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

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Great for prepping for reapplication of TWP!

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    Chuck · 07/23/2020
    I have 760 sq. ft. Pressure treated Douglas Fir installed 09/2019. Contractor applied one coat Wolman Raincoat Clear. Did not dry (over applied?) stripped, pressure washed, & another coat applied. Uneven
    in areas & took 3-4 mos to dry for use. Now I plan on having deck stripped, (Sherwin WilliamsDeck Stain & Sealer Remover) SuperDeck Revive & TWP 1501 Cedartone applied. Portland, OR.
    I was told by Exterior Wood, INC- Elite Decking that all stain would have to be stripped, & brightened.
    As this could cost me an additional $2000.00 I need your thoughts on my thinking! I've had bids for sanding/ staining $3700 to strip/ revive stain $2000.00
    Thanks- Chuck
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      TWP Stains · 07/23/2020
      Yes, all the stain needs to be removed before using the TWP. Does not matter how you do it.
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    Frank Pierce · 07/20/2020
    Hello,

    We are installing a large cedar Pergola and want to use your product to protect it from graying. We dont want the rough cut appearance so the lumberyard is going to rough cut it then plane the sides to give a 'smoother' appearance. Would we have to use the cleaner before staining since the surface is going to be planed?

    Also, can we avoid the graying wtih TWP with recommended applications? The pergola is going to be in direct sunlight all day long.

    Frank Pierce
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    Marcella Evans · 07/19/2020
    Will any of your brighter product leave brighter spots on a new cedar before it has a stain on it. So I would have a Polk a dot deck. The rail are old wood with two coat of semi transparent but looks solid.
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      TWP Stains · 07/19/2020
      You would brighten all wood so it is even when done.
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    Kiwi · 07/14/2020
    New wood deck built in May. Pressure treated pine. We have HOT HOT HOT 104 degree summers here. Think the wood should be dry enough by September to stain? Do temperatures matter in how fast the chemicals in the wood dry out?
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    Sheryl · 07/14/2020
    Also would I get the Butternut to stay with the same colour? Thanks.
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    Sheryl · 07/14/2020
    Hi, would I used Gemini Clean and Brightener with pressure washer, then rinse, then remove splinters with course sandpaper, then use brightener to neutralize? If it gets rained on then I must redo the brightener?

    Then after letting it dry to 15% or drier, it will be ready to stain? I'm in Canada, so use TWP 200?
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      Sheryl · 07/14/2020
      Another deck I plan on staining and would I do the same process? Thank you!
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        TWP Stains · 07/14/2020
        Another solid stain so must be sanded to remove.
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      TWP Stains · 07/14/2020
      You have a solid stain on the deck now. TWP cannot be used over this. You would have to 100% power sand to remove first. After 100% sanded off, you can then clean and brighten and use the TWP 200 Series.
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        Sheryl · 07/14/2020
        Most of the stain is literally peeling off...Behr, and could we use a stripper for parts that are adhering well? Thank you.
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          TWP Stains · 07/14/2020
          A stripper will not remove this solid stain. You will have to sand to remove it.
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    Peggy · 07/11/2020
    I have recently sanding the flooring of my deck. I sanding the railings 2 years ago. I have noticed a film on the sanded flooring, while finishing the rest of the flooring. (#1) Do I need to "Clean" the deck (using your Wood and Deck Cleaner) or can I just use The Wood Brightener? (#2) Do I need to resand the railings?
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      TWP Stains · 07/12/2020
      Clean and brighten all wood including the rails is the proper way to do the prep.
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        Peggy · 07/12/2020
        (1) do you suggest I resand the railings or just clean, then brighten them?


        (2) the two photos show a film on recently sanded flooring. Guess it is clear I need to apply
        a cleaner, then a brightener on the flooring.. Is this correct?
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          TWP Stains · 07/12/2020
          Clean and brighten all wood including the rails. No need to sand the rails.
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    Jill Johnson · 07/03/2020
    We're getting ready to stain a new tight knot cedar deck that has been weathering for 11 months. We will use Restore-A-Deck to clean and brighten and then apply a single coat of TWP100 in Dark Oak. We are located in the Pacific NW. If we clean and brighten, what is the longest we can wait before staining without having to re-prep? Ideally we'd plan on waiting 24-48 hours, but are concerned about rain either before or after we stain. Thanks!
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    Steve · 06/30/2020
    Here is a picture of current stain. Thanks for all the help!
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    CJ · 06/27/2020
    I was planning to do restore deck, cleaner and brightener, but had a rain last night. Should I wait until the deck dries, or is it sill ok on the wet deck?
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    Steve · 06/27/2020
    If I sand my deck, do I need to apply the restore-a-deck as well? I have a semi-transparent stain on an older deck that is beginning to chip away.
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    richard nash · 06/25/2020
    will the cleaner or brightener harm alum. clad windows or glass/screens
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      TWP Stains · 06/26/2020
      It should not but always test spot first.
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    Lisa · 06/23/2020
    Hello- can you please help me? My new deck is pressure treated pine, and is about 7 weeks old. HOT weather here in the 90s for a few weeks now. Is the wood okay as is with the TWP 100 series stain? I am confused after I read things on the website. I have a very very good prep wood cleaner at home already, along with a power washer?
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    Anthony · 06/22/2020
    Hello,
    We built this deck in October of 2019 - we are looking to stain and seal it. It is made of AC2 treated pine. Do we need to do any prep work or can we just use the 100 series right away?
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      TWP Stains · 06/22/2020
      You have to prep it with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Carl · 06/21/2020
    carl again, bamboo fence, can I use the restore-a-deck kit and then apply TWP 200 or 201 SERIES OIL BASE STAIN. Will this help to make the bamboo look bright again. Should I pressure wash first ?
    the fence 5184 sq ft, How many restore kits and how many gals of TWP 200 or 201 is needed?
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      TWP Stains · 06/22/2020
      Sorry, but no, the TWP 100, 200, or 1500 will not work on Bamboo.
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    RMK · 06/20/2020
    Hi - returning customer. Three pics: after one season pre-wash; after pressure wash; after cleaner and brightener. Uneven coloration throughout. Boards are under 15%. Can I stain this?
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    Kurt Simon · 06/19/2020
    I think I read in the instructions for the brightener that it needs to be washed down with water for 25-30 minutes after using it. Is that a typo? High or low pressure? If the wood is dark in some areas after it dries, but no old stain left, do I reapply the brightener?
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      TWP Stains · 06/19/2020
      It should be rinsed for about 20 minutes when down.
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        Kurt Simon · 06/19/2020
        I stripped and brightened per the instructions, but there are some dark areas on the wood after drying (but no stain left). Do I just reapply the brightene again, or leave it and stain it?
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    TWP Stains · 06/19/2020
    Use this for prep: https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail

    Instructions are in the pictures of the link above.
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    Jere Olson · 06/19/2020
    I have a 2 yr old deck. Treated flat boards and cedar spindles and railing. Used Sherwin-Williams Deckstain last yr and have some mold entrapped in wood. Would like to chemically remove mold and old stain-clean deck and restain. What product should I use and what is the process?
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    Ag · 06/18/2020
    Can this be used on composite decks?