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#1 Rated Wood and Deck Cleaner that safely cleans and restores the natural beauty of exterior wood.

Extremely cost-effective. When mixed, the cost is less than $6 a gallon.
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Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner: The BEST Deck Cleaner

Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner is a powdered concentrate that is mixed with water. It safely cleans and restores the natural beauty of exterior wood commonly found on decks, stairs, and fences. This product also cleans weathered composite lumber, removing mold, mildew, and algae along with the silver-gray color that can develop over time. This product restores all wood surfaces back to their original appearance. Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner will not harm wood fibers, pets, grass, or most plants.

Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner has consistently been rated the best wood and deck stain cleaner year over year and is used by pros and homeowners alike.

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 1 Cleaner of the Restore A Deck system.

When & Where to use Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner

Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner removes dirt, grime, mold and mildew stains, and weathered graying from horizontal and vertical wood surfaces. It is recommended for surface preparation prior to application or reapplication of wood stains. For best results use Restore-A-Deck Wood Stains.

ADVANTAGES

  • #1 Rated Wood and Deck Stain Cleaner
  • Designed specifically for all Exterior Wood and Composite Decking
  • Prep new wood, weathered wood, and maintenance coats
  • Powdered formula makes 5 liquid gallons when mixed
  • Extremely cost-effective. When mixed, the cost is less than $6 a gallon.
  • Eco-Safe formulas safe for DIY deck cleaning
  • Removes stains from wood caused by mold and mildew
  • Removes wood graying caused by UV rays
  • Removes dirt and debris from decks, stairs, and fences
  • Safe to use on all exterior wood surfaces, not just decks

Note: Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner will slightly darken the wood. Use Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener to restore all wood to its original color and as a neutralizer to further brighten other wood species that have been cleaned with Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner.

Coverage: 750-1000 sq.feet per container.

Restore-a-Deck Step 1 is a wood cleaner and preps stains for reapplication of a stain. It is not a stain stripper or remover of old stains. Please see Restore-A-Deck Stripper if you are trying to remove a semi-transparent stain.

Available Sizes:
2 lb Container
Powder Concentrate:
1 Container  Makes 5 Gallons
Purpose:
Wood Deck Cleaner
Coverage Per Gallon:
100-200 sq. ft Per Gallon
Application Tools:
Sprayer, Stiff Brush
Neutralize: Yes
RAD Step 2

Reviews

Sunday, 24 December 2017

#1 Rated Wood and Deck Cleaner that safely cleans and restores the natural beauty of exterior wood.

Scott

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    Jean Day · 10/22/2021
    Attached is a picture of Weathershield #2 prime PT pine, the new looking wood up there, has been installed for about 7 days facing south in Florida.  I'm not sure if I should clean it or strip it or if I have a choice of either, or if I could just go ahead and apply TWP 103 on it if it is absorbent.  The cleaner/new wood/absorbent factors are throwing me off a little.....thank you again.   
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      RAD Products · 10/22/2021
      The older stained wood would need to be stripped and brightened. The new wood cannot be stained yet:https://www.restore-a-deck.com/Deck-Cleaning-Reviews-and-Tips/restore-a-deck-stain-for-new-wood.html
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        Jean Day · 10/22/2021
        I understand; just asking about the new wood strip above the steps.  When the new wood is properly weatherd, I will use your cleaner, right?  And I can use the stored brightener that I will have left over from the other part of the house that needs stripping?  How long can I store the brightener and in what container besides aluminum?   
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          RAD Products · 10/22/2021
          Clean and brighten the new wood after 4 months for prep. The stored brightener will work after the cleaning. The brightener is a powder. Only mix what you need and store the powder for later in the bag it comes in.
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    John · 09/20/2021
    I plan to apply your solid stain over existing Behr solid stain. What prep work do you suggest
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      RAD Products · 09/20/2021
      Pressure wash to clean and remove any peeling paint. Use the stripper. Brightener after. 
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        John · 09/20/2021
        Little confused as I am applying white solid stain over Behr white solid stain. Your stripper product literature says won't remove solid stain. Besides pressure washing, thought you might suggest your cleaner product.
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          RAD Products · 09/21/2021
          The stripper is needed to remove what solid stain that you have that is peeling. It will not remove it fully but that is not needed. 
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            John · 09/21/2021
            Behr solid stain is not peeling, but have a lot of black spotty mold and mildew. Again, thinking perhaps your clener product is needed?
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    Carol in Annapolis md · 09/06/2021
    I have an 9 year old mahogany covered front porch. I am sand off the old stain verses stripping due to the location. How long should I wait to stain? I have your brightener product but not your cleaner. Is there any issue with skipping the cleaner since the wood is not dirty?
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      RAD Products · 09/06/2021
      Best to clean and brighen after sanding for best results. 
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    Mike · 09/02/2021
    Of I use the stripper do I also need to use the cleaner?
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      RAD Products · 09/02/2021
      No need for the cleaner if using the stripper. Brightener is needed after.
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    Morgan · 08/06/2021
    Can I do brighten immediately after rinsing stripper (step 1) or do I need to wait the 2 hr dry time before moving unto step 2 and brightening?
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      RAD Products · 08/06/2021
      You are supposed to brighten as soon as possible after stripping or cleaning.
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    Joe · 07/29/2021
    If I don't mind the wood being darker after cleaning, can I skip the brightener?
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      RAD Products · 07/29/2021
      No, you need to neutralize after using the cleaner or stripper so there is not any reaction with your stain.
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        Scott · 08/24/2021
        Are there any alternatives to the brightener that require less water? I'm on 20% mandatory water reductions due to drought, and the amount of water needed to wash the brightener off is significant given I have almost 250feet of fence that still needs to be stained.
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    Rick Lindenmeyer · 07/11/2021
    I had a new pressure treated pine deck installed in the first week of June this year and plan on staining this fall. Do I need to use both your cleaner and brightner prior to applying your cedar semi-transparent stain?
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    Scott · 06/27/2021
    If I'm staining a redwood fence that was installed October 2020, should I do 1 or 2 coasts of stain?  For a vertical surface like a fence, do you recommend I use your brush vs. a sprayer for better coverage??
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      RAD Products · 06/28/2021
      Smooth or rough sawn wood on the fence?
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        Scott · 06/28/2021
        Rough sawn. 
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          RAD Products · 06/28/2021
          2 coats applied wet on wet. Spray on the first coat and back brush the second is the easiest way.
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    Jill · 06/24/2021
    Can the deck cleaner be used on Cumaru (hard wood)?
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    Andrew · 06/23/2021
    We have a large deck that is covered with Restore and want to remove the restore. It is starting to peal off in spots. I think it was put onto thick. We want to get back to the wood
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      RAD Products · 06/23/2021
      Our Restore-A-Deck wood stain or the Rust-Oleum Deck Restore? Post some pictures here.
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    Corey · 06/17/2021
    I have a pergola above the deck. The Pergola has never been stained so I’m going to clean and brighten and stain it (which I will also do to the deck, as it is a new deck built last year).  Do I need to protect the deck below from the cleaner and brightener’s spray drips and from the pressure wash when applying them to the Pergola?  I will be cleaning and brightening the deck as well.  Also What colour tip should I use when power washing the deck and Pergola ? Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 06/18/2021
      No need to protect. Just do the pergola first and then the deck. Use the green or white tip.
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    Beverly · 06/15/2021
    Is it best not to use a rug on a deck or remove it in fall & winter to cut back the color change?
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      RAD Products · 06/15/2021
      I really does not matter if you put the rug back in the same place.
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    Beverly · 06/15/2021
    Top deck the same from outdoor rug
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      RAD Products · 06/15/2021
      You will need the RAD Stripper and Brightener kit and it will look much better but you will still have a faint line in the wood where the edge of the carpet is when done.
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    Beverly CarpenterNickens · 06/15/2021
    Deck 2 colors. Will Restore a deck correct this
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    Beverly Carpenter Nickens · 06/14/2021
    Removed rug and deck is 2 colors. Will restore correct this
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    Liz · 06/14/2021
    Hello,We have just power sanded our 20-year old pressure treated deck to remove a solid stain. It is down to bare wood almost everywhere except for the vertical sides in between the boards and in streaks on top sides of a couple boards. About 20% of the boards were replaced 2 years ago, so there is a big difference in the color of the old boards vs new boards.  We plan to apply an Armstrong Clark semi solid stain.  What should be our next step—RAD cleaner or brightener, or both?
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      RAD Products · 06/14/2021
      Clean and then brighten. Only one coat of the AC Stain.
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    cp · 06/01/2021
    Our deck is 8 years or older, and we previously used the RAD stripper 2 yr ago to remove dying stain which brought it close to "new wood" look; it was not stained afterward.  This time, we did the RAD cleaner and brightener process on the grayed-out deck in prep for staining. The cleaner gave mixed results: some wood like new, some still quite gray despite consistent treatment across the deck.  The brightener was not applied until >1.5 hr after the cleaner due to power washing hiccups.  Would you recommend repeating the cleaner/PW/brightener process, or go crazy and use the leftover stripper in lieu of the cleaner (a couple edge boards could use that anyway)?  Any further guidance welcome.
    On another topic, re: staining.  If the temp is expected to reach the high 80's with the deck in full sun, can the RAD stain be applied in the morning, maybe in section over a couple days?  Is there some amount of time the stain needs to be on before it reaches the upper temp limit?  How about resuming in late afternoon as temp decreases?
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    Sue · 05/28/2021
    I have a 2 year old deck unstained, unsealed deck in NC. Recently cleaned with Olympic deck cleaner. The result was furring with many white boards. I would like to apply your RAD semi transparent dark walnut stain.  1) What do you suggest in prep for that?  2) if the 2nd coat of stain cannot be applied within the allotted time, when can it be recoated?
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      RAD Products · 05/28/2021
      1. RAD Cleaner and Brighener Kits and if needed, lightly buff/sand off the furring.2. 6-12 months later after prepping again.
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    Glenn · 05/25/2021
    I have a 9 year old unstained cedar deck.  It has been cleaned twice a year and clear sealed every 2 years, so wood is in good shape with some graying.  I am trying Restore-A-Deck cleaner for first time.  Do I need to use brightener?  After cleaning and deck dries, I had planned to clear seal again with another vendor's product.
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    John Haggard · 05/17/2021
    When using the Cleaner and then Brightner on the new cedar decking should I cover the painted wood? I'm not sure if cleaner and brighter coming into contact with paint will cause problems? I can also just re-paint the granite colored boards again too. Really appreciate all the questions and answers below. Thanks. 
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      RAD Products · 05/17/2021
      It does not remove paint. You can repaint that gray if needed.
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    Stacy · 05/17/2021
    Hi, does your deck cleaner contain a fungicide or mildewicide? Thank you!
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      RAD Products · 05/17/2021
      No, it is not possible for a cleaner to have this in it. Those are for stains.
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    Bill · 05/17/2021
    1. My pressure treated Southern pine deck was finished last summer Aug 31,2020 and I'm going to stain it with semi-transparent stain soon. Do I really need the cleaner or could I use a mild dish washing detergent, since it's brand new.  2. Do I need the brightener since it's brand new?     Thank you, your site is very informative and beneficial for me, doing my first time w/deck care.
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      RAD Products · 05/17/2021
      You have to use both cleaner and wood brightener for prep. 
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    James · 05/14/2021
    Hi I used RAD for the 1st time last year. Worked very well.  I did 3 steps = wash/brighten/stain.  Following a busy summer and harsh winter, I am ready to do some touch ups in a few high traffic areas.   Do I just repeat the process - cleaner, brightener, stain?
    Thanks 
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    Kenneth love · 05/14/2021
    Where can I find restore a deck cleaner in Columbus Georgia
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    Robert · 05/12/2021
    We have a large deck and there are a few high traffic spots that need to be restained, yearly. We originally used RAD strip/brighten to redo the entire deck with TWP stain last year; we don't want to make that a yearly thing. 
    To address the worn/open wood spots should we use RAD cleaner on the entire deck and restain or do we need to start from scratch again with a strip/brighten/stain approach? We do plan on using the same TWP stain, so I was under the impression I could just clean/restain...but now I am second guessing...
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      RAD Products · 05/12/2021
      Use the RAD Cleaner and then apply one coat to all floors. 
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    Karen · 04/24/2021
    Can i use cleaner on a concrete walk
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    Michelle · 04/20/2021
    I've got a vegetable garden next to the deck. Will this leech into the plants/be harmful to eat food grown there?
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    Matt Walsh · 04/19/2021
    I have a boat dock with IPE. It is very dark from being weathered and build up of algae in spots. I bought Stripper and Brightener. Is it okay to leave the IPE at that stage or does it need to be followed up with a stain?
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    Tom · 04/08/2021
    If I just stained my deck and house needs to be washed will the cleaner effect my stain / bleach it? What do I do 
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      RAD Products · 04/08/2021
      Most likely it will damage the stain unless they wash with water only. 
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        Tom · 04/08/2021
        Is there any way I can protect it ?
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    Calcote · 04/07/2021
    Is the cleaner acidic vs. basic? I have some deck/wood cleaner that has oxalic acid as its main cleaning ingredient, is this basically the same thing?