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!

TWP Stains

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    Remon Samara · 04/30/2022
    I've seen some that suggest to add varnish/polyurethane to their stain. Is that something possible with TWP or not a good idea
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      TWP Stains · 04/30/2022
      No. You can never add a varnish to a deck stain. It would ruin the TWP coating and would result in peeling as well. 
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    Remon Samara · 04/29/2022
    Do I sand before using the gemini kit or after.  Ive always been told sanding is last step before staining or doesn't matter?
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      TWP Stains · 04/29/2022
      Sand first. Clean and brighten is the last step.
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    Mark B · 04/28/2022
    I have a ten year old cedar deck that has been treated every other year with the Restore-A-Deck Cleaner and Brightener followed by TWP 120.  This year, due to some major differences in the existing finish between areas of the deck that tale a lot of direct sunlight and those that don't see any, I chose to sand all of the surface boards.  Is it advisable to still use the cleaner and brightener?  Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 04/28/2022
      Yes, this will open up the grain of the wood so the TWP can soak in better.
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        Jeanne · 04/28/2022
        At what point in the process should the sanding be done?
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          TWP Stains · 04/29/2022
          If you sand, do it first or between the cleaner and the brightener.
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        Mark B · 04/28/2022
        I thought that might be the case.  Thanks for the reply!
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    Jeanne · 04/27/2022
    I am preparing to retreat my wood deck that has previously been treated with TWP cedartone and will retreat with same product.
    I am planning to use the Gemini RAD kit
    Do I also need to use a stripper?  If so, before cleaner?  
    And is this correct process:
    1. Powerwash (what PSI)
    2. Stripper (if needed)
    3. Cleaner
    4. Brightner wait 20 min
    5. Rinse
    6. 48 hours for drying
    7. TWPStain
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      TWP Stains · 04/27/2022
      No need to strip. The steps are correct!
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    Ellen · 04/19/2022
    We have outdoor carpet on the base of our deck.  Will the cleaner and brightener bleach the carpet if I do not cover it with plastic?
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      TWP Stains · 04/19/2022
      Possibly but hard to say for certain. Best to cover.
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    Remon Samara · 04/14/2022
    Is it safe on aluminum metal spindles? What approach to take if not.  Its a brand new weathered deck
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      TWP Stains · 04/15/2022
      It should be but always test spot first. 
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    Melissa Schiller · 04/04/2022
    We had a painter put on the TWP 101 last summer. When we tried to clean some mold off of a step with water and dawn soap last week, the stain came off too. Do we need to start over and clean, brighten and restain? What about the rest of the deck...should we clean, brighten and stain the whole thing again or just put another coat of stain on the rest?
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      TWP Stains · 04/05/2022
      Use the Gemini Prep Kit on all and then restain all of the wood.
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    roberto blackman · 04/01/2022
    The instruction are silent to this....Is there a time limit for the brightener before washing it off If so, what is it?  Can it be applied and left on without rinsing off?
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      TWP Stains · 04/01/2022
      Best to rinse the Brightener after 10-20 minutes. 
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    Chris · 03/26/2022
    I left the brightener on overnight. Can I just rinse it now, and then wait 48 hours, or does the process need to be started over?
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      TWP Stains · 03/27/2022
      Rinse and then wait 48 hours.
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    elaine · 03/18/2022
    What method of application in your opinion is the best ?  Paintbrush, roller or rag?
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      TWP Stains · 03/19/2022
      Stain pads and then brushes are best for applying the TWP Stains.
      https://www.twpstain.com/wood-and-deck-stains/application-tools/brushes-stain-pads
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        Niles Polzine · 04/28/2022
        This answer caught me by surprise.  I've always applied TWP Cedar Tone 101 with a pump sprayer and brushed the cracks.  Even bought the recommended sprayer for oil based products.  My 20 y.o. PT pine deck is showing a little cupping, so I don't see a stain pad working well.  Are stain pads really now the recommended method of application?
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          TWP Stains · 04/29/2022
          You can spray TWP and back brush it. The persons above asked about Paintbrush, roller or rags. Of those, you want stain pads and brushes.
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    Pete · 03/14/2022
    I stain my cedar deck with twp1500 two years ago and I want to use RERSTORE A DECK solid do I have to total strip it and  strip-clean- and Brightener kit 
               Thank you pete
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      TWP Stains · 03/14/2022
      Strip and Brighten for prep. 
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    Ridersonthestorm · 03/08/2022
    I just did step 1 and 2 over the weekend.  Wood looked cleaned and bright. 

     Plan was to apply stain this weekend but temperatures are dropping down into the 30's over the weekend for a few days. 

    Is it ok that there is a few weeks between doing the Restore A deck and applying the stain? 

    I won't need to clean again, right?  
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      TWP Stains · 03/08/2022
      If longer than 2 weeks lightly redo the prep.
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    Brad · 03/07/2022
    We stained a dock last year with the Pecan 120 stain and it looked great. We want to apply another coat this year because the wood really soaked in the stain as the summer went on. If I use the Gemini kit cleaner followed by the brightener will the wood be too bright or a slightly different color after brightening and re-staining? We brightened last year before the first application, but I feel it just needs cleaned for the re-stain this year. Would you still suggest the brightener?
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      TWP Stains · 03/08/2022
      You need the Brightener to neutralize the cleaner. It does not “brighten” the stain. 
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    Elaine · 03/04/2022
    Hi ,
    I am getting ready to restain with TWP black walnut  on my screened in porch. Where the rug and furniture are the original stain is a little darker than the exposed area. Will the gemini restore a deck give me a clean enough surface to have an  even finish as far as color?
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      TWP Stains · 03/04/2022
      Best to use the Restore A Deck Stripper Kit to ensure an even application. 
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    Dan · 02/06/2022
    I am building a pergola.  Should I prep the new lumber with Restore a Deck prior to staining? And will it stain or harm my concrete driveway if I use it as my work surface?
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    Ridersonthestorm · 01/19/2022
    Do I need to wait until temperatures are same range as staining temps to use the Restore A Deck kit?  It's not above 50 yet consistently.  
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    Paula · 10/12/2021
    How soon after you finish with the cleaner can you use the brightener? Does it have to dry between the two products?
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      Paula · 10/12/2021
      Forgive the question...found the answer in your prep instructions.
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    Doug · 10/05/2021
    I have a pressure-treated deck that's about two months old, with no signs of graying. Do I still need to apply Gemini before applying TWP? Thanks!
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    PHIL · 09/30/2021
    I applied TWP 116 rustic about 5 yrs. ago, after "prepping" the new wood.  What prep is recommended for app. now?
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      TWP Stains · 10/01/2021
      Use the Gemini Restore a Deck kit.
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    Jon Armao · 09/29/2021
    My contractor had a Restore-A-Deck Kit already. How do I return the one I bought for a refund?