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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    Marcie · 08/26/2018
    We stained our brand new deck last year with TWP according to directions. It looked beautiful. But now we have a lot of mold/mildew or something like it building up on deck. What do we use to clean it or what should we do now?
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    Jack · 08/24/2018
    I’m confused on how much washing I should be doing when using the cleaner and brightener.
    Do I spray cleaner on my vertical siding then wash up and down multiple times or just slowly go up or down once?
    Is it more/less/ same washing technique with the brightener?
    Im going to be using a 3400 psi pressure washer and 40 degree tip.
    Or do I just use a garden hose?
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      TWP Stains · 08/25/2018
      You apply the cleaner and pressure wash off until clean. How many times to go over the wood with the pressure washer depends on the condition of the wood. The brightener is much easier. Apply and just light rinse after about 10 minutes or so.
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    Stacey · 08/21/2018
    Used RAD cleaner and brightener on cedar deck. Some areas have been exposed more than others. Any suggestions?
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      TWP Stains · 08/21/2018
      You have a build up of TWP stain on your deck. You may want to strip it down to the bare wood this time.
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        Stacey · 08/21/2018
        If I was planning to strip and brighten next spring, what would you suggest for the interim? Apply TWP or let it sit as is? I live in the northeast.
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          TWP Stains · 08/21/2018
          Leave as is. It is perfectly fine until Spring and it will be easier to strip if you do not add another coating now.
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    Stacey · 08/20/2018
    I just completed the RAD cleaner and brightener on our cedar deck. It is clear that sun exposure contributed to varying levels of oxidation. I was wondering if applying TWP Cedartone 101 (our reliable stain for 10 years) will even out the color; my thought is that the lighter areas will absorb more stain. Is this a reasonable assumption?
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    Ray · 08/20/2018
    One more question. This time of year there tends to be dew in the morning. Is it ok to apply later that day after it dries?
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    Ray · 08/19/2018
    Can I apply the brightner right after cleaning and rinsing or do I need to let the deck dry before using the brightner? Can I apply the twp 200 in direct sun or should it be applied early in the morning or later in the evening?
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      TWP Stains · 08/20/2018
      Apply the brighten right away after the cleaning is done is the correct way. Easier to apply the TWP when not in direct sunlight and above 90 degrees.
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    Chad · 08/14/2018
    Stained my deck last year with Messmers UV Plus, do I need to strip it before applying TWP or can I just clean/brighten and add TWP directly over it.
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    Laura · 08/08/2018
    Our deck is part wood and part composite. I'd like to get all of it to be a similar color. What do you recommend?
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      TWP Stains · 08/09/2018
      Sorry, but TWP is not suggested for composite wood.
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    Stacey · 08/08/2018
    I am looking to restain our deck after recently painting the house. Will RestoreA Deck cleaner and brightener strip or peel paint it comes in contact with? Any suggestions?
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    Susan · 08/08/2018
    I applied a stripper on my deck today but missed some areas. In the process of taking off the stripper with the power washer, I must have been a bit overzealous and some of the wood is a bit fuzzy.

    1. Is it okay to apply more stripper tomorrow to the areas I missed, or should I just plan on sanding the missed areas since I am needing to sand the fuzzy areas?
    2. Also, once the sanding is done do I need to lightly pressure wash again to get the sanding off?
    3. Do I need to wait after the light power washing to move on to the Brightening portion and Staining? 4. I'm planning on using RAD Brightener and TWP 102 for the final stain, but will that be ok since I used a non-RAD product for the Stripping part?

    I just want to make sure there's no weird reactions. Thank you so much for any input you can provide!
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      TWP Stains · 08/08/2018
      1. Yes.
      2. A light rinse and then brighten the wood.
      3. Yes
      4. It will be okay.
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    Mel · 08/01/2018
    The steps were replaced 1.5 months ago. I should wait to stain them until October?
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    Mel · 08/01/2018
    I am not sure what type of stain was on the deck previously. I have sanded most of it off, but not all. This is what is left to show the stain type. I am not sure which cleaner/brightener to use now. Thank you!
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      TWP Stains · 08/02/2018
      You will need to sand the rest of the stain off before using the TWP. Once removed fully, you will need to use the Gemini Restore Kit for the final prep.
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        Mel · 08/02/2018
        Is there an easier way than hand or electric sanding? Does the water pressure cleaner help at all? Thank you so much! How long does the stain last in the can? The website calculator suggested I get 3 gallons so I wonder if getting 3 or 5 is better (having some to touch it up in a couple years if needed?) Thanks again!
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    Catherine · 08/01/2018
    Our deck was stained in the summer of 2016 with TWP 101 Cedartone Natural. I've attached a photo to show where the stain has worn off to bare wood. Can I use the Gemini Restore-a-Deck, then apply new stain in the same type and color? Or, do I need to do something else? We are on Lake Huron, so we generally have high humidity. I will be using a contractor, so please be as specific as possible in your recommendations. Thank you for any advice you can provide.
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      TWP Stains · 08/01/2018
      Yes, prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing before applying another coat of the TWP.
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    Annie · 07/24/2018
    How would you approach staining this. We are replacing the railing and some floor boards on a 20-30 year old deck with Brown Treated Pine. We have stripped, sanded, cleaned and brightened the old wood about 2 weeks ago. I would like to get it stained by winter but everything your site says about new wood is to hold off for a season. Is brown treated any different? Our contractor says that we should be able to stain it this season but I don't want to mess anything up. Your advice would be great!
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    JB · 07/17/2018
    I will be staining our cedar deck the first week in September. Can I use the cleaner and brightened now, or do I need to wait until right before we stain?
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    Shan · 07/17/2018
    I used this cleaner combo 2 years ago on my brand new wood deck and applied TWP #207 stain. The cleaner did an awesome job. Now I want to apply a 2nd coat of TWP #207. Since the first coat absorbed a lot and prefer a tiny bit darker shade. What cleaner should I use before I re-coat the deck?
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    LL · 07/16/2018
    We have 3 years old unstained deck. We used this cleaner to clean and power washed the deck. Whether it's good enough to start brighter and stain? Should we wait the deck dry enough to apply brighter or we can use brighter now? It suppose to rain in next 2 days.
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      TWP Stains · 07/17/2018
      Best to go over this with a cleaner again. Make sure to pressure wash with a 40 or 25-degree tip, going with the grain of the wood. The gray oxidized wood fibers still need to come off.
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    CM · 07/16/2018
    So for a 4 month old never-before-stained cedar fence I should use the restore a deck before staining? And when the stain needs re-coated in a couple years I would use restore a deck again before re-staining? No need to strip the TWP stain when doing re-coats in the future?
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    JB · 07/13/2018
    I cleaned and power washed my deck with a mixture tsp and bleach. It came out looking very clean. Well between a long vacation and other things that was 6weeks ago. It has only been rained on twice and it’s been very hot in KC the wood has turned a little darker but not too bad. My question is could I get by with using a brightener and then stain?
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      TWP Stains · 07/13/2018
      Lightly pressure wash with water and then brightener.
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    Denny · 07/13/2018
    TWP 1500, Redwood color, White Pine, Puget Sound area

    Had the deck resurfaced 4 years ago; 3 years ago I used the RAD stripper/cleaner/brightener kit (the wood was pre-stained) and then did a wet-on-wet 2 coat application of the TWP. It held up really well, so this is the year I'm doing a maintenance re-stain with some of what I had left (I *way* over-estimated my need). I cleaned it with Defy oxygenated wood cleaner (forgot to order RAD in time for the week off I took, but the Defy cleaner is very similar in effectiveness and other qualities, and available locally) gave it a day-and-a-half to dry (hottest week of the year so far) and am doing the staining today. I did not use a brightener--forgot to buy one when I was at the Defy dealer and I'm not sure I trust whatever Lowe's or HD have. Looking at the wood, except for some places I may have hit too hard with the pressure washer, it appears I won't need but one coat this time. Does that seem right?