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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    Ted Ceccoli · 06/17/2020
    I have a very neglected deck that I want to restore with the 1500 natural stain. It has turned completely gray with lingering spots of old and quite faded redwood stain. Do I use the stripper/brightener followed by the restore-a-deck kit or will that be redundant? Also, will your product remove the gray or will it need to be sanded?
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      TWP Stains · 06/17/2020
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        Ted Ceccoli · 06/19/2020
        Additional Info: Most of the deck is over 20 years old. Some of the deck has been repaired and is only 10 years old. The wood has some minor grooves from being pressured washed too hard and the wood likes to turn black when it rains. Last year we also had the deck treated by a company called Seal Smart to help save it. What do you recommend we do to best prep the deck for staining? Thank you for helping us. We really appreciate it.
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    Ryan · 06/16/2020
    I have a brown pressure treated deck it is 2 years old and i would like to apply twp 200 (i am in Canada)
    this would be the first time staining this deck as well as using your product. would i just use cleaner and brighter and then proceed with the stain after 48 hours? any helpful tips? thanks
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      TWP Stains · 06/16/2020
      Yes that is correct. Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and then stain with the TWP 200 Series.
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    Amanda · 06/15/2020
    We just applied full coat of TWP 100 last summer after a full sand down. How should we prep for a restain this year? Do we need to do the Gemini restore a deck? Thanks!
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    Lisa · 06/12/2020
    Does the deck need to dry between step 1 and step 2 or can step 2 be applied to the wet deck?
    By the way, step 1 is amazing!
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    Paula Pare · 06/12/2020
    Deck received one coat of twp100 last fall. Deck had been previously sanded and then used Gemini restore a deck cleaner / brighter kit. Will be doing a recoating this week. Will be using restore a kit cleaner/ brighter again. Don’t want to use pressure washer. Will a garden hose with a pressure head do the job? Only want to surface clean. I don’t want to remove original coat.
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      TWP Stains · 06/12/2020
      Yes, that should work. You can dilute the cleaner in half as well to 2-3 oz per gallon of water.
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    Paula Pare · 06/12/2020
    Will a garden hose with a pressure head be ok for recoating a onetime New staining Completed last fall?
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    Michael Preis · 06/11/2020
    Last year (2019) I used 1500 Clear (no UV protection) on a dock that had weathered for 5 years and a deck that had weathered for 1 year. Water still beads up on both. Will pressure washing and then applying another coat of 1500 Clear prolong the life of the stain? What prep, if any, do I need to do before applying another coat of 1500 Clear? Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 06/11/2020
      Wait until next year to prep and apply. Use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep.
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    erin · 06/10/2020
    I am in the process of staining my cedar fence for the third time with TWP 1500 using the gemini Restore-a-Deck to prep each time and have been very happy with the results. I have a couple of questions:

    1. The cleaner says to mix 6 oz. to one gallon of water. Is this a volume or a weight measurement? The brightener says to mix one cup (8 fluid ounces) to one gallon of water. Both the cleaner and brightener are 2 lb. packages and each makes 5 gallons total. Does this mean I can measure one cup of the cleaner as well, or do i have to weigh it? Standardizing the measurement units would be very helpful.

    2. The TWP has held up so well that when restaining the first half of my fence, the stain was not completely soaking in and was remaining wet for over an hour. I did as directed and tried to wipe off the excess, but am not sure I was very successful. I brushed the stain on this time (used garden sprayer the first time, someone else applied last time). Do you have any recommendations on application to minimize how much I have to wipe off/waste?

    Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 06/10/2020
      1. Volume. One cup for each will work.
      2. Just apply and back brush right away.
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    Dave · 06/08/2020
    Applied TWP100 to new deck last summer after cleaner and brightener, as well as waiting 8 months after construction. Looks great now(under roof) but heard I should re-apply again this year. How should I prep the wood before applying?
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    Ross Wilkinson · 06/08/2020
    Photos omitted from previous post, sorry.
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    Ross Wilkinson · 06/08/2020
    I tested your 1500 Black Walnut and Dark Oak samples both on virgin cedar shingle and previously coated and weathered cedar siding (see pic). I want to determine the correct surface preparation for the previously coated siding. The original linseed oil based stain is very dark (Cordovan + 4X black, see pic of original stained siding) and I want to maintain that same dark color as much as possible. Must your cleaner and brightener be used together-or-not-at-all and are either necessary where I want to keep the original color and darkness? (I would, of course, pressure wash with just water if no other cleaning.) I've read in some of your posts that the brightener neutralizes pH of the cleaner. I don't want to brighten if that means removing the previous pigments but is the pH adjustment still advisable (stainless steel nails) and what will the wood look like after your brightener? Is the cleaner/brightener necessary for penetration or some other effect that would extend the time between re-coating? Because I don't need to further darken the old stain I think I should choose your Dark Oak stain and not the Black Walnut. However, I will need to stain some new siding in a few areas where some siding needs to be replaced. Can I use some universal tint to tint the Dark Oak color? Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 06/08/2020
      You cannot use the TWP over a different brand of stain. It must be fully removed first by stripping and or sanding. TWP cannot be tinted.
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    Roger Boutin · 06/07/2020
    Is the TWP200 a safe product to use on a wood playground set? Is it kid friendly once cured?
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    Kim · 06/05/2020
    Hello, I have a couple questions on brightening and when to stain.

    1. I have already stripped down the deck and sanded everything, but I need to brighten it yet. Our weather has been a lot of two days sunny next day rain (twin cities), so its been hard to plan when to stain. There looks to be a few rain free days starting next Wednesday (fingers crossed) so that is when I will try to start staining. Can I go ahead and brighten now, or should I wait until I am closer to the day I start staining.

    2. Is there anything I need to do with the deck (besides waiting for it to dry again) since I wrapped up most of the sanding earlier this week.

    3. for rainy locations do you recommend staining sections at a time to see how it goes or is it better to wait for good weather and paint the whole thing at once. was wondering if I should try to paint the railings this weekend while nice before the rain starts again on Tuesday. It rained last night so the deck is still kind of damp from that. I can't win.

    4. Any other words of advice to time this out right. I poured two weeks of prep in to this project and starting to get nervous that the rain will ruin everything.
    Thank you again for any advice.
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      TWP Stains · 06/05/2020
      1. Brighten now is fine.
      2. Nothing else.
      3. Wait for good weather and do all at once.
      4. It can take a ran 12 hours after staining.
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        Kim · 06/05/2020
        Thank you! Your help and advice is very much appreciated.

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    Randi · 06/05/2020
    We installed new cedar deck railing last summer. We applied a water based stain/sealant prior to installation. Unfortunately, it didn’t soak into the wood but rather just seemed to leave an uneven mess. Our deck flooring is composite. What do we need to do to correct this problem before we apply TWP 100 series stain/ sealant this summer? My husband lightly pressure washed yesterday. So the images I’m sending are after the pressure wash.
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    Wylie · 06/04/2020
    Do I have to apply using a sprayer? Could I simply mix with water in a bucket, then use a scrub brush to apply?
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      TWP Stains · 06/04/2020
      Does not work as well this way. Sprayers are more effective and easier as well.
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    Dan Bratcher · 06/04/2020
    I applied two separate coats of 100 series natural to a new pressure treated deck last year 6 months after it was built. This year it looks washed out and dull, Can I just reapply series 100 after cleaning?one coat or two? Would clear water and a power washer be sufficent, it does not look dirty.
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      TWP Stains · 06/04/2020
      Prep with the cleaner and pressure washing and apply one coat.
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    Jennifer · 06/03/2020
    Am I understanding right? This will not peel and will not need to be stripped or sanded to apply another coat in a year or two? I have used items that produce a film or skin and DO NOT want a product that does that. Just had my deck torn out and replaced 2 years ago do that! Does the TWP 100 produce a film/skin?
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      TWP Stains · 06/04/2020
      TWP is a penetrating stain that can be cleaned and reapplied as needed.
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    Jennifer · 06/03/2020
    My pressure treated deck was put in 2 years ago and never treated as well as an old fence that I want to use the TWP 100 on. A week ago I cleaned the wood with another product that cleaned and brightened the wood. Both areas look like new. It has rained several times. Must I use the restore a deck clean and brighten or can I just go right to staining?
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    PaulS · 05/29/2020
    Another question. If I start the stripping process and it takes longer than expected, can I stop and resume the next day? I'm just concerned as the brightener says I need to apply while the stripper is still wet.
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      TWP Stains · 05/29/2020
      Yes, but always best to brighten as soon as possible.
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    PaulS · 05/29/2020
    FYI it looks worse the morning. What can I do?
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      TWP Stains · 05/29/2020
      Did you brighten the wood yet?
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        PaulS · 05/29/2020
        Yes I did the brightening step yesterday. It looks like a lot of grain raising is happening. How do I resolve that and is that normal?
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          TWP Stains · 05/29/2020
          The issue is you over stripped and that caused the furring. The dark spots you were seeing was not old stain but the stripper darkening the pH of the wood internally when applied. This is normal and when you apply the brightener it then neutralizes it out and restores or lightens the wood to a neutral pH balance.

          Let the wood fully dry out. Then you can sand or buff out the raised grain if needed.
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            PaulS · 05/29/2020
            What sandpaper grit do you recommend?
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            PaulS · 05/29/2020
            Ok. I'll try less stripping on the next section.
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        TWP Stains · 05/29/2020
        Let the wood dry and then assess.