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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 $7 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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    Chris T Howell · 05/19/2022
    Is it safe to use the cleaner and brightener on a deck with close proximity to a stream, approx 100 ft.  Also are these products safe to use on the vertical sides of a raised vegetable garden bed(prior to planting)?
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    Jack · 05/17/2022
    I have a mahogany deck. 20 years old.
    despite my best power washing, there are still many boards that continue to have dark “stains” that I can not remove. 
    we have tried a number of clear, waterproof finishes over the years, never a stain.
    trying to get the nature beauty of the mahogany back. 
    it’s a big deck, I am not a young man. Just finished power washing and it has left me lacking. 
    I am sure I could use restore-a-deck, but I can’t go through another down to the bones power washing.
    can I rinse a step1 and a step2 without a power washer?

    thanks

    jack
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      RAD Products · 05/17/2022
      Post some pics of your prep thus far.
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        Jack · 05/18/2022
        Power washing done.
        any feedback appreciated.
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            Jack · 05/18/2022
            Can you please clarify. I went to the referenced link and it says to apply the stripper and the brightener with a sprayer, not a power washer.

            I clearly don’t want to pressure wash the deck twice. Just can’t do it.

            having said that, how would you recommend approaching applying/ rinsing the stripper/brightener?

            we have never used a stain on the deck for the above mentioned reasons. We have used a “waterproofing sealer” because it is clear. What would recommend as a clear finish

            thanks Gain, all very helpful info.
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              RAD Products · 05/18/2022
              You apply the stripper with a pump sprayer and then pressure wash it off. You have to do this to get it done correctly. You cannot skip the pressure washing.

              As far as the stain, you need it tinted, not clear for UV protection. Use the RAD Stain in Light Walnut color.
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    Larry · 05/16/2022
    Once I use the cleaner and the brightner and do not stain, how long can I expect the wood to remain
    as is?
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      RAD Products · 05/16/2022
      Unstained wood will gray in months.
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        Larry · 05/16/2022
        How long will a stained deck keep looking new assuming it is a color and not clear?
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          RAD Products · 05/16/2022
          2-3 years before you need to redo.
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            Larry · 05/16/2022
            When I need to do the redo will I just put the stain over existing or do I need to use cleaner and brightner and stain again?
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              RAD Products · 05/16/2022
              You always have to prep when recoating a deck stain. Use the Cleaner and Brightener again.
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    Ruth · 05/13/2022
    i stained my deck last year with Restore a Deck Cedar stain. I have green algae this year around the hot tub and on the deck floor around the house and on the house brick. I assume this is because I put up a wood gazebo with a metal roof on the deck and it is keeping the deck and house wet too long?  Will the cleaner remove the stain as well as the algae?  Should I use cleaner and just rinse off or pressure wash lightly? The stain still looks perfect so I don't want to restain. 
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      RAD Products · 05/13/2022
      You can only use our prep products if you are planning on restaining. Try a product called Wet and Forget.
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    Supraman · 05/04/2022
    Going to re-stain my Ipe deck after about 10 years.  Old stain is TWP100 and new stain will be TWP1500, same color.  Railings and Balusters are no longer uniform in color as it was Pressure washed and simply old stain.  The deck boards have no stain left.  Do I need to "strip" or "clean" followed by brighten?
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    Mike · 04/24/2022
    I am working on staining my deck using your Brown Oak solid stain.  Following directions/suggestions I read somewhere I planed to put two coats on the deck and top rail and one coat on the spindles.  With two coats the top rail is is a very nice looking, even, medium brown.  The spindles, with one coat, are a couple shades lighter because of the very light tan Behr solid stain underneath.  Is there any reason I shouldn’t put 2 coats  on the spindles?  Thanks for your help and great looking stain.
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      RAD Products · 04/24/2022
      The solid stain needs two coats for all areas. The semi transparent allows for one coat on spindles. 
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    Fredrick C Wichmann Jr · 04/20/2022
    I have an ipe deck (covered) which was sanded and coated with Deckwise (TM).  Owner did not like and want brought back to NO finish so that it will gray out.  Will the RAD strip the Deckwise coating?
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      RAD Products · 04/21/2022
      Use the Stripper with both additives and then the Brightener. 
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    Scott · 04/17/2022
    What steps should be taken if step 1 was used on a redwood fence but step 2 was not completed and the fence has dried? 
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      RAD Products · 04/17/2022
      Do step 2 as soon as you can. Mist with water before applying.
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    Josh · 04/11/2022
    Can restore a deck cleaner be used for cleaning a deck with no plans for re-staining this year, or is this to be used ONLY when re-staining will be performed? I have read some conflicting information regarding this.
    My deck is very dirty from the winter. I have tried to clean my deck using soapy water and scrub brush but doesn't seem to do the trick. Looking for a good solution to clean the deck for the spring/summer seasons.

    Thanks.
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      RAD Products · 04/11/2022
      Prep products should only be used when recoating. There is not a cleaner that will just remove dirt and grime and not have any potential adverse effect on the deck stain.
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    Susan · 04/02/2022
    I used your solid stain last Fall on my deck and was pleased with the coverage. It did however get scraped up from our dogs' nails over the winter as well as from some snow shoveling so will need to put another coat. Should I use cleaner first; do I need the brightener? Anything else to get the coverage back?
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      RAD Products · 04/03/2022
      Cleaner and light pressure washing for prep.
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        Susan · 04/03/2022
        Thank  you. I also need to do railings on the same deck as they were never done when I painted the solid stain last year. Should I use the stripper (there's old semi-transparent paint on them) on those first and then the cleaner on everything before I paint both railings and deck?
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          RAD Products · 04/03/2022
          Yes, that is correct.
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            RAD Products · 04/03/2022
            Brightener is needed after the stripper.
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              susan c phillips · 05/10/2022
              I have a half used jug of solid stain from last Fall when I did my deck. Is that still OK to use this spring or not?
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                RAD Products · 05/11/2022
                Hard to say until you open it and brush it out. If not clumpy or jelly, it should be okay.
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    Mark · 03/31/2022
    Is it ok to use the cleaner and brightener on Teak?  I originally bought these for my cedar deck, but now I am restoring some of the wood trim on my boat and would like to know if it is recommended for this application.
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    Laura · 03/20/2022
    I used the restore-a-deck system to stain a new redwood deck a little less than two years ago.  It needs to be restained this year.  I know I need to use the cleaner and brightener before restaining….but do I need to use the stripper?
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    Lisa · 02/16/2022
    12 months ago, I used the RAD cleaner, brightener and stain on my new (unstained) pergola and deck.  Now I am getting ready to stain the pergola and deck with the same stain again per instructions (to stain 12-18 months after the initial stain).  Do I use the cleaner and brightener or just the cleaner to prep?
    Thank you!
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    Gary · 10/26/2021
    Completely cleaned, stripped and brightened my log home last year.  Used latex stain to refinish.  Now 1 year later I would like to put on a fresh coat.  Will restore a deck cleaner be ok to use before I do this?  Will it harm the latex stain that is on my home from last year?
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      RAD Products · 10/26/2021
      Send pictures and what brand/type of stain was used?
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        Gary · 10/26/2021
        Sherwood Williams exterior super deck semi solid waterborne architectural 
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          RAD Products · 10/26/2021
          The RAD Cleaner can be used for prep when restaining.
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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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        Morga · 08/06/2021
        Thanks!
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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.