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

Reviews

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Great for prepping for reapplication of TWP!

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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.
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    Mick · 07/29/2020
    New cedar wood dock that’s been outside since May. Want to apply The 100 Honeytone. What if any prep is needed and how many coats with days in the 80,s.
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    Peggy · 07/27/2020
    Due to the crazy high temperatures, 90-97, how much time should I allow between cleaning, brightening and staining?(1) I know there shouldn't be rain expected for 2 days after I apply the stain, right? (2) I am thinking, I should just wait for September/October when we should have cooler temperatures, and (3) wait between steps til wood is dry. I have already sanded everything: deck, railings, balusters. I understand I wouldn't have to re-sand any; that the cleaning and brightening would remove any graying, dirt and mildew. (4) correct?
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      TWP Stains · 07/27/2020
      48 hours after prep before staining. The TWP can take a rain 12-24 hours after applying. If you wait to Fall, just clean and brighten for the prep.
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        Peggy · 07/27/2020
        thank you so much. It has taken me 3 years to sand, and I certainly will never do that again. I want to do it correctly this time.
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    Patrick · 07/27/2020
    What series should I use in California to reseal a very old and gray deck?
    600 ft2 but solid on 2ft centers.
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    Mark · 07/27/2020
    Hi
    Applied TWP 1500 black walnut 5 years ago. Deck needs to be re-applied. Do I have to remove the old stain or can i just clean the deck and re-apply same stain. Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 07/27/2020
      Use the Gemini Restore Kit while pressure washing for the prep.
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    Frank Pierce · 07/24/2020
    Hi,

    I'm building a large red cedar pergola. I understand that the wood needs to dry for about 4 months but won't the cedar turn gray during that time?




    Frank Pierce
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      TWP Stains · 07/24/2020
      Yes, it may but that is okay and why you prep with the Gemini Restore Kit first.
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        Frank Pierce · 07/24/2020
        So the Restore Kit (which I have purchased) will remove the graying?? I thought that it
        just removed old stand and dirt.
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          TWP Stains · 07/24/2020
          It removes graying, dirt, mildew, etc.
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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!