Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit

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Note: New Gemini Restore-A-Deck Labels Coming in Spring/Summer of 2019!

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

Reviews

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Great for prepping for reapplication of TWP!

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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?
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    Greg Ebejer · 06/19/2019
    I have stripped and sanded my deck and railing, but i didnt apply the brightener. Now the deck is dry do i have to start over to apply the brightener wet?
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      TWP Stains · 06/19/2019
      No need to start over. Just mist with water and apply the brightener.
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    Tom · 06/17/2019
    Can we safely use the restore a deck kit on our dock and deck at our lake house? Both structures are on the water. Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 06/15/2019
      That is oxidation of the wood that did not fully come off during the prep. Best to redo.
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    JMKer60 · 06/14/2019
    I have white residue after using both the cleaner and brightener, does this residue need more flushing prior to applying the stain?
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    Todd · 06/06/2019
    When using the restore a deck kit, should we let the cleaner dry completely before applying the brightener or can we go straight to step 2 while the wood is still wet?
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      TWP Stains · 06/07/2019
      Do it as soon as possible, while wood is wet.
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    James Carrell · 06/05/2019
    I've sanded down my cedar garage doors to remove fire retardent coating and failed stain. Then cleaned the wood with diluted Bleach, pressure washed, and stained with a coat of Pecan 100 series - wood accepted the stain well. Wife would like a darker color though. Can I wait 4 months and apply a mix of dark oak/pecan 100 series over this coat or do I need to strip and brighten?
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      TWP Stains · 06/05/2019
      Yes, you can do this. Lightly wash to remove any dirt.
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    Mary Nepo · 06/04/2019
    Last fall got new pine log rails and posts installed on stairway and deck. Waited to stain until now because TWP said not to stain newly honed wood. Now logs have black speckles and graying. Do I just spray the Gemini Restore a Deck products, using as directed? Will the black speckles and graying wood get resolved with the cleaner and brightener? Do I have to sand the rails to get rid of the black and gray? Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 06/05/2019
      Yes, use the Gemini Kit while pressure washing and it will prep and remove the gray and black mildew.
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    Arleen · 05/28/2019
    I'm in Waterloo, Ontario Canada. I have a 15 yr old pressure treated deck. I'm having a professional clean and stain the deck, and I asked him to order the TRP 200.

    1. What colour will show wear the slowest? I thought the gray, since the bare wood turns gray naturally.

    2. In 2 years, if there is wear/fading on the steps or walking areas, can just those areas just be re-stained or does the whole deck need to be re-stained?

    Thanks, Arleen
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      TWP Stains · 05/28/2019
      1. Any colors will wear the same.
      2. You cannot spot recoat. All floors would need to be recoated.
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    Todd Bradbury · 05/22/2019
    We just replaced our cedar deck boards with composite decking and we want to re-stain the railings. Will the Gemini restore kit harm the new decking?
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      TWP Stains · 05/22/2019
      No, it will not harm composite decking.
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    henry · 05/19/2019
    what is the shelf life for the gemini restore a deck kit?
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      TWP Stains · 05/19/2019
      Unmixed in powder form, many years. If you mix water into the cleaner. You have to use within 12-24 hours.
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    JW · 05/18/2019
    I prepped my deck a week ago with the Restore-A-Deck system. It has been raining all week so I haven't been able to stain yet. It doesn't look like I'll be able to stain for another week. Once the wood dries out again will I be ok to stain or should I brighten again?
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      TWP Stains · 05/19/2019
      It should be fine as long as you get to it within 2 weeks. If it goes longer, lightly brighten and pressure rinse again.
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    David · 05/09/2019
    What is wet-on-wet? How long do you wait before you put on the second coat. I have about a 600 square-foot deck. I need to plan how I apply the second coat so I don't apply the second coat to late -- or have difficulty getting navigating around other first coat areas.
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    Don Falcon · 05/09/2019
    4 years ago I prepped and then applied your TWP 101 Cedar, this spring it was turning gray so I power washed and it came back to life with still a hint of the cedar stain. Do I still need to reapply the clearner and brightener or can I just apply another coat of the same 101 cedar?
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      TWP Stains · 05/09/2019
      Use the prep kit first before reapplying.
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    King · 05/02/2019
    I used TWP on my redwood deck about 4 years ago and its time to redo the deck. I plan to use the Gemini cleaner brightner then apply 2 coats of TWP wet on wet. However our dogs have scratched up the deck surface so I want to lightly sand the scratched surfaces. Do I sand first then clean/brighten or the other way around?
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      TWP Stains · 05/02/2019
      Sand first and then clean and brighten.
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    matt · 04/30/2019
    What is the shelf life once opened. If I buy a 5 gallon and only use half how long will the remaining be good.