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 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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    Robyn · 06/23/2018
    How long do I have in between cleaner/brighter and staining?
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      TWP Stains · 06/23/2018
      Wait 48 hours after the prep and try to stain within 2 weeks.
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    Doug · 06/21/2018
    I built a large, covered porch (650 sq ft) 2 years ago, and used TWP California Redwood 1511 on the cedar decking. I would like to restain the flooring and need some guidance on how best to proceed. Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 06/21/2018
      Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit for this.
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    Patrick · 06/18/2018
    My wood fence is about 18 months old. Would the 2 step cleaner and brightner products be enough prep work? What is the process to use the 2 step cleaner? Must I use a pressure washer after I apply the cleaner? If so how much psi is recommended? Can I apply the wood stain with a Wagner paint sprayer?
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      TWP Stains · 06/19/2018
      You will need a pressure washer while using the Step 1 Cleaner. PSI is relative to how far away you are from the wood. a 3000 psi machine is fine because you will wash at 8-12 inches away. This reduces the psi to less than 1/2 of the machines rating. You can spray the TWP stain but you will need to back wipe for even application.
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        Patrick · 06/19/2018
        And roller and brush would be good to apply stain?
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          TWP Stains · 06/19/2018
          Stain pad is best. Brush is second best.
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        Patrick · 06/19/2018
        Thanks... so I can
        Apply the cleaner with a pump sprayer, let it sit, and then pressure wash? Do I apply the brightener with a pump sprayer as well and let it stay/not rinse?
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          TWP Stains · 06/19/2018
          Lightly rinse the brightener. No pressure washing is needed on the brightener. Rest is correct.
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    Greg · 06/18/2018
    Stained new deck last year with 1530 Natural last summer. I'd like to add another coat this summer. Can I just add another coat or is it necessary to use the "Cleaner" and "Brightener". I don't want to strip the old stain off. Just trying to add another coat. Thanks in advance.
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      TWP Stains · 06/19/2018
      Yes, you always have to prep by removing any dirt or grime.
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    Steve F · 06/14/2018
    What is the maximum time you can go between cleaning then pressure washing, and applying the brightener? I found it took me a long time to do the pressure washing on my smaller porch and stairs. My other is at least twice as large. Should I do it in sections (both cleaning and brightening) since it will probably take 2 hours for the pressure washing? It says to let cleaner sit 15 minutes, but it was actually on much longer as I worked my way down. Should I have at least hosed it all prior to pressure washing?

    Thanks for your help so far!
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      TWP Stains · 06/14/2018
      Do the cleaner/pressure washing in sections. Brighten all when done on the same day.
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        Steve F · 06/15/2018
        How long can I go before I brighten? It may take 2 days to complete the stairs, alone. Weather is to heat up and I want to do it in the shade, so that limits the amount of time I can spend.
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          TWP Stains · 06/15/2018
          Try to brighten the same day for best results.
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    Brian Deegan · 06/13/2018
    I am at the point of using Restore-A-Deck. I would like to know if I can apply it with a light rain predicted today before I finally get 3-4 days of sun? When I do apply it do I use a sprayer to put it down on the boards? Do I need to scrub the Restore-A-Deck product into the deck with a scrub brush? When applying the stripper and then the brightener do I need to wait between applications and do I need to wash off the first application before putting the 2nd (brightener) down? Thanks again for the help.
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      TWP Stains · 06/13/2018
      Light rain will not hurt the prep. Best to apply the products with a pump sprayer and then pressure wash off. You have to do all the Stripping first, rinse and then brightener.

      All directions are on the containers and the product pages as well.
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    Mike · 06/12/2018
    Reusing some older p/t pine deck wood. Some of the old wood have 'impressions' or lines in them only when wet. This is because these boards were flipped and the lines are from where they rested on the support beams. Sanding and cleaning has not removed the line/impressions when they get wet. Will this go away once stained with TWP100? If not, any recommendations?
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      TWP Stains · 06/12/2018
      The TWP is a semi-transparent stain so any imperfections or line marks will show through when stained.
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    Carl · 06/11/2018
    After using Restore-A-Deck on my T&G Douglas Fir porch, the cleaning/treatment process pulled some discoloration which bloomed out of the joints. Black stains, from old nails, even after sinking them 3/8"+ deep and plugging with glued wood plugs. Faint greenish stains, from Wood-Life Copper Coat, used to treat the underlying framing. And one curious orange stain from who-knows-what. I think another R-A-D wash would just repeat or worsen the problem. Can these be lightly spot treated to remove from the surface?
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      TWP Stains · 06/11/2018
      The black is rust from your nails. Try just the brightener over all. It should remove the black rust spots and should help with the green.
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    Brian Deegan · 06/11/2018
    A couple questions. I replaced almost half of my deck boards, power washed the entire deck, re-hammered all the nails that were up, and sanded the entire deck with a rented sander in the Fall of 2017 and was told to let it weather over the winter. I'm ready to stain now and have these questions?
    1. Do I need to power wash again before using your Restore-A-Deck product?
    2. Do I need to hose down the deck BEFORE I apply the Restore-A-Deck product?
    3. How long do I need to wait after using the Restore-A-Deck product before I can begin to stain?
    Thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 06/11/2018
      1. Yes.
      2. No need.
      3. 48 hours.
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        Brian Deegan · 06/17/2018
        I stained my deck yesterday and it looks great-thanks for all of your help. But I do need a bit more assistance on a few things. The boards I replaced are noticeably lighter than the others -is there something I can/should do to correct that? Should I go back and stain just those new boards with an extra coat and if so should it be done today before it fully dries or can it be done tomorrow? I also noticed a few of the last spots I finished are still shiny wet and not sure why-it could be they are not getting enough sun and there is very little wind here in NJ the last 2 days. It has also been getting increasingly hot (90+) and more and more humid-expecting 100 degrees tomorrow. Will that change in temps affect the drying process-I do not want to put anything back on the deck or even allow my dog across it until I'm sure it's dry and doesn't need a 2nd coat on the new boards. Thanks again for helping.
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          TWP Stains · 06/18/2018
          No. The new boards will be lighter as they are less absorbent. Adding more will not fix this and could create an issue where the TWP cannot soak in.

          The shiny spots are areas where the stain was most likely over applied. You can back wipe off the excess now but it will cure and even out over time. If you have any oil rags, saturate them in water and lay flat to dry outdoors.
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            Brian Deegan · 06/18/2018
            As always thanks for the great advice. I will send a couple of pics later.
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              Brian Deegan · 06/18/2018
              Here are 2 pics-please let me know your thoughts on how it turned out and if I need to do anything further.
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                TWP Stains · 06/18/2018
                No way to even this out now. Strip and brighen in two years and it will all blend then.
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                  Brian Deegan · 06/18/2018
                  Ok. What should I have done prior to staining that would have evened it out?? I said from the beginning that I had to replace a lot of boards so I don't understand why you responded like that?
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                    TWP Stains · 06/19/2018
                    There is nothing you could have done to even out new wood and old wood. It is not the TWP stains fault, but the way the wood takes the stain based on porosity. It will not be an issue for future applications, only the first time staining the new boards.
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    Brian Deegan · 06/10/2018
    Can you point me to any videos that show the best way to use the restore-a-deck products? I've checked Youtube and have not been able to locate anything that is very helpful. Do you have any videos on this website? If not that would be a great thing to add. Thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 06/10/2018
      I am sorry but we do not have any videos as of yet.
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    Pstrick · 06/08/2018
    Will it harm composite decking?
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    Zory · 06/06/2018
    We just used Gemini restore deck cleaner and brightner on our new deck that we built in February in preparation to stain with twp 101. The wood looks like it got eaten away. There was shreds of wood coming off when rinsing. IS that normal?
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      Greg · 06/18/2018
      Had same issue. Gotta sand it. Mine happened from getting too close with the pressure washer. gotta be careful depending on how much PSI your machine has.
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      TWP Stains · 06/06/2018
      That is oxidation of the wood fibers that you did not get removed completely during the prep, not a result of the cleaner. Either reclean, getting closer to the wood with the pressure washer or lightly buff off the wood fibers with a sanding pad.
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    Steve · 06/05/2018
    I built my deck last year in July with pressure treated pine wood and want to stain it this spring. Is TWP 200 the right product? Do I have to prep with the Restore-a-Deck kit although the deck is pretty new and clean?
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      TWP Stains · 06/05/2018
      Yes, you will have to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. As for the stain, use the TWP 100 or the 1500 Series.
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        Steve · 06/06/2018
        I am here in Western Canada, so in my understanding the TWP 100 is not an option. Why the TWP 1500 over the TWP 200? I would like to stain in a semi-transparent, medium brown tone. Which would you recommend, rustic or dark oak respectively russet or butternut brown. How many coats will likely be required?
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          TWP Stains · 06/06/2018
          Only the TWP 200 is an option for Canada. It is a semi-transparent stain. Use Butternut. 1-2 coats depending on the age of the wood.
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    Carl · 06/02/2018
    I bought the 1501 stain and the Restore-A-Deck (RAD) kit. However, the 1501 can only mentions a bleach solution wash. Should I use BOTH a bleach wash AND the RAD prep? If yes, which one should be done first? If no, which one is better for first-time prep of newly sanded old (Douglas Fir) wood?
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    Keith · 06/02/2018
    I recently used the 2 step restore a deck & TWP 101 stain on my deck. I just added a deck skirt using 1x6 kiln dried pt wood. When I apply the cleaner/brightner to the skirt do I need to make sure it doesn't get on the recently stained deck?
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      TWP Stains · 06/03/2018
      Just be careful by rinsing any overspray right away and you should be okay.
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    Kip Owen · 05/29/2018
    New cedar deck put in August 2017 (Chicago area). It was not stained and now I'm getting ready to stain it. Do I use the cleaner and then the brightener? Or just the cleaner?
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      TWP Stains · 05/29/2018
      Cleaner and the brightener for the prep.
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    scott emsweller · 05/19/2018
    My red cedar deck was installed in the Fall of 2017. I live in Indiana, I waited until this Spring 2018 to stain. I decided to use the Gemini clean and brightener with the 1500 series stain. After I used the cleaner and brightener the wood had white splotchy areas. Will repeating the 2 step process remove the white areas? It looks good when it is "wet". How long should I wait before I repeat the process?
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      TWP Stains · 05/20/2018
      Hello, the white is oxidized wood cells that did not come off fully when you were washing. They typically do not show when stained as the stain will darken the wood.
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    Joe · 05/17/2018
    In the spring of 2015 (3 years ago) I installed my 6' cedar privacy fence in Minnesota. I did not pressure wash and stain during that summer and have been dragging my feet ever since. I have started to pressure wash my fence and it is cleaning up very well, in preparation to start staining. I have purchased the TWP 100 Series (101 cedartone). My question is - since I'm applying the stain for the first time ever on this 3 year old fence after pressure washing, do I need to use any cleaners/wood brightener prior to staining? I have included a picture of my fence (right side has been pressure washed, left side has not)
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      TWP Stains · 05/17/2018
      The cleaning looks decent but it would be best to apply a brightener before staining.
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    joe · 05/15/2018
    i stained my deck with twp 1501 2 or 3 years ago. should i clean and brighten before re-staining?
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      TWP Stains · 05/16/2018
      Yes. Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Cindy55 · 05/14/2018
    I stripped,cleaned and brightened and stained my deck last year it has faded somewhat I just want to freshen up color with water proof should I just use the brighter or just power wash lightly and restain
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      TWP Stains · 05/15/2018
      Use the Cleaner and pressure wash gently. A brightener will not work for prep of a maintenance coat.