Restore A Deck Stripper/Brightener Kit

free shipping with ground services
 Back to: Wood Deck Strippers-Professional Grade

 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.

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

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

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

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. 


  • #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


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

Important Note: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper may not fully remove Solid Color Wood Stains, Paints, Varnishes, and Excessively Over-Applied Acrylic Semi-Transparent and Semi-Solid Coatings. To remove these deck and wood stain types, use the RAD Paint & Solid Stain Stripper

TWP Stain Calculator




Have Questions on Prep?

Visit our Help Site for all the answers!



Thursday, 19 October 2017

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

TWP Stains

Please log in to write a review. Log in

Ask a Question or Post a Picture...
You are guest ( Sign Up ? )
or post as a guest
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Doug Hastings · 05/19/2021
    I applied 100 to new cedar wood 6 months ago. Intent was to keep wood in good shape over winter. I want to apply a semi transparent stain over it now. How do I prepare the wood to accept new stain.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    barry vintage homes · 05/14/2021
    have two yr red wood deck. unfortunately, used sherwin williams superdeck/ducksback semi transparent oil stain recommended by their reg manager. the stain looked fine initially and several weeks later lifted off in some areas and appears to have run streaking the wood. second time handed sanded the deck to bare redwood and repeated process second time. same thing happened. third attempt sanded again and was furnished semi transparent oil base super deck by sherwin also with a deck cleaner and was assured it would work. one month later same thing happened. even their rep is clueless on what to do. nothing wrong with the redwood. want to use a TPW oil based product this time but being told by a third party that some kind of cleaner/stripper must be used because the oil from the superdeck must be removed first before applying your oil based stain. what do u recommend for the fourth time trying to stain a deck. shouldn't be the headache and costs it has run . also, what process, product or line do u recommend and I prefer a more intense color than your red barn sample.thanks
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Kristin · 05/13/2021
    Do you have to apply the stripper and brightener with a spray tool or can you roll it on and rinse off with pressure washer?
    • We will reply to your comment shortly
      TWP Stains · 05/13/2021
      Apply with a pump sprayer and pressure wash off.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Greg Moyer · 05/05/2021
    After applying the RAD stripper with a sprayer, do you scrub the deck wood?  Or just hose it off?The same question for the Brightener?
    • We will reply to your comment shortly
      TWP Stains · 05/05/2021
      You pressure wash it off after 15 minutes. The brightener you just rinse off after 15 minutes.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    John Grimm · 05/05/2021
    Thanks for response. Behr product left splotchy areas where that product lifted from wood. Original plan is to use stripper all areas, use large commercial sander and the brightener. Will brightener raise wood fibers  requiring another light sanding? Thanks - John
    • We will reply to your comment shortly
      TWP Stains · 05/05/2021
      Never sand after applying the brightener. You want the grain to raise so the TWP can soak in deeper. When sanding prior, use no more that 60-80 grit.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    John · 05/04/2021
    Central Oklahoma area: 1200 sqft PT deck previously stained with Behr product 2 yrs ago. Want to strip/prep and use TWP 120 Pecan. Somewhat confused regarding using Restore-A-Deck kit or should I use stripper and then brightener. PT wood has been down 3 yrs. Thanks - John
    • We will reply to your comment shortly
      TWP Stains · 05/05/2021
      We will need to see some pictures for prep help. You can upload them in the comment area. The Behr will need to be removed by stripping and or sanding.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Kenny · 05/01/2021
    Based on what I've read, I'm assuming the Restore-a-Deck stripper does not harm the latex paint coated wood siding; is that correct?  Also, when applying TWP100 stain is it acceptable to use a short-napped, approximately 1" diameter roller? The stain seems to apply very evenly when I use that method.  Thanks.  
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Kenny Hancock · 04/15/2021
    I stained my new cedar deck using TWP 100 one year ago and in some spots the stain has come off exposing the wood.  I didn't wait for a period of time before I stained it and I'm guessing that's why the stain has failed in some areas.  Should I use the stripper and brighten, then re-stain, or just use the cleaner and brightener?  If I need to strip, do I need the additives?  Thanks. 
    • We will reply to your comment shortly
      TWP Stains · 04/15/2021
      Use the Strip and Brightener kit. No need for additives.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Jared Eggers · 04/11/2021
    3 years ago I stained a new yellow pine deck with TWP116. I need to reapply this year and I'm wondering if I need to strip and clean first or just clean and apply new stain. Some spots look as good as the day I first applied (mostly the vertical surfaces). The high traffic areas and spots that sit in full sun look like there's nothing left and water just soaks in when it rains. The pictures are of the worst looking areas.
    Thanks for the help.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    KIMBERLY A CLINTON · 04/05/2021
    I have an older deck that has never been stained, do I need to strip and brighten the wood?
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Linda · 04/02/2021
    my newly stained deck is peeling after one winter. What do I need to do to correct the problem?
    • We will reply to your comment shortly
      TWP Stains · 04/02/2021
      That would depend on the stain type? Do you have pictures?
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Christy · 03/09/2021
    If wood has greyed, what would you recommend? We originally had a cedar color oil stain, but have failed to re-coat and now from sun the would has greyed.
    • We will reply to your comment shortly
      TWP Stains · 03/09/2021
      Send a picture or two for prep help. You can upload int eh comments.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Steven · 02/21/2021
    I have been asked to re-seal a deck that was sealed with your TWP 100 series 3 to 4 years ago. It is made of Ipe wood and is still in great condition. It is a block from the beach in San Diego, so it gets sun, moisture, and salty air exposure obviously. Would I need to use your stripper and the wood brightener, or just your cleaner to prep it before re-sealing it again? Also, how many coats do you recommend since it has already been sealed twice in the last 10 years.
    • We will reply to your comment shortly
      TWP Stains · 02/21/2021
      FYI, you cannot use the TWP 100 in CA, only the TWP 1500 Series. Prep with the Stripper/Brightener Kit.

      Just one coat of stain for IPE.
      • We will reply to your comment shortly
        Steven Scott · 02/21/2021
        Thanks for your quick response. Much appreciated. So even though it has TWP on it already, I would still need to strip it before cleaning? And if so, then that has to be done each and every time it is resealed every 2 to 3 years?
        • We will reply to your comment shortly
          TWP Stains · 02/21/2021
          With IPE you cannot have a buildup of TWP stain as the wood is too dense so best to always remove the prior coatings when reapplying.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Susanne · 11/07/2020
    My weather forecast changed. I just finished stripping and brightening my entire porch. But now there is a forecast of rain for the next 5 days. How long can I leave the porch in this condition before I put the stain on, I know I need to have 2 days for it to dry.
    • We will reply to your comment shortly
      TWP Stains · 11/07/2020
      Yes, you can leave it until you can stain.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    david gartman · 10/05/2020
    I just stained 66' of a 130 ft 1 yr old fence with cedar tone top 100. It turned out oranger than we had hoped. We would like something a little more dark brown, maybe pecan or dark oak? If I want to restain the newly stained fence, how do I need to treat/strip it first?
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Barb · 09/15/2020
    I have a cedar deck (In all shade from trees) that is partially covered. In the past I have waited 3 years, washed and scrubbed it with just water and a stiff brush and recoated it with more TWP cedartone. But the part that is under the roof cover would remain sticky and I’d have to wipe off excess and it would eventually dry. What should I use to clean this deck now so I can reapply more TWP cedartone.
    would the Restrore-a-deck kit, cleaner and brightener be enough? Should I also get the stripper to do just the part that’s covered or the entire deck?
    I will try to add pictures.
    • We will reply to your comment shortly
      TWP Stains · 09/15/2020
      Use the RAD Stripper and Brightener Kit for all.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Judy Sweeney · 08/19/2020
    I have a 30 year old cedar shadowbox fence that was last power washed and stained with TWP Cedartone about 8 years ago. I used to keep up with the cleaning and staining but have neglected it for years. Last fall I cleaned it with Scotts Outdoor Cleaner with OxiClean. The fence isn't in good shape but I'd like to improve the appearance of it and stain it again. I think it's too fragile for power washing, and it's not easy to get in-between the boards. I've read all of your advice for people with decks and am wondering what you recommend for my fence.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Andy · 08/08/2020
    Do we need the brightener and or cleaner?

    We have a 1300 sf 18 year old cedar deck. We just cleaned it with simple green deck and fence cleaner using a hose, brush, bucket, power washer.
    The deck is in Northern Wisconsin, with about 50% sunlight per day.

    Our plan is to use the 1500 rustic stain.

    We have one section where a would box sat, which has the old stain. What would be the best to clean that section.

    We will also be doing the railings, do we need to strip them first, or will the darker rustic stain cover them without issue.

    Any suggestions are appreciated.

    Thank you

  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Nick · 08/06/2020
    Cedar deck, applied stripper and pressure washed then brightened the same day, let it dry, and wasn't happy with the results (said semi-transparent but was more of a semi-solid). I then ended up sanding off with 60 grit. I have some brightener left over, can I just reapply the brightener and let it dry, then stain in 48 hrs or should I use the Gemini cleaning/brightener instead, let it dry, then stain? Thanks!
    • We will reply to your comment shortly
      TWP Stains · 08/06/2020
      You should be fine to brighten and then sain 48 hours later as ling as the wood is clean and dry.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Good Rats · 08/02/2020
    Can I use stripper than use cleaner and brightener like 5 days later or does it need to be done quick?Got rain in forecast so want to strip first get ahead.
    • We will reply to your comment shortly
      TWP Stains · 08/02/2020
      Strip and brighten on the same day. No need to use the cleaner if you are stripping.