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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

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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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    Joe M. · 09/16/2022
    Hi, I have a pouch of RAD cleaner from two yrs ago that has been resealed after using only half, any reason I can't mix it with water now?
    thank
    Joe M.
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    Keith · 09/14/2022
    Hello, We have a 3 month old deck. Since we are going to stain the pressure treated posts black, can I just do the cleaner & then stain?
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      RAD Products · 09/14/2022
      You have to brighten after the cleaner to neutralize it.
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    Robert · 09/13/2022
    Will the cleaner damage painted, uncoated wood surfaces?
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      RAD Products · 09/14/2022
      What do you mean by painted but uncoated? Paint is a coating. It does not harm paint.
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    GlennK · 09/07/2022
    Hi, I have a very large deck to clean/stain. Can the cleaner be left on the deck longer than 15 minutes before power washing off without any adverse affect? I would like to lay down the cleaner on a large portion of the deck before power washing. This will take longer than 15 min. thanks!
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      RAD Products · 09/07/2022
      It can sit on the wood longer but it cannot dry out. Mist to keep wet.
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    Anna · 08/20/2022
    Hello, We used RAD stripper then sanded our beat up cedar deck with 60 grit. This process has taken us some days to do.  We have not yet used the brightener.  We just had some unexpected rain and the cedar is developing some dark spots.  See pics attached.  My question is:  will the RAD brightener (which we have) remove those stains or do I need to use the RAD cleaner, then the brightener?  Thank you for the advice! 
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      RAD Products · 08/21/2022
      You have rust stain from your screws or nails. Brightener will remove it but they rust will probably come back around the mail heads when it rains. 
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        Anna · 08/21/2022
        Oh really? Shoot. Oh well. Thank you for taking time to answer my question.  
        I thought those blue-black spots were mildew or something because they were not there after we stripped and sanded but appeared after we had overnight rain.  I’ll try brightener on a spot and see if that works. Otherwise I’ll buy some cleaner and clean then brighten.  
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    Paige · 08/20/2022
    I recently stripped, brightened, and stained using your products, however I accidentally bought and used some of the wrong color stain. Most of my vertical surfaces are stained correctly in Cedar, but I began staining the horizontals in Natural. What do I need to do to get everything stained in Cedar and when can I do this? 
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      RAD Products · 08/20/2022
      You will need to strip it all and start over. You can do this now or in the future.
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    Michael Q · 08/04/2022
    I have a metal
    screened porch under my deck. Will the cleaners hurt the paint finish on the metal?   The deck is not very dirty so mild cleaning solutions would be sufficient 
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    nan · 08/01/2022
    I just want to re stain with my Armstrong stain, I think i use both cleaner and brighter but i dont need to power wash correct? 
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      RAD Products · 08/02/2022
      You pressure wash while using the prep products.
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    Jams · 07/01/2022
    Can I use this on trex to remove mildew stains, I have some left over. 
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    Stefan · 06/20/2022
    also does cleaner get rid of potential mold and mildew, or we need seperate product for this?
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      RAD Products · 06/20/2022
      Cleaner while pressure washing will remove mildew and mold.
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    Stefan · 06/20/2022
    can we just use cleaner pre stain? product is neutralized and ready to receive stain. it is not essential to use brightener correct?
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    Stefan · 06/20/2022
    how soon after you use this product to clean the deck can you stain it the next day?
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    Kate · 06/11/2022
    If my pressure treated deck is only 2 years old with limited stains, can I just hose down and stain? Do I need cleaner and brightener when I plan to use Cedar semi-transparent restore a deck stain?
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      RAD Products · 06/11/2022
      You need to prep kits when restaining.
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        KateH · 06/11/2022
        Sorry I was unclear. There is no stain on it; only the original pressure treatment that is fading. Do I need prep kits?
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          RAD Products · 06/12/2022
          Yes. Use the RAD Cleaner and Brightener Kits.
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    SteveH · 06/10/2022
    Finally have almost 3 days of decent weather.  We built a new deck in August of 2020, composite decking for the deck itself, new pressure treated railing and spindles.  I have the RAD Cleaner and brighter, and plan on using the RAD solid white stain.  Many of the posts are real close to the composite decking, do I need to tape them off and use plastic to prevent haring the compost decking in this process?
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      RAD Products · 06/10/2022
      Yes, tape or tarp to composite decking.
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    Rafael · 06/07/2022
    Is power washing recommended prior to applying Cleaner for an unstained new deck?

    Can Cleaner be used as a cleaning ingredient for power washing.

    Can power washing damage wood?

    What transparent stain brand do you recommend?
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    david · 06/02/2022
    I'm going to strip and restain my deck covered with TWP a few years ago.  There is some peeling stain that needs to be removed.  Do I  powerwash the deck first to remove these old chips and peeling stain or apply the stripper and then powerwash?  The Brightener is applied at what point?  Also, rain is predicted for a few days after I do the cleaning.  How soon after the cleaning process will I have to apply the TWP stain? Can I wait a week or so til we get some good dry weather?
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      RAD Products · 06/03/2022
      Strip off what you can first, sand the rest off, and brighten last. Stain 48 hours after the prep. Stain within 2 weeks is best.
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    Donna · 05/30/2022
    After my husband used a different product to clean deck, there are spots and discoloring. Deck has not been stained yet. Will stain cover this up? If not, will restore a deck get rid of the marks?
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      RAD Products · 05/31/2022
      You need to rebrighten all the wood to even out the discoloration.
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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!