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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    Panda Manurung · 09/19/2020
    10 mins after Gemini cleaner application, I used a scrubber while washing with high pressure garden hose (don't own a pressure washer). Staining in 48 hours once dry, of course :)
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    Panda Manurung · 09/19/2020
    Hi, I've used the gemini cleaner and brightener but there are still some dark areas that weren't covered by patio furniture. Should I go ahead with staining or resolve the matter first? If the latter, please provide instruction. FYI: 20 month old deck, never stained nor sealed- only cleaned with leaf blower. Thank you so much!
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      TWP Stains · 09/20/2020
      I do not think that will come out so you can stain now.
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        Panda Manurung · 09/20/2020
        Appreciate your response! 1 more question please: Will it be okay to stain with current condition as pictured? Have a great weekend!
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    Rik Reinhart · 09/15/2020
    I stained my deck back May and for about 3 months and the deck had a nice sheen on it, and the deck beaded up every time it rained. Now the sheen is gone and the deck doesn't bead up anymore. If I use the cleaner to clean the deck will it bring back the sheen or bead up when it rains? Thanks....
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      TWP Stains · 09/16/2020
      TWP is not supposed to have a shine of any level and it is not supposed to bead water as it is breathable. It sheds water. Basically you over applied it at first and now it is behaving as it should.
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    Phil · 09/14/2020
    Is Restore-A-Deck safe for vinyl railings I have on my deck that I need to prep?
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    Don Barnes · 09/12/2020
    I have your two step restore a deck kit and I am hoping to clean deck today. However, it rained last night and is raining this morning. When it stops raining this afternoon, can I still clean the deck? Temp wise it is low 70's and clouds. So I figured it would be the perfect day but I was not sure if the deck would be too wet and reduce the quality of the results. Also, are the chemicals pet safe once I am finished?
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      TWP Stains · 09/12/2020
      You can clean a damp or wet deck. Pet safe once you rinse well and all area is dry.
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    Neal Cummings · 09/11/2020
    What's the difference between the Gemini Restore Kit and the Restore-A-Deck Stripper & Brightener? I've used the Restore-A-Deck products before.
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      TWP Stains · 09/12/2020
      Gemini Kit is a cleaner and brightener while the other is a stripper and brightener.
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    Peggy Muller · 09/03/2020
    We have had and will have lots of RAIN. I need to clean, brighten and then stain my 2 decks (@1000 sq'). I have sanded down all this!! Purchased all the material earlier this summer. I have 3 questions: (1)May I assume I can clean and brighten when the decks are wet, then wait until fully dry (at least 48 hours) before staining? (2) If it rains again before deck has a chance to fully dry, how long do I have before I can stain. (3) Or, what determines when I need to re-clean and re-brighten?
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      TWP Stains · 09/03/2020
      1. Correct.
      2. 48 Hours.
      3. More than two weeks after prep and have not stained.
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    Stephen Boyd · 09/02/2020
    I applied you 1500 series product several(4-5) years ago, but deck needs a new application. Parts of deck look devoid of any stain, other parts have visible stain remaining. Railings have stain remaining plus some green stuff growing on it. Should I use stripper/brightener kit or the Restore-A-Deck kit?
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    Bill · 09/01/2020
    When using the stripper and brightener products, do we need to protect (cover) our stucco walls and metal storm doors? Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 09/02/2020
      Most likely okay but to be safe you should cover.
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    Mike · 08/27/2020
    Hello,
    I stained my fence using TWP 100 Honeytone exactly 2 years ago (Aug 2018). The fence still looks great but i was thinking of re-applying stain. Is this overkill if the stain still looks ok? I'm in Portland, OR where we get a lot of rain so just wondering if you'd recommend re-staining in Yr 2 or can i wait until Yr 3. If / When I re-apply the TWP100 stain - do you recommend the full prep with the restore-a-deck kit? I get the need for using the Cleaner to remove mild dirt / grime / mold in some areas of my fence but wondering if it is necessary to use the Brightener if i just want to re-apply a coat of TWP 100 after the fence cleaning? Will the Brightener even work over a cleaned section of fence that already has TWP100 stain on it? I've attached a photo of my fence for reference.

    Thanks for your help!
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      TWP Stains · 08/27/2020
      Do it next year. Use the full Gemini Kit as some of the old stain will come off when you redo and that is normal. The brightener will neutralize.
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        Mike · 08/27/2020
        I appreciate the quick response- thanks!
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    Dave · 08/24/2020
    Our railings have metal posts instead of wood posts. Do I need to tape and cover them with plastic before using the stripper and brightener? That will add a lot of work, but I don't want to damage the finish on the metal railings either.
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      TWP Stains · 08/24/2020
      It should not harm them but always test spot first to be certain.
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        Dave · 09/03/2020
        Stripper and brightener worked great and didn't damage metal railings. However, they did leave splatter marks all over our black vinyl screen door so be careful. My fault for not covering it with plastic.

        I would also say that we washed brightener for over an hour and it still soaped when sprayed. Used a pump sprayer to apply with instructions. Seems to have dried okay though.
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    Mel Zimowski · 08/17/2020
    Do plants have to be protected from contact with restore-a-deck?
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      TWP Stains · 08/17/2020
      Just rinse well with water prior and after from any overspray and you should be okay.
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    nancy · 08/17/2020
    I used the restore-a-deck cleaner and brightener before re-staining my pine deck two years ago and it worked great. I have used your stain twice now since building the deck. I live above 10,000 ft. in elevation and the intense sun (more UV than at lower elevations) plus all the snow shoveling is just a killer on the stain. I need to re-stain again. There's no mold or mildew, no tree sap, no discoloration. I just need to reapply stain since much of it has worn off. My question is do I really need to use the restore a deck or can I get by with hosing the deck off?
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      TWP Stains · 08/17/2020
      You need to do the full prep with the kit.
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    Blair · 08/12/2020
    I'm getting ready to refinish my porch and use TWP. I'm not sure what the previous owner used for stain. I bought this product from you prior to reading the help section for prep and application; I know cue the eye roll. Should I have bought the restore-a-deck stripper instead? Or should I get it and use it in conjunction with this?
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    Steve · 08/06/2020
    I will be staining my deck for the 3rd time with a TWP 102 Redwood. I'm planning to prep it again with the Gemini. Question is that my deck is on the north side and I have some mildew forming. Will the Gemini take care of that, or do I need to treat the mildew differently? Thanks Steve
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      TWP Stains · 08/06/2020
      The prep kit while pressure washing will remove the mildew.
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    Mick · 07/29/2020
    New cedar wood dock that’s been outside since May. Want to apply The 100 Honeytone. What if any prep is needed and how many coats with days in the 80,s.
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    Peggy · 07/27/2020
    Due to the crazy high temperatures, 90-97, how much time should I allow between cleaning, brightening and staining?(1) I know there shouldn't be rain expected for 2 days after I apply the stain, right? (2) I am thinking, I should just wait for September/October when we should have cooler temperatures, and (3) wait between steps til wood is dry. I have already sanded everything: deck, railings, balusters. I understand I wouldn't have to re-sand any; that the cleaning and brightening would remove any graying, dirt and mildew. (4) correct?
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      TWP Stains · 07/27/2020
      48 hours after prep before staining. The TWP can take a rain 12-24 hours after applying. If you wait to Fall, just clean and brighten for the prep.
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        Peggy · 07/27/2020
        thank you so much. It has taken me 3 years to sand, and I certainly will never do that again. I want to do it correctly this time.
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    Patrick · 07/27/2020
    What series should I use in California to reseal a very old and gray deck?
    600 ft2 but solid on 2ft centers.
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    Mark · 07/27/2020
    Hi
    Applied TWP 1500 black walnut 5 years ago. Deck needs to be re-applied. Do I have to remove the old stain or can i just clean the deck and re-apply same stain. Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 07/27/2020
      Use the Gemini Restore Kit while pressure washing for the prep.
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    Frank Pierce · 07/24/2020
    Hi,

    I'm building a large red cedar pergola. I understand that the wood needs to dry for about 4 months but won't the cedar turn gray during that time?




    Frank Pierce
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      TWP Stains · 07/24/2020
      Yes, it may but that is okay and why you prep with the Gemini Restore Kit first.
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        Frank Pierce · 07/24/2020
        So the Restore Kit (which I have purchased) will remove the graying?? I thought that it
        just removed old stand and dirt.
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          TWP Stains · 07/24/2020
          It removes graying, dirt, mildew, etc.