Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit

$49.99
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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.

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    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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    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?
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    Tom · 04/05/2020
    What is the difference between restore a deck kit for $49.99 and restore a deck stripper/ brightener kit for $65
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      TWP Stains · 04/05/2020
      The $49.99 is a Cleaner and a Brightener.
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    Tom · 03/30/2020
    I live on the Chesapeake Bay and I have a deck that wraps around my house minus one side. The deck in the back is probably 5-8yrs old and has never been stained. The deck on the side and front I had built about 1-1/2 yrs ago. I am now ready to stain the entire deck. I have about 1500 sf of deck. I plan on using the Restore-A-Deck first and then sanding the deck (80 grit). A few questions 1. I just resided my house with vinyl siding; do I have to worry about the Restore-A-Deck damaging the siding with splash back? 2. As a result of where I live should I use the 100 series or 1500 series stain and will two five gallon containers of stain be enough? Should I do the underside of the deck? Any other insight you may have that I may need to consider?
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      TWP Stains · 03/30/2020
      Do not sand as that can hinder the stain's ability to penetrate properly into the wood. The prep products will not harm the vinyl siding. You will need the TWP 1500 for the VA area. 15 gallons for two coats applied wet on wet. No need to stain the underside.
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    Jon S · 03/29/2020
    I live in Helena, MT and my deck faces East so it gets the sun for about half the day. I want to re-stain it starting in May before it gets hot. My redwood deck is about 2 yrs old and when I built it I stained all of the boards before using them with Olympic Elite Advanced Semi solid redwood natural tone. It is fading and some spots have lost the stain completely. Will I need to use the stripper or is the cleaner good enough before I apply TWP 100 stain?
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    Bob · 02/25/2020
    Is this system safe for stainless steel cable railings and posts?
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      TWP Stains · 02/25/2020
      Yes, it is.
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        Bob · 02/25/2020
        Thanks for the quick response. Sorry I didn't ask the first time...Is it also safe for plants and grass surrounding the deck? And I have a koi pond next to the deck. Is it safe for fish if some over-spray or mist from rinsing were to come in contact with the pond? Thanks for your help.
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          TWP Stains · 02/25/2020
          It is Eco-safe and good if minor overspray or mist.
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    Sandy · 02/19/2020
    Sometime in March or April I'll be staining kiln dried pine barn doors installed in Dec. Will the RAD cleaner scrubbed with brush, pressure washed and brightener application remove any remaining mill glaze?
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    Niles Polzine · 11/05/2019
    Is NOW a solid brick! Sorry...
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    Niles Polzine · 11/05/2019
    I bought a Restore A Deck Two part kit some time ago. I want to use it again because my deck needs to be cleaned and brightened before staining again. The Part 1 Cleaner apparently got damp and is not a solid brick while the Part 2 is still loose granules. Is it possible to buy only the Part1 component?
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      Niles Polzine · 03/30/2020
      Update (late....I kinda forgot). After stabbing the cleaner with a screwdriver I discovered that only the top 3/4" was crusted over. It broke up and dissolved just fine, and I was able to clean and brighten before staining. I've attached a pic of the deck I built 20 years ago, which has been stained with TWP since new...with the exception of a brief time I followed a major consumer mag recommendation and used a semi-transparent that looked like I'd PAINTED the deck. Couldn't wait to strip it off and go back to TWP. I think it still looks pretty good after 20 years!
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      TWP Stains · 11/05/2019
      You would have to call our office to do this.
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    jeannette · 10/19/2019
    my painter used Cetol Dek Finish last year over TWP 100 series and it didn't last 6 months. A a year it is peeling in certain area. What should my next step be besides a new painter?
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      TWP Stains · 10/20/2019
      You will have to remove it fully by power sanding.
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        jeannette · 10/20/2019
        Can TWP 1500 be applied after sanding or do I need to use the restore a deck kit. Can the 1500 be used on the top of railings? The railings look ok - so, can I apply the 1500 over existing paint. I think he originally used the 100 series. Thanks
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          TWP Stains · 10/20/2019
          Use the Restore Kit for final prep after sanding and to prep th rail caps before applying the 1500.