Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener

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TWP Stain CalculatorRestore-A-Deck's brightener is used to neutralize the Restore-A-Deck Stripper and help remove mill glaze from new wood. This brightener is not a cleaner. It will not remove grayed wood fibers. It is meant to serve as a wood brightener and pH balance after using the stain stripper.

We strongly recommend it as the second part of our R-A-D restoration system. It will pH balance and brighten new wood and remove some contaminants.

Coverage is 750-1000 sq. feet per container.

 

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Available Sizes:
2 lb Container
Powder Concentrate:
1 Container Makes 5 Gallons
Purpose:
Wood Brightener/Neutralizer
Coverage Per Gallon:
150-200 sq. ft Per Gallon
Application Tools:
Sprayer, Mop

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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Quoting BH:
I just finished power washing my deck. Not sure how old it is, but the wood looks good. It's been recommended I let the power-washed wood dry for a week or more before moving on to brightener. Would you agree? And after brightener (and rinsing the brightener), how long before I stain with a clear oil stain?

You do not wait a week after the pressure washing to apply a brightener. Brighteners (and cleaners) are used during the pressure washing process to aid in the outcome and for better overall prep. Apply the brightener now would best.
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I just finished power washing my deck. Not sure how old it is, but the wood looks good. It's been recommended I let the power-washed wood dry for a week or more before moving on to brightener. Would you agree? And after brightener (and rinsing the brightener), how long before I stain with a clear oil stain?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Quoting Gloria:
I contacted you earlier, but have forgotten steps to follow in restaining or sealing a deck that has has one tome sealer on it for about 6 years. Where can I find your reply or would you reanswer it?

You will need to prep with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper kit for this to remove the OneTime stain:

www.twpstain.com/.../
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
I contacted you earlier, but have forgotten steps to follow in restaining or sealing a deck that has has one tome sealer on it for about 6 years. Where can I find your reply or would you reanswer it?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Quoting Margaret Leinhauser:
Three decks, including steps, total
415 sq ft. How much stain and brightener do we need? Decks 7 months old and never stained. I assume the brightened is the only prep needed.

thanks

You need to clean and brighten for the prep. Use the Gemini Restore Kits.

1 Gemini Kit
3 Gallons of Stain. Only 1 coat on new wood.

See this for more info on new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Three decks, including steps, total
415 sq ft. How much stain and brightener do we need? Decks 7 months old and never stained. I assume the brightened is the only prep needed.

thanks
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Quoting Jason S.:
What prep steps should be taken when staining new cedar fencing?

Please see this about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
What prep steps should be taken when staining new cedar fencing?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Quoting John R:
Thanks for the prompt answer! Two more questions: 1. Should I use the stripper if there's nothing to strip?
2. When I recoat with TWP 100 (in 2 years), do I need to do the 2 step prep?
Thank you

Use the Cleaner, not the stripper. When redoing in 2-3 years, you will need to prep by cleaning and brightening.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Thanks for the prompt answer! Two more questions: 1. Should I use the stripper if there's nothing to strip?
2. When I recoat with TWP 100 (in 2 years), do I need to do the 2 step prep?
Thank you
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Quoting John R:
I just pressure washed a 20yr. old cedar deck and the wood looks clean and natural colored. Do I need to use Wood Brightener on it? I'm not interested in bright wood so much as having the stain go deep into the wood and bond well.
Thanks

The brightener will help the stain to penetrate better into the wood.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
I just pressure washed a 20yr. old cedar deck and the wood looks clean and natural colored. Do I need to use Wood Brightener on it? I'm not interested in bright wood so much as having the stain go deep into the wood and bond well.
Thanks
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Quoting phekno:
I've gotten some old stain mostly removed from my deck last year, but there's still a little left that needs to be stripped. Plus the deck has been sitting without stain on it for 9-12 months, so it's has some greying on it. Should I finish stripping and then use the cleaner and brightener, or just finish stripping and use the brightener?

Finish stripping all wood then brighten. You may have to rewash the areas that have grayed.
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Brightener?
I've gotten some old stain mostly removed from my deck last year, but there's still a little left that needs to be stripped. Plus the deck has been sitting without stain on it for 9-12 months, so it's has some greying on it. Should I finish stripping and then use the cleaner and brightener, or just finish stripping and use the brightener?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Quoting engbldr:
Do you have to cover plants and lawn around the deck when you use the stripper and brightener to protect them from any caustic reaction?

Yes you should cover well or prewet and rinse right away any over spray.
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Restore a deck
Do you have to cover plants and lawn around the deck when you use the stripper and brightener to protect them from any caustic reaction?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Quoting Jean Day:
In the process of stripping all paint and paint film off pine siding with mix of Borax, washing soda and ammonia, I may have cleaned the wood accidentally; it looks like it, turned golden. I have a little more film to "clean off." Can I go straight to a brightener now before 100 series?

As long as all of the old stain is removed then you should be okay.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
In the process of stripping all paint and paint film off pine siding with mix of Borax, washing soda and ammonia, I may have cleaned the wood accidentally; it looks like it, turned golden. I have a little more film to "clean off." Can I go straight to a brightener now before 100 series?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Quoting Grace Faille:
If I use you stain remover and am then going to apply stain do I need the brightener?

Yes you have to use the wood brightener to neutralize and restore the wood color before applying the stain.
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If I use you stain remover and am then going to apply stain do I need the brightener?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Quoting Geraldine:
We applied Sickens stain and it is now peeling can I start by using your stripper and then what are the next steps ?

Which Sikkens? Not all versions are strippable.
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Owner
We applied Sickens stain and it is now peeling can I start by using your stripper and then what are the next steps ?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Quoting Dick Barbar:
I recently power washed a small redwood deck. It's stripped of all dirt and stains. Can I just apply brightener without using cleaner first before staining?

Yes that would be fine.
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Redwood deck brightener
I recently power washed a small redwood deck. It's stripped of all dirt and stains. Can I just apply brightener without using cleaner first before staining?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Quoting mhwitz:
Our redwood deck is 20 years old. It has been treated with Penofin. It is now gray and dirty. What are the steps we need to do so we can use TWP1500 on the wood? Will using the RetoreADeckCleaner prep the deck and the we apply the TWP1500? What should we purchase. Thanks.

You would need to remove the Penofin with the Restore A Deck Stripper and Brighten after with the RAD Brightener. This will prep for the TWP.
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Restoring Older Deck
Our redwood deck is 20 years old. It has been treated with Penofin. It is now gray and dirty. What are the steps we need to do so we can use TWP1500 on the wood? Will using the RetoreADeckClea ner prep the deck and the we apply the TWP1500? What should we purchase. Thanks.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Quoting sati:
Looking at the TWP1500- can I use a garden sprayer to apply? What is the best application method?

Yes on garden sprayer. Please read this:
twpstainhelp.com/.../...
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garden sprayer
Looking at the TWP1500- can I use a garden sprayer to apply? What is the best application method?
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re: Will stripper remove ONE TIME deck stain?
Yes it should remove the One Time stain. Always brighten after using the RAD Stripper. You apply with a pump sprayer but you do need to pressure wash off.
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Will stripper remove ONE TIME deck stain?
I applied ONE TIME deck stain several years ago on approx. 1400 sq ft of deck.
FYI: I DO NOT recommend this product.
Will the stripper remove this product?
I assume I should use the brightner after?
I imagine I will need 2 of each for 1400 sq ft?
I have a pressure washer but it sounds like applying this with a pump sprayer is better since it will be less diluted?
Thanks in advance.
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re: help needed
Kathie, after sanding the wood you need to prep the deck with a cleaner and wood brightener. This will remove sand dust and "open" the wood pores so the stain is able to penetrate better. do not sand with a finer grit than the 60 paper.
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Help needed
I have a deck with a stain that is peeling off. It did this within 3 months of the new finish. Had three dogs that helped peel up the finish! This stain is not very transparent. Almost looks like paint. Could I just sand the deck down and then apply the TWP100 stain. I don't see that using the "restore a deck stripper and brightener" are necessary. Would that work for me. Also it is only the surface deck that needs refinishing, slightly less than 200 sq'
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Kim T, which version of Sikkens? Is it the SRD or the Shiny Cetol version?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
I have sikens stain on my deck. Will it remove that?

Thank you for your previous answer.

Kim
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Kim T, yes you need to brightener to neutralize the caustic of the stripper. Your stain will look better and last longer!
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
I am going to be staining our deck. It has stain on it that I want to remove. I am going to order the deck stripper, but if I am going to stain it again, do I need the wood brightener as well?

Thanks so much!
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
The RAD brightener is applied with a garden sprayer. Let dwell for 15 minutes, than rinse off.

Yes on the 100 Series or the 1500 Series.
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mr
I have just pressure washed my 10 year old #2 pine 2X6 board deck after applying a wood cleaner. The gray is gone and deck now looks like natural wood. I want to brighten the natural wood look and then add a preservative. How is your Restore-a-deck brightner applied? And should I follow it with you 100 product? Thanks
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re: When to brighten
Nick P, it will be fine if you wait.
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When to brighten
I'm very happy to say that the RAD stripper worked like a charm! Took off the opaque "semi transparent" stain I never liked. I won't be able to use the brightener until next weekend. Will it hurt to wait a week or so to neutralize the stripper with brightener?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
Dano, the stripper with heavy scrubbing or light pressure washing will remove gray wood fibers. Is the deck just gray or does it have an old stain that you bough the stripper for?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
I have purchased TWP 100, RAD stain stripper and RAD wood brightener. I see in description above that brightner "will not remove grayed wood fibers". So what should I have purchased to remove the gray?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener
nancy, if you pre wet the shrubs and rinse well then you should not have any issues.
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Is the brightner safe on shrubs surrounding my deck? I recently bought a deck cleaner that is safe for pets and shrubs and can not use anything that will affect the shrubs around my deck (70 in total)
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Coverage depends on the finish you are removing. It varies between 75-150 feet per gallon. A 2 pound container makes 5 gallons of liquid. Dwell time also varies. Usually 5-20 minutes.

What is the finish you are trying to remove?
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How large of an area will the 2 lb. size cover, and what is the dwell time for this product? thank you.
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