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

Reviews

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Great for prepping for reapplication of TWP!

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    Arleen · 05/28/2019
    I'm in Waterloo, Ontario Canada. I have a 15 yr old pressure treated deck. I'm having a professional clean and stain the deck, and I asked him to order the TRP 200.

    1. What colour will show wear the slowest? I thought the gray, since the bare wood turns gray naturally.

    2. In 2 years, if there is wear/fading on the steps or walking areas, can just those areas just be re-stained or does the whole deck need to be re-stained?

    Thanks, Arleen
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      TWP Stains · 05/28/2019
      1. Any colors will wear the same.
      2. You cannot spot recoat. All floors would need to be recoated.
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    Todd Bradbury · 05/22/2019
    We just replaced our cedar deck boards with composite decking and we want to re-stain the railings. Will the Gemini restore kit harm the new decking?
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      TWP Stains · 05/22/2019
      No, it will not harm composite decking.
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    henry · 05/19/2019
    what is the shelf life for the gemini restore a deck kit?
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      TWP Stains · 05/19/2019
      Unmixed in powder form, many years. If you mix water into the cleaner. You have to use within 12-24 hours.
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    JW · 05/18/2019
    I prepped my deck a week ago with the Restore-A-Deck system. It has been raining all week so I haven't been able to stain yet. It doesn't look like I'll be able to stain for another week. Once the wood dries out again will I be ok to stain or should I brighten again?
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      TWP Stains · 05/19/2019
      It should be fine as long as you get to it within 2 weeks. If it goes longer, lightly brighten and pressure rinse again.
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    David · 05/09/2019
    What is wet-on-wet? How long do you wait before you put on the second coat. I have about a 600 square-foot deck. I need to plan how I apply the second coat so I don't apply the second coat to late -- or have difficulty getting navigating around other first coat areas.
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    Don Falcon · 05/09/2019
    4 years ago I prepped and then applied your TWP 101 Cedar, this spring it was turning gray so I power washed and it came back to life with still a hint of the cedar stain. Do I still need to reapply the clearner and brightener or can I just apply another coat of the same 101 cedar?
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      TWP Stains · 05/09/2019
      Use the prep kit first before reapplying.
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    King · 05/02/2019
    I used TWP on my redwood deck about 4 years ago and its time to redo the deck. I plan to use the Gemini cleaner brightner then apply 2 coats of TWP wet on wet. However our dogs have scratched up the deck surface so I want to lightly sand the scratched surfaces. Do I sand first then clean/brighten or the other way around?
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      TWP Stains · 05/02/2019
      Sand first and then clean and brighten.
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    matt · 04/30/2019
    What is the shelf life once opened. If I buy a 5 gallon and only use half how long will the remaining be good.
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    Eric · 04/29/2019
    Should the deck surface be dry or wet before you apply the cleaner and brightener? Had any issues with either of those damaging vinyl siding? So the cleaner can be rinsed with just a garden hose and spray nozzle though using a power washer would be better for that? Any specific amount of time needed between cleaning solution and brightening solution?
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      TWP Stains · 04/29/2019
      Damp. No on vinyl. Apply the cleaner and then pressure wash off after about 15 minutes. Rinse well and then apply the Brightener. Rinse that after 15 minutes.
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    Bob McDermott · 04/29/2019
    I am planning on using the Gemini Restore Kit before application of TWP Stain on my deck. However I do have one question regarding precautions for using the restore kit. My deck is adjacent to my house siding with is hardiboard (OSB) with a faux red cedar 'wood grain' exterior finish. The finish is applied/manufactured in the factory. My concern is whether or not the 'restore' cleaners (and specifically the 'brightener') will damage the existing siding. Please advise.
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    Matt · 04/25/2019
    I have a 20 year old covered porch built with cedar. I have been using an oil based stain (Sikkens) and I'm thinking of switching to TWP. I have sanded the decking to remove the old product.
    Since it is now bare wood, do I still need to use the Gemini restore a deck?

    Should I apply 1 or 2 coats of TWP?
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    Mike B · 04/23/2019
    I have a 50'x12' redwood deck that the previous homeowner used TWP on several years ago. I think it's been atleast 4 years since the last time it was restained and the stain is flaking off with the wood starting to dry out and appear gray in certain areas. I don't know what type of TWP he used or what shade/ color it was.


    How should I proceed to stain the deck again and get back on a recoating schedule to preserve the deck? Should I strip the old stain and start new? or clean and brighten then apply a new coat of TWP with a color I want....?


    Thank you
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    Cindy · 04/22/2019
    I've scrubbed and scrubbed and pressure washed and still can't get all the green spots off the wood. Is it OK to stain over them? Also, I pressure washed a couple of months ago and the wood is already grey. I really don't want to pressure wash again. As long as the surface is free of dirt, can I stain the grey wood?
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      TWP Stains · 04/22/2019
      No, you have to clean again to remove the gray oxidation.
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    Megan · 04/22/2019
    I have cedar siding and a deck that was sealed a few years ago with Flood’s clear sealer and I’d like to use TWP Cedar. What steps do I NEED to take?
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    Charlie Kucmyda · 04/19/2019
    Have a cedar log home that was stained 5yrs. Ago with sikkens stain. Plan on using TWP 1500 on the cedar logs. What prep do I need to take first, Restore a deck stripper or cleaner?
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    Robert McDermott · 04/16/2019
    I live in south central TN and have a large new covered porch built of pressure treated wood and finished in September (7 months ago). Because the porch is covered, there has been minimal UV in that time. I have 2 questions.

    1) Has that been sufficient time for the wood to 'season' before I stain it with TWP 100? (Assuming, of course, that I use your Gemini Deck Cleaner kit.)

    2. I have heard that you can 'speed' the waiting time by lightly sanding and lightly pressure washing to 'break' the barrier created by mill scale and pressure treatment. Do I need to sand. I will if necessary to allow me to stain now, but obviously I'd rather not if it's not necessary.

    Any help appreciated.
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      TWP Stains · 04/16/2019
      1. Yes. Only 1 coat of the TWP.
      2. No, you cannot speed up the waiting time. No need to sand.
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        Robert McDermott · 04/18/2019
        So to summarize and clarify:

        1. I'm good to go now at 7 months with no need to sand.

        2. Your recommendation is 1 coat instead of 2 'wet-on-wet.' Obviously I'd like to save money on material cost, but I'm a bit confused as to the recommendation for 1 coat when most other places on this site the standard recommendation seems to be '2 coats wet-on-wet.' Sorry to be dense, but could you clarify a bit?

        3. And on a totally different subject, I'm a bit confused about the need/utility to pressure wash. I understand the pressure washing is to wash off residue, but exactly where in the preparation process does pressure washing fit?

        A. After the deck cleaner but before the brightener?
        B. After the brightener?
        C. Someplace else in the sequence?

        Thanks in advance for the help.
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    Jon · 04/15/2019
    We have an 8 year old pine deck, with railings and steps in NY. We used the RAD cleaner and brightener 4 years ago. We coated with 1515 honeytone. I am planning on doing the same process this season. First, if I am going back with the same stain tone/color do I need the stripper or can I go with the cleaner and brightener?
    Second, I have an unopened can of the 1515 honeytone dated 3/2015. Is that stain still able to be used or is it too old?
    Third, should this be a reapply coat or a full coat after cleaning and brightening? I assume full coat (2 coats wet on wet)


    Jon
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      TWP Stains · 04/15/2019
      1. Just Clean and Brighten
      2. Hard to say. Best to open and make sure it mixes evenly without clumping.
      3. Since it has been 4 years, do the two light coats wet on wet.
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    Richard · 04/14/2019
    I have a deck with new pine 2x6 planks and it has never been stained.. It has dried for 1 year and now we are ready to stain. Is this the proper preparation product?
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    Mike · 04/10/2019
    After I perform the gemini clean and brighten to existing deck, do I need to need to stain within 1 week or 2 weeks...or what would be max timeline I can wait before staining. Sometimes the rain pushes staining back till the next weekend.
    Thanks
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    Elizabeth · 04/08/2019
    We have an old pine deck. We've removed all the paint and primer and did an overall good sand with a floor sander. I needed to go over some of the boards were the paint/primer was really sticking with a belt sander. Now those boards look very new, while others are more gray. Do I need to sand down the gray boards? We intend to order the RAD kit to clean and brighten. If I don't sand the gray boards down more, will the RAD kit help even out the look once we stain?
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      TWP Stains · 04/08/2019
      The RAD prep kit will remove the gray. No need to sand.
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        Elizabeth · 04/08/2019
        Thank you! All things considered, I live in Colorado with full sun and snow. I have access to the 100 series, but I have my eye on the honeytone in the 1515. Do you recommend the 100 or 1500? What color in the 100 would be closest to the 1515? Also, will left over stain in the 5 gallon bucket last a few years?
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          TWP Stains · 04/08/2019
          TWP 115 Honeytone is the correct stain for this in CO. No, opened containers will not last a few years.