the TWP 100 stain on the new wood areas. Will the Gemini kit harm the composite decking when applying it to the new wood areas or should it be protected in some manner? Also, what do you recommend (number of coats, etc.) to get the best color match between new and old wood? 
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      TWP Stains · 10/05/2022
      No, it does not harm composite. Use the same color as prior. One coat. New wood and older wood will never match exactly so no way to modify it to blend
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    Kevin alexander · 10/03/2022
    I used 1500 a couple of years ago and want to clean and restain my deck. What are the proper products I need to use to clean and prep the deck before staining? Is there a how to guide to explain the restaining process?
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    Eric · 09/10/2022
    Deck is 5 years old, previously stained twice but I'm not sure with what product. Looking to get it restained this year and searching for best product and cleaners. What do you recommend? Heavily shaded area gets lots of leaf litter that has added to discoloration. Pictures for reference. 
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    Eric · 09/10/2022
    Deck is 5 years old, previously stained twice but I'm not sure with what product. Looking to get it restained this year and searching for best product and cleaners. What do you recommend? Heavily shaded area gets lots of leaf litter that has added to discoloration. 
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      TWP Stains · 09/11/2022
      We would need to see pics uploaded for prep advice. Thanks.
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    Mark · 09/06/2022
    I had new pressure treated decking installed on a 220' dock walkway leading out to a 16' x 33' dock about 1 year ago.  I've intentionally waited as I understand product should not be added to new wood.  Does ~1 year old (never stained) wood need the restore-a-deck pre-treat before staining?
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      TWP Stains · 09/06/2022
      Yes, it does.
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        Mark · 09/06/2022
        I read on another site that with new(er) wood that only 1 coat is needed. Is that correct?
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          TWP Stains · 09/07/2022
          https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

          2 coats if older than 1 year. One coat if less.
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            Mark · 09/07/2022
            Thanks
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              Mark · 09/07/2022
              I wanted to double-check on the gallons before ordering.  I'm going with the TWP 100.  I have about 1800 sq. ft. for a 1 year old deck/dock.  I'll do 1 coat.  Coverage says 100-200 sq. ft. per gallon.  Would you say coverage is more towards the 200 since the wood is newer?  I'm assuming I need to order (2) 5 gallon containers.
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                TWP Stains · 09/07/2022
                10 gallons should cover this for the 1 coat. 
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    FrankTamburello · 09/05/2022
    Brightner and cleaner harm pavers that are sealed with water base sealant under deck?
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    Brande · 08/28/2022
    My deck had BEHR deck over on it. It caused a lot of problems it allowed algae and mold to grown underneath . I’ve removed 90% of it. My deck is pressure treated pine, at least 11 years old. It’s been exposed all summer. I plan on washing, sanding and staining. There’s a few spots here and there the paint won’t come off because of their formula. Do I need to strip? Or just sand and wash? Do I sand first? Also is there and bleach in your cleaning solution, I have roses and plants that surround my deck. The wood is pretty raw at this point but definitely has algae and mold on it. 
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      TWP Stains · 08/28/2022
      The only way to remove Deckover is to power sand. Stripping will not remove it. Once you sand it all off, clean and brighen for final prep. We do not have bleach in our products.
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        Brande · 08/30/2022
        Does your restore a deck kill algae? 
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          TWP Stains · 08/30/2022
          Yes, it can help to remove it.
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    Jay · 08/21/2022
    One more question. I have a small area of mildew on my deck, built one year ago, along the strip where it abuts my house's vinyl siding. Is warm water and dish soap sufficient, or do I need a bleach mixture? Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 08/21/2022
      Watered down bleach (1 to 4) if the RAD products do not remove it.
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        Jay · 08/21/2022
        Thank you!
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    Jay · 08/21/2022
    Question about mix proportions/measurement of the cleaner and brightener. Thinking dry measuring cups here, i.e. if I was measuring flour for baking. Sorry if this is obvious, just trying to do things right. :)

    I will be using a 1 gallon pump sprayer.

    Cleaner - Directions say to add 6 oz. of cleaner to 1 gallon warm water. Is that 3/4 dry cup?

    Brightener - Directions say to stir 1 cup of brightener per gallon of warm water. So, 1 dry cup?

    Thanks in advance for answering what is probably a simple question.
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      TWP Stains · 08/21/2022
      6-8 oz per gallon of water for both products. One cup is 8 oz. 
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        Jay · 08/21/2022
        Thank you!
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    Maria · 08/12/2022
    What product can I use to CLEAN the surface of my cedar deck to remove pollen, algae, mildew etc. but NOT prepare for staining. Just to clean. What is safe that will not harm the TWP stain?

    A co worker suggested dish soap, simple green or wet and forget. Your thoughts? 
    thank you
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      TWP Stains · 08/13/2022
      Warm water with a little bit of dish soap. Wet and Forget would help as well with mold. 
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    Jay · 08/11/2022
    I'll be using your cleaner and brightener on a deck and porch that is right up against the vinyl siding on the house side of the deck and porch. Will either of these products damage the siding? This is the siding that is on my house. I will be taping for the staining part of the project, but that will be easier to manage than spraying the cleaner/brightener. Thanks for your assistance.
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      TWP Stains · 08/12/2022
      Prewet and rinse over spray right away and you should have no issues.
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    Bruce · 08/10/2022
    After using gemini restore and brighten kit on a cedar fence, I have fine fuzz on the wood. Should this be sanded off before staining. Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 08/11/2022
      You can lightly sand or buff it off but it does not have to be done.
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    Shawn Paskevic · 08/10/2022
    Had 1 year old new deck.  Stained last year with Twp semisolid.  Power washed and he was provided your recommended kit.   Guy applying must not have known what he was doing because it needs to be redone because it has worn off everywhere.   What steps should we follow?
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      TWP Stains · 08/10/2022
      Post some pics for prep help.
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    Adam C · 08/09/2022
    I applied 1500 series too thickly in a couple spots a few years ago. The rest of the deck is ready for cleaning and restaining, but I have a couple blotchy peeling spots on the deck. Any tips to handle this?
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    David L · 08/09/2022
    I'm cleaning a deck I applied TWP 1500 about 6 years ago.  Do I need to use both restore a deck cleaner and restore a deck brightener or do I just need to use the cleaner?  Also, the deck needs at least 48 hours to dry before applying stain?
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      TWP Stains · 08/10/2022
      Use both. 48 hours after to stain.