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.

Restore-A-Deck Stripper and Remover is the first and only powdered concentrated deck stain stripper that is designed to be injected through a pressure washer. RAD Stain Stripper can be applied with a pump up sprayer as well.

The Restore-A-Deck stripper when injected will remove penetrating transparent and semi-transparent wood decking stain and coatings. Covers 150-200 sq. feet per gallon when injected through a pressure washer.

When applied through a pump sprayer, the RAD stripper is twice as strong and can remove most transparent, semi-transparent, and semi-solid deck stains. Great for removing failed semi-transparent acrylic stains! Covers 100-200 sq. feet when applied with a pump sprayer.

Removes:

  • Transparent and Semi-Transparent Oil-Based Stains
  • Most Semi-Transparent Water-Based Stains
  • Water Sealers

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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
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Jim W. Smith:
Am I clear on this? I mix RAD stripper with brightner, spray on with power washer at the same time. What mixture of RAD and brightner do I use per 5 gallons of RAD. I plan on using TWP 1500 stain to finish job. What color of TWP do you recommend to replace Superdeck 7100 amberhue for the longest life?
Thanks for your help.

Jim 661 548 6761

The stripper and brightener are not mixed together. They are two separate steps. If you click the pictures on the products you will see the instructions.

Not sure on the super deck color as we do not sell their brand.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Am I clear on this? I mix RAD stripper with brightner, spray on with power washer at the same time. What mixture of RAD and brightner do I use per 5 gallons of RAD. I plan on using TWP 1500 stain to finish job. What color of TWP do you recommend to replace Superdeck 7100 amberhue for the longest life?
Thanks for your help.

Jim 661 548 6761
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting D:
Hi, I applied Thompson Water Seal to my DF deck boards. Will this remove the sealer and also allow me to install the 1500 series?
Also what is the natural color? Is it actually a clear or is there a tint to it?

Yes, it will remove the Thompsons. Natural is tinted, not clear.
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Homeowner
Hi, I applied Thompson Water Seal to my DF deck boards. Will this remove the sealer and also allow me to install the 1500 series?

Also what is the natural color? Is it actually a clear or is there a tint to it?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting susan bennett:
I see that I need a powerwasher to use the Restore-a-Deck stripper. What PSI do I need to do the job? My deck is ipea wood and I am trying to remove the old ipea oil that was used when it was installed.

Best to wash at about 1500-2000 psi.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
I see that I need a powerwasher to use the Restore-a-Deck stripper. What PSI do I need to do the job? My deck is ipea wood and I am trying to remove the old ipea oil that was used when it was installed.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Frank Zelham:
After using the stripper and rinsing with power washer, how long can you wait to use the brighter to neutralize it?

Apply the brightener right away while the wood is wet.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
After using the stripper and rinsing with power washer, how long can you wait to use the brighter to neutralize it?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting ron henderson:
[quote name="ron henderson"]Just finished stripping our ipe deck with RAD Stripper, a week early had cleaned it with powerwasher to remove grey aged layer. after Stripper, it seemed to help some but wood still appears dark with some irregular spots. Could someone tell me what successfullly-stripped ipe should look like (either wet of dry)?
first shot is wet wood last night, others are dry pics this morning.

Did you use a pressure washer after applying the stripper? Did you neutralize the stripper with the brightener? if not you will need to restrip/pressure wash and apply the brightener after.

I scrubbed with brush and pressure washed after applying stripper. It helped but there are still spots with uneven darker and lighter patches, etc. not sure why pics aren't loading. thank you.

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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting ron henderson:
[quote name="ron henderson"]Just finished stripping our ipe deck with RAD Stripper, a week early had cleaned it with powerwasher to remove grey aged layer. after Stripper, it seemed to help some but wood still appears dark with some irregular spots. Could someone tell me what successfullly-stripped ipe should look like (either wet of dry)?
first shot is wet wood last night, others are dry pics this morning.

Did you use a pressure washer after applying the stripper? Did you neutralize the stripper with the brightener? if not you will need to restrip/pressur e wash and apply the brightener after.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
[quote name="ron henderson"]Just finished stripping our ipe deck with RAD Stripper, a week early had cleaned it with powerwasher to remove grey aged layer. after Stripper, it seemed to help some but wood still appears dark with some irregular spots. Could someone tell me what successfullly-s tripped ipe should look like (either wet of dry)?
first shot is wet wood last night, others are dry pics this morning.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting ron henderson:
Just finished stripping our ipe deck with RAD Stripper, a week early had cleaned it with powerwasher to remove grey aged layer. after Stripper, it seemed to help some but wood still appears dark with some irregular spots. Could someone tell me what successfullly-stripped ipe should look like (either wet of dry)? here's a link to some pics I took shortly after stripping tonight (sorry it's a little dark). thank you very much,

Your link did not work. Please reply to your email with pictures.
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Stripped Ipe using RAD
Just finished stripping our ipe deck with RAD Stripper, a week early had cleaned it with powerwasher to remove grey aged layer. after Stripper, it seemed to help some but wood still appears dark with some irregular spots. Could someone tell me what successfullly-s tripped ipe should look like (either wet of dry)? here's a link to some pics I took shortly after stripping tonight (sorry it's a little dark). thank you very much,
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Don Meyer:
Hello,
I have a 25 year old deck that has been coated every few years with Behr oil based semi transparent stain redwood in color. The product is no longer available. Do I have to strip or sand this deck to use your product? The deck is a rougher cedar and sanding would almost be impossible. I also replaced some post and railing and used some left over stain from a few years ago and then went to Home Depot to get more and surprise they don't carry it anymore!! So I have a combo on new wood, some just stained for the first time and 25 year old deck boards!! Thanks for any help! I'm in Colorado.

Strip and possibly sand to remove all of the Behr. It does have to come off to use the TWP.
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Strip or Sand
Hello,
I have a 25 year old deck that has been coated every few years with Behr oil based semi transparent stain redwood in color. The product is no longer available. Do I have to strip or sand this deck to use your product? The deck is a rougher cedar and sanding would almost be impossible. I also replaced some post and railing and used some left over stain from a few years ago and then went to Home Depot to get more and surprise they don't carry it anymore!! So I have a combo on new wood, some just stained for the first time and 25 year old deck boards!! Thanks for any help! I'm in Colorado.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting JackMoriarty:
We have a 25 year old pressure treated deck that we had sanded two years ago. We need to remove the solid stain from the risers, railing, ... and get the grey wood off the deck surface. Will your cleaner do that? Is it oxalic acid? Is your 100 series stain appropriate for our situation? Wife wants gray stain. We live in CT.

Hello, the cleaner will remove the gray but cleaners and stain stripper will remove a solid color stain from a deck. You will need to sand off a solid stain. The 100 Series is not allowed in CT. Once prepped correctly, try the Driftwood Gray by Armstrong Clark.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
We have a 25 year old pressure treated deck that we had sanded two years ago. We need to remove the solid stain from the risers, railing, ... and get the grey wood off the deck surface. Will your cleaner do that? Is it oxalic acid? Is your 100 series stain appropriate for our situation. Wife wants gray stain. We live in CT.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Kellyconner:
We have a dock and bridge previously stained with super deck. We'd like to use the restore a deck stripper aand apply twp 1500 to both the dock and bridge. Will the stripper hurt our pond and fish?

It most likely will not hurt them.
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Kelly
We have a dock and bridge previously stained with super deck. We'd like to use the restore a deck stripper aand apply twp 1500 to both the dock and bridge. Will the stripper hurt our pond and fish?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting lgrabo:
I'm redoing just the railing on my deck (the floor was finished with a solid stain). It was new 4 years ago and finished with Cabot Australian Timber Oil, which was reapplied last year after it was scrubbed with a mild chlorine bleach solution to get much (not all) of the mold and mildew off. It is getting black again. Which of your products should I use, please? Also, the uprights are black metal - will they be affected by the chemicals if I use a pump sprayer? Thank you.

Stripper kit. Apply the stripper and pressure wash off. Apply the brightener and rinse. As for the spindles, 99% of the time they are not affected, but best to test first.
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Strip vs. Clean
I'm redoing just the railing on my deck (the floor was finished with a solid stain). It was new 4 years ago and finished with Cabot Australian Timber Oil, which was reapplied last year after it was scrubbed with a mild chlorine bleach solution to get much (not all) of the mold and mildew off. It is getting black again. Which of your products should I use, please? Also, the uprights are black metal - will they be affected by the chemicals if I use a pump sprayer? Thank you.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Richard L Manke:
Two years ago I applied the Sherwin Williams deck stain product to my lake cabin deck. It has held up well (no flaking). It now appears dirty and old looking. I want to apply the TWP 1500 product to the deck this summer. Do I need to strip the deck first, or, can I just clean it before I put the TWP product on?

You will need to remove the SW product first before using the TWP.
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Restaining my deck
Two years ago I applied the Sherwin Williams deck stain product to my lake cabin deck. It has held up well (no flaking). It now appears dirty and old looking. I want to apply the TWP 1500 product to the deck this summer. Do I need to strip the deck first, or, can I just clean it before I put the TWP product on?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Dwaine Bohn:
I have a log house I plan to seal with TWP
I am in the process of sanding all the old coating off now. There are small places in the corners that I can not get the sander to (only a few square inches each). Is it OK to soda blast these or will the PH in the soda negatively affect the TWP stain?
Thanks for the help Dwaine Bohn

It might be best to go ahead and soda blast but then brighten all the wood after to you have an even pH balance for all the wood.
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twp surface prep question
I have a log house I plan to seal with TWP
I am in the process of sanding all the old coating off now. There are small places in the corners that I can not get the sander to (only a few square inches each). Is it OK to soda blast these or will the PH in the soda negatively affect the TWP stain?
Thanks for the help Dwaine Bohn
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Mark chevrier:
Hi,

The current coat is Thompson Cedar coat applied to a Trek-cedar deck. Floors are in Trex composite but all the column and ceiling are in cedar.
- if I use restore a deck, any risks for the Trex (some will fall on it for sure)?
- The Thompson did not prevent molds on the cedar. I have now a lot of black points on it. It this also remove this?

Thanks for your help

The Stripper should not harm the Trex and it does help to remove the mold.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Hi,

The current coat is Thompson Cedar coat applied to a Trek-cedar deck. Floors are in Trex composite but all the column and ceiling are in cedar.
- if I use restore a deck, any risks for the Trex (some will fall on it for sure)?
- The Thompson did not prevent molds on the cedar. I have now a lot of black points on it. It this also remove this?

Thanks for your help
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting David Latch:
Will the stripper also remove algae? If not, can you offer a suggestion on how to remove it?

Dave

Yes the stripper will remove algae.
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N/A
Will the stripper also remove algae? If not, can you offer a suggestion on how to remove it?

Dave
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Gene Pearson:
I have a brand new port orford cedar deck that i am installing this month. If I use the TWP 1500, what do I need for prep? Just the brightener? or what?
Thanks,

Quoting Gene Pearson:
I have a brand new port orford cedar deck that i am installing this month. If I use the TWP 1500, what do I need for prep? Just the brightener? or what?
Thanks,

See this about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
I have a brand new port orford cedar deck that i am installing this month. If I use the TWP 1500, what do I need for prep? Just the brightener? or what?
Thanks,
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Deborah Homan:
Deck is 12 years old - used Sikkens about three years ago. cloudy, dark and pealing in areas. which product should I use to strip deck. Power washed and still very inconsistent with removal of stained areas. i have used your transparent stains on another property -- very happy with results. thanks for info Once we have pigment removed and are ready to redo -- what should I use to enhance deck wood and seal? thanks again. deb

Which Sikkens was it? The SRD that is not shiny or the Cetol that is shiny like a varnish? Makes a huge difference as is if can be stripped or not? The SRD can be removed with the RAD Stain stripper and pressure washing. Neutralize with the brightener after.
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owner
Deck is 12 years old - used Sikkens about three years ago. cloudy, dark and pealing in areas. which product should I use to strip deck. Power washed and still very inconsistent with removal of stained areas. i have used your transparent stains on another property -- very happy with results. thanks for info Once we have pigment removed and are ready to redo -- what should I use to enhance deck wood and seal? thanks again. deb
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting RH:
Our deck is 2 years old (PTP). After the first 10 months, we used RAD Kit, then stained with TWP 100 - (Rustic 116) per TWP instructions. The color has faded after 14 months, so we want to re-stain with same TWP-100 (Rustic 116).

Question: How do we prep the deck for the re-stain? Do we have to strip 1st coat of TWP 100 to re-stain with same TWP 100 color? If so, why?

Thank you.

No you do not need to use the RAD Stain Stripper for this scenario. Use our Gemini Restore Kit for the prep.
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Re-Staining w/TWP-100 after 14 months
Our deck is 2 years old (PTP). After the first 10 months, we used RAD Kit, then stained with TWP 100 - (Rustic 116) per TWP instructions. The color has faded after 14 months, so we want to re-stain with same TWP-100 (Rustic 116).

Question: How do we prep the deck for the re-stain? Do we have to strip 1st coat of TWP 100 to re-stain with same TWP 100 color? If so, why?

Thank you.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Paul NH:
I have a 14 year old Mahogany deck and have stained it every year with Cabots Mahogany Flame and switch to your TWP 1502 350VOC the last two years. I liked to strip the deck this year an apply 1502 again. What do you recommend? Process? How many coats of 1502?

Strip with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper and apply the brightener after. Just one coat is normal for Mahogany wood.
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Mahogany
I have a 14 year old Mahogany deck and have stained it every year with Cabots Mahogany Flame and switch to your TWP 1502 350VOC the last two years. I liked to strip the deck this year an apply 1502 again. What do you recommend? Process? How many coats of 1502?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting BCVA:
My deck was previously coated with Behr Premium Solid Color Deck Stain. Will the Restore-A-Deck Stripper with a pump sprayer remove this?

No it will not remove a solid stain. You will have to sand off a solid stain to remove.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting pyperstosh:
I have a 15 yr old pressure treated pine deck that has some parts that were stained with a semi-transparent Behr oil stain when the deck was new. Most of it was not stained at all or sealed in any way. Should I use the stripper only on the parts that were stained and the cleaner on the remainder or use the stripper on everything? I am especially wondering about the portion that is under a roof and therefore has received less weathering. Will the stripper be too harsh on wood that has never been stained or sealed?

Stripper on all. Brighten when done.
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Stripper or Cleaner
I have a 15 yr old pressure treated pine deck that has some parts that were stained with a semi-transparen t Behr oil stain when the deck was new. Most of it was not stained at all or sealed in any way. Should I use the stripper only on the parts that were stained and the cleaner on the remainder or use the stripper on everything? I am especially wondering about the portion that is under a roof and therefore has received less weathering. Will the stripper be too harsh on wood that has never been stained or sealed?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting RobA:
I have a deck that has white acrylic latex paint on the rails and dark gray latex paint on floor. The paint is peeling on the floor pretty badly. The white paint on the railing seems to be adhering to the wood but is very stained with black mildew. I would like to refinish.

What would be the best preparation and finish application. I like the white solid color for the railing. I would like to go back with a lighter gray/taupe for the floor.

Suggestions please.

Our products cannot be applied over paints or solid stains. Our products also do not come in white or taupe colors.
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peeling acrylic paint on deck
I have a deck that has white acrylic latex paint on the rails and dark gray latex paint on floor. The paint is peeling on the floor pretty badly. The white paint on the railing seems to be adhering to the wood but is very stained with black mildew. I would like to refinish.

What would be the best preparation and finish application. I like the white solid color for the railing. I would like to go back with a lighter gray/taupe for the floor.

Suggestions please.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Carl English:
I have just replaced my deck with new cedar 2x6 boards and hired a guy to stain it. He used TWC 207 Butternut. It is very uneven and hasn't dried in over a week.Some areas are ok but the knots and hard part of the wood is still tacky. Can ou please recommend what is necessary to strip and reapply. After reading your product bulletins, It appears that the wrong choice was made or missapplied. Please advise.

Not easy to strip off a newly applied stain. You will need to Restore A Deck Stripper and pressure washing to remove. In addtiona it may take more then one attempt of the stripping to remove it all. Make sure to use the RAD brightener on all the wood when done. Please read this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
I have just replaced my deck with new cedar 2x6 boards and hired a guy to stain it. He used TWC 207 Butternut. It is very uneven and hasn't dried in over a week.Some areas are ok but the knots and hard part of the wood is still tacky. Can ou please recommend what is necessary to strip and reapply. After reading your product bulletins, It appears that the wrong choice was made or missapplied. Please advise.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Jake Jacobsen:
Can Restore-A-Deck stripper be removed with a power washer?

thanks,
Jake

After applying the RAD Stripper it is best to pressure wash off the coating that is being removed. Once fully removed, use the RAD brightener to neutralize.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Can Restore-A-Deck stripper be removed with a power washer?

thanks,
Jake
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Don Baty:
I have a cedar garage door that was stained about 10 years ago - semitransparent stain (unknown brand)but there is no shine or varnish. What is the best stripper/method?

Use the RAD stripper and pressure washer for removal. Make sure to brighten the wood after the neutralize.
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Best Stripper for Garage Door
I have a cedar garage door that was stained about 10 years ago - semitransparent stain (unknown brand)but there is no shine or varnish. What is the best stripper/method ?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Craig Harwood:
I have a new pressure treated deck that is 4 months old now (wood was also kiln dried) What is recommended way to get the information stamps that are on the wood off? And do I need to use the stain stripper on new wood?

Cleaners or stain strippers will not remove ink stamps. You would need to sand this off now, let the wood season for another month, then prep all with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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I have a new pressure treated deck that is 4 months old now (wood was also kiln dried) What is recommended way to get the information stamps that are on the wood off? And do I need to use the stain stripper on new wood?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting D. Walsh:
I am stripping Defy Epoxy Fortified Semi-Transparent stain (now called Defy Extreme)from my deck. Will RAD Stripper remove this stain?

Also, the deck adjoins to the home with solid stain on wood siding. What prep do I need on this siding to protect it?

It removes semi-transparen t stains like the Defy but you will need to use a pressure washer as well. Use the Restore A Deck Brightener after to neutralize. It will not remove a solid stain uless the solid stain is peeling. Best to tarp off with plastic sheeting to be safe.
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RAD Stripper
I am stripping Defy Epoxy Fortified Semi-Transparen t stain (now called Defy Extreme)from my deck. Will RAD Stripper remove this stain?

Also, the deck adjoins to the home with solid stain on wood siding. What prep do I need on this siding to protect it?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Shields:
I have stainless steel railing that I am unable to remove. Will the stain remover and brightener damage this, and if so how can I prevent that?It will be impossible not to get stain on the steel.

The Stripper and Brightener should not harm the stainless steel but always best to test first. There is no way to keep it off when cleaning.
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Stainless Steel
I have stainless steel railing that I am unable to remove. Will the stain remover and brightener damage this, and if so how can I prevent that?It will be impossible not to get stain on the steel.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting mlinarz:
Our pine siding has black mold specks/stains throughout. 2 questions:
1. Should we bleach siding prior to using stripper or will the stripper itself take care of the mold.
2. Will we need to mask the aluminum trim on all the windows, or is stripper harmless to painted aluminum.
Thanks!

The stripper will remove the mold. Best to protect the painted trim.
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Remove Mold and Mildew?
Our pine siding has black mold specks/stains throughout. 2 questions:
1. Should we bleach siding prior to using stripper or will the stripper itself take care of the mold.
2. Will we need to mask the aluminum trim on all the windows, or is stripper harmless to painted aluminum.
Thanks!
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Jack Anderson:
I am going to remove the existing stain and clean and sand my deck before staining. Do you recommend using the stripper in addition to the kit 1&2?

I do not understand your steps. Are you sanding, stripping, cleaning, etc. If you have an old stain then you should strip, not clean for the prep. Are you removing an old stain? If so what brand and type of stain is it?
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Mr.
I am going to remove the existing stain and clean and sand my deck before staining. Do you recommend using the stripper in addition to the kit 1&2?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Barbara Walsh:
Is there any other way to apply this other than a power washer or pump sprayer? Confused about how many square feet this covers, is it 200, 500 or 1,000.

Only apply with a pump sprayer or inject through pressure washer. Each container makes 5 liquid gallons. 5 gallons will cover between 500-1000 sq. feet depending on the coating being removed.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Is there any other way to apply this other than a power washer or pump sprayer? Confused about how many square feet this covers, is it 200, 500 or 1,000.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Kurt Van Anglen:
I have a 320 s.f. deck that was stained using Behr Acrylic "Penetrating" stain. The Behr product never did penetrate bu has a "waxy' feel on vertical surfaces. It's failed and peeled on all horizontal surfaces. Will Restore-A-Deck remove this Behr Product?

Depends on how bad it is, how many coats, and which version of the Behr. In most cases ti comes off but sometimes you need to strip a few times. You will need a pressure washer as well.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
I have a 320 s.f. deck that was stained using Behr Acrylic "Penetrating" stain. The Behr product never did penetrate bu has a "waxy' feel on vertical surfaces. It's failed and peeled on all horizontal surfaces. Will Restore-A-Deck remove this Behr Product?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Jim F:
I have a 10+ yr old 400sq ft cedar deck. Recently sanded and stained with cabot semi transparent stain (5 yrs ago). Time to refinish again. Still has some solid stain in deep knots that won't come up without significant sanding from before previous job. Can you recommend prep and stain product?

You can use the RAD stripper to remove the old Cabot but no stripper will remove the solid stain. It may remove some of the solid stains. Make sure to sue the RAD brightener when done to neutralize.
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Mr
I have a 10+ yr old 400sq ft cedar deck. Recently sanded and stained with cabot semi transparent stain (5 yrs ago). Time to refinish again. Still has some solid stain in deep knots that won't come up without significant sanding from before previous job. Can you recommend prep and stain product?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Kurt Westermann:
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Kurt Westermann:
Will the Restore-A-Deck Stripper and Remover remove a spar urethane clear semi gloss coat (peeling)?

No it will not. You will have to sand that.

My contractor is telling me he can not remove all of the polyurethane, even using 80 grit sand paper. Some of the boards have cupped, making it difficult to remove the polyurethane. He wants to use a "super stripper". I am very reluctant to allow him to use a stripper. He raised a concern about sanding the wood too smooth, closing the wood pores. I have told him I don't care if the rough cut cedar is sanded smooth to remove the cupping and would rather see the wood sanded than using a stripper. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

Sorry but not sure on this one. I do not it is near impossible to sand rough cut and cupped wood.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Kurt Westermann:
Will the Restore-A-Deck Stripper and Remover remove a spar urethane clear semi gloss coat (peeling)?

No it will not. You will have to sand that.

My contractor is telling me he can not remove all of the polyurethane, even using 80 grit sand paper. Some of the boards have cupped, making it difficult to remove the polyurethane. He wants to use a "super stripper". I am very reluctant to allow him to use a stripper. He raised a concern about sanding the wood too smooth, closing the wood pores. I have told him I don't care if the rough cut cedar is sanded smooth to remove the cupping and would rather see the wood sanded than using a stripper. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks!
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Margie d:
Will this product remove Sikkens from my deck?

Depends on which version of Sikkens. The SRD for decks is should as long as not excessively over coated. It will not remove the shiny/varnish type Sikkens that is used for log cabins.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Will this product remove Sikkens from my deck?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Patrick121:
Other than a sprayer or power washer, are there any other ways to apply the stripper and brightener?
Best to apply them with a pump sprayer. Most effective and easiest way.
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Application Methods
Other than a sprayer or power washer, are there any other ways to apply the stripper and brightener?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Delyan:
can you apply stripper on a wet deck or it needs to be dry before application?

It can go on wet or dry surfaces.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
can you apply stripper on a wet deck or it needs to be dry before application?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting express27:
Hi - my redwood deck was stained with TWP 1500 2.5 yrs ago. Horizontals need to be redone since stain has worn away in patches, verticals still look ok but not as deep in color as they once were. Can I prep with just the deck wash with a little scrubbing and the brightener? I am trying to avoid using the harsher stripper since the deck sits on top of low slope roofing material and I am concerned about compromising the roof. Pls advise.

Yes that should be fine for the prep.
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Prep for re-application of TWP
Hi - my redwood deck was stained with TWP 1500 2.5 yrs ago. Horizontals need to be redone since stain has worn away in patches, verticals still look ok but not as deep in color as they once were. Can I prep with just the deck wash with a little scrubbing and the brightener? I am trying to avoid using the harsher stripper since the deck sits on top of low slope roofing material and I am concerned about compromising the roof. Pls advise.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Willie Wong:
Will the Stain Stripper and Brightener harm color vinyl siding? What precautions are recommended or necessary to protect the color vinyl siding?

Pre wet and rinse the vinyl from over spray and you should be fine.
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Vinyl Siding
Will the Stain Stripper and Brightener harm color vinyl siding? What precautions are recommended or necessary to protect the color vinyl siding?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Harlan:
Will the stripper or brightener harm or stain fiberglass gel coat?

Possibly so best to test or cover the fiberglass.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Will the stripper or brightener harm or stain fiberglass gel coat?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Kurt Westermann:
Will the Restore-A-Deck Stripper and Remover remove a spar urethane clear semi gloss coat (peeling)?

No it will not. You will have to sand that.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Shannon H:
So, are the steps in the process 1. Strip, 2. Clean, 3. Brighten, and 4. Stain? My deck is in pretty bad shape so I was thinking I'd strip it before cleaning and brightening just to be safe. What do you guys think?

No need to clean if you are stripping so you can skip that step.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Will the Restore-A-Deck Stripper and Remover remove a spar urethane clear semi gloss coat (peeling)?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
So, are the steps in the process 1. Strip, 2. Clean, 3. Brighten, and 4. Stain? My deck is in pretty bad shape so I was thinking I'd strip it before cleaning and brightening just to be safe. What do you guys think?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Brockb:
I have a 1200 sf older pressure treated wood deck that was previously painted with latex paint. it is worn and cracking. Should I strip and sand before using a solid stain. Do I have to get all the previous paint off before solid stain? Will RAD Stripper in a pressure washer get the latex paint off?

RAD Stripper does not remove solid opaque stains 100%. No stripper will. It will help remove what is loose and unstable so when you recoat with another solid, it will adhere better.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
I have a 1200 sf older pressure treated wood deck that was previously painted with latex paint. it is worn and cracking. Should I strip and sand before using a solid stain. Do I have to get all the previous paint off before solid stain? Will RAD Stripper in a pressure washer get the latex paint off?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Mike_12:
Do I need to clean the accumulated crud from my deck prior to using the stripper product or will it also take off the dirt?
Thanks

The stripper will loosed the "crud" so your pressure washer or scrubbing will remove it.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Do I need to clean the accumulated crud from my deck prior to using the stripper product or will it also take off the dirt?
Thanks
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Bob Hull:
My house is cedar lap siding and for 40 years coated with semi-solid brown stain. If I use your restore-a-deck stripper will it remove that so I can use your 1500 rustic instead?

Hard to say if it will work or not. 40 years of buildup is extremely diffiuclt to remove and even more so when it is a semi solid. If the RAD Stripper does not remove it then you will need to corn cob blast or similar to remove.
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My house is cedar lap siding and for 40 years coated with semi-solid brown stain. If I use your restore-a-deck stripper will it remove that so I can use your 1500 rustic instead?
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Quoting lobtoeberg:
see my previous comments. I have spent 2days using cleaner and power washer. I have come to believe I should have used the stripper to begin with. the vertical surfaces still bead up so the cleaner does not work. the horizontal surfaces now look very blotchy.am worried that twp will not look good. I thought my last stain with twp was 3-4 years ago but found recipient for washer when I used twp. it was 6/12. disappointed in how well stain held up. was cracked and badly faded. I thought twp was the best on the market. I now need to do whole deck with stripper then the step 2. I have powder coated alum spindles with so sanding the vertical surfaces would be "fairly" manageable. any help there

TWP last 2-3 years on horizontals and 3-6 on verticals. This is normal and no stain on the market will last longer then this on a horizontal surface. Best to strip off the stain to ensure an even application with the Restore A Deck Stripper and use the brightener after. It will take it off.
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dougie
see my previous comments. I have spent 2days using cleaner and power washer. I have come to believe I should have used the stripper to begin with. the vertical surfaces still bead up so the cleaner does not work. the horizontal surfaces now look very blotchy.am worried that twp will not look good. I thought my last stain with twp was 3-4 years ago but found recipient for washer when I used twp. it was 6/12. disappointed in how well stain held up. was cracked and badly faded. I thought twp was the best on the market. I now need to do whole deck with stripper then the step 2. I have powder coated alum spindles with so sanding the vertical surfaces would be "fairly" manageable. any help there
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Larry Leong:
Does the restore-a-deck remove the color of the old stain?

This is a stripper so it removes the old stain down to the bare wood.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Does the restore-a-deck remove the color of the old stain?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Vinny:
I ran out of the brightener I had and I don't want to wait the week it would take to order Restore a deck brightener. Can you recommend another brightener I could buy locally to use with Restore a deck stripper please.
Thank you

Any should work just make sure to apply to entire area.
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Brightener
I ran out of the brightener I had and I don't want to wait the week it would take to order Restore a deck brightener. Can you recommend another brightener I could buy locally to use with Restore a deck stripper please.
Thank you
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting JerryC:
I have semi-transparent oil stain on my deck. I applied RAD stripper with a pump sprayer. It immediately turned the wood black. Scrubbed a little with a brush, rinsed with pressure washer. Black! A wood brightener removed about 20% of the black. What have I done wrong?

Let the brightener sit on longer and use less of a strength of the stripper.
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RAD Stripper
I have semi-transparen t oil stain on my deck. I applied RAD stripper with a pump sprayer. It immediately turned the wood black. Scrubbed a little with a brush, rinsed with pressure washer. Black! A wood brightener removed about 20% of the black. What have I done wrong?
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Quoting John D.:
Hi,
I have a 2-year-old coat of TWP1500 on my cedar deck and it looks great everywhere but in the high-traffic areas, where it has worn away and the wood has greyed. If I want to re-stain this summer (same stain, same color), do I need to strip the entire deck to prevent uneven color?

Will the standard RAD brightener work fine on my cedar?

Thanks!

Yes it would be best to use the Restore A Deck Stripper followed by the brightener for the prep.
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Uneven Wear
Hi,
I have a 2-year-old coat of TWP1500 on my cedar deck and it looks great everywhere but in the high-traffic areas, where it has worn away and the wood has greyed. If I want to re-stain this summer (same stain, same color), do I need to strip the entire deck to prevent uneven color?

Will the standard RAD brightener work fine on my cedar?

Thanks!
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting John B.:
Hi. I'm confused about coverage of the stripper products. Information posted says, "Makes 5 Liquid Gallons Covering 500-1000 sq. feet!" and "Covers 100-200 sq. feet when applied with a pump sprayer." I've got about 900 sq ft. what will I need? Thanks.

Each gallon covers 100-200 sq. feet. Each container makes 5 gallons or will cover 500-1000 total. You will need 1 or 2 of the containers.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Hi. I'm confused about coverage of the stripper products. Information posted says, "Makes 5 Liquid Gallons Covering 500-1000 sq. feet!" and "Covers 100-200 sq. feet when applied with a pump sprayer." I've got about 900 sq ft. what will I need? Thanks.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Dan9960:
I have a 400 sq. ft. redwood deck with SuperDeck transparent stain (1910 natural) on it. It's about three years old. I want to apply your TWP 1500 to it now. Will this stripper take off the SuperDeck stain and do I need to use the brightener after? Thanks.

Yes the RAD stripper will remove the SuperDeck and yes you need the brightener.
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Stripper with SuperDeck
I have a 400 sq. ft. redwood deck with SuperDeck transparent stain (1910 natural) on it. It's about three years old. I want to apply your TWP 1500 to it now. Will this stripper take off the SuperDeck stain and do I need to use the brightener after? Thanks.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting William Dailey:
Got your response, thanks. The deck has dried. Looks like the stripper did not necessarily get all the stain. Is stripper something to be reapplied, or is that bad for the wood? The deck is ipe wood. Installed and stained about 3 years ago.

You can reapply if needed. It is hard to remove 100% of old stain. Try for 90-95% removal.
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Follow-up: stripper leaking out
Got your response, thanks. The deck has dried. Looks like the stripper did not necessarily get all the stain. Is stripper something to be reapplied, or is that bad for the wood? The deck is ipe wood. Installed and stained about 3 years ago.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting William Dailey:
We've applied the stripper, waited half an hour and used a pressure washer to rinse it off. However, when we revisit spots with the pressure washer maybe 15 or 30 minutes after rinsing, it seems that stripper and stain still comes out of the wood. How many rinse cycles will the wood need? Should we use the brightener yet, or wait until we've rinsed the wood thoroughly?

Rinse well just 1-2 times than apply brightener to neutralize.
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Stripper leaking out
We've applied the stripper, waited half an hour and used a pressure washer to rinse it off. However, when we revisit spots with the pressure washer maybe 15 or 30 minutes after rinsing, it seems that stripper and stain still comes out of the wood. How many rinse cycles will the wood need? Should we use the brightener yet, or wait until we've rinsed the wood thoroughly?
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Quoting Behr Stinks:
Hi, I have a failed coat of Behr semi-transparent (acrylic) stain that I'm trying to strip (and brighten) before applying TWP 100. How does this stripper deal with acrylics - is there anything else recommended better suited for acrylic stains?

The Behr is already pealing in most places.

Behr, can be removed it just takes patience and a few applications of the stripper to get off fully.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Quoting Marsha R:
Will this product hurt vinyl siding?

It should not but always test first.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Will this product hurt vinyl siding?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Hi, I have a failed coat of Behr semi-transparen t (acrylic) stain that I'm trying to strip (and brighten) before applying TWP 100. How does this stripper deal with acrylics - is there anything else recommended better suited for acrylic stains?

The Behr is already pealing in most places.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Which Sikkens version is it and how many coats? The thicker the old stain, the harder it is to remove. You may need to strip more than once to get it off. Cover plants and rinse painted walls right away if the stripper gets on it. It does not remove paint unless the paint has already failed.
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I have about 3,000 sq ft of deck that has been treated with Sikens over the past ten years and it is now miscolored, pealing, etc. Will your product remove this sealer? How much would I need and how much neturalizer?

Also, will it damage painted surfaces that have been painted with laytex paint? Plants?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
Deb V, you cannot apply a lighter color to a darker color and get a lighter brown. Best to strip it off and start over with fresh and clean wood. Make sure to brighten the woo as well. Once prepped I would suggest getting a few samples to test out the color.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper
In 2011, we had TWP 116 Rustic applied to 11-yo cedar siding after SafeStrip of old stain. Product has weathered to dark orange, and would like to know what TWP product, i.e. pecan or honeytone, we can reapply over it to add more golden brown tone without going as dark as Dark Oak (we have a dark green roof and trim). Will home need to be powerwashed first? It is rough-sawn Western Red Cedar. Also, how would we blend this "new" color with the older part of the home if we decide on an addition? Thanks.
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re: Mildew/Mold
just the Gemini Kit for the prep.
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Sikkens Stain
Has anyone used this product to remove Sikkens stain?
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re: plantings
Best to cover all plants and make sure the stripper does not get on it.
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plantings
I think the deck has Behr semitransparent on it (I found a can in basement of the house we bought last year. It appears we need to use this stripper instead of the Safe Strip 1. What does this do to plantings (lots of bushes and a large oak tree next to the deck) and will it effect septic?
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Coverage
Depends on the porosity. Typically 150-250 per gallon.
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What is the coverage per gallon
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