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 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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    Suzanne · 05/05/2020
    I have a 30 year old redwood deck that I have stained every 2 years with Superdeck semi-transparent oil based stain. I want to now use the TWP1500 series stain. For prep do I can I use the cleaner and brightener or should I use the stripper and brightener? Thanks
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    MC · 05/03/2020
    We are planning to re-stain our cedar siding using the same semi-solid stain used approximately 9-10 years ago (prior to our purchase of home). We need to prep/ clean the wood first. Is RAD a good choice for cedar siding? Do we just follow the same directions as for a deck - i.e. mixing ratio, sprayer application, etc.? Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 05/03/2020
      Yes, you can use the RAD for prepping siding. Same steps.
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    Jim · 05/02/2020
    I have fir railings on an Azek deck and some PVC posts, will this product damage the PVC posts or deck?
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      TWP Stains · 05/02/2020
      No, it should not.
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        Jim · 05/02/2020
        One follow-up, the fir railings have never been treated, were done just before the winter, and are starting to gray and have some black spots (possible mold?). I'm looking at this product to clean it up, instead of sanding with probably 100grit, before treating with likely TWP101. My questions are, can I use this instead of sanding? If so, would there be any benefit of sanding after using this product before treatment?
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    William M Azevedo · 04/30/2020
    I am trying to strip and stain my deck with the 1500 series stain. I was planning on using the deck stripper and brightener kit. Do I also have to use a deck cleaner as well? What order would I complete the cleaning aspect of it then? I know I would use the deck stripper before the brightener but what about the cleaner? What step would that be?
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    Don N · 04/28/2020
    I have a cedar railing that I stained last summer with TWP 100 . It was 1 year old when I did it. I used a deck cleaner and a wood brightener ( Citralic Brightner and Neutralizer) before applying the TWP 100. This year after the snow melted this is what im seeing Yuk! What do you think went wrong?
    The vertical wood looks beautiful but the horizontal will probably have to be sanded off?
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    Heather · 04/28/2020
    Do I need to tape up my powder coated aluminum railing when using the stripper/ Brightener.
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      TWP Stains · 04/28/2020
      Typically no but always test spot first.
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    Cecil Lambert · 04/27/2020
    I have a new redwood deck installed nov 8 of 2019 . would clear 100 series be best for Denver colo eastern plain
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    Robin · 04/20/2020
    I have a powder coated aluminum railing system installed on my deck, with glass inserts. Is there any concern if the restore-a-deck contacts it? Will it react with the aluminum?
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      TWP Stains · 04/21/2020
      Thre is no way to say for certain if an issue or not as not all aluminum deck products are manufactured the same. Typically not an issue but always test spot first.
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    jeannette · 04/20/2020
    What TWP is the best for a pine fence in CA
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    Larry Doversberger · 04/20/2020
    We have a cedar arbor and patio cover that we stained with TWP101 cedartone natural about 5 years ago. It has held up REALLY well with just few touch ups. However, in the covered portion, where the sun doesn't hit it, it has turned really dark. It seems to have some type of mold growing on it maybe. Will the restore a deck kit remove this? Can I apply this with a roller or brush instead of buying a sprayer for this small area? Is there anything I can do to keep it from turning so dark again?
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    Mike · 04/20/2020
    I have a new deck with pressure treated pine we installed last July. I'm ready to stain(using the TWP 1500 series). What cleaner would you recommend we use to prep the deck for staining?
    I see the Restore a Deck kit but not sure we need the brightener. Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 04/20/2020
      Yes, you need the brightener. Use the Gemini Restore Kit for prep.
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    Robin · 04/20/2020
    This is my 2 year old deck. PT lumber that's never been painted or stained before. You can see that theres some surface damage here. I've just ordered Restore-A-Deck and some TWP 200 stain (I'm in Canada) but I'm curious about other prep you recommend. Should I sand the whole surface first to remove this damage? What grit do you recommend?
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      Niles Polzine · 04/20/2020
      Personally, I would just clean and brighten before staining. I doubt that after doing so, you'll see any need for sanding. Here's a progress pic of cleaning my 20 year old deck, that hadn't been cleaned in several years, with RAD cleaner. There's another pic farther down the thread of the finished product, several months later. The deck is a little dirty in the "finished" pic, but when it's hosed off, it looks nearly new.
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      TWP Stains · 04/20/2020
      You do not and for prep. You use the Gemini Restore Kit and that will remove the graying.
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        Robin · 04/20/2020
        So all of the "fuzz" that you see will come off with the restore-a-deck alone?
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          TWP Stains · 04/20/2020
          That is oxidation and most of it will come off with the Cleaner and pressure washing.
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            Robin · 04/20/2020
            Ok, don't want to beat a dead horse here, but if some doesn't come off, is sanding going to be a problem for stain application? I want to do this right!
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              TWP Stains · 04/20/2020
              Sanding does not help the TWP to soak in. Best to not power sand. If needed, you can lightly use a hand or pole sander.
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                Niles Polzine · 04/20/2020
                Personally, I would just clean and brighten before staining. I doubt that after doing so, you'll see any need for sanding. Here's a progress pic of cleaning my 20 year old deck, that hadn't been cleaned in several years, with RAD cleaner. There's another pic farther down the thread of the finished product, several months later. The deck is a little dirty in the "finished" pic, but when it's hosed off, it looks nearly new.
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    Rex Kreutzer · 04/19/2020
    Going to use the two step Restore a Deck product before staining on two year old non stained deck. Do I need to cover/protect vinyl siding on house along deck. Also have Black powcer coated smooth aluminum spindles in rails; do I need protect these also while using the Restore a Deck products?
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      TWP Stains · 04/19/2020
      It does not harm vinyl. As for the spindles, typically no issues but always test spot first as they are not all made the same way.
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    Robert Kossman · 04/18/2020
    my deck is a year old. It gets afternoon sun and rain and heavy wind. We painted the railings and pergola with Behr semi transparent water base stain. The deck we started painting the edges and then decided to go with an oil base semi solid stain. Also one of the boards is cupped and holds water and has turned green. What should we use to clean prior to applying new stain?
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      TWP Stains · 04/18/2020
      You will have to fully remove the Behr and that will require stripping off what you can and then sanding the rest off. Brightener would be last.
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    Gregg · 04/10/2020
    I currently have TWP 1500 on my deck that was applied two years ago. I'm looking to clean/power wash and apply another coat. What product should I use for cleaning.
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      TWP Stains · 04/10/2020
      Use the Gemini Restore Kit.
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        Gregg · 04/10/2020
        This will not strip my current TWP stain correct? Just clean it properly for a top coat.
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          TWP Stains · 04/10/2020
          It preps it properly for a recoat. It may remove some of the current TWP if is it starting to fail. It really depends on how long it has been.
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    Steve · 04/09/2020
    I have a 20 year old deck that is cracked and splintering. I am considering flipping the boards over instead of replacing them. What prep would I need to do before staining?
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    Jeremy · 04/08/2020
    Wanting to stain my deck with TWP, is has Sikkens on it now, what doI need to do for prep?
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    Jean · 04/08/2020
    We have been using Cabot oil-based semi-solid New Redwood stain on our deck. We usually use the true oil, but last year needed to use the low VOC since we live in Illinois. It didn't hold up. Our deck has pressure treated wood. We actually have 2 connecting decks. One is newt than the other. I would like to stick with a similar color. What would you recommend using? Thank You!
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      TWP Stains · 04/08/2020
      TWP cannot be applied over this stain. You would have to remove this and that would require power sanding as it cannot be stripped.
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    Brian · 04/06/2020
    I recently cleaned my deck with a bleach based cleaner. It didn't work so I just purchased this kit. Can I use this shortly after using a bleach based cleaner? As in a couple of weeks?
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    Roger · 04/06/2020
    I have a pressure treated swingset that I've used CWF-UV Redwood on for years. I want to change it over to a lighter color using TWP. Will the Restore-a-Deck product work - what do I need?