Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper

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Removes Failed Exterior Decking and Wood Stains
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info buttonMakes 5 Liquid Gallons ...Enough to Strip 500-1000+ Sq. Feet!

Restore-A-Deck Injectable Deck Stain Stripper is the first and only powdered concentrated deck stain stripper that is designed to be injected through a pressure washer. RAD Stain Stripper can be applied with a pump up sprayer as well.

The Restore-A-Deck stripper when injected will remove penetrating transparent and semi-transparent wood decking stain and coatings. Covers 150-200 sq. feet per gallon (750-1000 sq. feet total) when injected through pressure washer.

When applied through a pump sprayer, the RAD stripper is twice as strong and can remove most transparent, semi-transparent, and semi-solid deck stains. Great for removing failed semi-transparent acrylic stains! Covers 100-200 sq. feet per gallon (500-1000 sq. feet total) when applied with a pump sprayer.

The Restore-A-Deck Injectable Deck Stain Stripper needs to be neutralized with the Step 2 Wood Brightener.

*Will not remove solid color stains or paints.

Available Sizes:
2 lb Container
Powder Concentrate:
1 Container Makes 5 Liquid Gallons
Purpose:
Stain Stripper
Coverage Per Gallon:

100-200 sq. ft Per Gallon

Application Tools:
Injector, Sprayer, Stiff Brush
Neutralize: Yes
RAD Step 2

 

 

 

 

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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Neville Arnold:
I have Behr Premium wood coatings transparent weather proofing all in one wood finish applied. Will Restore a Deck Stripper remove this stain and Restore-a-deck Brightener help in this project.

What type of stain is the Behr? Solid stain, semi-trans, etc.
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I have Behr Premium wood coatings transparent weather proofing all in one wood finish applied. Will Restore a Deck Stripper remove this stain and Restore-a-deck Brightener help in this project.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Mike OConnor:
Hi, I used the restore a deck stripper and then the brightener on my deck but not all of the old stain came off. I applied the Armstrong Clark black walnut but because all of the old stain wasn't off it's blotchy in spots. Should I just try to sand out the blotchy spots and then spot shoot the AC stain? Thanks.

Hello, you cannot spot sand after applying the AC and then reapplying the AC in those spots. It will end up making it even more blotchy.
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Blotchy old stain
Hi, I used the restore a deck stripper and then the brightener on my deck but not all of the old stain came off. I applied the Armstrong Clark black walnut but because all of the old stain wasn't off it's blotchy in spots. Should I just try to sand out the blotchy spots and then spot shoot the AC stain? Thanks.
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Quoting Jennifer Homeowner:
We put a transparent stain on our deck last year that was anything but transparent. It darkened the wood and looks terrible. Will Restore-A-Deck remove this fully? We will be spraying it on instead of injecting it.

Hello, depends on the brand and the type of stain you used. Do you know? Feel free to reply to your email with some pictures.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
We put a transparent stain on our deck last year that was anything but transparent. It darkened the wood and looks terrible. Will Restore-A-Deck remove this fully? We will be spraying it on instead of injecting it.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Mike OConnor:
If I am going to use Armstrong Clark Dark Walnut over a Cabot Timber Oil lighter color, does the deck need to be stripped first or just sanded?

Strip and brighten for the prep.
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Darker stain
If I am going to use Armstrong Clark Dark Walnut over a Cabot Timber Oil lighter color, does the deck need to be stripped first or just sanded?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Joel Roesch:
I currently have a fading, peeling deck with a Pittsburgh acrylic solid stain. Will your stripper start the removal process or should I go straight to sanding?

It will not remove all of a solid color deck stain but will remove some, making the sanding easy. Apply and pressure wash off as much as you can. Let dry and then sand.
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Home owner
I currently have a fading, peeling deck with a Pittsburgh acrylic solid stain. Will your stripper start the removal process or should I go straight to sanding?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting John Kay:
will restore-a -deck stripper remove Armstrong clark stain (semi solid color)?

Yes. Apply and pressure wash off. Neutralize with the RAD Wood Brightener.
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will restore-a -deck stripper remove Armstrong clark stain (semi solid color)?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Jatryn:
I want to strip the fading stain on my screened in porch decking but the porch has half walls that are painted. The decking butts ups to painted toe molding. Will the stripper cause damage to the painted molding/walls?

It does not remove paint so it should be okay.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
I want to strip the fading stain on my screened in porch decking but the porch has half walls that are painted. The decking butts ups to painted toe molding. Will the stripper cause damage to the painted molding/walls?
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Quoting revoconnell:
Hello. I'm taking off some Behr semi-transparent stain, which I have read is hard to remove. I have a pressure washer and I understand that Restore-a-Deck is injectible. So, would I better to put this on with a spray bottle or the pressure washer. If the pressure washer, how do I determine what strength to use? Thanks.

Best to use a pump sprayer to apply to Behr. Like this:
restore-a-deck.com/.../...
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Apply w/ Pressure washer or Spray Bottle
Hello. I'm taking off some Behr semi-transparen t stain, which I have read is hard to remove. I have a pressure washer and I understand that Restore-a-Deck is injectible. So, would I better to put this on with a spray bottle or the pressure washer. If the pressure washer, how do I determine what strength to use? Thanks.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Steve Moon:
Will RAD stripper remove Behr Premium Semi-Transparent Weather proofing All-in -one Wood sTain and sealer? This stsin comes off in shreds and ribbons on our cedar deck.

Behr can be removed but it is one of the more difficult stains to strip. It is a filming acrylic stain, almost like a paint. You should mix the stripper at a stronger ratio and you may need to strip more than once to remove.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Will RAD stripper remove Behr Premium Semi-Transparen t Weather proofing All-in -one Wood sTain and sealer? This stsin comes off in shreds and ribbons on our cedar deck.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Vickie:
I am getting close to being done stripping off the horrible solid color stain on our deck. Had to sand a lot of it off. We live in Michigan. What is a good stain for this climate that won't peel? DOnt't want to make the same mistake again.

Armstrong Clark or TWP 100 series.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Greg cater:
Can this be used on redwood siding? If so, once applied with a pump sprayer, does it need to be worked in with a brush, or is washing it off with a pressure washer (once appropriate time has elapsed) sufficient?

Yes this can be used on siding. Apply, wait and pressure wash off.
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use on siding
Can this be used on redwood siding? If so, once applied with a pump sprayer, does it need to be worked in with a brush, or is washing it off with a pressure washer (once appropriate time has elapsed) sufficient?
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Good stain??
I am getting close to being done stripping off the horrible solid color stain on our deck. Had to sand a lot of it off. We live in Michigan. What is a good stain for this climate that won't peel? DOnt't want to make the same mistake again.
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Quoting Mark Wexler:
It is transparent here is the info on it, will your stripper work on this and what should I use as a replacement this time instead of the CWF

CWF-UV®5 is a higher-performing CWF-UV® finish that offers more protection from sun and water damage.
•Acrylic/Oil resin provides durability of acrylic and richness of penetrating alkyd
•Fortified with Penetrol® additive to drive protection below the surface
•Tinted with transparent iron-oxide pigments for more protection than CWF-UV®
•Water repellent
•Provides a mildew-resistant finish
•Easy soap and water clean-up

This is a water based semi-transparen t acrylic stain. It should come off, but acrylics can be stubborn so you may need to strip more than once to fully remove. Look at the Armstrong Clark stains.
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Striiping CWF-UV
It is transparent here is the info on it, will your stripper work on this and what should I use as a replacement this time instead of the CWF

CWF-UV®5 is a higher-performi ng CWF-UV® finish that offers more protection from sun and water damage.
•Acrylic/Oil resin provides durability of acrylic and richness of penetrating alkyd
•Fortified with Penetrol® additive to drive protection below the surface
•Tinted with transparent iron-oxide pigments for more protection than CWF-UV®
•Water repellent
•Provides a mildew-resistan t finish
•Easy soap and water clean-up
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Mark Wexler:
I last applied CWF-UV, will this strip the remnants that are still on my deck?

Also the siding that is adjacent to my deck on the house is stained with Cabot's Solid Acrylic stain. Will the deck stripper cause any damage to it?

If the CWF was a semi-transparen t oil based, than yes it will remove it. It does not remove solid acrylic stains that is on siding of houses.
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CWF-UV
I last applied CWF-UV, will this strip the remnants that are still on my deck?

Also the siding that is adjacent to my deck on the house is stained with Cabot's Solid Acrylic stain. Will the deck stripper cause any damage to it?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Gene:
Can restore a deck stripper remove semi transparent or semi solid Behrs stain from cedar deck

It can remove the semi-trans, but probably not the semi-solid.
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Stripper
Can restore a deck stripper remove semi transparent or semi solid Behrs stain from cedar deck
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Don Smith:
I have a 600 sqft dock with IPE wood. I need to clean or strip the Messmers simi Transparent oil that I applied 18 months ago. Should I use the striper or cleaner before using the brighter ?

Use the stripper if you still have remnants of the Messmers on the wood.
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I have a 600 sqft dock with IPE wood. I need to clean or strip the Messmers simi Transparent oil that I applied 18 months ago. Should I use the striper or cleaner before using the brighter ?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Bob Kunkle:
What is the coverage for one container of the stripper if using a pump sprayer?

About 750 sq. feet per container. Coverage will vary based on the stain you are removing.
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Injectable stripper coverage
What is the coverage for one container of the stripper if using a pump sprayer?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting maria sibbald:
Question:

We stained the 45x 25 deck (approximately 1125 sq ft two years ago with Olympic Elite Woodland Oil semi-sold stain. Being an oil semi-solid stain, how many containers of stripper would I need to refinish/re-stain the deck.

Thanks

2-3 Of the RAD Strippers and 1-2 of the RAD Brighteners.
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home owner
Question:

We stained the 45x 25 deck (approximately 1125 sq ft two years ago with Olympic Elite Woodland Oil semi-sold stain. Being an oil semi-solid stain, how many containers of stripper would I need to refinish/re-sta in the deck.

Thanks
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Jan P:
Would there ever be a reason to need to use both the cleaner then the stripper?

No. Use one or the other. Brightener is needed after.
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Cleaner vs Stripper
Would there ever be a reason to need to use both the cleaner then the stripper?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Barbara Aronson:
Hello, I'm interested in purchasing the deck stripper and brightener to remove solid paint stain off my deck and railings that is peeling terribly.

If I apply the stripper with a regular sprayer and wait 15 -30 minutes, should I then go over the deck with a hard bristle brush followed by power washing it off.

Do I wait until its completely dry before applying the Brightener or just partially dry? I wouldn't need the Cleaner too, right?

Would you recommend mixing the powder with a paint mixer attachment for a power drill, or just mixing it in warm water to dissolve?

Should I power sand the deck afterwards for best results before applying stain?

And lastly can you recommend a brand of stain that is durable since my deck is south facing and gets quite a beating from sun and then snow? Would hate to go through all this and then have the stain only last one season!

Thanks

Hello, the RAD stripper will not remove a solid color paint/stain. It removes transparents, semi-transparen ts, semi-solids.
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Directions and stain recommendations
Hello, I'm interested in purchasing the deck stripper and brightener to remove solid paint stain off my deck and railings that is peeling terribly.

If I apply the stripper with a regular sprayer and wait 15 -30 minutes, should I then go over the deck with a hard bristle brush followed by power washing it off.

Do I wait until its completely dry before applying the Brightener or just partially dry? I wouldn't need the Cleaner too, right?

Would you recommend mixing the powder with a paint mixer attachment for a power drill, or just mixing it in warm water to dissolve?

Should I power sand the deck afterwards for best results before applying stain?

And lastly can you recommend a brand of stain that is durable since my deck is south facing and gets quite a beating from sun and then snow? Would hate to go through all this and then have the stain only last one season!

Thanks
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Clark:
Does someone carry our products in Sacramento?

Thanks,

Clark

No. We sell online from our website though and can have it shipped in 4-5 business days.
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contractor
Are our products in Sacramento?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Ann Hare:
I purchased the Gemini Cleaner brightener kit but after more research it looks like I need a stripper. Can I use the Gemini brightener with your stripper?

Yes you can.
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Restore stripper with Gemini Brightener
I purchased the Gemini Cleaner brightener kit but after more research it looks like I need a stripper. Can I use the Gemini brightener with your stripper?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting jen fournet:
Will the stripper remove old varnish, some of which has already weathered away?

This will not remove intact varnish. If mostly weather way then it will help to remove some.
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removing old varnish
Will the stripper remove old varnish, some of which has already weathered away?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Chamian:
We are preparing to purchase supplies to strip and refinish our deck this summer. It currently has two coats of Behr Transparent Weather Proofing stain. I think I recall reading somewhere to mix the stripper so it is double the strength of the recommended mixing instructions to best remove the Behr. Our surface area is around 550 square feet including vertical surfaces. How many packages of stripper would you recommend we purchase? Also, please advise on the mixing recommendations for removing the Behr.

You can mix each stripper at 3 gallons of water to one container of the stripper. Apply with a pump sprayer and pressure wash off. Repeat at needed. Behr is a stubborn stain to remove as it is a film acrylic stain that applies and dries on top of the wood similar to a paint. That is why it peels. You may need 2-3 applications of the stripper to remove 90% or more. At leas2-3 of the strippers. You will only need one of the brighteners.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
We are preparing to purchase supplies to strip and refinish our deck this summer. It currently has two coats of Behr Transparent Weather Proofing stain. I think I recall reading somewhere to mix the stripper so it is double the strength of the recommended mixing instructions to best remove the Behr. Our surface area is around 550 square feet including vertical surfaces. How many packages of stripper would you recommend we purchase? Also, please advise on the mixing recommendations for removing the Behr.
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Quoting MAri:
can I get a copy of the instructions on how to use it?

www.restore-a-deck.com/.../
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can I get a copy of the instructions on how to use it?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Redi4spring:
Hi, will this harm my vinyl siding? Do I need to take special precautions? How about the track on my sliding glass doors?

Thank you!

Vinyl should not have any issues but be careful of any aluminum, metal, fiberglass, etc.
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Harm Vinyl Siding
Hi, will this harm my vinyl siding? Do I need to take special precautions? How about the track on my sliding glass doors?

Thank you!
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting merwin edwards:
HI.
I'm planning to use the stripper using a power washer on a 600 sq. ft. deck and have several questions.
1. Do I pre-wet the deck first?
2. Will I see the old finish being removed as I go?
3. Do I need to rinse each section after power washing
4. Since it is a large deck, can I do the whole deck, and then go back and use the brightener?
Thanks

1. Yes you can lightly wet the deck
2. Yes the coating noticeably comes off
3. Rinse all when done
4. Yes strip all, rinse all well, then apply the brightener to all.
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Strip by power washer
HI.
I'm planning to use the stripper using a power washer on a 600 sq. ft. deck and have several questions.
1. Do I pre-wet the deck first?
2. Will I see the old finish being removed as I go?
3. Do I need to rinse each section after power washing
4. Since it is a large deck, can I do the whole deck, and then go back and use the brightener?
Thanks
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Ron Shuey:
Can your stripper remove epoxy? A lot of it has flaked off over the years, but there is still some in areas. Looking for something to strip that off.

No it will not remove an epoxy sealer.
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Can your stripper remove epoxy? A lot of it has flaked off over the years, but there is still some in areas. Looking for something to strip that off.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting lance Nethery:
Used your product on our deck and it was excellent. Can I use it on verticals? I have a cottage with wide board pine that needs stripping.
Thank you.

Yes it works on verticals.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Used your product on our deck and it was excellent. Can I use it on verticals? I have a cottage with wide board pine that needs stripping.
Thank you.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting justinM:
Where can we obtain the material safety data sheet for restore-a-deck stripper?

We emailed it to you.
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Where can we obtain the material safety data sheet for restore-a-deck stripper?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
You have to use the brightener when using the stripper to neutralize the stripper and lighten the wood. Yes you should still apply it.
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Used stripper on cedar deck that had not been stained in error. The cedar is quite dark now. Is it ruined or Can I use the brightener on this to help?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting MikeC:
I have a roof deck I need to strip. Will the stripper affect my silver roof coating (which contains aluminum)?

It should not but all surfaces are different so you should test first.
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Affect roofing?
I have a roof deck I need to strip. Will the stripper affect my silver roof coating (which contains aluminum)?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Tracy Bodden:
Hi I need to strip my deck that has solid stain on it. Most parts have flaked away a great deal. Just wondering if the Restore A Deck stripper will be effective on my deck or do you have another stripper that would work with the solid stain? Thanks, Tracy

The RAD stripper will not remove a solid stain completely. No deck stain stripper will. It will remove some but you will need to sand to get it all off.
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Hi I need to strip my deck that has solid stain on it. Most parts have flaked away a great deal. Just wondering if the Restore A Deck stripper will be effective on my deck or do you have another stripper that would work with the solid stain? Thanks, Tracy
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Quoting Teresa:
New cedar deck this last fall October 2014. Extra wood was left on it and left very dark marks where wood sat. We were just ready to stain the deck when I was reading about restore a deck cleaner vs the stripper. Which would work best? After I will use brightener before sealing.

Stripper removes old deck stains or sealers. Cleaner removes dirt, grime, oxidation, etc. You may have a water stains in the wood. This will not come out as it is not a surface issue but a stain in the wood. If anything would lighten it, it would be the brightener.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
New cedar deck this last fall October 2014. Extra wood was left on it and left very dark marks where wood sat. We were just ready to stain the deck when I was reading about restore a deck cleaner vs the stripper. Which would work best? After I will use brightener before sealing.
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Quoting Q in WI:
So we started the process of stripping our deck with the RAD stripper and it is working fantastic. However, when running out of the first 3 gallon mix my wife didn't take my advice and mixed another 3 gallon pump sprayer. We worked until dark and we have approx 1.25 gallons left in the pump sprayer. Is it safe to store for a couple days? Will it change its effectiveness?

The stripper does not go bad or have a shelf life. You will be fine. Glad it is working for you!!
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What to do at end of day?
So we started the process of stripping our deck with the RAD stripper and it is working fantastic. However, when running out of the first 3 gallon mix my wife didn't take my advice and mixed another 3 gallon pump sprayer. We worked until dark and we have approx 1.25 gallons left in the pump sprayer. Is it safe to store for a couple days? Will it change its effectiveness?
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Quoting Rick Jensen:
Is the RAD stripper just a higher concentration than the cleaner, or is it made out of different ingredients? I have two containers of the cleaner, so I was wondering if it will harm anything if I increase the concentration of the cleaner. I've been unsuccessful so far in removing a water based SW deckscapes stain from a new Brazilian Redwood deck. I'm thinking of applying the higher concentration cleaner with a pump sprayer and broom, and then rinsing with a pressure washer before applying brightener. Will use TWP stain this time around.

The cleaner is not the same as the stripper and you cannot increase the strength and make it able to strip. It will not remove the SW.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Is the RAD stripper just a higher concentration than the cleaner, or is it made out of different ingredients? I have two containers of the cleaner, so I was wondering if it will harm anything if I increase the concentration of the cleaner. I've been unsuccessful so far in removing a water based SW deckscapes stain from a new Brazilian Redwood deck. I'm thinking of applying the higher concentration cleaner with a pump sprayer and broom, and then rinsing with a pressure washer before applying brightener. Will use TWP stain this time around.
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Quoting Jonathan:
I purchased a home with a deck in need of refinishing. I found a "used" can of Deckscapes semi transparent stain from Sherwin Williams in the garage which appears to be the one used on the failed deck. Will the stripper work on this stain? It could be 8 years old if that makes any difference?

Is it oil based or water based? Oil based stains come off much easier.
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Will it work
I purchased a home with a deck in need of refinishing. I found a "used" can of Deckscapes semi transparent stain from Sherwin Williams in the garage which appears to be the one used on the failed deck. Will the stripper work on this stain? It could be 8 years old if that makes any difference?
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Quoting ed sibbald:
We replaced all the flooring of an older wood deck with new pressure treated pine during the past 6-8 weeks (the deck is 50X24).

We stained it five days ago with natural cedar tone (looked great on sample wood)but the color came out a horrible orange creme sherbet color, despite mixing it thoroughly and repeatedly.

We want to strip the stain and start over. Can we use the restore-a deck stripper on new wood.

Your advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

What brand of stain was applied?
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Stripping new stain from new wood
We replaced all the flooring of an older wood deck with new pressure treated pine during the past 6-8 weeks (the deck is 50X24).

We stained it five days ago with natural cedar tone (looked great on sample wood)but the color came out a horrible orange creme sherbet color, despite mixing it thoroughly and repeatedly.

We want to strip the stain and start over. Can we use the restore-a deck stripper on new wood.

Your advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Quoting Julie D:
My deck is 15 yrs old & was stained about 8 yrs ago with Cabot semi-solid oil-based stain. The deck is exposed on 2 sides and is covered by the second story of the house. Will RAD stripper remove the stain without sanding? If sanding is necessary, am I better off to just sand and forget the stripper?
I was planning to use Behr solid stain, but after reading here how difficult it is to remove, I'm having second thoughts. Your comments? Thank you

It will remove most but you may need to sand some. Much easier to strip off what you can so you have less sanding. Behr has some pretty bad reviews.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
My deck is 15 yrs old & was stained about 8 yrs ago with Cabot semi-solid oil-based stain. The deck is exposed on 2 sides and is covered by the second story of the house. Will RAD stripper remove the stain without sanding? If sanding is necessary, am I better off to just sand and forget the stripper?
I was planning to use Behr solid stain, but after reading here how difficult it is to remove, I'm having second thoughts. Your comments? Thank you
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Quoting ZiggieD:
I need to strip old sealer off a roof deck. There is a skylight I know I've got to cover that. There's also a wrought iron fence - do I need to use painter's tape around bottom? The roof is rubberized with aluminum paint over. No problem with roof staining -Am concerned with damage to roof. I've used RAD cleaner & that's ok. Stripper okay as well or too caustic?

It should not harm the wrought iron or the roof but always best to test first.
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I need to strip old sealer off a roof deck. There is a skylight I know I've got to cover that. There's also a wrought iron fence - do I need to use painter's tape around bottom? The roof is rubberized with aluminum paint over. No problem with roof staining -Am concerned with damage to roof. I've used RAD cleaner & that's ok. Stripper okay as well or too caustic?
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Quoting bryan b:
Hello:
I am restoring a Mangaris deck that had a Penofin oil a year ago. It is very grey now. If I use the stripper, do I use the cleaner and brightener after? Or just the brightener?

Just the Brightener.
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Stripping a deck
Hello:
I am restoring a Mangaris deck that had a Penofin oil a year ago. It is very grey now. If I use the stripper, do I use the cleaner and brightener after? Or just the brightener?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting mrmikechan:
I don't have a scale to measure out the 6-8 ounce of product per gallon. Is there a equivalent in cups?

It is not 6-8 oz by weight but by volume. One cup is 8 oz.
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Mixing question
I don't have a scale to measure out the 6-8 ounce of product per gallon. Is there a equivalent in cups?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Mike F:
After adding water to the stripper powder what is the "shelf life"? A day? A couple of days? A week?

Same questions for the brightener and cleaner.

Thanks.

It stays effective indefinitely. Same with brightener. Cleaner will only last an hour.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
After adding water to the stripper powder what is the "shelf life"? A day? A couple of days? A week?

Same questions for the brightener and cleaner.

Thanks.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting jerryc:
My deck needs sanding. What procedures do you recommend and in what order. Sanding,stripping, and/or brightening.
Thank You

Strip off what you can, sand the rest, brighten after.
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Sanding deck
My deck needs sanding. What procedures do you recommend and in what order. Sanding,strippi ng, and/or brightening.
Thank You
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Mike Chan:
Will your stripper remove a Cabot Semi Solid Deep Base stain?

I have a new addition to the same deck (added stairs). Can I use the stripper on there and then the brightener to prep the new deck prior to staining or do you recommend using the deck cleaner instead?

It depends if the Cabot was oil based or water based. Much better chance if it was oil based. Use the cleaner for the prep on new wood, not the stripper.
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Cabot semi solid oil stain
Will your stripper remove a Cabot Semi Solid Deep Base stain?

I have a new addition to the same deck (added stairs). Can I use the stripper on there and then the brightener to prep the new deck prior to staining or do you recommend using the deck cleaner instead?
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Mark K:
I used the cleaner + brightener on my roof deck about two weeks ago. It got rid of most of the grime and old, failed stain but not quite all of it.

Then a couple of days ago I used the stripper + brightener on a section of the deck to remove the rest of the stain that the cleaner didn't quite get.

Now that the deck has dried, there is a noticeable difference in color between the section where I used the cleaner + brightener and the section where I used the stripper + brightener. The section where I used the stripper has a considerably more yellow tint while the section where I used the cleaner is much more pale.

What should I do to get the color of the deck even before I apply the new stain? Should I do a round of stripper + brightener on the remaining part of the deck or can I just do another application of brightener on the section where I applied the stripper to get it the same pale color as the rest of the deck?

Thanks

I would try brightener on all of it. It should even out the colors.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
I used the cleaner + brightener on my roof deck about two weeks ago. It got rid of most of the grime and old, failed stain but not quite all of it.

Then a couple of days ago I used the stripper + brightener on a section of the deck to remove the rest of the stain that the cleaner didn't quite get.

Now that the deck has dried, there is a noticeable difference in color between the section where I used the cleaner + brightener and the section where I used the stripper + brightener. The section where I used the stripper has a considerably more yellow tint while the section where I used the cleaner is much more pale.

What should I do to get the color of the deck even before I apply the new stain? Should I do a round of stripper + brightener on the remaining part of the deck or can I just do another application of brightener on the section where I applied the stripper to get it the same pale color as the rest of the deck?

Thanks
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
1. Yes that is fine.
2. Since it is vertical it may not need anything at all. Maybe just a light rinse with a pressure washer to remove dirt.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Comment #2
Continuing
Can I omit the brightener step after the initial stripper, let the wood dry, then perform the touch up with the stripper, then use the brightener?

2. What are your recommendations if it is longer than two weeks since an area has been brightened before I am able to stain it?

Thank you.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
I am about to use your stripper and brightener products to remove a Cabot oil based stain from the rough cut cedar siding on my house. Unfortunately mildew has become a problem. I have been stripping and staining small areas over the last few years with Biowash and Natural Deck Oil products, which are no longer available.
I am in the "test patch" stage of trying your product and have several questions about the timing for using the brightener. Your directions indicate that it should be applied while the wood is still wet/damp from washing off the stripper and then to let dry for two or three days before staining. I also read in one of your comments that it could be up to two weeks before staining.

Here are my questions.
1. Although the stripper did a good job removing the Cabot stain there are still gray blotches from the mildew. I plan on touching up those areas by reapplying the stripper.

See comment #2 for continuation
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Dana Robbins:
WOW! 30 year old covered deck, 16 x 16. 30 years of layers, including 2 layers of semi transparent oil based (yes, the prior owner used oil over oil). Used 1.5 gallons of "mix", 15 oz. total of solution, applied with a deck sprayer, set for 30 minutes, power washed off with a 40 degree tip, followed with brightener. Bare wood. 30 years of junk - gone. This product is the greatest.

Awesome!
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
WOW! 30 year old covered deck, 16 x 16. 30 years of layers, including 2 layers of semi transparent oil based (yes, the prior owner used oil over oil). Used 1.5 gallons of "mix", 15 oz. total of solution, applied with a deck sprayer, set for 30 minutes, power washed off with a 40 degree tip, followed with brightener. Bare wood. 30 years of junk - gone. This product is the greates t.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Ted Ward:
I have a cedar deck and applied Thompson's tinted water sealer last summer it's looking weathered now (thought here are some areas where it was applied a little to thick). Will the Cleaner work on this or do I need to use the stripper? Thanks in advance.

Stripper and the brightener.
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RAD stripper or RAD Cleaner?
I have a cedar deck and applied Thompson's tinted water sealer last summer it's looking weathered now (thought here are some areas where it was applied a little to thick). Will the Cleaner work on this or do I need to use the stripper? Thanks in advance.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Toni:
Can the stripper be safely used near or on Timber Tech products? I have cedar decking but it's all surrounded by timber tech railings.

It will not harm Timbertech.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Can the stripper be safely used near or on Timber Tech products? I have cedar decking but it's all surrounded by timber tech railings.
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RE: Restore-A-Deck Injectable Stripper
Quoting Glenn Shaffer:
I used Behr Premium Wood-Toned Deck Waterproofing Wood Finish (Cedar Naturaltone No 501) which is peeling badly particurally where the sun hits most. I want to strip it. Will the Restore-A-Deck Stropper dot he trick?

Behr is very hard to remove. You will need a pressure washer with the stripper and will need to strip a few times to get it all off.
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