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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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    Paul Gesche · 11/06/2018
    Almost ready for the brightener; hopefully in a day or two. After that comes the stain. It is fall down here in Aiken, SC. The Oak tree is dropping acorns all over the deck and the leaves are dropping as fast. Worried that if I stain now it will be blotchy because of this. Can I wait until Spring with no ill effects? What should I do to prep the deck in the Spring besides hosing and blowing all debris off deck? Thank you.
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      RAD Products · 11/06/2018
      If you want until Spring the wood will be fine but you will need to reclean and brighten again.
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    Paige · 10/29/2018
    My cedar pergola is only about 30 days old. We used a wood cleaner from another company to wash our cedar posts because we wanted them to be nice and clean before putting a clear stain. It looks like it bleached my posts. They are grey now. Will the brightener restore the old color or should I sand? I will post a before and after photo.
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    Deb · 09/23/2018
    How long is the brightener ok to use after you have mixed it?
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    Greg · 09/11/2018
    I have a pressure treated deck installed about 14 months ago. Do you recommend sending before prep and stain?
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      RAD Products · 09/11/2018
      No need to sand first.
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        Greg · 09/11/2018
        Would you recommend one coat now and another a year later or has the wood weathered long enough for 2 coats?
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    Janice · 08/30/2018
    On another site the instructions for using the RAD brightener said: "Allow three consecutive and sunny 75+ degree days." see below. I haven't seen that on any other instructions but did see instructions for the cleaner that allowed for much lower temps. Could you clarify the temperature requirements for both the cleaner and brightener. I will be using TWP 100 stain.

    BRIGHTENING
    The deck brightening stage is where the magic begins to happen. You can also use the RESTORE-A-DECK Brightener to brighten concrete.
    Follow the same steps and mixing process as above using the blue labeled "Professional Grade Brightener" being sure the pump up sprayer you are using is clean. We recommend using two separate sprayers, one each for the cleaner and the brightener.
    You may use a single sprayer doing a triple rinse process making sure no cleaner remains in sprayer tank or hose.
    Allow three consecutive and sunny 75+ degree days. You are now ready to apply the finish of your choice. We recommend using a high quality, oil based, semi transparent sealer for maximum durability to allow 3 consecutive days of 75 degree or higher
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      RAD Products · 08/31/2018
      TWP wants you to wait 48 hours after prep before staining. Has to be dry and temps between 50-90 are best.
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        Janice · 08/31/2018
        I'm sorry I didn't make my question clear. The temp for applying TWP is 50-90 but what is the temp requirement for using the brightener?
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    Kirk · 08/28/2018
    I have about 1860 square feet to treat and stain. How much cleaner, brightner and restore-a-deck stain do I need to purchase to complete the job?
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      RAD Products · 08/28/2018
      Newer or older wood? Has it been stained before?
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        Kirk Brunson · 08/28/2018
        It is older wood. It was last stained six years ago with Flood CWF.
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    Kirk · 08/27/2018
    If I have power washed my 20 year old deck to remove all of the mold and mildew, do I still need to apply the brightner or can I just apply the restore-a-deck stain?
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    Scott · 08/14/2018
    Do you have bulk discounts
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    Chad · 08/01/2018
    I removed the old stain with stripper then used brightener about 6 weeks ago. So its past the recommendation to stain within 2 weeks. Do I need to reapply brightener?
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      RAD Products · 08/02/2018
      Yes, it is bet to lightly wash the deck again and then brighten the wood.
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    Dustin · 07/15/2018
    I purchased everything to stain my deck including stripper, brightner and stain. One more question, so can strip the deck one day and brighten the next day or is that not recommended? Thanks for all your help.
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      RAD Products · 07/16/2018
      Best to brighten right after the stripping to neutralize on the same day.
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    Dustin · 07/13/2018
    We are using the brightener after stripping the deck. The deck is a 900 square foot deck and it will take a while to completely strip. There is really no way that parts of deck will not dry after stripping before adding the brightener. Also, if the stripping is really difficult because the stain is stubborn it could take 2 days to completely strip the deck. Further, the days here are sunny and warm so I plan to use the stripper in the morning and then add the brighten in the evening after the sun goes down for the day.


    You recommend that you use brightener while the deck is wet from stripping and this leads me to some questions do to the size of the deck and complexity of the conditions: 1) if part or all of deck dries after stripping and sun hits it during the day until the evening, can I brighten in the evening? 2) Will the sun cause a lot of damage to tigerwood during one day of no protection? 3) do I just wet the deck again in the evening (it was stripped in the morning) and then add the brightener?
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      RAD Products · 07/13/2018
      Strip all until done and then brighten all after. It will be fine this way. The sun will not harm the wood.
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        Dustin · 07/13/2018
        Thanks for your help. Can you apply the stripper and brightener when the sun is hitting the deck and is there temperature limit with these items?
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          RAD Products · 07/13/2018
          You can do in full sun. Just prewet and mist as needed if it starts to dry out. We would not suggest using them about 95.
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    Alex K · 07/12/2018
    I used Behr Semi transparent stain on a redwood deck 10 years ago. Most had worn off. I cleaned the deck with TSP and bleach, using a power washer to get rid of gunk, algae and graying. Some red stain remains which I plan to sand off. After sanding, can I use just the brightener and apply your stain, or do I need to go through stripping and brightening again?
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      RAD Products · 07/12/2018
      If you sand to remove then you do not need the stripper. Just lightly clean and brighten for the final prep before applying the RAD stain.
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    Robert Wildman · 06/27/2018
    I have two unopened containers of brightener and one unopened container of the cleaner. They are 3 years old. Have they retained the necessary effectiveness? Or, do I need to buy fresh product? Thanks.
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      RAD Products · 06/27/2018
      They should be good as long as they have not hardened from moisture.
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    jennifer travis · 06/17/2018
    After using stripper, how long do I need to wait to apply the brightener?
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      RAD Products · 06/18/2018
      You apply the brightener right away, while the wood is still wet.
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    Linda · 05/06/2018
    Can I brighten my deck in a light rain?
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    Erika · 04/18/2018
    I did a good cleaning and power wash at the end of the summer last year and my deck has never been stained. Do i need to to do the cleaner step?
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    Ray Orr · 04/07/2018
    The cedar fence on our recently purchased home is about 4 years old and never stained (from what I can tell). I cleaned it first with outdoor bleach and removed all the mold and mildew. Then, power washed (to remove the light-gray after bleaching). The wood is mostly down to bare wood look, but still have spots of light gray. Then, I found your web site indicating this was not the recommended prep. Hmmm.

    Should I use the brightener before I stain or do you recommend another approach prior to staining?
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    RAD Products · 07/05/2017
    Matt H:
    I will be belt sanding my deck to get a 2 year old peeling film (Benjamin Moore Semi) stain off...I have been told with sanding I don't need to use the kit. I am thinking the brightener might still be good but don't want to waste effort/time. Thouhgts?

    After sanding we suggest using both the Cleaner and the Brightener for the final prep. This will help the new stain to soak in better into the wood grain.
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    Matt H · 07/04/2017
    I will be belt sanding my deck to get a 2 year old peeling film (Benjamin Moore Semi) stain off...I have been told with sanding I don't need to use the kit. I am thinking the brightener might still be good but don't want to waste effort/time. Thouhgts?
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    RAD Products · 06/29/2017
    Joe H:
    Will brightener or cleaner damage paint? My deck railings are painted but I have cedar deck boards that I want to brighten. Also, foundation wall of house is painted where deck is attached to house

    It should not harm paint.
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    Joe H · 06/28/2017
    Will brightener or cleaner damage paint? My deck railings are painted but I have cedar deck boards that I want to brighten. Also, foundation wall of house is painted where deck is attached to house
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    RAD Products · 05/30/2017
    John Kay:
    how long does the brighter last after being applied. Is it 10 or 14 days? I've being getting a lot of rain after being applied does that effect my window of staining of 14 days. Any info would be appreicated. thank you.

    About 14 days.
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    John Kay · 05/30/2017
    how long does the brighter last after being applied. Is it 10 or 14 days? I've being getting a lot of rain after being applied does that effect my window of staining of 14 days. Any info would be appreicated. thank you.
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    RAD Products · 05/25/2017
    Bryan Laskey:
    I would like to wash the cedar siding on our cottage. It has a nice coloured stain on it that I like. Not going to restain, sand or touch it up. It's in great shape. Just dirty. Simply want to clean it. Would you recommend the cleaner & brightener? Thank you.

    Hello, our products are not designed for when you plan on reapplying the stain only.
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    Bryan Laskey · 05/25/2017
    I would like to wash the cedar siding on our cottage. It has a nice coloured stain on it that I like. Not going to restain, sand or touch it up. It's in great shape. Just dirty. Simply want to clean it. Would you recommend the cleaner & brightener? Thank you.
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    RAD Products · 05/07/2017
    John K:
    What's the best way to apply Brightener to the rails? my rails will be sanded down, no stripper used it has a solid color stain on it.

    Pump sprayer.
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    John K · 05/07/2017
    What's the best way to apply Brightener to the rails? my rails will be sanded down, no stripper used it has a solid color stain on it.
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    RAD Products · 09/09/2016
    Mike Adkins:
    Our water is very hard. Will it be ok to mix with your chemicals, or should I find soft or RO water?

    It should be fine.
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    Mike Adkins · 09/08/2016
    Our water is very hard. Will it be ok to mix with your chemicals, or should I find soft or RO water?
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    Daniel Long · 09/07/2016
    This last weekend finished cleaning but held off on brightening. You always say brighten while wet from cleaning.Wondering what the risk is?

    Answer

    Best to brighten/neutralize when wet. Not brightening right away could results in "furring" of the wood. This of course can be sanded off.