Restore-A-Deck Cleaner Only

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Prep for Maintenance Stain Coats or Unstained Wood.
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info buttonDesigned specifically for Exterior Wood and Composite Decking.

Restore-A-Deck cleaner is also available as a stand alone product. While we recommend using the cleaner as part of the two part R-A-D restoration system, decks that are not going to be sealed need not be pH balanced. In this instance, you can order just the cleaner portion of the kit.

This cleaner is also excellent for use as a concrete cleaner, patio furniture restorer or housewash. It will remove mold and mildew from concrete, brick or siding.

There is enough cleaner in a single 2 lb package to clean the average 25'x12' deck with rails and 3 steps. One jar is also enough for the average housewash or 750 square foot of walk or driveway.

Coverage is 600-800 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-transaprent 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

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    RAD Products · 08/10/2017
    art carver:
    we just installed an IPE roof patio at a restaurant and the spills and food stains make it look ten years old. Can you suggest one of your products please and thanks
    art

    Hello, deck cleaners will remove surface dirt, oxidation, etc. but nothing will remove food stains 100% that have penetrated deep into the wood. It will help though.
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    art carver · 08/10/2017
    we just installed an IPE roof patio at a restaurant and the spills and food stains make it look ten years old. Can you suggest one of your products please and thanks
    art
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    RAD Products · 07/21/2017
    GARY BABINEC:
    have used your product in past (cleaner & brightener) is the stripper a better first option on a pressure treated wood deck that sees much sun and spots of deep shade? oil based transparent stain used in past

    The stripper can be used to remove the old coating if that is what you are shooting for.
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    GARY BABINEC · 07/21/2017
    have used your product in past (cleaner & brightener) is the stripper a better first option on a pressure treated wood deck that sees much sun and spots of deep shade? oil based transparent stain used in past
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    RAD Products · 06/25/2017
    Lori Mac:
    I used a kit prior to staining with Armstrong Clark in 2015. I started using the cleaner since its very dirty and it almost seems as if its pulling the stain! Is this possible? I also saw a reply to a question on here, for yearly cleaning that only 2-3 oz. of product should be used to 1 gallon of water. I wish that was on the label what I used may have been too strong.

    It is normal to have to reapply every two to 3 years so when you use the kit at full strength after two years, it will do a full prep for replication. That is the purpose of the kit. Prep for reapplying.
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    Lori Mac · 06/24/2017
    I used a kit prior to staining with Armstrong Clark in 2015. I started using the cleaner since its very dirty and it almost seems as if its pulling the stain! Is this possible? I also saw a reply to a question on here, for yearly cleaning that only 2-3 oz. of product should be used to 1 gallon of water. I wish that was on the label what I used may have been too strong.
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    RAD Products · 06/20/2017
    Mike Theisen:
    I just had a stamped concrete patio installed. Will either the cleaner or the brightener affect the seal on the concrete?

    No.
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    Mike Theisen · 06/20/2017
    I just had a stamped concrete patio installed. Will either the cleaner or the brightener affect the seal on the concrete?
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    RAD Products · 06/06/2017
    George Toth:
    I have (2) Restore-A-Deck kits from last year that when opened are a solid chunk (not powder) - are they still good? Will they dissolve in water if I cut them out of the containers?

    Yes, they should dissolve. Moisture must have gotten in there somehow. Typically only the top will harden if that happens.
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    George Toth · 06/06/2017
    I have (2) Restore-A-Deck kits from last year that when opened are a solid chunk (not powder) - are they still good? Will they dissolve in water if I cut them out of the containers?
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    RAD Products · 10/08/2016
    Guidrysh:
    Is it comparable to clorox ? Will I need a pressue washer ? I live in South Louisiana.
    Looking forward to response

    Clorox is bleach. Our products are not bleach based and much safer and more effective for prepping exterior wood. Yes, you either need to pressure wash after applying the Step 1 Cleaner or scrub and rinse.
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    Guidrysh · 10/07/2016
    Is it comparable to clorox ? Will I need a pressue washer ? I live in South Louisiana.
    Looking forward to response
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    RAD Products · 06/27/2016
    Rob Bennett:
    I would like to use the cleaner as a house wash prior to repainting. I want to know if I can use it through the injector of my pressure washer. Also if I need to do anything to prevent damage to my Brazilian redwood deck that has already been stained for the year.

    Sorry, but this product will not work when injected. Try to keep off the stained deck if possible as it may "clean" it in spots, making the finish uneven.
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    Rob Bennett · 06/26/2016
    I would like to use the cleaner as a house wash prior to repainting. I want to know if I can use it through the injector of my pressure washer. Also if I need to do anything to prevent damage to my Brazilian redwood deck that has already been stained for the year.
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    RAD Products · 06/02/2016
    Ken Kapps:
    What is the main ingredient of your Restore A Deck Cleaner and your Restore A Deck Stripper? I have a deck/landing made of Pau Lope. During the past 15 years I've cleaned it with various products, none to my satisfaction. I would like to get it really clean before I apply yet another application of Penofin.

    You should use the the Stripper not the Cleaner. Penofin turns darker in color and needs to be removed fully to restore the wood color.
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    Ken Kapps · 06/02/2016
    What is the main ingredient of your Restore A Deck Cleaner and your Restore A Deck Stripper? I have a deck/landing made of Pau Lope. During the past 15 years I've cleaned it with various products, none to my satisfaction. I would like to get it really clean before I apply yet another application of Penofin.
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    RAD Products · 09/18/2015
    jdodger:
    I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I stripped, and brightened my deck two years ago using Restore -A-Deck kits.. Then I applied TWP 100 in the Cedartone color. The deck still looks good, but before another winter, I would like to reapply a coat of TWP 100. Do I need to use Restore=A -Deck cleaner before I ereapply the TWP 100? Should I also use the brightener?

    Just use the cleaner and lightly wash and reapply.
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    John Dodge · 09/17/2015
    I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I stripped, and brightened my deck two years ago using Restore -A-Deck kits.. Then I applied TWP 100 in the Cedartone color. The deck still looks good, but before another winter, I would like to reapply a coat of TWP 100. Do I need to use Restore=A -Deck cleaner before I ereapply the TWP 100? Should I also use the brightener?
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    RAD Products · 09/14/2015
    Patrick Wilson:
    I have an enclosed screen porch with rough sawn pine siding. About five years ago I applied a semi transparent stain sealer in a honey gold color. It has greyed on the areas closest to the screens. I want to clean it up but I am concerned about cleaners and other products being too aggressive and having the wood fibers of the sawn texture peeling off and or darkening the color. What would be the best process?

    Cleaners do not peel off wood fibers but you will remove oxidized wood cells. This is normal when cleaning. Best to clean and brighten for the prep.
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    Patrick Wilson · 09/14/2015
    I have an enclosed screen porch with rough sawn pine siding. About five years ago I applied a semi transparent stain sealer in a honey gold color. It has greyed on the areas closest to the screens. I want to clean it up but I am concerned about cleaners and other products being too aggressive and having the wood fibers of the sawn texture peeling off and or darkening the color. What would be the best process?
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    RAD Products · 08/12/2015
    Jack Anderson:
    I am about to re-stain my deck. The dimensions are 33x17. It is a rather old deck, at least 20 years old. How much and what products do you think I should use to clean it before staining? I have some mildew and weathered look to it. Thank you.z44

    If not stain on the wood then no need to strip. Use the Restore A Deck Kits for this. Apply the Step 1 and pressure wash off. Apply the Step 2 after to neutralize.
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    Jack Anderson · 08/11/2015
    I am about to re-stain my deck. The dimensions are 33x17. It is a rather old deck, at least 20 years old. How much and what products do you think I should use to clean it before staining? I have some mildew and weathered look to it. Thank you.z44
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    RAD Products · 07/14/2015
    Linda:
    Hi,
    I'm about to re-stain a deck but I need to strip the old stain first. Do I have to use the cleaner first, then the stripper, and finally the brightner? Or should it be done in a different order? Also, can I do each step on separate days or it has to be done all in one day? Thank you

    No need for the cleaner when using the stripper. Apply the brightener the same day, right after the stripping is done.
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    Linda · 07/14/2015
    Hi,
    I'm about to re-stain a deck but I need to strip the old stain first. Do I have to use the cleaner first, then the stripper, and finally the brightner? Or should it be done in a different order? Also, can I do each step on separate days or it has to be done all in one day? Thank you
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    RAD Products · 06/07/2015
    Diane Thompson:
    Yesterday I was in the process of cleaning my deck (1 year old, never been stained), we were about 75% done when the weather unexpectedly opened up. I did not have time to apply the brightener and today I have a lot of fuzzies. If I re-clean the deck in three days then apply the brightener would that solve that problem or will we need to sand the entire deck (25x30)?

    This can happen when removing a heavy layer of oxidized wood cells from a deck that has never been stained. Proceed with the cleaning and brightening. If you still have fuzzies then you can rent a floor buffer and remove then excess raised wood fibers with a sanding pad.
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    Diane Thompson · 06/07/2015
    Yesterday I was in the process of cleaning my deck (1 year old, never been stained), we were about 75% done when the weather unexpectedly opened up. I did not have time to apply the brightener and today I have a lot of fuzzies. If I re-clean the deck in three days then apply the brightener would that solve that problem or will we need to sand the entire deck (25x30)?
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    RAD Products · 05/19/2015
    Bob Ryan:
    The redwood deck is 20 years old. It was sanded and refinished two years ago. It is exposed to direct sun and has some areas of wear( weathered grey looking). What do you recommend for hand cleaning and if practical refinishing?

    Prep first with the Restore A deck Kits. this will have both the cleaner and the brightener to restore the wood. Stain with Armstrong Clark or TWP/
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    Bob Ryan · 05/19/2015
    The redwood deck is 20 years old. It was sanded and refinished two years ago. It is exposed to direct sun and has some areas of wear( weathered grey looking). What do you recommend for hand cleaning and if practical refinishing?
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    RAD Products · 05/15/2015
    Jacob:
    I am in the process of installing new cedar deck boards. What process and timeline do you recommend for cleaning and sealing/staining the new wood?

    This varies based on the stain you will be using. Do you happen to know which stain you will be using?
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    Jacob · 05/15/2015
    I am in the process of installing new cedar deck boards. What process and timeline do you recommend for cleaning and sealing/staining the new wood?