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How to Prepare A Deck for Staining with Restore-A-Deck Products

Products Used

  • Restore-A-Deck Cleaner
  • Restore-A-Deck Brightener


How to restore a 30-year-old deck with Restore-A-Deck Products

Products Used

  • Restore-A-Deck Stripper
  • Restore-A-Deck Booster Additive for Stripper
  • Restore-A-Deck Brightener
  • Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Stain


How to prep and apply a maintenance coat of stain with Restore-A-Deck Products

Products Used

  • Restore-A-Deck Cleaner
  • Restore-A-Deck Brightener


How to clean and stain Decks and Retaining Wall In One Day with Restore-A-Deck Products

Products Used

  • Restore-A-Deck Stripper
  • Restore-A-Deck Brightener
  • Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Stain

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    Matt Plachta · 04/11/2021
    Last fall I stained my lower deck with Restore-A-Deck stain.  Last year I also replaced the deck boards on my upper deck.  I plan to clean, brighten, stain the upper deck this year.  Do I need to cover the lower deck to protect the stain I applied last year when I clean and brighten to upper deck?
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    Christian Drury · 04/10/2021
    What is the typical shipping time to Alberta, Canada?
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    Linda Mileski · 04/05/2021
    I put in a new cedar floor on my deck in July 2019.  We left it to dry thru the winter (Illinois) and in June 2020.  I prepared the deck using Wolman Deck and Fence brightener (followed the directions). The deck looked brighter and we thoroughly washed the deck as per instructions. Then next day we put on two coats of restore-a-deck semi-transparent Cedar wood stain. Looked great.  However April 2021 it looks terrible. It is peeling terribly. see pictures.  What did we do wrong and how is the best way to fix it.      
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      RAD Products · 04/05/2021
      Hello,
      The pictures show they you excessively over applied the stain. The RAD stain is a penetrating stain designed to fully soak into the wood, not dry on top of the wood as your pictures show. Couple of other things could have contributed to this as well:
      -Prepping without using the RAD products can create potential issues with proper penetration and adhesion.-New wood is only supposed to have one coat applied. -Applying in a hot sun application: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/Deck-Cleaning-Reviews-and-Tips/restore-a-deck-stain-hot-sun-application.html
      At this point you will need to use the RAD Stripper and then the Brightener for prep. Apply just one coat of the RAD Stain.
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    Glynn Norman · 04/01/2021
    Are my credit card charges for Canadian orders in US$
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    Russell · 03/30/2021
    I bought the Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain and applied it about a year ago.  I pressure washed, stripped using your stripper, sanded, then brightened the wood with your product, then stained it.  Looks great.  it is time for a a new coat though.  What do I need to do?  Just use the cleaner then apply the stain?
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    Merwin · 03/26/2021
    Are prices quoted for products in USADollars or Canadian dollars
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    C&A · 03/15/2021
    After I use RAD Cleaner/Brightener how long do I have until I have to put stain on? I am thinking of doing RAD Cleaner/Brightener one weekend and then the next weekend doing stain? Is that going to be an issue or do you recommend doing all in one weekend?
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    J&A · 03/07/2021
    We have a 12 year old spruce pressure treated deck that has been treated a few times with 50/50 boiled linseed oil/turpentine. It’s been a few years since this treatment, so so we need to use the stripper or is the cleaner/brightener adequate?
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      RAD Products · 03/07/2021
      Stripper and brightener kits.
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        J&A · 03/07/2021
        We also added new pressure treated sienna coloured spruce steps last summer. Do you recommend we get a package of the cleaner for those or will the stripper do the job? Is the light walnut the colour closest to the new sienna colour of pressure treated deck boards?
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          RAD Products · 03/08/2021
          Cleaner, not stripper for the new wood. Not sure on the color, best to get samples.
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    D. · 11/20/2020
    Wood is damp.
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    D. · 11/20/2020
    Have done all the prep, cleaned and brightened. Today is cloudy, 55-70 degrees, 80% humidity (foggy) and rain in 24 hours. Would is damp, not wet from the dew and fog. Would you recommend staining or wait.