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Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is a biodegradable, powdered concentrate that is mixed with water to brighten and restore the natural beauty of all species of exterior wood.

Extremely cost-effective. When mixed, the cost is less than $6 a gallon.
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Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener: The Best Stain Remover for Decks

Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is a biodegradable, powdered concentrate that is mixed with water to brighten and restore the natural beauty of all species of exterior wood. This product excels at brightening, removing rust stains, and tannin stains caused by fallen leaves. Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is a safe, eco-friendly product that will not only brighten but neutralize the surface of the wood, creating an ideal surface that is ready to be stained.

This product is the perfect complement to our wood cleaning product, Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner. We recommend you use this product as part of our comprehensive wood cleaning system.

The Restore A Deck system is a multistep deck cleaning system, and best results are achieved when using all 3 products. This product is step 2 of the Restore A Deck system.

Uses of Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener

Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is intended for use on all types of weathered, exterior wood surfaces including decks, fences, siding, outdoor furniture, gazebos, and playsets.

Recommended for surface preparation prior to initial application of semi-transparent finishes and stains. The product can be used as a cleaner and brightener for redwood, or as a neutralizer to further brighten wood species, like pine, that have been cleaned with Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner or stripped with Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper. For lasting protection of your exterior wood, after using Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener, treat the surface with Restore-A-Deck Premium Wood Stain.

Note: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is not formulated to remove intact paint, stain, or clear finishes. 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 a deck cleaner or stain stripper. The best application for use is after a wood cleaning product.

ADVANTAGES

  • Neutralizes stain strippers
  • Brightens and restores wood surfaces
  • Removes difficult stains created by rust and fallen leaves
  • Restores pH balance of wood
  • Powdered formula makes 5 liquid gallons when mixed
  • Extremely cost-effective. When mixed, the cost is less than $6 a gallon.
  • Eco-Safe formulas
  • Improves absorption of wood stains
  • Safe to use on all exterior wood surfaces, not just decks

Coverage: 750-1000 sq.feet per container.

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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    Rob T · 06/30/2020
    A couple more pics...
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    Rob T · 06/30/2020
    We recently cleaned our old cedar deck with AmorAll's deck cleaning product and a pressure washer. Do we need to use RAD cleaner/stripper, or can we sand and go directly to the RAD brightener, then stain?
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      RAD Products · 06/30/2020
      The cleaner you used is not effective enough. Use the RAD Cleaner and Brightener Kits for the correct prep.
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    Lorena C · 06/10/2020
    We’ve used the stripper on our cedar deck, and are going to sand tough areas that didn’t strip. Should we sand first then brighten, or vice versa?


    Thank you
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    Heckstorm1985 · 06/06/2020
    I have a Cedar Deck, 1 year old and has never been stained or sealed. It has whitened/ greyed up significantly in the full Texas sun. Recently I added a little bit of bleach to a lot of water and cleaned it. Then I have just power washed it. It's still too grey looking for me, and I would like to get it back to its natural cedar warm reddish look. Do you think your Brightener would help + Stain would get what I'm looking for?
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      RAD Products · 06/07/2020
      Use the RAD Cleaner and then the RAD Brightener and then the semi-transparent stain.
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        Heckstorm1985 · 06/07/2020
        Is there bleach in the cleaner that would lighten this cedar deck further? I don't want my cedar deck to look any whiter. Thanks for replying.
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    Major · 05/29/2020
    I have a front and back porch made of Ipe that hasn’t been cared for properly. I’m assuming from the can I found in the barn that Penofin was the last product used on it. I have a power washer, an orbital sander (lots of 60 grit), and a strong back. Other than being weathered and dirty, both porches are in great shape. What products do you recommend to bring back the rich dark beauty of Ipe?
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      RAD Products · 05/30/2020
      Use the RAD Cleaner and then the RAD Brightener. Stain with the RAD Semi-Transparent stain in Light Walnut.
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        Major · 05/30/2020
        Thanks : ) I would have chosen the wrong starting point! I also appreciate the quick reply. My order will be placed momentarily.
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    Breck · 05/28/2020
    Accidently ordered stripper+brightener instead of cleaner+brightener. After sanding down, can I use stripper instead of cleaner?
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      RAD Products · 05/28/2020
      Yes but mix at 2-4 ounces per gallon of water.
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    Frank · 05/27/2020
    I am looking for advice on how to get over sprayed stain off vinyl siding?

    Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 05/27/2020
      Try a water-based grafitti remover cleaner from your paint store.
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    Trea Manson · 05/27/2020
    I have stripped and brightened the deck but now rain is in the forecast. If I wait a few weeks and lightly power wash again before staining am I still ok or will I have to prep again? Also, I would like to add a second coat to a boardwalk that already has one coat. Can I apply a second coat at anytime?
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    Mike · 05/22/2020
    Hi guys, I used the Step 1 cleaner, and then brightner on this past Thur. However, i when it dried I saw there was a bit too much mold/algae left. I didn't have a powerwasher 1st time. So, I had more cleaner and got a power wash which helped greatly to get rid of that. The wood has a good bit fuzzy wood which lifted from powerwash. Do I need to sand those after after it's dried? Also, do i need to used brightener again before putting my stain on, as I'm out of that. Thanks
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      RAD Products · 05/22/2020
      No need to sand and no need for more brightener.
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        Mike · 05/22/2020
        Great! Thanks.
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    Sam · 05/21/2020
    I think my question was deleted? I posted yesterday but it is no longer showing on the thread.
    We have a three year old cedar deck that was never stained. It has greyed, plus some slight damage from power washing a year prior. Currently sanding it down, and then want to stain. Trying to determine if we need a cleaner/brightener or only the stain since it has been sanded.
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      RAD Products · 05/21/2020
      Yes, clean and brighten after the sanding is correct.
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    Sam · 05/20/2020
    Our cedar deck is three years old and has never been stained, had greyed plus experienced some slight damage from power washing the year prior. Deck is currently being sanded.. looks practically brand new underneath. Do we need to use a cleaner or brightener or any other prep before a semi-translucent stain?
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    Hman · 05/16/2020
    I bought a home 2 years ago. The prior owner built a deck but never stained it. The wood has grayed somewhat, although not severely. Should I use both the cleaner and the brightener prior to using a transparent stain?
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    TomZ · 05/15/2020
    Your Deck Stain Calculator says that I will need 7 gallons of stain. I can get 5 gallons in the stain kit with stripper and brightener. Do you sell additional stain in a single 2.5 gallon container, or do you only sell the 2.5 gallons 2 per case?
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    john · 05/05/2020
    Just sanded Redwood Deck it looks great!Should I use brightener be for I stain??
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    Ty · 05/04/2020
    My deck is already thoroughly stained and I would like to just redo the stain. Would you recommend just using the step 1 deck cleaner and then staining with RAD product or use the step 1 cleaner AND step 2 brightener. I plan to use solid stain as that is what is already being used on the deck and have no desire to change. Thanks in advance!
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      RAD Products · 05/04/2020
      If redoing with a solid stain it is best to use the cleaner or stripper for the prep. No need for a brightener.
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    mark · 05/04/2020
    I used all RAD products Cleaner, Brightener, then Natural semi transparent stain on my new KDAT pine deck 14 months ago. Now preparing to do maintenance. I know I need to use the Cleaner product before applying a coat of Natural stain, but do I need to apply Brightener or was that only required prior to the initial application of stain?
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      RAD Products · 05/04/2020
      If you have a base coat then you do not need the brightener.
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    Chatch · 04/13/2020
    Do I need the brightener if Im sanding the surface before staining with RAD solid?
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      RAD Products · 04/13/2020
      Yes. Clean and brighten after sanding for the best results.
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    Sean · 04/06/2020
    Do i need the brightener if i'm using a solid stain?
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      RAD Products · 04/06/2020
      If you are using the Stripper or Cleaner then yes.
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    William · 03/11/2020
    Is it eco-friendly? I have wild bunnies living under my deck, so I don't want to use anything that'll kill them.
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    Scott · 01/11/2020
    Ipe deck
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    Scott · 01/11/2020
    I’d like to restore an ice deck that currently has no finish. It is weathered grey and I’d just like to freshen it up. Should I just use the brightness alone? Or should I use the cleaner then brightness? Again, I have a glass rail, so the gentler the product the better.
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      RAD Products · 01/11/2020
      You will need both the cleaner and the brightener. It does not harm glass.
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    Lynn · 08/04/2019
    I have a 1 year old cedar deck with no previous coatings. Yesterday, we used the cleaner with a garden sprayer, scrubbed with a hand brush on the uprights, then used a larger stiff brush on a broom handle for the floor parts, hosed with lots of water on jet, then sprayed with the brightener, waited and rinsed again with the hose. It's so dry in CO that we misted and watered a bunch in between so as not to dry wood out while we were still working. Today it's all dry and is a lot lighter in color, but almost every knothole has a grey/whitish color surrounding it and I'm concerned about this splotchy look. Did we do something wrong with the cleaner or brightener or just not scrub well enough? Do we need to do this process again before staining? Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 08/05/2019
      That is oxidation of the wood that was not fully removed. Best to repeat the process one more time. Using a pressure washer helps.
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    Frank · 06/17/2019
    I'm worried about the rinse phase of the brightener. Do you want 20-30 minutes on every surface of the deck means it may take a few hours to rinse? Or 20-30 minutes overall of rinsing? How do you know if it is rinsed enough? I feel like I should just clean and stain to avoid issues....advice?
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      RAD Products · 06/17/2019
      20-30 minutes overall. Just make sure there are no suds.
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    Morrie · 06/11/2019
    Can I spray on stripper with pump sprayer and then power wash? Also with the brightener, can I apply it with a pump sprayer then should it be rinsed off with a hose?
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    Lanny Scrimegour · 05/18/2019
    Received my order of cleaner, brightener and semi-transparent stain. All is well except for the 2 lb package of brightener. The cleaner package appears to be fine. I can feel the granules; However the brightener package is hard as a rock. Have not opened it, but it feels solid. Is it okay to go ahead, open it and use it as-is?
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      RAD Products · 05/19/2019
      It is fine and will fully dissolve and will loosen.
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    Mary Tyree · 05/18/2019
    We have ipe wood on our deck, which is about 8 years old. It has never been stained, and we do not intend to stain it now. After using the cleaner, should we still use the brightener? Anything else we should do? Should we seal it?
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    Scott Matson · 05/11/2019
    I would like to clean and brighten my ipe deck. My concern is that we have a glass rail that was very expensive. Will the chemicals etch or damage the glass? I'm sure it will be hard to not get any on the glass.
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      RAD Products · 05/11/2019
      It should not but sometimes glass will have a UV coating or film on the exterior so always best to test first.
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    tammy · 05/10/2019
    I just finished rinsing off the cleaner when i slipped and hurt myself. i could not do the brightener then. that was 3 days ago. At this point can we skip the brightener (the wood looks fine since less than a year old and was stained last year) and go right to our stain? Using Woodrich timber oil on it same as last year.

    Will it be bad if not neutalized?

    Loved your products last year!
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      RAD Products · 05/10/2019
      Do not skip the brightener. It needs to be neutralized.
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    tom · 05/08/2019
    I need to clean and prep a boat dock for restaining. Is restore a deck safe for the environment?
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    Dennis Buckless · 04/15/2019
    I'm building a pergola with new Western Cedar (rough). Since it has never been stained can I just use the brightener and then the stain? There are some dark spots on the cedar from water satin.

    Do I have to wait several months or can I do the applications before I build the pergola?