Deck Cleaning Reviews and Tips

Restore A Deck: Satisfied Customer with YouTube Video

RAD1 STRIPPER flexpac2When using the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper you can and should use one or both additives for certain scenarios as not all stain removal projects are the same. This article is a guide to help determine the best way to strip your exterior deck or outside wood so you can achieve the maximum results.

Let's breakdown the three Restore-A-Deck Stripping components that can be used while removing your exterior stain. 

Note: The Gel and Booster work as additives for the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper and are not effective as standalone products.

Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper

Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper is a biodegradable, powdered concentrate that is mixed with water. Each RAD Stripper container makes 5 liquid gallons. Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper removes most oil and latex-based finishes including clear sealers, transparent stains, and semi-transparent stains.

Our 3rd Annual RAD Wood Restoration Contest is open! You can see prior years here:

Restore-A-Deck 2019 Contest

Restore-A-Deck 2018 Contest


RAD Contest BUTTON 2020 smallThe RAD Wood Restoration 2020 Contest is closed!

First Place

Ethan (Page 3)

First Place = $500 + 5 Gallon Pail of RAD Stain of your choice!

Second Place

S. Tyler (Page 4)

Second Place = $250 + 2.5 Gallons of RAD Stain of your choice!

Third Place

Tom Z (Page 3) 

Third Place = $100 + 1 Gallon of RAD Stain or 1 RAD Prep Kit of your choice!

Thanks to all the entered this year! All entries were excellent and that made it very hard to choose the winners!

We will be contacting the winners via email.


Restore-A-Deck 2020 Wood and Deck Restoration Contest Details

  • All Restore-A-Deck Prep and Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain must be purchased first from this online eCommerce site (Restore-A-Deck.com) between January 1st - September 7th, 2020.
  • The Restore-A-Deck 3-Step Process must be used.

RAD Stain Steps

  • The deadline for entry is September 20th, 2020.
  • The winners will be decided by September 30th, 2020 by our team.

Restore A Deck LogoHere is a great video from one of our customers showing how to prep and apply a maintenance coat of stain.

hot sun deck stain application issuesRestore-a-Deck Wood Stains can be applied to damp or dry wood but is best applied to damp wood. Easier and will avoid potential Hot Sun Application Issues.

Hot Sun Stain Application Potential Issues

Before you start your wood stain project, ensure your temperature conditions are optimal for best results. The air temperature should be between 45 degrees F and 90 degrees F. Check the weather forecast and do not start the staining process if the temperature is expected to drop below 45 degrees or if rain is a possibility in the next 12 hours.

If applying the Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain in full sun we suggest that you apply to a damp deck. Either 1-2 hours after prep or if the wood is already dry, lightly mist the deck with water prior to applying. Make sure all standing water/puddles are gone before applying the RAD stain.

We are pleased to announce two new additives for the Top-Selling and Top-Rated Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper!

These products work as additives for the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper and are not effective as standalone products. They work to help remove difficult to remove coating brands such as:

  • Behr Semi-Transparent Acrylic (water-based) Stain
  • Thompson Semi-Transparent Acrylic (water-based) Stain
  • Super Deck Semi-Transparent Acrylic (water-based) Stain
  • Most other Semi-Transparent and Semi-Solid Stains

Note: For best results, use the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Booster Additive in conjunction with Restore-A-Deck Thickening Gel.

Restore-A-Deck Stripper BoosterRestore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Booster - Up to 300% More Effective

Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Booster Additive is a special blend of solvents that is added to premixed 5-Gallons of the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper. The Restore-A-Deck Stripper Booster will raise the effectiveness of the stain stripping up to 300% by helping to break down the surface tension of difficult to remove wood stain finishes.

This product works as a Booster additive for the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper. For even better results, use the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Thickening Gel in conjunction with the Restore-A-Deck Stripper Booster. The Thickening Gel adds the ability to cling to vertical and horizontal surfaces for up to 1 hour.

Restore-A-Deck Booster should be used to increase effectiveness in stripping difficult to remove wood and deck stain coatings. Stripper Booster improves effectiveness on removal for most exterior wood and deck finishes including:

  • Acrylic-based wood and deck coatings
  • Oil-based wood and deck coatings
  • Clear wood and deck sealers
  • Transparent wood and deck stains
  • Semi-transparent wood and deck stains
  • Semi-solid exterior wood and deck stains

Restore-A-Deck Stripper Thickening GelRestore-A-Deck Stripper Thickening Gel Additive - Clings up to 1 Hour

Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Thickening Gel is a special blend that is added to premixed 5-Gallons of the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper. With a longer dwell time, Restore-A-Deck Stripper Thickening Gel will raise the effectiveness of the stain stripping by adding the ability to cling to vertical and horizontal surfaces for up to 1 hour. Works especially well on improving the performance of the stripping on vertical wood such as wood railings, wood fences, and wood sided homes.

Restore-A-Deck Thickening Gel should be used to increased effectiveness in stripping difficult to remove wood and deck stain coatings. RAD Stripper Thickening Gel improves effectiveness on removal for most exterior wood and deck finishes including:

  • Increased effectiveness for vertical surfaces such as railings, wood siding, log homes, and wood fences
  • Longer dwell time for horizontal and decking surfaces
  • Clings to wood for up to 1 hour

If you have any questions on these two additives, please ask below in our comment area.

Restore A Deck Solid Color StainWhen using Restore-A-Deck Solid Stain on the verticals or railings of a deck, you can create a two-toned deck that looks great and can ease the maintenance down the road.

There are several advantages to having Restore-A-Deck Solid Stain on your vertical wood or railings.

  • The ability to color match the railings and vertical wood to blend with the color of the house.
  • Solid stains on vertical wood/railings can last 2-3 times longer or up to 6 years with little to no maintenance. Note that solid stains will fail much quicker on horizontal flooring and can be harder to maintain.
  • Choosing Restore-A-Deck Solid Stain for the verticals and Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Stain for the horizontals will reduce the need for maintenance to every 2-3 years for the floors and every 4-6 years for the verticals

See this for more info on having a Restore-A-Deck Two-Toned Deck

 

Restore A Deck Stain Two TonedRestore-A-Deck Two-Toned Wood Deck Staining

Have you ever considered doing a Two-Toned Wood Deck? Two-toned decks have become increasingly popular in the last few years due to ease of future maintenance and having a unique two-color approach. A two-toned deck would have the Restore-A-Deck Solid Stain on the vertical railings and spindles and the deck floor or horizontal is stained with the Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain.

The RAD Wood Restoration Contest is closed!

First Place

Annemarie

First Place = $500 + 5 Gallon Pail of RAD Stain of your choice!

Second Place

Ben Smith

Second Place = $250 + 2.5 Gallons of RAD Stain of your choice!

Third Place

Thomas Pongracz 

Third Place = $100 + 1 Gallon of RAD Stain or 1 RAD Prep Kit of your choice!

Thanks to all the entered this year! 

We will be contacting the winners via email.


Restore-A-Deck 2019 Wood and Deck Restoration Contest Details

  • All Restore-A-Deck Prep and Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain must be purchased first from this online eCommerce site (Restore-A-Deck.com) between January 1st - September 5th, 2019.
  • The Restore-A-Deck 3-Step Process must be used.

RAD Stain Steps

  • The deadline for entry is September 15th, 2019.
  • The winners will be decided by September 30th, 2019 by our team.

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