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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    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.
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    Richard Felts · 05/10/2018
    The prep work is done on my cedar deck (via Restore-a-Deck Steps 1 and 2) and I'm ready to stain. My only remaining question is about timing. I plan to apply a single coat of 1500 Series stain this year (not two coats, wet-on-wet). I am assuming i need to let the deck dry for 48 hours after Step 2 OR 48 hours after a rain shower, whichever comes last. I'm also assuming I need to apply the stain when there is no risk of rain for the next 48 hours. That means I need a window of 96 hours without rain. Is this a good assumption? My deck is on the west side of the house. It's in total shade until noon and total sunshine from noon to sunset. There are no trees, roof overhangs, pergolas or anything else. The deck is raised off the ground and air circulation is excellent. Are my assumptions of 48 hours before and 48 hours after staining good ones?
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      TWP Stains · 05/15/2018
      48 hours after prep before applying the stain. It should be rain free for 12-24 hours after applying.
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    Alan · 05/10/2018
    What should i do with my under an oak deck that is getting too much sap from tne tree? I already cleaned it and ready to apply the twp, but wonder if it will last. Any additive to help the twp 502i?
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      TWP Stains · 05/10/2018
      Nothing you can do to help or prevent tree sap.
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        Alan · 05/10/2018
        So if i apply a new coat of my 502i it will turn black after a short period? I dont want to take it down.
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          TWP Stains · 05/10/2018
          FYI, there is no such thing as 502i. Do you mean 1502? Not sure what you mean about turning black. TWP does not do this but the sap may. No way to prevent this.
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    Doug · 05/10/2018
    My deck attaches to the second story of my painted hardy backer sided home. Will this harm the paint? ie: leave streaks or cause it to lift? It will be running down the painted wall of the first story.
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      TWP Stains · 05/10/2018
      It should not harm the paint. Make sure to rinse the wall off when done to remove the cleaner and the dirt.
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    Whitney · 05/04/2018
    The picture is one piece of wood cleaned, power washed, then brightened. The other piece is cleaned and brightened with low wash. Was stained 2 years ago with TWP. Is my problem with the one piece just not power washed hard enough or do I need to strip wood?
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      TWP Stains · 05/04/2018
      Not enough pressure. Try to make it look li the board on the right.
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    Jim C. · 05/04/2018
    my cedar deck is completely surrounded by brick pavers. Will the restore-a-deck harm the pavers or degrade the paver grout.
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      TWP Stains · 05/04/2018
      Hello,

      The issue you are having is two-fold. When you applied two years ago the stain was over applied. You can tell this because the stain that is on there now did not soak in and dried on top of the surface. This is why you see the strands coming off the top. If the TWP had soaked correctly into the wood, you would have an even cleaning with not lifting. Because of the over-application you are using the wrong prep. You need to use the Stripper kit instead of the Cleaner:
      https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stain-stripper-detail

      This is the same process as the cleaner, it just removes the TWP fully. Apply and pressure wash off. Brighten when done.

      This will set you up for normal cleaning and brightening down the road as long as you do not over apply again.
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    Hunter · 05/03/2018
    Hi! I stained new cedar deck 2 years ago with TWP 103 Dark Oak. I’m going to reapply stain so I purchased Gemini cleaner and brighter. I used a power wash after cleaner. Am I not using enough pressure or should the old stain stay on as much as it is? I’m afraid to etch the wood. If not enough pressure, can I repeat the cleaning/brightening steps right away? There is a lot of wood strands on the wood still.
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    Brandon · 05/03/2018
    Used a the part one and two system. Waited the 48hr for drying. Question is it seemed to leave some water stains, will the stains show through after it is stained? Does it need to be clean again?
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      TWP Stains · 05/03/2018
      Hard to say. Please post a picture.
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          TWP Stains · 05/03/2018
          Is the new wood? You cannot stain new wood right away. The "green" bleed through is the pressure treated chemicals inside the wood leaching out after the prep.

          See this about new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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            Brandon · 05/03/2018
            Deck was built in August 2017. So 8- 9 months ago. So back to my question, will these “chemicals” show through the stain or do I need to use your product to clean again to remove the chemical stains?
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              TWP Stains · 05/03/2018
              It will show through. Let the wood dry out for another month or two and then redo the prep.
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                Brandon · 06/06/2018
                So I believe I have enough part 1 for the section that I had to wait on. But I do not have part 2. Is there a way for me to purchase part 2 w/o part 1?
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    Richard Felts · 05/01/2018
    I have applied Step 1 (the cleaner) to my cedar deck. The wood appears much cleaner while wet but the deck is covered in a light, blotchy white deposit when everything drys. Will Step 2 (the brightener) remove this deposit or must I repeat Step 1 before using the brightener?
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      TWP Stains · 05/01/2018
      That is most likely wood pulp from the cleaning that did not get rinsed off when you were done with the cleaning. Try a high-pressure rinse.
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        Richard Felts · 05/01/2018
        For Step 1, I used a garden hose with nozzle, which gives good velocity but not he same as I’d get using a pressure washer. Am I likely to have some success using the same hose/nozzle (along with a good-quality deck brush) doing the second rinse you suggest or this really a case for a pressure washer?
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          TWP Stains · 05/02/2018
          Pressure washer. You are not getting all of the oxidized (gray) wood fibers off the wood with the garden hose.
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            Richard Felts · 05/02/2018
            Got it. One final question. I'll arrange for a pressure washer but it won't happen for a week or so. I know the purpose of Step 2 is to brighten the wood and to counteract the acidity of the cleaner from Step 1. Is there any harm to my cedar from leaving the residue of the cleaner on the deck for another week? Or should I do Step 2 now and clean up the fiber with the pressure washer in a week when it's available? Many thanks for your helpful suggestions.
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              TWP Stains · 05/02/2018
              At this point, you can just brighten after you are down cleaning.