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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    TWP Stains · 06/06/2017
    bossmansmith:
    I use Restore-A-Deck kit in 2016 and it ended up removing some of my existing TWP 100 (stained in 2014) so I had to sand everything down and start from scratch instead of just a maintenance coat.
    I only have time and energy for maintenance coat this year, (2017). I have cleaned everything with soapy water and it looks good except for 2 issues.
    1) I have some small black streaking on the top handrail. Can I use safely use this to clean and brighten without removing the existing stain which has otherwise held up well over the last year?
    2) i had an offset umbrella out all year and during cleaning noticed the area under it has not faded at all, I do not want to strip or sand the whole deck for this 2ft by 2ft area, any ideas? I can put umbrella back in same place to hide it if only way to lessen the difference is strip and/or sand.

    The Gemini Kit is designed for prepping when reapplying the TWP, not just for general cleaning as it may remove some of the current stain. This is normal for prep.

    Best to put the umbrella back in the same spot if not reapplying the TWP.
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    Brian Smith · 06/06/2017
    I use Restore-A-Deck kit in 2016 and it ended up removing some of my existing TWP 100 (stained in 2014) so I had to sand everything down and start from scratch instead of just a maintenance coat.
    I only have time and energy for maintenance coat this year, (2017). I have cleaned everything with soapy water and it looks good except for 2 issues.
    1) I have some small black streaking on the top handrail. Can I use safely use this to clean and brighten without removing the existing stain which has otherwise held up well over the last year?
    2) i had an offset umbrella out all year and during cleaning noticed the area under it has not faded at all, I do not want to strip or sand the whole deck for this 2ft by 2ft area, any ideas? I can put umbrella back in same place to hide it if only way to lessen the difference is strip and/or sand.
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    TWP Stains · 06/05/2017
    SteveL0213:
    Good morning,
    What is the typical time frame/sequence following steps 1 & 2 before applying new stain? How long after Step 1 to wait for Step 2 and how long following Step 2 to re-stain?

    Thanks.

    Step 2 goes on right after you are done with the Step 1, while wood is wet. Wait 48 hours to dry before staining.
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    SteveL0213 · 06/05/2017
    Good morning,
    What is the typical time frame/sequence following steps 1 & 2 before applying new stain? How long after Step 1 to wait for Step 2 and how long following Step 2 to re-stain?

    Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 06/04/2017
    Doug Adamson:
    We have a new screened porch with pressure treated pine sides. We are located in AL and are planning to use TWP100 after waiting a couple of months for aging/drying. The floor of the porch is slate with a sealer,enhancer on it. I understand the need for the Gemini prep kit but am concerned with potential damage to the finish of the slate floor. Should I be?

    Wait 4-12 months before staining. No issues with this Kit harming a sealer for slate.
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    Doug Adamson · 06/04/2017
    We have a new screened porch with pressure treated pine sides. We are located in AL and are planning to use TWP100 after waiting a couple of months for aging/drying. The floor of the porch is slate with a sealer,enhancer on it. I understand the need for the Gemini prep kit but am concerned with potential damage to the finish of the slate floor. Should I be?
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    TWP Stains · 06/03/2017
    Kcoyle11:
    I stained with TWP a year ago and i want to restain it. I have some rust spots from metal furniture will the restore a deck remove these or will i need to strip the TWP and sand?

    Depends on how deep the rust has soaked in. Sanding may not even be able to get it out. The Step 2 brightener is the most effective at removing rust stains, not the cleaner or stripper.
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    Kevin · 06/02/2017
    I stained with TWP a year ago and i want to restain it. I have some rust spots from metal furniture will the restore a deck remove these or will i need to strip the TWP and sand?
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    TWP Stains · 05/29/2017
    ross57023:
    When I use the cleaner to prep my deck for staining. Do I also need to use the brightener after the 1st step. I'm not taking of my twp stain I put on. Just re doing my stain to protect the wood from sun snow ect...

    It is helpful to use the brightener to neutralize after the cleaner.
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    Ross Pallante · 05/29/2017
    When I use the cleaner to prep my deck for staining. Do I also need to use the brightener after the 1st step. I'm not taking of my twp stain I put on. Just re doing my stain to protect the wood from sun snow ect...
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    TWP Stains · 05/29/2017
    bart spinelli:
    I used twp 1530 about 3 years ago for my deck. I want to give it a new coat. do I need to preclean and if so with what. thank you. bart

    Yes, prep with the Gemini Restore kit.
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    bart spinelli · 05/28/2017
    I used twp 1530 about 3 years ago for my deck. I want to give it a new coat. do I need to preclean and if so with what. thank you. bart
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    TWP Stains · 05/25/2017
    Steve Carrara:
    I have a cedar deck that is three years old. every year, I have used B Moore Arbor coat semi Trans Oil Based Cedar stain following the recommended cleaning procedure. I am not at all satisfied with the longevity of this overpriced product. I would like to start over by using the Gemini restore kit and then TWP oil based. Once the deck is prepped and allowed to dry. Am I correct in my understanding that your product is a two coat wet on wet process? Also, were can I see your color samples?
    Steve Carrara

    Hello, to prep your deck you will need to remove all of the old coatings of the BM Arborcoat fully from the wood. This cannot be cleaned or stripped off. Most likely you will need to sand to remove the Arborcoat. Once removed, you do apply wet on wet. Samples are here: https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    Steve Carrara · 05/25/2017
    I have a cedar deck that is three years old. every year, I have used B Moore Arbor coat semi Trans Oil Based Cedar stain following the recommended cleaning procedure. I am not at all satisfied with the longevity of this overpriced product. I would like to start over by using the Gemini restore kit and then TWP oil based. Once the deck is prepped and allowed to dry. Am I correct in my understanding that your product is a two coat wet on wet process? Also, were can I see your color samples?
    Steve Carrara
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    TWP Stains · 05/25/2017
    DonH:
    I am about to use Restore-A-Deck on 4+ years old White Oak outdoor park benches. There is no close by water source. I will be taking 2 or 3 5 gallon buckets of water. I can get more if required.

    Can I use Step #1 on one day and Step #2 on the next day and following that a few days later with the TWP Stain I also purchased?

    Any other hints.

    Step 1 and Step 2 should be the same day. Apply the Step 1 and scrub to remove all graying and dirt. Rinse and apply the Step 2 right away. Rinse and let dry for 48 hours before staining.
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    DonH · 05/24/2017
    I am about to use Restore-A-Deck on 4+ years old White Oak outdoor park benches. There is no close by water source. I will be taking 2 or 3 5 gallon buckets of water. I can get more if required.

    Can I use Step #1 on one day and Step #2 on the next day and following that a few days later with the TWP Stain I also purchased?

    Any other hints.
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    TWP Stains · 05/10/2017
    ross57023:
    The Gemini cleaner and brightener as I apply and it gets on glass will that hurt it or stain it when it dries. Can I clean it of easily once the deck is completed. I don't want to mark up the glass with your kit. thanks

    The Gemini Kit does not harm glass but make sure to rinse well when done and while wet to remove any soap, dirt, etc. It will make the cleanup much easier.
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    Ross Pallante · 05/10/2017
    The Gemini cleaner and brightener as I apply and it gets on glass will that hurt it or stain it when it dries. Can I clean it of easily once the deck is completed. I don't want to mark up the glass with your kit. thanks
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    TWP Stains · 05/10/2017
    Melodie Martin:
    I have pressure washed my 6 yr old unstained deck. Do I really need to clean and brighten it? Also i want to approximate the chocolate brown trim on my windows; which color would be closest to a med-dark chocolate i.e. no red tone.?
    Thanks!

    Yes, you should clean and brighten. Prep is key in the final outcome and performance. Dark Oak color would be closest.
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    Melodie Martin · 05/09/2017
    I have pressure washed my 6 yr old unstained deck. Do I really need to clean and brighten it? Also i want to approximate the chocolate brown trim on my windows; which color would be closest to a med-dark chocolate i.e. no red tone.?
    Thanks!