Restore A Deck Stripper/Brightener Kit

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 1 RAD Stripper and 1 RAD Brightener

Coverage: 750-1000 sq. feet per kit. Each Kit Makes 5 Gallons of Stain Stripper and 5 Gallons of Wood Brightener

Note: The Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper needs to be neutralized with the included 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

Removes:

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

* The Restore a Deck Stain Stripper will not remove a Solid Color Deck Stain or Deck Paint that is not transparent.

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Reviews

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Great stripper for prepping. The brightener restores wood grain and color.

TWP Stains

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    elliot · 05/11/2022
    Similar to the previous question, I used 1500 clear on my new cedar deck last year.  The deck itself is pretty dirty but still beads when rained upon.  Would just the brightener/cleaner be enough as a pretreatment before resealing this year with 1500 clear again?
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    John Urtis · 05/01/2022
    Going to stain my deck again with TWP 1500.  Can the stripper be used as a replacement to your cleaner when restraining my deck or do I have to clean then strip?  The exposed areas have standard dirt and grime from rain, snow, and general use but no solid stains.
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      TWP Stains · 05/01/2022
      You use either stripper of cleaner, not both. The stripper should only be used if you are stripping a stain.
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    Kevin · 03/07/2022
    I used a transparent stain last year on a new deck and don't like the finish. Wanted to strip and use twp transparent finish. What's the best product to strip and prep for new finish? 
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      TWP Stains · 03/07/2022
      We would need to know the brand of the old stain and some pictures of the deck showing the stain posted here for proper prep help. 
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        Kevin · 03/07/2022
        Valspar honey gold transparent stain
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        Kevin · 03/07/2022
        I believe it was valspar. 
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          TWP Stains · 03/07/2022
          Use the RAD stripper with both additives and pressure washing to remove. Brightener after. 
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            Kevin · 03/07/2022
            Great. Thank you. If I want the finished deck to look like wet wood, what DH you recommend for the stain? 
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              TWP Stains · 03/07/2022
              Honeytone in the 100 or 1500 Series. 
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    Ryan · 02/11/2022
    Hi I have two questions, I have a redwood deck that I stained 2 1/2 years ago with TWP 1500 Honeytone . I want to restain it with the same TWP honeytone, most of the deck the stain is still present. But in high traffic areas , and on top of railing the stain has faded away and the deck wood is slightly grayed. Do I need to strip the entire deck first to avoid darker / lighter spots where the stain faded and still exists? what should be my prep for the deck ? Cleaner /brighter ? Or stripper/ brightner . My next question is I built a Cedar fence about 2 months ago, gonna use the same color TWP stain as the deck. What should be the prep for that?
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      TWP Stains · 02/13/2022
      Strip and brighten for an even appearance. Clean and brighten for the fence. 
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    Paul Mc · 11/02/2021
    After reading many reviews of others asking how to remove semi-solid stains, you always say RAD, etc. will not work and they must sand it off.  I’m ready to re-stain my boat dock (TWP 100 used on it about 7 years ago) and was thinking about using your Semi-Solid stain for better UV protection and longer life.  If your stripper products don’t work on Semi-Solid stains, how do I maintain it?  
    Finally, how long will the Semi-Solid Pro series product last?  I’m located in East Texas.   Thank you….
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      TWP Stains · 11/03/2021
      RAD stripper works 95% of the time. It will not work to remove a solid stain. No stripper will remove a solid stain. The RAD Stripper will easily remove the TWP if needed. Redo every 2-3 years.
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    Paul McCutcheon · 11/02/2021
    Can I use the RAD Stripper & Brightener and/or Safe Strip on a dock over water?  It has faded TWP 100 Cedartone applied about 7 years ago. I definitely do not want to pollute the environment or damage any water life.  I would be applying with a backpack sprayer then power washing off.   Thank you…..
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    Philip · 10/10/2021
    Will RAS harm vinyl railings?
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      TWP Stains · 10/10/2021
      It should not but always test spot first.
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    Sarah · 09/18/2021
    We have a western cedar fence that is 3 years old. We stained it with SW transparent stain a year ago and it's fading bad. The outside of the fence gets a lot of sun and needs more UV protection I think? We want to strip it and use A TWP stain.  What would you recommend for stripping it and starting over? Some of the boards are already bowing pretty badly and I'm afraid to damage it any further. First two pics are of the outside of fence that gets direct sun most of the day. Last pic is the inside. Any recommendations would so much appreciated as I'm completely new to this. Thanks:) 
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    Diana · 09/15/2021
    I have a 12 year old deck with original screws which never gave problems. I sanded using 80 grit paper, then used the RAD cleaner and brightener. Everything looked amazing. I have built in bench seating and started staining those first since I plan to do the floor last. In the process, I noticed on the floor boards only, black around the screws. I've never seen it has these before. I used the cleaner and brightener exactly one week ago and I know the boards are supposed to be stained within 2 weeks. Can you please advise what this is and what can I do to remove the black marks? They don't looked good and I'm concerned I've given myself a larger problem. Also, are the boards now damaged or are they fixable? Thnx. 
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      TWP Stains · 09/15/2021
      That us rust and that happened as you sanded off the protective coating from your screws. You would have to replace the screws and then redo the prep with the brightener to remove the rust.
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        Diana · 09/15/2021
        I just noticed I have a few on the benches I already stained. Since I already stained them, I believe I can't use cleaner and brightener for another year or so. So they will have to sit. Do you know if the rust will deteriorated my boards quicker? Or should I wait to swap the screws out on the stained boards? Thnx
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          TWP Stains · 09/15/2021
          No, the rust will not harm it. 
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    Mike C · 09/08/2021
    Do you suggest using the additives. - Gel and or Booster if stripping siding that was finished last year with TWP1500?  Or is the additives more for using with other, more stubborn stain products?   
    I’ve used other brand stripper and brightener products that left the wood with a fur or fuzz afterwards.  Does Restore a Deck behave similarly?  And if so, does the Booster make that worse?    Thank you. 
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      TWP Stains · 09/08/2021
      You should not need to booster but the hell would help it to cling to siding better. Fuzzies can happen based on the wood and how much the stain has deteriorated. 
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    Debra · 09/06/2021
    Would the stripper/brightener damage brick and mortar walls or concrete patios?
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    Sandra · 08/30/2021
    We have a five year old pressure treated deck that’s been treated multiple times with Thompson’s Semi-transparent water seal… it looks awful and splotchy, so we want to remove it and restain with TWP (1500 I believe, since we’re in MA). Would this product help me remove the Water Seal and prep the deck?  Thanks so much!
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      TWP Stains · 08/30/2021
      Please upload pictures for prep help.
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        Sandra · 08/30/2021
        Here you go!
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          TWP Stains · 08/30/2021
          It may not remove all as you have a filming coating that is on top of the wood and is acting like a solid stain now. Use the RAD Stripper with both additives: https://www.twpstain.com/wood-stain-strippers/rad-stripper-additives
          Let dwell for 45-60 minutes (mist to keep it from drying out) and then pressure wash off. If needed, let dry and sand any stubborn areas that do not strip. Brightener after all is removed.
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    Dan · 08/25/2021
    Hi.  Just to confirm, if reapplying the same 100 series stain to my deck a year after initial application, only cleaning and brightening is required, rather than stripping, correct?
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    Lynne · 08/22/2021
    We are staining a fence with TWP100. The older portion of fence was built and stained 16 years ago in clear; and the newer part of the fence has never been stained or coated at all. I am planning to strip and brighten the older fence with RAD. Should I switch products and use the Gemini Clean-Brighten kit for the newer-never coated fence part? OR--Is it OK to use the stripper on that too just to be less confusing for the painters and to buy one less product, or is that too extreme for that part? 
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      TWP Stains · 08/22/2021
      You would need the cleaner for the never-stained wood.
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    William Johnson · 08/02/2021
    Redwood deck. I used RAD cleaner and brightener Saturday then TWP semi-solid on Sunday. I'm realizing now that TWP is not a RAD product and probably falls under the "wait 48hrs" rule. Will I have to start over?
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      TWP Stains · 08/02/2021
      It is most likley fine as long as the wood was dry when you stained it.
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    BETTY BISHOP · 07/25/2021
    I have a red cedar greenhouse built in 2020. Stained with Arborcoat clear stain from Benjamin Moore. Every piece was stained before the kit was assembled.  It did exactly the opposite of what I desired. Initially it looked great but by the fall of last year it started to blacken. Now it looks worst than if nothing was done. My question is, would Restore a Deck stripper and brightener remove the blackened areas? Would it harm the plexiglass panels? Would I require the gel for vertical areas? I would then stain with your cedar tone 201 which I had used on my decks, after the fact. Wish I would have used it on the greenhouse.
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      TWP Stains · 07/25/2021
      Use the RAD Stripper with both additives for this and then the brightener. It should not harm the plexiglass.
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    Luis R Aguilar · 07/24/2021
    Can I use a solid paint stripper and then the rad stripper and brightener 
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      TWP Stains · 07/25/2021
      A paint stripper can be used first if needed but in most cases, it will not remove paint or a solid stain from a deck.
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    Luke · 07/19/2021
    Is this harmful to plants, trees, or animals? Would like to know before I go start spraying my fence on the neighbors side.
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      TWP Stains · 07/19/2021
      It is eco-safe but while using it, you need to take precations to cover plants and keep animals away. Once it all dries, there are not any issues.
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    Toz · 07/09/2021
    Is it possible to tone down 1500 series pecan semi-transparent stain with mineral spirits or linseed oil?  Or, any other way to do so?
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      TWP Stains · 07/09/2021
      You cannot thin it but you can add the TWP 1500 in Clear to tone down the color.
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    Anguished Tony · 06/28/2021
    I have two backyard side fences. I have stained one side with one coat of 1500 in pecan color. My wife doesn’t like the color. She thinks it’s too orange-ish.
    If I strip & brighten the stained fence and then applied 1500 in ‘natural cedar’, would both fences look the same color.
    I have lots of frustration with my wife about this but it’s best not to say why!!
    Thanks for your help
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      TWP Stains · 06/29/2021
      I would highly suggest getting some samples so you are not in trouble again:https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples

      To tone down the orange you can use Dark Oak 1503 or even a combination of the Pecan and Dark Oak. 
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        Anguished Tony · 06/29/2021
        That is part of the frustrating part.  We did order six samples and applied them on the same fence materials.  My wife and I both agreed that pecan looked good.  Now she'd like me to stain it natural cedar.
        If I strip the semi-transparent stain on one fence and then stain both fences with another 1500 series in a color that my wife will hopefully like, will both fences look the same?  I am worried that your stripper/brightener will not be able to remove ALL of the stain, although I would love to be wrong.  I am worried that both fences will not match when all is said and 'stained'.
        (If I do re-stain, my wife will probably want it stained a third time, in mauve and fuchsia polka-dots!!)
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          TWP Stains · 06/29/2021
          Yes, it will remove the current stain with the stripper and will match when done. 
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            Tony Toz · 07/07/2021
            I tested stripping one fence panel and I am VERY impressed.  At first, as I was pressure washing the stripper/stain off, it didn't seem to change things that much but after it dried it seemed to magically remove the stain.  I haven't tried the brightener, so I'm sure it will help that much more.
            Despite that happy result, there are some additional issues that I need more help with (sorry):1. My wife, who seems to be pushing me towards insanity, likes how the stripper turned out.  But now she just wants to go over the pecan semi-transparent with a solid TWP stain.  If we did do that, would the present stain still need to be stripped?2. I am asking my wife to select a different semi-transparent stain.  I thought I saw that natural (or cedar tone) was what the majority of TWP customers purchase.  Is that correct (and in which color)?3. We now have about 7 gallons of pecan 1500 series that we don't know what to do with.  This question may turn out to be a disaster, maybe now, but do you have any suggestions of how to recolor the pecan stain to something that's closer to natural or cedar tone?
            (BTW, I just ordered another round of samples)
            Thanks very much for all the TA!
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              TWP Stains · 07/07/2021
              1. TWP does not come in a solid stain. It comes in a semi-solid but it is not allowed in NY.2. TWP 1501 Cedartone is the most popular color.3. You could add the Honeytone or Clear into it to lighten but there is not a ratio or % mix that will match the other 1500 colors.