Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper

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TWP Stain CalculatorMakes 5 Liquid Gallons Covering 500-1000 sq. feet!

Note: The Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper needs to be neutralized with the Restore-a-Deck Wood Brightener.

 

DESCRIPTION
Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper is a biodegradable, powdered concentrate that quickly removes worn finishes to restore wood surfaces. Stains and varnishes are removed along with collected dirt, mold, mildew and mill glaze.

This product is Step 1 Stripper of the Restore A Deck system.

WHERE TO USE
Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper removes most oil and latex based finishes including: clear sealers, transparent stains, and semi-transparent stains.

SURFACE PREPARATION:
Surfaces to be stripped must be above 50°F. Protect adjacent surfaces; cover with plastic sheets and/or tape off any adjacent areas not being stripped. Thoroughly wet and/or cover plants and shrubs. Rinsing residue will not harm plants or roots. Exposure to full strength product will burn foliage. 

ADVANTAGES

  • #1 Rated Wood Deck Stain Stripper
  • Removes most clear, transparent, semi-transparent, and semi-solid coatings.
  • Powdered formula makes 5 liquid gallons when mixed
  • Extremely cost effective. When mixed, the cost is less than $7 a gallon.
  • Eco-Safe formulas
  • Preps previously stained wood and decks
  • Safe to use on all exterior wood surfaces, not just decks
  • Applied with pump sprayer for max results
  • Can be mixed at a stronger ratio for difficult to remove finishes. Max would be 3 gallons of water to one container of Restore-A-Deck Stripper

Coverage: 500-1000 sq.feet per container

 

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Available Sizes:
2 lb Container
Powder Concentrate:
1 Container Makes 5 Liquid Gallons
Purpose:
Stain Stripper
Coverage Per Gallon:

100-200 sq. ft Per Gallon

Application Tools:
Injector, Sprayer, Stiff Brush
Neutralize: Yes
RAD Step 2

Reviews

Thursday, 19 October 2017

This product does a great job of removing failed decking stains.

TWP Stains

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    Buzz · 08/06/2022
    I am restraining my deck. I previously stained it with semi transparent TWP 1500. I will be restating with the same product. Do I need to strip all the older stain off, or will using restore a deck cleaner and then brightener be sufficient? 
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      TWP Stains · 08/07/2022
      Restore a deck cleaner and then brightener will be sufficient.
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    Jim Neal · 05/18/2022
    I am working on two cedar projects, one a south facing porch deck and ceiling stained with TWP 101 Cedartone Natural about 12 years ago (see pics), the other a 2-year old cedar deck that has just been cleaned using oxy-clean and a pressure washer. (see pics). I would like to be able to strip and re-stain the porch and just those ceiling boards that have lost stain due to sun exposure. I also want to make certain I neutralize the oxy-cleaned new deck prior to staining. What products do you have that are best suited for these jobs? thanks. 
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      TWP Stains · 05/18/2022
      Are you sure the porch roof and floor are TWP because it does not look like it? TWP Cedartone 101 is also not the color in your pictures. TWP is a penetrating stain with no shine and what you have on the ceiling and floor is a filming stain that dried on top of the wood with a shine. This means you cannot strip it and you will have to power sand to remove it.
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        Jim Neal · 05/18/2022
        Hmmm. I put it on myself and this is the can. I have no other stains, don't remember using anything besides this. It is possible I didn't apply it correctly, really loaded it on. What about the new deck, cleaned with oxyclean? Do I use your brightener to neutralize prior to staining?
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          Jim Neal · 05/18/2022
          this is what the porch looked like immediately after staining 12 years ago.
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            TWP Stains · 05/18/2022
            Does not look like TWP 101. See pics attached.

            What you have is much redder. It is also over-applied severely so it probably cannot be stripped. Sanding will be needed.
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              Jim Neal · 05/18/2022
              ok. What about the new deck, cleaned with oxyclean (see OP)? Do I use your brightener to neutralize prior to staining?
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                TWP Stains · 05/19/2022
                I do not think you need a brightener at this point.
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                  Jim Neal · 05/19/2022
                  thank you. And my apologies on misidentifying the front porch & ceiling stain. TWP was purchased later for use on a fence. The product on the porch is Olympic Maximum cedartone. I am in the process of standing it off. 
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    Gordon · 04/25/2022
    3 years ago I stained my fence with a TWP waterborne stain.  I am planning to strip this off the fence and apply TWP 101 instead.  What is the best product to use for stripping the TWP waterborne semi transparent stain?
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    Joe · 04/18/2022
    I have a covered porch and looking to clean and protect with 100 series clear coat. I have attached pics but needed to know if I need to use deck stain stripper? The wood hasn't been sealed in over 25years... Can I use the cleaner and brightener and sand some of the pealing areas or do I need to also use the deck stripper in conjunction with the cleaners? 
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      TWP Stains · 04/18/2022
      Is this a ceiling? It has to come off and it looks like polyurethane and that cannot be stripped fully. You will have to sand to get it off.
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        Joe · 04/18/2022
        Yes.. its on a ceiling under a cover porch area outside. So do I use just use a fine grit sand paper and rough in the entire area then use the clean and brightener kit before using 100 series?
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          TWP Stains · 04/18/2022
          Not fine grit. Use 80 grit to remove then clean and brighten. 
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    Jed · 04/10/2022
    I had a previous coat of TWP 1500 on my mahogany deck.  I used the TWP cleaner/brightener to prep the deck for a fresh coat of TWP 1500.  Sadly, I got surprise rain the night I applied the fresh coat of TWP 1500, now the deck has lots of "blotchy" spots where the rain puddled, etc.  Can I use the TWP cleaner/brightener again, or do I need to use the TWP stripper to get the deck ready for another fresh coat of TWP 1500 - this time without rain :-) 
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    Steve Friedman · 01/17/2022
    I had my deck installed in Jan 2021. I used pressure treated.  I waited until May 2021 and used TWP cleaner and brightener. My contractor used a water meter to be certain it dried out. He used TWP 205 stain. It looked great and in a few months' tannins appeared. Now more have appeared. Also, it is currently repelling water.  In Apri or May 2022 I would like to strip it, brighten it, and stain a darker color. How difficult will it be to strip it? Will the stain and tannins wash off easily? Will it require a lot of demanding work?  Do we need to sand it? We really hope to keep it simple.  Please advise. Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 01/18/2022
      Use the Restore A Deck Stripper to remove and then the Brighener after to neutralize. It is easy to do. No need to sand.
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        Steve Friedman · 01/18/2022
        How long after we strip it should we use the brightener? How long after applying the brightener do we need to stain? My contractor thought he would strip it and then let it season until April and then brighten it and stain it then. Please advise. 
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          TWP Stains · 01/18/2022
          You brighten right away after stripping. Stain 48 hours after and within 2 weeks of the prep. Your contractor is incorrect.
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    Dany · 11/02/2021
    I have some restore a deck stripper from a previous project that has been stored in the original container (never opened) but it doesn’t seem to strip. Can this product expire? The new product comes in a purple container and is exothermic when mixed with water but the product I have comes in a red container and has blue crystals that are hard to dissolve.  I have 3 containers I wanted to use but am concerned they will not strip either. I purchased this stripper several years ago (2015/2016?) when I purchased TWP from your website. 
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      TWP Stains · 11/02/2021
      That is a cleaner, not a stripper. It is still good for cleaning.
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    PK · 09/26/2021
    I have my deck rails painted with SherwinWilliams paint. Should I be covering them while applying the stripper. Will it strip away new coat of Sherwin Williams paint if in contact? I am planning to stain only the deck floor.
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      TWP Stains · 09/27/2021
      The stripper does not remove paint unless the paint is peeling. You can cover or just prewet and rinse any overspray right away.
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    Joan · 07/31/2021
    I put restore 4x over stain on my railings on deck.  Can I stain over it with regular stain?
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      TWP Stains · 07/31/2021
      No, you will have to fully remove it by power sanding it all off.
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    Jeremy · 06/21/2021
    I have an old deck built with pressure treated wood.  Majority of the decking has a red oil based stain.  However, the skirting on the sides was painted with red paint.  I would like to strip it and put a different color stain, semi-solid preferred.  Will this stripper remove paint or should I get a separate type of stripper for the painted portions
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      TWP Stains · 06/21/2021
      No stripper will remove the paint, it will have to be sanded to remove.
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    Joy · 06/11/2021
    I live in Oregon and have a 4 year old badly stained cedar deck with black mold that I want to strip and restain.
    I've ordered the Restore a Deck product, and would like to save time on sanding by stripping the old stain off.

    If I use the stripper, do I need to use the cleaner?
    Does the cleaner, stripper or brightener kill mold spores?

    I read in the comments that you can strip, sand, then brighten. If that's correct, are there time periods between stripping, sanding, brightening and staining that must be adhered to? 

    Thank you!
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      TWP Stains · 06/11/2021
      No need for cleaner if stripping. It will remove the mildew. If you sand, do it after the stripping. Try to prep within a few days and stain with a week or so after.
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        Joy · 06/11/2021
        Thank you. Does removing the mildew kill the black mold spores? Or do I need another product to kill them?
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          TWP Stains · 06/11/2021
          Yes, it will kill the mildew.
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    Diana · 06/02/2021
    I have pressure washed and sanded the majority of my deck. However, I have built in wooden bench seating with previous stubborn stains I can't seem to remove. The areas of concern are hard to reach with my sander or to close to other pieces of wood in which the sander won't reach. Would using this RAD stripper work and sand the address by hand? Other suggestions?Thanks for any advice. 
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      TWP Stains · 06/02/2021
      Either the RAD Stripper with both additives or sanding would help to remove this. Brightener last.
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    Chris · 05/03/2021
    I have metal deck spindles that I believe are powder coated black.  Does the stripper harm metal?
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      TWP Stains · 05/03/2021
      Ir should not but always test spot first.
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    Robert · 04/26/2021
    I stained a 20 year old pine deck 7 years ago with TWP 1502, over an old prior unknown stain which had darkened to nearly black. I bleached the old stain before applying the TWP 1502, but did no other prep.  It is time to restain with TWP 1502 and I'm not sure how to prep the deck.  Will RAD stripper remove the old stain or do I need to sand it?  Will try attaching photos.
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    Christina · 04/13/2021
    Our deck was stained with an oil based translucent Behr stain.  Does this need to be stripped?
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    Steve · 06/08/2020
    How do I chose between RAD stripper vs Safe Strip. Are they essentially the same?
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      TWP Stains · 06/08/2020
      RAD Stripper is more effective or stronger.
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        Steve · 06/17/2020
        I had striped and then brightened... but found some areas that still need more stripping after- which I just power sanded. Do these areas need to be cleaned and brightened again? Thanks
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    Jared · 06/04/2020
    How long should I wait to stain pressure treated wood? And when it’s time, can I just sand, clean and apply twp stain? Thanks!
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    Jared · 06/03/2020
    If I sand my deck do I still need to use the stripper and brightener?
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      TWP Stains · 06/04/2020
      Cleaner and brightener.
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        Jared · 06/04/2020
        I’ve sanded a lot of my deck already to remove the stain on the flat deck surfaces, but some is real difficult to remove, like between the deck boards. I would like to use the stripper for between the deck boards, but before I do I’m wondering if the stripper will harm the already sanded flat surface of the boards? Thanks
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          TWP Stains · 06/04/2020
          Post a picture of what you are trying to strip.
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            Jared · 06/04/2020
            As you can see I’ve started sanding, but the spaces between the deck boards as well as the knots are difficult remove the stain. I just want to make sure I won’t ruin the already sanded areas by applying the stripper. Thanks
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              Jared · 06/10/2020
              Please advise according to the pictured deck above. What precess should I follow:
              sand, strip, brighten;
              strip, sand, brighten; or
              strip, brighten, sand

              Thanks
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              TWP Stains · 06/04/2020
              It will not harm the sanded areas and actually help to open up the pores. Make sure to brighten the wood after.
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                Jared · 06/04/2020
                Am I able to sand if need be between the stripper and brightener applications? If I recall, I am not able while the brightener needs to be applied immediately after the stripper.
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                  TWP Stains · 06/04/2020
                  Yes. sand if needed between.
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                    Jared · 06/04/2020
                    Okay, i thought I read that I was supposed to apply the brightener immediately after the stripper application. It is okay to let the the wood dry upon washing off the stripper application in order to sand and then apply the brightener? Thanks and last question!
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                      TWP Stains · 06/04/2020
                      Normally you would brighten right away but if sanding do it after. It can dry.
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    Jared Evans · 05/19/2020
    I recently moved into a home with a pressure treated deck that is about 400 sq ft. It’s eight years old and appears little maintenance has been done. I know it’s a Cabot stain and I would guess semi solid or semi transparent (grayish color) Recently I used an Olympic Deck Wash and was surprised how much stain so easily washed away (please see the pictures). I am wondering what your recommendations would be to restore my deck? I appreciate your help!
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      TWP Stains · 05/20/2020
      Use the RAD Stripper and Brightener for prep: https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail
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        Jared Evans · 05/20/2020
        Will all the stain have to come off completely before putting down new TWP stain? I’m hoping that I may be able to use a different color than the original grayish stain. Thank you!
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          Jared Evans · 05/20/2020
          Is RAD stripper and brightened only available online?
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          TWP Stains · 05/20/2020
          Yes, it has to come off fully.
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            Jared Evans · 05/21/2020
            I understand the brightened must be applied immediately following the stripper. Is it okay to sand difficult to remove spots of stain after the brightened application or when is the best time to sand if need be?
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              TWP Stains · 05/21/2020
              If you have to sand then do it prior to the brightener.
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                Jared · 05/21/2020
                How long should I wait to put down brightener after stripper? Thanks
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    Rick Cronkrite · 05/16/2020
    I have 5 10x10 rough Cedar post that I put Behr clear oil based stain on 3 years ago do I need to strip them or just clean them before staining?