Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit

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Make Restoring Your Exterior Wood ...Easy!

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

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

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

  • TWP Stain Calculator

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

 

Gemini Restore A Deck

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Kit Contains:

 Step 1 Cleaner Bottle and

 Step 2 Brightener Bottle

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

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Great for prepping for reapplication of TWP!

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    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.
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    Vicki finley · 08/02/2022
    Do I need to use the brighter after cleaning my deck for restraining. Original stain TWP?
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    doru marcusiu · 07/30/2022
    how is it applied?
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      TWP Stains · 07/31/2022
      Apply with a pump sprayer and then pressure wash off.
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    Steve · 07/25/2022
    My deck is built on top of my roof, is the cleaner and brightener safe for TPO roofs?
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    JC · 07/25/2022
    Can/Should I use the brightner on stained wood? I am using the cleaner on a deck but not changing the stain.
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    Dawn · 07/22/2022
    We built a new deck 3 years ago, and let time get away and are just now going to stain it for the first time.  We have very little traffic on the deck so it doesn't have but surface dirt.  Would a light power washing be sufficient to clean before staining? Also what is the difference between the 100 and 1500 series stain?
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      TWP Stains · 07/22/2022
      You will need the Gemini Kit while pressure washing. Difference between the stains is VOCs and what is allowed your state. 
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        Dawn · 07/22/2022
          I am located in Illinois are both stains allowed there? And what is a VOC?
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          TWP Stains · 07/22/2022
          You need the 1500 series for IL. 
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    john · 07/22/2022
    my deck is six years old cedar, I power washed and sanded   three times already and try different   products   that been highly recommended newer get good results they were all oil base now I am   recommended to try water based semi solid product. my deck is again sand and washed and ready could you please share your opinion and lead PS; my deck exposed to sun all day
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      TWP Stains · 07/22/2022
      Don't use a water-based semi-solid, it would look like a paint. The best option is TWP 100 or 1500 Series. Easy to maintain by cleaning/staining every 2-3 years and shows the natural wood grain.

      No stain will last more than 2-3 years on a deck so you want one that penetrates and can be cleaned and recoated when needed.
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        john · 07/22/2022
        thank you
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    Rich · 07/18/2022
    How do you wait between applying cleaner and brighter and when can you re stain?
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      TWP Stains · 07/19/2022
      You brighten right after the cleaner. Stain 48 hours later.