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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    Teresa · 04/30/2018
    Iam cleaning a dock that has aluminium around the wood and steel frame and wheels underneath. Do i need to tape up or protect either the aluminum or steel from this product. will it harm either one if it comes in contact with them?
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    Deborah Klibanoff · 04/29/2018
    i have a lenova yoga laptop , model two years old
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    Deborah Klibanoff · 04/29/2018
    I already have 5 gal of TWP 100 and will buy more. Please let me know how much total stain and Gemini I need for this project.

    Fence: 160 ft long x 8 ft high. The photo shows fence has slats too, not just wide boards. Deck: 13 x14, no railings or steps, and has not been stained since installing two summers ago.

    Fence: I only need 110 ft both sides and 70 feet one side ( the opposite side of this was stained prior to installation and is covered by metal roofing due to a uncooperative neighbor who would not let me stain or maintain after the fence installation).

    Fence and deck are smooth AYC decking. Each board is 5 5/8" by 7/8". I am not sure the photos uploaded, I tried twice.

    Thank you

    Deb
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      TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
      Hello, could you please give us a total sq, footage of all wood added up?
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        Deborah Klibanoff · 04/29/2018
        I am getting 2476 Sf and his includes both sides of the fence on two sides, one side of fence on 70 ft side and 12 x 13 deck.
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          TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
          For two coats applied to this, you will need about 20-25 total gallons.
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            Deborah Klibanoff · 04/29/2018
            reading your website over and over for a year before and since building this fence in order to pick the best stain and understand the best application I saw that new wood, particularly smooth planed wood only needs one coat of stain the first time. Why are you suggesting two coats for the first application?
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              TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
              How old is the wood? I thought you said two years?
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                Deborah Klibanoff · 04/29/2018
                the deck is two years old, never stained and the fence installation ended last Nov, not stained except behind vertical fascia as the photo in email shows
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                  TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
                  Two coats for the deck and only one on the fence. About 15-20 gallons for all wood.
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            TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
            Hello Deborah,

            Could you please elaborate on the issues with the photo uploading? Did it give you an error message? What browser and type of computer are you using?

            Thanks
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    Jim Clark · 04/29/2018
    I stripped my cedar deck last spring with RAD Stain Stripper, then applied RAD Brightener and applied TWP 1501 Cedartone stain. I have a lot of blackening on he deck this year, as indicated in the attached picture. Do I need to strip it again this year or should I use the Gemini Restore-A-Deck products to clean it and then restrain? Thanks in advance
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      TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
      Hello, please post a picture.
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        Jim Clark · 04/29/2018
        I have attempted to post/upload a picture several times, but it won't allow me to do so. Do you have an email address I can send it to you?
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          TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
          Picture of deck
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            TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
            You can clean off this dirt with the Gemini Restore Kit. No need for the stripper.
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          TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
          Are the images files smaller than 3mb? What browser are you using?

          You can also reply to the email notification that is sent.
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    Deborah Klibanoff · 04/28/2018
    Part two of Alaskan Yellow Cedar Seattle fence and deck: wood is kiln dried and very smooth. I need to stain as soon as we have a few days of dry weather so I can begin landscaping project. The deck looks weathered and gray but the fence boards have not turned gray or weathered yet. The Gemini cleaner will help remove the sappy wax from the boards being planed?
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      TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
      The Gemini Cleaner will not remove tree sap.
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        Deborah Klibanoff · 04/29/2018
        Thank you for your speedy reply. I think I miswrote what I was thinking.

        Because I have smooth decking for fence and deck, it is the mill glaze, not tree sap I was trying to ask about. The fence was exposed to lots of rain but not much sun since its completion late Nov 2017. We have more sunny days in a row coming up that will help with weathering until I can clean in a next two weeks. There is light to moderate scattered areas of black mildew on them.

        Will the Gemini cleaner remove whatever amount of glaze that is left so the stain will be better absorbed?
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    Deborah Klibanoff · 04/28/2018
    A new 160 ft long, 8 ft tall fence using Alaskan Yellow cedar was completed end of Nov 2017. I also have a two year old 10x10 ft deck I never got around to staining. I used AYC smooth decking for the main body of the fence and deck. I knew I needed to wait a few months before staining the fence and have purchased the 5 gal TWP dark oak 100 series to use once the Seattle weather improves. I will soon be buying your stain and cleaner special. Two of the three sides of this fence gets a full day of sun in the summer. It's the end of April now and we have yet to have more than a few days in a row of sun here.

    I do want to know if using a pressure washer with the cleaner to clean away the black mildew already on the new fence boards will be wasting it versus hand applying it, letting it sit and hand scrubbing with a brush. I see other recommendations are to use the pressure washer with the Gemini cleaner but a fence is larger and harder to control the waste.


    Thanks in advance for your reply.
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      TWP Stains · 04/29/2018
      The Gemini Cleaner is best applied with a pump sprayer and then pressure washed off. It cannot be applied with the pressure washer. Scrubbing would work but would take forever with this large fence.
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        Deborah Klibanoff · 04/29/2018
        Thank you. I finally figured it out and bought a pump sprayer last night at HD.
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    Joe · 04/27/2018
    Can I buy restore a deck without having to buy the brightener?
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      TWP Stains · 04/28/2018
      We only sell them in kits on our website.
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    Wayne Kulick · 04/27/2018
    Is the active ingredient in the stripper or brighter chlorine or oxygen based?
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      TWP Stains · 04/28/2018
      The Gemini Restore Kit is a cleaner and a brightener. The cleaner is "oxygen" based. No chlorine pr bleach.
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    David · 04/27/2018
    I have sprinkler water stains on 2 year old cedar fence. I will stain shortly for first time. Any advice on removing these water stains before applying TWP? Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 04/27/2018
      Could you post a picture?
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        David · 04/27/2018
        Thank you.
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          TWP Stains · 04/28/2018
          Those stains look deep into the wood grain. Use the kit following the directions but when it comes to the brightener, leave it on and do not rinse. Really saturate those water spots with the brightener.
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            David · 04/30/2018
            Can I stain on top of brightener without rinsing at all, or are you saying leave it on an extended time before rinsing? Thank you for your help. I am sending 2 more pictures of similar stains. same advice on these?
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              TWP Stains · 04/30/2018
              After the brightener dries you can stain about 48 hours late. Just apply and let it dry into the wood. Do same for all wood.
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    Steve · 04/20/2018
    Ok, our cedar deck has had 4 months to cure from mill glaze. I have a window of 7 days of 70 degree weather to prep with the cleaner, dry and apply the twp cedartone 101.
    Will the stainless cable or nuts/washers react to the cleaner if oversprayed or dripped on? Will two or three days of dry time be enough before applying stain? Thanks for your help or idea's as we want to do it right the first time!!
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      TWP Stains · 04/20/2018
      The cables should be okay but always test spot first to be certain. 2-3 days of drying after prep will work.
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    Lee · 04/18/2018
    I have to divide my deck staining project into two portions. I don't have questions about the TWP100, but do about the Gemini kit. If I clean/brighten one portion and then stain; what happens if i get the Gemini products on the newly stained deck while cleaning the other portion?
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    Debbie · 04/16/2018
    Do we need to cover our house with plastic so that house paint is not stripped on our front porch before using Restore A Deck? What about plants around porch? Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 04/16/2018
      The Gemini Restore Kit is not a stripper and will not remove paint.
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    Johnboy · 04/10/2018
    have a pier on Chesapeake Bay that needs to be redone - sanding off a bad stain job and replace with semi transparent stain. Im told oil based is best. Im in Maryland and dont want to redo every year. I get lots of wind, water and sun all year. I guess no TWP 100 for me? Whats the difference between and which would you choose.
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      TWP Stains · 04/11/2018
      Hello, only the TWP 1500 is allowed in MD. After the sanding, make sure to clean and brighten the wood with the Gemini Restore Kit. Wait 48 hours after that for staining.
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        Johnboy · 04/11/2018
        So it would appear that there’s a difference in the chemicals between the 100 to 200 and the 1500 series. Is the 1500 oil based sorry I can’t look it up the moment but I’m told that oil based is the best for longevity and the heavy weather areas
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          TWP Stains · 04/11/2018
          The 200, 100, and 1500 Series are all oil-based stains.
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    Perry · 03/31/2018
    Last summer I meticulously sanded my deck, cleaned and brightened it, and applied TWP 1516 Rustic stain. Now that the snow has melted, I want to be sure that I don't inadvertently ruin last year's work. Do I need to apply a new coat of TWP each year? Do I need to clean and brighten it each year? What is the ideal maintenance routine to follow without overdoing it or under-doing it?
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    ABD · 02/09/2018
    Do i need this product for a new bamboo fence?
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      TWP Stains · 02/10/2018
      The TWP 100, 1500, and 200 Series that we sell cannot be applied to bamboo. Just an FYI.
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        ABD · 02/11/2018
        But TPW 300 series can be applied to bamboo, correct?
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    robert barbagallo · 02/05/2018
    I have a pressure treated deck that was stained with TWP 5 years ago. I'll be reapplying with the same product this spring. Can I use a pressure washer to clean the deck?

    I was looking at the application procedures and noticed 1-2 coats needed. How can I tell if a second coat is required? how long between applying first and second coat
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      TWP Stains · 02/05/2018
      Yes, you can pressure wash but you will need to use the Gemini Kit as well.

      TWP is applied 2 coats wet on wet. The first coat is applied lightly and another light second coat is applied within 20-60 minutes of the first coat. Apply only as much as the wood can absorb.
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    Joel Mahle · 01/25/2018
    I need to restain a 12 year old pine log home in North Carolina, always stained with Wolmans F&P oil based semi transparent. Last stained 5 years ago at which time the home was chemically stripped using a Wolman product which included heavy brushing. Could I use TWP 1500 semi transparent and how would I properly prep the logs. The house is in pretty good shape, but the Wolmans has faded. Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 01/26/2018
      You would need to remove the Wolmans. Use the Restore A Deck Stripper and Brightener kit for this. Apply and pressure wash off. Once removed, you can use the TWP 1500 Series.
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    jennifer · 11/14/2017
    how long do you need to wait after cleaning to stain? Alternatively is there a period of time you would not want to exceed before applying stain?
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      TWP Stains · 11/14/2017
      Stain about 48 hours after prep. Stain within 2 weeks of prep. Window is 2-14 days.
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    Robert · 10/14/2017
    I need to clean mildew off my cedar deck that was stained with 100 Series in the Spring. What's the best cleaning solution to use without having to apply another coat of stain again?
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      TWP Stains · 10/15/2017
      Try dish soap and warm water. Lightly agitate with a soft bristle car wash brush.
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    Lori · 10/12/2017
    I have a two month old deck that the cedar hand rails are already starting to show tiny mildew/mold spots. How should a prep? Can I just sand and then use a 1:5 bleach solution?