Restore-A-Deck Cleaner Only

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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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DESCRIPTION
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. This product also cleans weathered composite lumber, removing mold, mildew, and algae along with the silver-gray color that can develop over time. Restores all wood surfaces to their original appearance Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner will not harm wood fibers, pets, grass, or most plants.

This product is Step 1 Cleaner of the Restore A Deck system.

USES
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
  • Removes stains caused by mold and mildew
  • Removes wood graying caused by UV rays
  • Removes dirt and debris
  • Safe to use on all exterior wood surfaces, not just decks

Note: Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner will slightly darken 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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    Sean · 09/02/2018
    I used the deck cleaner before applying TWP 100 stain but I think something went wrong. I applied it to new yellow cedar deck that had about 3-4 months of time after installation. I had some trouble with the deck sprayer when I applied it too..
    Anyway, when I was done pressure washing the cleaner off, it left some wierd furry residue on the deck. I stained it anyway (mistake) and it looks terrible. I can scrub it off but it takes a while. Do you know what I did wrong? Any idea how I would get this off? Maybe re-apply the cleaner and re-stain? Thank you
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    Felix · 08/23/2018
    I need to clean some vertical surfaces - fence and garden boxes. How do I get the cleaner to cling to the surface long enough to work?
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      RAD Products · 08/24/2018
      Just apply heavily and it will work after about 5-10 minutes.
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    Dustin · 08/20/2018
    We have a large deck and so we are staining in sections. We are going to stain the railings and around the outside of the deck and then th floor. My question is that when i clean the floor which we have stripped can i use this product to clean the floor or will it damage the new stain around the deck? When i rinse the floor, this product will get on items i have just stained. I am using restore a deck stain.
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      RAD Products · 08/21/2018
      You want to do all the prep first. Not prep, stain a section, and then prep another area again. You can stain in sections after but all prep should be done first.
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    Pat · 07/28/2018
    If I use the cleaner but also want to do some sanding where there are fibers, I will need to let the deck dry after cleaning. Do I use the brightener after sanding? Or do I clean, brighten, let dry and then sand, vacuum and stain?
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      RAD Products · 07/28/2018
      Yes, that is correct. Clean, let dry, sand if desired, then brighten. Rinse well when done.
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    PAT · 07/28/2018
    Our wood deck is located above a paver patio. Do I have to cover the patio when I use the cleaner and brightener to protect it? Also, do I need to cover my vinyl siding to protect it?
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      RAD Products · 07/28/2018
      No need. Just rinse well when done to remove any soap residue and dirt.
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    James · 07/27/2018
    My deck is a year old and never been stained before, what would you recommend I do prior to stain?
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    ck · 07/24/2018
    We used the cleaner and brighten products for our wood deck in VA with great success. However, our new location has a composite deck, will the leftover cleaner we have work ok on composite decking?
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    CAdeck · 07/22/2018
    How do I clean and stain my deck? Unfortunately I'm not sure what the previous owner applied.
    Can you tell from the pictures whether it's paint or stain?
    Which of the following do I need to do and is it the right sequence? 1) Clean 2) Strip 3) Sand 4) Brighten 5) Stain
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      RAD Products · 07/22/2018
      This is what you would need to do:

      1. Strip and pressure wash off as much as possible.
      2. Sand if needed anything that does not strip off.
      3. Brighten all after this old stain is removed.
      4. Stain

      No need to use a cleaner if you are stripping.
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    Martin · 06/23/2018
    After cleaning and brightening my 3-year old pressure treated deck will I need one or two coats of semi-transparent cedar stain? If two coats, how long should I wait before applying the 2nd coat?
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    Colin · 06/17/2018
    The stain on my fence has already faded. Can I just use the Cleaner or do I need to use the Stripper?
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    Martin · 06/13/2018
    I cleaned my deck with sodium percarbonate. Can I use the brightened now or do I need to use the RAD cleaner first?
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      RAD Products · 06/13/2018
      If clean, you should be able to just brighten.
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    Joseph Michon · 06/11/2018
    Please see railings of our IPE deck last stained with Armstrong Clark semi-transparent stain. I understand that RAD cleaner and brightener is sufficient prep so long as I restain with same Armstrong product. Do you agree? What else should I consider? No stripper necessary right? How soon after prep can we stain?
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      RAD Products · 06/11/2018
      Yes, the RAD Cleaner and Brightener. No need for the stripper.
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    Carol · 06/01/2018
    I sanded the deck with an 80 grit paper and am having a hard time removing the oil penetrating stain (only 1 coat) in a small area. It's also a bit on the sticky side (even when dry). Can I use the cleaner to remove this or do I have to use the stripper?
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      RAD Products · 06/02/2018
      You need to use the stripper and then the brightener to neutralize.
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    Shannon · 05/26/2018
    I cleaned, stripped, brightened, and stained my deck last fall. I want to put a maintenance coat on this spring. Should I use the Restore-a-Deck cleaner again before applying the stain, or simply hose off the deck.
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      RAD Products · 05/27/2018
      Use the cleaner at 3-4 oz of powder per gallon of water. Apply and rinse well.
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    Joel · 05/22/2018
    I plan to use your semi-transparent stain product to stain a new cedar deck. I already have a few gallons of "Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner" so hope to be able to use that to clean the deck before application of your stain. Will this pose a problem? Or would I need to use a brightener as well?
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    Greg · 05/01/2018
    Dear RAD,

    I have a 460 sq.ft. wooden deck with 84 linear feet of wooden railing. The deck floor was previously stained and is now well weathered. The railing was never stained and is well weathered, too. However, I need to replace the railing cap board along its entire length with new wood. Your website advises to allow new wood to weather for several months before staining; however, I cannot wait because I'm selling my house. I am planning to use the RAD stripper, brightener, and stain. Will I have a problem using those on the new railing cap boards? What would go wrong? Should I use RAD products on everything except the new railing cap boards and use a non-RAD product on the latter? Is it OK to use RAD stripper on the rest of the railing that was never stained, or should I use RAD cleaner on the railing while using RAD stripper on the deck floor. For simplicity, I would prefer to use the stripper throughout, if that would not cause a problem.
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      RAD Products · 05/01/2018
      Worst case scenario for the new wood is it will need another coat in 12 months. Use the RAD stripper on all wood. Brighten after
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    Amir · 04/02/2018
    We installed a new pressure treated deck last summer. Used Step 1 & 2 and ONE coat of stain. It came out perfect. Need to know what we should do this year: Should we repeat the complete process (step1 &2 and stain) Or which step(s) to keep looking new.
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      RAD Products · 04/02/2018
      Yes repeat and apply one light coat of same stain.
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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.