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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

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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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    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?
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    Grf siles · 04/03/2021
    We live in the Pacific NW. We had our redwood deck clean and stained two years ago (with Baer semi-transparent) and we were not happy with the results. It looked more like a solid stain or paint. Even after a redo immediately (sand and stain) with thinner coat, not a good result.  However, the stain has not peeled in the past 2 years. 

    For now I just want to clean the dirt and mildew, and would like to wait to restain until next year (using RAD stain) if we can put it off.  So I used mild bleach to clean a patch and it cleaned pretty easily with soft brush; the stain underneath looks ok.

    Would you recommend for now the RAD Cleaner if I do NOT plan to restain?  Will your RAD cleaner be too abrasive?  And is there any reason to use another product such as the RAD Brightener now, if we don't plan to stain this year?   Thank you.
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      RAD Products · 04/04/2021
      Our prep products are for when you plan on reapplying, not for general cleaning.
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        Grf siles · 04/04/2021
        And is the RAD cleaning product appropriate for what I'm describing?
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          RAD Products · 04/04/2021
          No, we did already say it is not for general cleaning, only for when you plan on reapplying.
          When you do plan on recoating, you will have to fully remove the Behr before using the RAD semi-transparent stain.
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    Wendy · 03/26/2021
    What steps would you recommend for a mahogany deck (was stained Australian flame) that we have started to power wash. We would like the wood to weather and were thinking to remove the old stain and seal with a clear coat. Thank you!
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      RAD Products · 03/27/2021
      Use the RAD Stripper and then the Brightener for prep. Stain with the RAD Stain in Light Walnut.
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        Wendy · 04/13/2021
        Thank you! Products came today. Cannot wait to start!!
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    Peter Zukoski · 01/23/2021
    2 questions:
    1) My front porch is covered, but faces South and for much of the day is about 1/2 sun and 1/2 shade (lengthwise down the middle of the deck). The sun part fades and loses protection. The shade part doesn’t fade and retains water (and stain) repellency, and doesn’t need re-staining. Do I need to strip the whole porch to re-finish? Is just using your cleaner on it sufficient? I don’t want to build up too thick a coat of finish, and I do want the finish to take. Last year when I just put the new finish on over the old, it spotted and didn’t take all that well - though it looks much better after wearing. What would you recommend?

    2) Another 150 sq feet of my deck is uncovered and on the east side, and gets direct hot sun until about late-afternoon. It fades over the course of a year no matter what finish I put on it (I don’t want to use a solid stain, and I’ve used semi-transparent oil and water stains over the years). I have used your RAD stain (cedar) the last several years, and totally stripped and sanded the deck before applying. This year, I was having to take showers outside on this deck (don’t ask) and even though I was using small amounts of a very mild soap and rinsing the deck well after using, a good bit of the stain pretty much washed off large sections of it over where the soap was used. So now the deck is mottled. Should I strip the entire deck before applying the stain? Or, is cleaning before staining sufficient? Any other thoughts, like if I ever need to use soap over my deck again how to keep the finish from washing away?

    Thanks for your help
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      RAD Products · 01/24/2021
      1. Strip and brighten all is the correct way to even it out.
      2. Strip and brighten all. No need to sand.
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    Kurt Simon · 10/06/2020
    I have a fence that was stained 5 years ago with TWP. Still looks good but faded. Do I use Restore-a-Deck cleaner, then stain, or do I have to use brightener as well? Can I skip the cleaner?
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      RAD Products · 10/06/2020
      Are you using the same stain and color?
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        Kurt Simon · 10/06/2020
        I think it's the same color, but the stain was different formulation 5-6 years ago. I'm using 1511 California Redwood.
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          RAD Products · 10/06/2020
          TWP has not changed its 1500 formula, ever. If using the same product and color then use the Cleaner and Brightener for prep.
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    RAD130 · 10/05/2020
    In May 2020 I applied RAD Semi Transparent (Light Walnut) wet on wet on cedar deck. Looked Great, but did start to notice fading (late Aug. timeframe) after being in full sun (100 degree + days). I just recently used the RAD cleaner (Oct 2020). While using the cleaner with a scrub brush and washing if off with pressure washer I noticed I was back down to the original wood. Is that normal? I did purchase more stain. Do you recommend going back with a wet on wet application? Also, Is it best to dampen the deck before staining or should it be completely dry? Thanks for any assistance.
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    Dan · 08/15/2020
    cedar clapboard siding. I just want to clean it and then re-stain. Thanks again..
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    Dan · 08/15/2020
    Is this recommended for siding as well? And can it be put in a pressure washer pump safely? How long should it sit on the siding before rinsing?
    Thanks.
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      RAD Products · 08/16/2020
      You can use this for cleaning siding but it cannot be applied through a pressure washer. Use a pump sprayer and then pressure wash off after 10-15 minutes.
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    Sam · 08/15/2020
    This is suppose to be eco friendly, but is it safe to use on a dock in a lake? Will washing this product or the brightener into the lake cause problems?
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    Seth · 07/28/2020
    I just used the cleaner then the brighter. Everything looks great. Unfortunately it’s going to rain today before I can stain. Do I need to re clean or brighten after the rain? Thanks
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    dennis · 07/16/2020
    Does RAD cleaner affect metal stair railing(It was black) in this pictures?

    Should I need to make a cover to protect it?


    Thanks.
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    Jim Griffin · 07/09/2020
    I sanded my pergola. It still has lots of silver/grey patches. Can I stain now or should I use your cleaner. I will be staining with a water based semi solid stain from Sherwin Williams.
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    Marla Uhles · 06/29/2020
    I used RAD on a new deck that was built 6 months ago. Waited week and half before staining. Now after a month we are having rains and the sap is bleeding out. Is this caused by the cleaner opening up the pores of the wood. What can be done to remove the white spots that are everywhere? Thank you.
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      RAD Products · 06/29/2020
      No, the cleaner does not cause the sap to leech out. Sap happens on its own and cannot be prevented or removed besides sanding.
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    Jake · 06/27/2020
    Is this essentially sodium percarbonate?
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      RAD Products · 06/27/2020
      No, not just sodium percarbonate. Numerous additional ingredient that allows it to work on wood more effectively and with cold water as well.
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    Stephen · 06/12/2020
    Going to clean & stain 14 month old pressured treated deck, never been stained before. Do I apply the cleaner/brightener to railing spindles/balusters as well, or is this more intended for deck floor/horizontal surfaces? I do have a bit of mildew on some spindles that needs cleaning. Spray application and thoroughly washing off could be tricker on spindles. Thanks
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      RAD Products · 06/12/2020
      Prep all wood including the railings and spindles.
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    martin · 06/11/2020
    Is it better to use a scrub brush with the cleaner or a power washer?
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    marty · 06/11/2020
    Can I wait to stain the deck 2 days after applying the cleaner and brightener?
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    Joe · 06/11/2020
    When applying the cleaner and the brightener, is there a more advantageous applicator to use? Do the products have to be vigorously brushed on/into the wood or does the product just sit on top of the wood to do its job?
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      RAD Products · 06/11/2020
      You apply with a pump sprayer and pressure washing off for best results.
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    Jen · 06/09/2020
    Hello. I am going to use this cleaner on a new cedar deck railing prior to staining. Below the deck is a vegetable garden. When rinsing the cleaner off it will drain into the vegetable garden. Is this safe for me to eat the vegetables?
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    Tom Reidenbach · 06/04/2020
    I am going to use your cleaner and brightener on my redwood deck. The balustrades on the railing are copper. If I get either of those products on the copper will it damage it?
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      RAD Products · 06/05/2020
      It should not harm anything but it may clean or brighten it.
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        Tom Reidenbach · 06/09/2020
        I finished by decks and they look great. The cleaner and brightener had no effect on the copper spindles, which was the result I was hoping for.
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    Robin Bell · 06/04/2020
    Hi there I hear that you have amazing products and was wonder by any chance you'd have a product that can clean off oxidation from a painted house, this house is in Oregon where there's a lot of rain. Our HOA is making everyone repaint their houses but I think they just look a bit dingy from this strange film on the outside. Please let me know if you know of or have a product that can clean a painted surface. Thank you!
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    Jim I · 06/01/2020
    I need to clean my deck prior to applying an oil based transparent stain. In the past I have used bleach based cleaners that also brighten the wood. Do I need to buy the cleaner and the brightener to accomplish the same result? Trying to get away from the bleach cleaner.
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      RAD Products · 06/01/2020
      Do you have a current stain on there now and if so, are you changing brands of stain?
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        Jim I · 06/01/2020
        No stain - actually sanded deck at end of last year.
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          RAD Products · 06/01/2020
          Yes, use the RAD Deck Cleaner and the RAD Brightener.
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    Johnny O · 05/30/2020
    My cleaner, brightener and stain should be delivered today to stain my deck rails. The decking is Timbertech. Will the cleaner / brightener damage the Timbertech?
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    Ann L · 05/27/2020
    We have a 1400 sq ft multi-level (1-2 steps in 3 different places) deck that currently has Ben Moore Arborcoat stain on it, that was slapped on by the previous owners before selling to us. It's peeling very badly on all the floor surfaces. The deck is part full sun/part shade and has some greenish something growing on shaded parts. We have a power washer, so can I just use the cleaner in the power washer to get the current product off and clean -then use the brightener and solid stain? Or would you recommend the stripper, rather than cleaner?

    And for 1400 sq ft --> 2 packages of cleaner or stripper and 2 packages of brightener, and then 12 gallons of solid stain should be about right (2 coats of solid stain)? Thank you!
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      RAD Products · 05/28/2020
      Strip and then solid stain. Correct of the prep. About 10-12 gallons for the two coats of solid stain.
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    David · 05/23/2020
    My deck is attached to our house. Will the cleaner or brighter ruin the paint on the wall?
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    Ed · 05/20/2020
    I meant to type "bench-style" in first sentence.
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    Ed · 05/20/2020
    I have a handmade redwood bend-style swing setup, which was here when we moved in 19 years ago. There was a solid/opaque stain on it then and I have periodically re-coated it, however this is my first time with RAD. I want to prep the wood by cleaning only: no need to get down to bare wood grain since I'll be using your solid stain. Must I use the RAD cleaner or will a cleaner/degreaser such as SimpleGreen suffice? Also, I need something safe for the foliage that surrounds the set. Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 05/20/2020
      Use the RAD Cleaner and pressure wash for prep. Simple Green is not sufficient for prep.