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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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Great for prepping for reapplication of TWP!

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    Doug · 05/10/2018
    My deck attaches to the second story of my painted hardy backer sided home. Will this harm the paint? ie: leave streaks or cause it to lift? It will be running down the painted wall of the first story.
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      TWP Stains · 05/10/2018
      It should not harm the paint. Make sure to rinse the wall off when done to remove the cleaner and the dirt.
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    Whitney · 05/04/2018
    The picture is one piece of wood cleaned, power washed, then brightened. The other piece is cleaned and brightened with low wash. Was stained 2 years ago with TWP. Is my problem with the one piece just not power washed hard enough or do I need to strip wood?
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      TWP Stains · 05/04/2018
      Not enough pressure. Try to make it look li the board on the right.
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    Jim C. · 05/04/2018
    my cedar deck is completely surrounded by brick pavers. Will the restore-a-deck harm the pavers or degrade the paver grout.
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      TWP Stains · 05/04/2018
      Hello,

      The issue you are having is two-fold. When you applied two years ago the stain was over applied. You can tell this because the stain that is on there now did not soak in and dried on top of the surface. This is why you see the strands coming off the top. If the TWP had soaked correctly into the wood, you would have an even cleaning with not lifting. Because of the over-application you are using the wrong prep. You need to use the Stripper kit instead of the Cleaner:
      https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stain-stripper-detail

      This is the same process as the cleaner, it just removes the TWP fully. Apply and pressure wash off. Brighten when done.

      This will set you up for normal cleaning and brightening down the road as long as you do not over apply again.
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    Hunter · 05/03/2018
    Hi! I stained new cedar deck 2 years ago with TWP 103 Dark Oak. I’m going to reapply stain so I purchased Gemini cleaner and brighter. I used a power wash after cleaner. Am I not using enough pressure or should the old stain stay on as much as it is? I’m afraid to etch the wood. If not enough pressure, can I repeat the cleaning/brightening steps right away? There is a lot of wood strands on the wood still.
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    Brandon · 05/03/2018
    Used a the part one and two system. Waited the 48hr for drying. Question is it seemed to leave some water stains, will the stains show through after it is stained? Does it need to be clean again?
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      TWP Stains · 05/03/2018
      Hard to say. Please post a picture.
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          TWP Stains · 05/03/2018
          Is the new wood? You cannot stain new wood right away. The "green" bleed through is the pressure treated chemicals inside the wood leaching out after the prep.

          See this about new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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            Brandon · 05/03/2018
            Deck was built in August 2017. So 8- 9 months ago. So back to my question, will these “chemicals” show through the stain or do I need to use your product to clean again to remove the chemical stains?
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              TWP Stains · 05/03/2018
              It will show through. Let the wood dry out for another month or two and then redo the prep.
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                Brandon · 06/06/2018
                So I believe I have enough part 1 for the section that I had to wait on. But I do not have part 2. Is there a way for me to purchase part 2 w/o part 1?
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    Richard Felts · 05/01/2018
    I have applied Step 1 (the cleaner) to my cedar deck. The wood appears much cleaner while wet but the deck is covered in a light, blotchy white deposit when everything drys. Will Step 2 (the brightener) remove this deposit or must I repeat Step 1 before using the brightener?
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      TWP Stains · 05/01/2018
      That is most likely wood pulp from the cleaning that did not get rinsed off when you were done with the cleaning. Try a high-pressure rinse.
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        Richard Felts · 05/01/2018
        For Step 1, I used a garden hose with nozzle, which gives good velocity but not he same as I’d get using a pressure washer. Am I likely to have some success using the same hose/nozzle (along with a good-quality deck brush) doing the second rinse you suggest or this really a case for a pressure washer?
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          TWP Stains · 05/02/2018
          Pressure washer. You are not getting all of the oxidized (gray) wood fibers off the wood with the garden hose.
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            Richard Felts · 05/02/2018
            Got it. One final question. I'll arrange for a pressure washer but it won't happen for a week or so. I know the purpose of Step 2 is to brighten the wood and to counteract the acidity of the cleaner from Step 1. Is there any harm to my cedar from leaving the residue of the cleaner on the deck for another week? Or should I do Step 2 now and clean up the fiber with the pressure washer in a week when it's available? Many thanks for your helpful suggestions.
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              TWP Stains · 05/02/2018
              At this point, you can just brighten after you are down cleaning.
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    Teresa · 04/30/2018
    Iam cleaning a dock that has aluminium around the wood and steel frame and wheels underneath. Do i need to tape up or protect either the aluminum or steel from this product. will it harm either one if it comes in contact with them?
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    Deborah Klibanoff · 04/29/2018
    i have a lenova yoga laptop , model two years old
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    Deborah Klibanoff · 04/29/2018
    I already have 5 gal of TWP 100 and will buy more. Please let me know how much total stain and Gemini I need for this project.

    Fence: 160 ft long x 8 ft high. The photo shows fence has slats too, not just wide boards. Deck: 13 x14, no railings or steps, and has not been stained since installing two summers ago.

    Fence: I only need 110 ft both sides and 70 feet one side ( the opposite side of this was stained prior to installation and is covered by metal roofing due to a uncooperative neighbor who would not let me stain or maintain after the fence installation).

    Fence and deck are smooth AYC decking. Each board is 5 5/8" by 7/8". I am not sure the photos uploaded, I tried twice.

    Thank you

    Deb
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      TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
      Hello, could you please give us a total sq, footage of all wood added up?
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        Deborah Klibanoff · 04/29/2018
        I am getting 2476 Sf and his includes both sides of the fence on two sides, one side of fence on 70 ft side and 12 x 13 deck.
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          TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
          For two coats applied to this, you will need about 20-25 total gallons.
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            Deborah Klibanoff · 04/29/2018
            reading your website over and over for a year before and since building this fence in order to pick the best stain and understand the best application I saw that new wood, particularly smooth planed wood only needs one coat of stain the first time. Why are you suggesting two coats for the first application?
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              TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
              How old is the wood? I thought you said two years?
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                Deborah Klibanoff · 04/29/2018
                the deck is two years old, never stained and the fence installation ended last Nov, not stained except behind vertical fascia as the photo in email shows
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                  TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
                  Two coats for the deck and only one on the fence. About 15-20 gallons for all wood.
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            TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
            Hello Deborah,

            Could you please elaborate on the issues with the photo uploading? Did it give you an error message? What browser and type of computer are you using?

            Thanks
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    Jim Clark · 04/29/2018
    I stripped my cedar deck last spring with RAD Stain Stripper, then applied RAD Brightener and applied TWP 1501 Cedartone stain. I have a lot of blackening on he deck this year, as indicated in the attached picture. Do I need to strip it again this year or should I use the Gemini Restore-A-Deck products to clean it and then restrain? Thanks in advance
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      TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
      Hello, please post a picture.
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        Jim Clark · 04/29/2018
        I have attempted to post/upload a picture several times, but it won't allow me to do so. Do you have an email address I can send it to you?
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          TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
          Picture of deck
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            TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
            You can clean off this dirt with the Gemini Restore Kit. No need for the stripper.
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          TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
          Are the images files smaller than 3mb? What browser are you using?

          You can also reply to the email notification that is sent.
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    Deborah Klibanoff · 04/28/2018
    Part two of Alaskan Yellow Cedar Seattle fence and deck: wood is kiln dried and very smooth. I need to stain as soon as we have a few days of dry weather so I can begin landscaping project. The deck looks weathered and gray but the fence boards have not turned gray or weathered yet. The Gemini cleaner will help remove the sappy wax from the boards being planed?
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      TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
      The Gemini Cleaner will not remove tree sap.
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        Deborah Klibanoff · 04/29/2018
        Thank you for your speedy reply. I think I miswrote what I was thinking.

        Because I have smooth decking for fence and deck, it is the mill glaze, not tree sap I was trying to ask about. The fence was exposed to lots of rain but not much sun since its completion late Nov 2017. We have more sunny days in a row coming up that will help with weathering until I can clean in a next two weeks. There is light to moderate scattered areas of black mildew on them.

        Will the Gemini cleaner remove whatever amount of glaze that is left so the stain will be better absorbed?
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    Deborah Klibanoff · 04/28/2018
    A new 160 ft long, 8 ft tall fence using Alaskan Yellow cedar was completed end of Nov 2017. I also have a two year old 10x10 ft deck I never got around to staining. I used AYC smooth decking for the main body of the fence and deck. I knew I needed to wait a few months before staining the fence and have purchased the 5 gal TWP dark oak 100 series to use once the Seattle weather improves. I will soon be buying your stain and cleaner special. Two of the three sides of this fence gets a full day of sun in the summer. It's the end of April now and we have yet to have more than a few days in a row of sun here.

    I do want to know if using a pressure washer with the cleaner to clean away the black mildew already on the new fence boards will be wasting it versus hand applying it, letting it sit and hand scrubbing with a brush. I see other recommendations are to use the pressure washer with the Gemini cleaner but a fence is larger and harder to control the waste.


    Thanks in advance for your reply.
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      TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
      The Gemini Cleaner is best applied with a pump sprayer and then pressure washed off. It cannot be applied with the pressure washer. Scrubbing would work but would take forever with this large fence.
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        Deborah Klibanoff · 04/29/2018
        Thank you. I finally figured it out and bought a pump sprayer last night at HD.
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    Joe · 04/27/2018
    Can I buy restore a deck without having to buy the brightener?
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      TWP Stains · 04/28/2018
      We only sell them in kits on our website.
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    Wayne Kulick · 04/27/2018
    Is the active ingredient in the stripper or brighter chlorine or oxygen based?
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      TWP Stains · 04/28/2018
      The Gemini Restore Kit is a cleaner and a brightener. The cleaner is "oxygen" based. No chlorine pr bleach.
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    David · 04/27/2018
    I have sprinkler water stains on 2 year old cedar fence. I will stain shortly for first time. Any advice on removing these water stains before applying TWP? Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 04/27/2018
      Could you post a picture?
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        David · 04/27/2018
        Thank you.
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          TWP Stains · 04/28/2018
          Those stains look deep into the wood grain. Use the kit following the directions but when it comes to the brightener, leave it on and do not rinse. Really saturate those water spots with the brightener.
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            David · 04/30/2018
            Can I stain on top of brightener without rinsing at all, or are you saying leave it on an extended time before rinsing? Thank you for your help. I am sending 2 more pictures of similar stains. same advice on these?
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              TWP Stains · 04/30/2018
              After the brightener dries you can stain about 48 hours late. Just apply and let it dry into the wood. Do same for all wood.
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    Steve · 04/20/2018
    Ok, our cedar deck has had 4 months to cure from mill glaze. I have a window of 7 days of 70 degree weather to prep with the cleaner, dry and apply the twp cedartone 101.
    Will the stainless cable or nuts/washers react to the cleaner if oversprayed or dripped on? Will two or three days of dry time be enough before applying stain? Thanks for your help or idea's as we want to do it right the first time!!
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      TWP Stains · 04/20/2018
      The cables should be okay but always test spot first to be certain. 2-3 days of drying after prep will work.
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    Lee · 04/18/2018
    I have to divide my deck staining project into two portions. I don't have questions about the TWP100, but do about the Gemini kit. If I clean/brighten one portion and then stain; what happens if i get the Gemini products on the newly stained deck while cleaning the other portion?
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    Debbie · 04/16/2018
    Do we need to cover our house with plastic so that house paint is not stripped on our front porch before using Restore A Deck? What about plants around porch? Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 04/16/2018
      The Gemini Restore Kit is not a stripper and will not remove paint.
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    Johnboy · 04/10/2018
    have a pier on Chesapeake Bay that needs to be redone - sanding off a bad stain job and replace with semi transparent stain. Im told oil based is best. Im in Maryland and dont want to redo every year. I get lots of wind, water and sun all year. I guess no TWP 100 for me? Whats the difference between and which would you choose.
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      TWP Stains · 04/11/2018
      Hello, only the TWP 1500 is allowed in MD. After the sanding, make sure to clean and brighten the wood with the Gemini Restore Kit. Wait 48 hours after that for staining.
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        Johnboy · 04/11/2018
        So it would appear that there’s a difference in the chemicals between the 100 to 200 and the 1500 series. Is the 1500 oil based sorry I can’t look it up the moment but I’m told that oil based is the best for longevity and the heavy weather areas
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          TWP Stains · 04/11/2018
          The 200, 100, and 1500 Series are all oil-based stains.