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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    Stephanie · 08/03/2019
    We have a cedar front porch that we are planning to clean and stain. How does one clean the cedar ceiling? It seems like the product will drip down on our heads and everywhere?
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      TWP Stains · 08/03/2019
      Yes, it is hard to prep and stain a ceiling. Good news is that the Gemini Restore kit is eco-friendly and will not harm you.
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    RMK · 08/01/2019
    Hello! We are in central Michigan and had a new 300sf cedar KDAT deck built. We are planning on using the Gemini cleaner/brightener and then a TWP stain we like based on samples on scraps (a semi: Honey, Cedar or Pecan), once the moisture gets below 15%. Question is: sunscreen from a low-on-aerosol can got sprayed/dripped on several thirsty boards and gentle scrubbing with Dawn and warm water didn't do the trick. Will the Gemini take out the oil stains or should we just have the boards replaced? Try the cleaner and stain and then replace? Thanks in advance!
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    Mark Clements · 07/31/2019
    I have a pressure treated deck with 2-3 coats of behr natural stain covering it. What should I use to remove the old stain before putting down TWP 100.
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    Joe Hatlelid · 07/30/2019
    I have a 14x14 deck built in Sep 2018 from new pressure treated wood from Lowes. It has weathered to a light gray. I'm ready to stain it. Should I use the Gemini Restor a Deck Kit with both cleaner and brightener first before staining with TWP 1520? I live near St Louis, MO - it's pretty warm now. The picture shows deck boards below 2 samples I stained with TWP 1515 and 1520.
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      TWP Stains · 07/31/2019
      Yes, use the Gemini Restore Kit for prep.
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    KH702 · 07/30/2019
    My father and I made 3- 8ft x 2ft bridges out of redwood. We live in Las Vegas. I plan to order the TWP 1511 California Redwood stain 1 gallon. According to the other posts, it seems, to have a successful stain, I need to let the wood weather for a few months. Is this true? Should I leave it out in the Vegas sun? And when it's cooler then should I clean it with the Restore-A-Deck, then use the Brightener, and then finally stain? Thank you.
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    Jerry · 07/21/2019
    I applied TWP to a fully stripped deck that was prepped as per your instructions. This was done two years ago and it need recoated this year. Can I power was and scrub the deck to clean or do I need to uses the Gemini restore a deck?
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      TWP Stains · 07/22/2019
      Use the Gemini Kit while pressure washing for prep.
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    Mark Buckner · 07/19/2019
    I have about 600sf total horizontal surface to clean, brighten and stain. About 60sf of that is 2x10 railing, the rest is deck. All is cedar. I am hoping the one kit will stretch to clean the vertical surfaces - balusters and posts which are in much better shape than the deck/rail. Your opinion on that?

    I believe I need to do this in sections to keep the cleaner from drying out, correct? Do I need to do the railing above each section at the same time, cleaning before the deck so that any cleaner that drips off will be hitting decking that is not yet cleaned, or am I over-analyzing this?

    Second, is it important to clean and brighten everything in one continuous process? I may have to split this project up into several evenings after work if I can't get it all done in one day.

    Last, what effect does temperature have on the cleaner and brightener? It is super hot here in Missouri right now. I know from past experience that the TWP Stain soaks in better if the wood is not super hot and wonder if the Restore-A-Deck is similar.

    Thanks for your help!
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      TWP Stains · 07/19/2019
      You should be okay with one kit. Yes, you are overthinking it. Do all railings first, do all flooring. Rinse well and then brighten all at once. Temps will not affect the pre[ products outside of drying it out. Just mist with water while working to keep it wet.
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    James · 07/16/2019
    I have a deck ~900sf. I see in one of the pictures of Gemini restore a deck, it says 1 kit will clean up to 1000sf. I used the calculator at the bottom of the web page and it said I would need 2 restore a deck kits and 9 gallons of stain. I would like to not over buy and have a lot of the restore a deck left over if possible, so I wanted to ask for clarification. Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 07/17/2019
      One kit will clean on average about 750 sq feet. In some cases, it can clean more or up to 1000. New wood, etc.
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    KCMO816 · 07/15/2019
    Is the cleaner and brightener safe for a house in case of the accidental splash while cleaning/brightening the deck or does the house need to be protected using plastic for instance?
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      TWP Stains · 07/15/2019
      It will be safe for the house.
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        KCMO816 · 07/16/2019
        Should I protect the house if I use a stain stripper?
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          TWP Stains · 07/17/2019
          The stripper will not remove paint on the house. Just make sure to rinse well before and after applying the stripper and you should be okay.
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    Brendon · 07/14/2019
    I have a two year old deck made out of pressure grated wood that has never been stained. I plan on sanding it to make it more smooth. I would like a vibrant golden finish. What should I use and in what order?
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      TWP Stains · 07/14/2019
      Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. If you sand do not sand finer than 80 grit. Look at Honeytone color.
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    David Welshans · 07/12/2019
    Can I premix 5 gallon each of the cleaner and brightener, then dole it out as needed? How long can it be stored? Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 07/13/2019
      The Brightener you can but not the Cleaner. That has to be used within hours of mixing.
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    michelle · 07/12/2019
    Hello, I have stripped old stain from deck. There are some spots that need sanding. Do I sand next and then brighten? or brighten then sand last?
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    Donna · 07/12/2019
    I am staining a rough sawn cedar fence that is 12 months newwith redwood 1500, we are getting ready to apply restore a deck , ive seen different dry times.. it is currently 85-90 degrees and sunny here can I apply stain in 24 hours or should we wait 48 hours which the label says.
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    April N · 07/09/2019
    Approximately how many square feet will 1 gallon cover?
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    SteveBarnett · 07/08/2019
    Last summer I sanded and then applied a single coat of TWP 100 in Dark Oak. I messed up in a few ways, I should have done two coats wet-on-wet. Also should have brightened after sanding. Here is what my deck looks like now. what would you suggest for prep this time? Would like to avoid stripping if possible. I stained the uprights last year and they are still in good shape. Plus, this is on an upper deck - I have just stained the deck below it.
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      TWP Stains · 07/08/2019
      For a uniform look, you should strip otherwise it will be blotchy.
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    Larry · 07/05/2019
    Working on a deck and fence project. Both are about twenty years old. Deck has a few areas (mostly verticals) with an old stain. Plan on using the stripper cleaner kit on that and then 1500 rustic. The fence is western red cedar that has never been stained or treated. Can I use the same stripper kit on it, or should I purchase the cleaner brightener for that. Would the stripper be to harsh on old fencing.
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    Tom W. · 07/02/2019
    I used the Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit to on untreated, heavily oxidized douglas fir. When I pressure washed the cleaner off the wood in step 1, the oxidized wood pulp that came off splattered on walls, windows, etc, and really sticks. What you recommend to clean up the splattered of pulp with?
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      TWP Stains · 07/02/2019
      Try pressure washing to remove the dried wood pulp. Soften it first with som soapy water and a car wash brush.
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    Andy Johnson · 06/30/2019
    Can you buy more cleaner separately rather than another kit?
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      TWP Stains · 07/01/2019
      You would have to call the office to do this. 866-856-3325
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        Andy Johnson · 07/01/2019
        Thank you. I did one standard cleaning at 6 oz of cleaner to one gallon of water, but it looks like it needs to be cleaned again. This is the first cleaning in 2 years when we did our 2 coats of stain. My concern is that it looks like the stain is already coming off. Thoughts?? Thank you!
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          TWP Stains · 07/02/2019
          It would be easier to strip and then brighten. This way it is fully even for your prep: https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stain-stripper-detail
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            Andy Johnson · 07/02/2019
            My concern is that I put the first coat of stain on new wood deck May 2016 and another coat in May of 2017. Should the stain already be coming off like this?? Not sure if I should continue to clean and restore or start all over again using the stipper and restaining.
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              TWP Stains · 07/03/2019
              It does have to recoated every two years, that is normal for a deck floor. You also have issues with dirt from nearby trees, etc. Use the stripper as we suggested for the best appearance.
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    Mallory · 06/22/2019
    I stripped my cedar deck which was previously sealed with Olympic wood sealer. I waited the recommended time with the stripper on, scrubbed the deck, and have gone over it several times with a pressure washer and the wood still feels oily. Is this a problem or is it ok to continue with the brightener?