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!

TWP Stains

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    Jennifer · 10/07/2020
    Hi there! Really needing advice on staining our deck. We had new cedar floor and railings put on our 18-year-old deck 10 days ago. We chose not to replace posts and slats as they are still in good shape. However, we are now concerned we made a mistake because getting a stain to match the new and old cedar is a challenge. All surfaces have been power washed and are ready for stain. Question for you is 1) can we proceed with staining the entire deck now with TWP and 2) do you think TWP dark oak will be a good match to use everywhere? Thanks so much for your help!
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    Doug · 10/04/2020
    I’m thinking of using TWP 100 on a brand-new cedar pergola for the backyard. No deck involved, just the posts and frame to support the roof. I assume I don’t need to do any cleaning/brightening first.m, but wanted to check.
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    Dahi · 10/03/2020
    My deck is about 20 years old. I used Behr Deckover water based stain. It is peeling off and I want to stain with oil base TWP stain. I am trying to remove old paint with stripper. Then I will apply cleaner and brightener. Is it ok if I leave my deck prepped and stain next spring ? What are the best product to use to remove old paint from deck board and railing.
    Thanks.
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      Neal Cummings · 10/22/2020
      Dahi,
      I'm afraid TWP is correct. The only way to remove this much paint is to sand it off. However, there are devices you can use to do this. Two that come to mind are, a paint stripping machine that has a proprietary head on it that avoids gouging the wood. Looks and acts like an angle grinder that lays flat on the surface. Another choice would be similar to an interior hardwood floor sander. I've successfully used that on an outdoor deck years ago. One sander for the "main" deck and one that's an "edge" sander, if needed. Both can be rented from a reputable rental company, or you can hire a floor refinisher.
      Never use paint on outdoor decks. Stain is the only way to go, IMHO.
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      TWP Stains · 10/04/2020
      You cannot strip off a paint. You will have to power sand to remove it and then clean/brighten the wood. You can do it all in the Spring or now.
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    Joseph · 10/02/2020
    First, TWP stains are the best... been using them for years on decks and fences. And your prices and guidance are also the best. I believe you answered this question below but I would like to confirm: New deck aged about 7 months. Deck boards are for sure ready. Once I apply Restore a Deck Clean/Bright, I have 2 weeks to apply stain? Is that correct? Thank you!
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      TWP Stains · 10/02/2020
      Correct and just one coat to new wood.
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        Joseph · 10/02/2020
        Thank you for your quick reply!
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    Elizabeth Blondefiel · 09/28/2020
    We are going to restain our deck (first time for us). The deck and stairs have minimal stain remaining, other then next to the house and the edges of the stairs. The posts/railings still have plenty of stain. What product(s) do you recommend prior to pressure washing and staining with 1500? We also have two boards that were recently changed. I know they won't match the rest and I'm ok with that (don't have a choice). Any special treatment for those two boards before doing it all?
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      TWP Stains · 09/28/2020
      What stain brand and type of stain is on the wood now?
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        Elizabeth Blondefiel · 09/28/2020
        I don't know. I think it was a semi-transparent paint, but not sure. We've only lived in this house (NC) for a bit over 2 years. Not sure if it'll help, but here's a picture of what it apparently looked like in 2016. I know semi transparent paint would get those new boards matching better with the rest, I'm just not a fan of paint over stain. I really like the wood grain showing. Your thoughts?
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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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        Neal Cummings · 09/24/2020
        I applied TWP 1500 in 2017 and would like to reapply either this fall or next spring. I'd like to keep all the remaining stain on the wood and simply clean it. Would a product like Jomax + bleach be just as good as Gemini Kit?
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          TWP Stains · 09/24/2020
          No, and you will no matter what remove some of the current stain. This gives you the foundation, adhesion, and proper penetration into the wood grain.
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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.