Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit

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Make Restoring Your Exterior Wood ...Easy!

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

Step 1 Wood and Deck Cleaner that deeply cleans your wood to remove dirt, grime, mold, algae and general graying. The cleaner will help prep neglected wood and or prep for re-coating with a wood or deck stain.

Step 2 Wood Brightener is used after the wood cleaner to "brighten" the wood while neutralizing the cleaner to a natural pH balance. This step will improve the overall appearance of your wood while helping the wood deck stain longevity.

  • TWP Stain Calculator

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

 

Gemini Restore A Deck

Have Questions on Prep?

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TWP Stain HELP

Kit Contains:

 Step 1 Cleaner Bottle and

 Step 2 Brightener Bottle

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

Reviews

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Great for prepping for reapplication of TWP!

TWP Stains

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    Mark · 09/21/2021
    I have cedar rails & posts that have been seasoning for 13± months.  My deck floor is composite decking and I have steel powder coated railing spindles.  Do the non-wood surfaces need to be protected while doing the prep or can I leave them exposed and power wash off at the end?
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    Katja · 09/20/2021
    Hi - if there is a lot of mildew on the deck, should it be cleaned with bleach before the restore a deck application?
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      TWP Stains · 09/21/2021
      No. The Gemini Kit and pressure washing will remove it. 
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    Katja · 09/20/2021
    Hi - is it okay if it rained on my deck that was recently cleaned with the Gemini deck cleaner before restaining it? Of course, I plan to wait 1-2 days until it is dry before staining.  
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    Kathy · 09/20/2021
    Can this be used on logs?
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    Kevin Gustin · 09/18/2021
    I have a new deck. 6 months old.  Treated pine. No stain coating or finish. Ohio, Facing south and no trees so lots of sunlight. I would like to put TWP natural on the deck. Do I need the clean and brightener kit or can I apply stain to the wood that clean and dry. Deck is elevated with no trees, so the wood currently looks good. 
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    Tony · 09/11/2021
    Does the 100 - 200sf coverage per gallon of TWP 100 take into account the stated requirement of 2 coats "wet on wet" or with 2 coats is it 50 - 100sf coverage? 
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    Andrew · 09/11/2021
    Can I buy in Canada direct or only shipping out of USA? Also recommendation on product/colour similar to pressure treated wood brown in semi transparent?
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      TWP Stains · 09/11/2021
      Online only and the 200 Series only for Canada. Look at Butternut Brown.
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    Mindy · 09/10/2021
    Hi, I bought a 5.5” random orbital sander and 80 grit sandpaper.  Here are two sections I’ve done under the covered section where the old semi-solid stain is in much better shape than exposed areas.  I think I should use coarser paper (60 grit) where the stain is in better shape and use the 80 grit where stain is so faded and worn off (to save time and effort).  What do you think? And how perfect does the stain removal need to be?  It’s a big deck.  After sanding I’ll be using Restore a deck, per your suggestion on my earlier post.  
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      TWP Stains · 09/11/2021
      You have to use the same grit on all otherwise the new stain will not absorb evenly.
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    James Dennis Lanham · 09/09/2021
    I have black deck post on my handrail with the Gemini cleaner and brightener damage there finish?
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    James Dennis Lanham · 09/09/2021
    Painted metal
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    Jim Grieger · 09/09/2021
    I resurfaced my dock and will stain it with TWP 1500 stain.  It has been 4 months since installation and it has received plenty of sun.  Is the Gemini cleaner able to be used around water bodies such as a lake or will it harm the lake and fish?  Since the deck is fairly new can cleaning with soap and water suffice as prep?
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      TWP Stains · 09/09/2021
      You can use the Gemini Kit around lakes. Soap and water will not be adequate prep.
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    David Murphy · 09/08/2021
    I just finished cleaning (using Gemini products) and staining my deck with TWP 100, and very happy with how it turned out!  I ordered the 5 gallon pail, but  only used about half of it.  What is the shelf life of the stain if I seal the pail well and store it in a cool, dry place?  Any tips to prolong the shelf life are appreciated!
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    jules · 09/08/2021
    Can I use this product on a wooden fence that we will be restaining with TWP 1503? is it necessary to do this for a fence?
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      TWP Stains · 09/08/2021
      Yes, you need this and you have to prep.
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    Mindy · 09/08/2021
    Hi, I looked for the answer but didn't see it.  I have a large deck that probably hasn't been re-stained in 8 years.  Is this the correct order of what to do...pressure wash to remove old stain, sand at less than 80 grit, use Restore a Deck cleaner then brightener, wait 48 hours, then stain?
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      TWP Stains · 09/08/2021
      Post some pictures of the current condition for proper prep help.
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        Mindy · 09/08/2021
        Here you go. 
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          TWP Stains · 09/08/2021
          The old coating looks like a solid stain which means you will have to power sand to remove it. It cannot be pressure washed off fully.
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            Mindy · 09/08/2021
            It is Cabot semi-solid…does that make a difference?
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              TWP Stains · 09/08/2021
              No, still need to sand to remove. 
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                Mindy · 09/09/2021
                One more question...before using Restore a Deck, should I use a stripper?  Would that help?
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                  TWP Stains · 09/09/2021
                  You need to sand it off then use the Gemini kit after. No need to strip since you will be sanding it off.
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    Seth · 09/07/2021
    Just completed the 2 step Gemini cleaning kit, this Alaskan yellow cedar is showing some randomly spotty light grayish fuzz. Is this normal? Do I need to sand it off or clean any more before applying stain? 
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      TWP Stains · 09/07/2021
      That is oxidation that you did not remove fully. Redo the prep and get slightly closes to the wood with your pressure washer.
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        Seth · 09/07/2021
        A picture of the main part of the deck. Any better? 
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        Seth · 09/07/2021
        Interesting because I did try and get closer, within 1 in of deck and the patches still appeared. Almost like I can’t get rid of it with the pressure washer or scrubbing…? 
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          TWP Stains · 09/07/2021
          It should come off as it is oxidation or graying of the wood cells. It also does not typically show when stained.
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            Seth · 09/07/2021
            Ok good to know. I’ll try and get as much as I can off but if I am unable to get all removed is it good to stain after the 48hr dry period? 
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              TWP Stains · 09/07/2021
              Yes, if it does not show when wet with water then it does not show when stained.
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                Seth · 09/07/2021
                Perfect, it does not show when wet. Thanks for the help!  
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    David Murphy · 09/01/2021
    Hi!  i was hoping to find the answer to my question in your archives but could not.  If I clean and brighten my deck with Restore-A-Deck, and it rains the day after while waiting for the 48 hour drying period before staining with TWP 100, do I need to re-apply anything or just wait for 48 hours after the rain?
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    mike · 08/29/2021
    i have just finished with the cleaner and deck s drying. when we apply brightener, do we let that dry on the deck for 48 hours before hosing off?
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      TWP Stains · 08/29/2021
      Apply the Brightener right after cleaning, rinse after 15 minutes, and wait 48 hours to stain. 
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        Mike · 08/29/2021
        Too late, i used cleaner today and deck is already dry! Supposed to rain now for 2 days! Can I still go and use whitener in 2 days or should i go directly to stain?
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    Ken Stockton · 08/21/2021
    Can I buy just the Wood & Deck Cleaner (Step 1) separately?  I already have enough of the Wood Brightener.
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    Kelly R. · 08/16/2021
    I have cedar posts and ceiling on my porch and never been stained. Can you give me a step by step process for what I need to do to protect the wood? It’s about 2 years old and has a couple carpenter bee holes and some damaged beams from squirrels.
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      TWP Stains · 08/17/2021
      Prep with our Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing. Stain with two coats of TWP wet on wet application. For all kinds of articles and how-to tips, see our TWP help site: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/
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    Joseph Cleveland · 08/13/2021
    Preparing to use the cleaner brightener kit on a 18 month old pressure treated deck that has some mold and mildew in a non sunny area.  The directions mention using a 50/50 solution of water and bleach and scrub and rise with water.  I am not sure where in the two step process this should be done.
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      TWP Stains · 08/14/2021
      Do not use the bleach, just use the Gemini Restore Kit for prep.