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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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    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?
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    Jan · 04/08/2019
    Ooops, just realized that I forgot to figure in the fact that each package makes 5 gallons. Looks like I may only need one extra package each of the cleaner and brightener.
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      RAD Products · 04/08/2019
      For 1700 sq feet, you will need 2 full kits of the Cleaner and Brightener. For the stain, you will need about 15 gallons for the two coats.
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    Jan · 04/08/2019
    We have about 1700 sq ft of decking to refinish. I'm thinking of ordering one combo kit (1 cleaner, 1 brightener, 5 gal stain) plus additional packages of cleaner and brightener. If I use the coverage information on your site ~200 sq ft/gal, then I should be ordering eight each of the cleaners and brighteners. Am I correct or way off base?
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    Alex · 03/09/2019
    How long to I need to wait after applying the brightener before staining? I am straining with RAD stain.
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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