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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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    Jennifer · 09/23/2020
    Can wood brightener be stored once it's mixed? I made more than I needed but will probably be ready to use it within a week. Thanks!
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    Rachel · 09/20/2020
    We’ve got a garapa deck that we’ve neglected for a few years that had previously been sealed with a Messmer’s UV product. We originally used Messmer’s clean/brighten products before we learned that they were now inferior and just used RAD cleaner and brightener (slightly more concentrated) with better results. However, we still have several stubborn stains but can see where the brightener cut unevenly through some of them (where there was less water pooled). We plan to try and brighten again with an even more concentrated batch of brightener to rid of the rest of the deck stains before we stain with RAD hardwood semi-transparent. Any issue with this since we will not be cleaning/stripping first and any recommendations?
    I tried to find a product sheet for the components of the brightener (as we’re used to oxalic acid) but couldn’t find one?

    Thank you!
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      RAD Products · 09/20/2020
      No issues but make sure to rinse very well when done. If you leave the wood too acidic and not rinse well, you can have a reaction with the stain.
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    Tina orsi · 09/16/2020
    Hi, I have a previously stained deck that needs to be re-stained, it has green mold/mildew on it. We used the restore cleaner on it and power washed. The green is still there should we use the Brightener on it will this remove this. Any suggestions Thanks
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      RAD Products · 09/16/2020
      The cleaner removes what is on the surface. If the green is deep in the wood grain then it will probably not come out. The brightener may help
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        Tina orsi · 09/16/2020
        Ok Thanks, can we still stain over it, or should we strip it, if we strip,it will that get the green off if it is deep in wood. Thanks
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          RAD Products · 09/16/2020
          You can stain over it. Stripping would not remove it either if deep in the wood grain.
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    marcus · 09/14/2020
    Hi, unbeknownst to me I used a bleach based cleaner on my unsealed deck boards and I ended up with some spots and discolouration on my deck boards. I phoned PPG (maker of the Olympic Deck Cleaner product) and they advised a Cleaner, Conditioner and Brightener product that I cannot seem to source in Canada.

    I was always hoping to apply a translucent stain to the boards but the blotches will impact this. Would the restore a deck brightener help me? Thank you for your help -
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      RAD Products · 09/14/2020
      A brightener will probably not even out "bleach" spots.
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        marcus · 09/14/2020
        Ok. Well thanks for the quick follow-up!
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    LP · 09/14/2020
    Have a 20 year old cedar deck, it has been stained 3-4 times, last time was 4 years ago. That time I just power washed it really good and stained with TWP I used the previous time. It looked good and lasted pretty well but a hail storm has put ping marks all over it. If I decided to do more thorough prep work this time, use your stain stripper then brightener? How much will a gallon do? Deck is large, two tiers (24'x16' and 10'x16') and all cedar stairs and railings all around. Lastly, if I need to replace a couple boards, should I let them weather over the winter (in Minnesota) and do the whole process in the spring or can I replace them and do the process right away? Thanks.
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    Ian · 09/07/2020
    I stained my deck with Cabot solid stain and now see some peeling, but not bad. Can you suggest the best way to Take care of peeled areas. I was thinking of clean and brightner then restain ?
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    Erica · 08/23/2020
    Used your products ~ 5 years ago to prep new redwood fences and it worked great! Stained with TWP 1500 semi-transparent series and most of the fences still look great. A couple of sections that get more sun could use another coat of stain (no need to strip). I'll use your cleaner before reapplying the stain, but wasn't clear if it made sense to also use the brightener. Appreciate your guidance.
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    Marvin · 08/04/2020
    The fence was never stained before. It is pressure treated lumber and 8 years old.
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      RAD Products · 08/05/2020
      The brightener neutralizes the cleaner and helps the stain to soak in better.
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    Marvin · 08/04/2020
    We just finished applying the RAD wood cleaner to a vertical fence. The wood looks good and bright. Do we still need to use the RAD wood brightener before applying the Armstrong Clark again? Or can we avoid using the brightener and apply stain after washing the cleaner thoroughly with a pressure washer?
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    Craig · 08/04/2020
    Can the cleaner or brightener be mixed in 1 gal. amounts?
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    Amy · 07/18/2020
    I've power washed the stripper and it looks like furring has occurred. What do I do?
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      RAD Products · 07/18/2020
      It should be fine to stain but if you want you can lightly buff the floor with a floor buffer and sanding pad to remove.
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        Amy · 07/18/2020
        So, the furring won't make it look splotchy when I add the stain. I'm currently putting on the brightener thinking that would take care of it but it didn't. What is the furring from?
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          RAD Products · 07/19/2020
          That happens when your wood is oxidized from the sun and when you clean or strip it off, it removes the layer of oxidized wood cells. Since the stain will darken the wood, it typically blends it so it is not that noticeable.
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    veronica · 07/18/2020
    i ended up sanding certain rough places before using the stripper. Will this be a problem?
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    Jake · 07/09/2020
    Thanks. One more question. When using a pressure washer to remove the cleaner or brightener, which tip do you recommend, the wash tip as opposed to a pressure tip like a 15 degree?
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    Jake · 07/09/2020
    I have new sod around my deck that will be about a month old when I treat the deck. Will the cleaner or brightener harm the sod?
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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.