Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper

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#1 Rated Wood and Deck Stain Stripper that removes clear, transparent, semi-transparent, and most semi-solid coatings.

Extremely cost-effective. When mixed, the cost is less than $8 a gallon.
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Makes 5 Liquid Gallons ...Enough to Strip 500-1000+ Sq. Feet!

Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper: the Best Deck Stain Stripper

Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper is a biodegradable, powdered concentrate that quickly removes worn finishes to restore wood surfaces. Stains and varnishes are removed along with collected dirt, mold, mildew and mill glaze.

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 Stripper of the Restore A Deck system and can be substituted for or used after Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner.

WHERE TO USE
Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper removes most oil and latex based finishes including: clear sealers, transparent stains, and semi-transparent stains.

SURFACE PREPARATION:
Surfaces to be stripped must be above 50°F. Protect adjacent surfaces; cover with plastic sheets and/or tape off any adjacent areas not being stripped. Thoroughly wet and/or cover plants and shrubs. Rinsing residue will not harm plants or roots. Exposure to full strength product will burn foliage.

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

ADVANTAGES

  • #1 Rated Wood Deck Stain Stripper
  • Removes most clear, transparent, semi-transparent, and semi-solid coatings.
  • Powdered formula makes 5 liquid gallons when mixed
  • Extremely cost effective. When mixed, the cost is less than $7 a gallon.
  • Eco-Safe formulas
  • Preps previously stained wood and decks
  • Safe to use on all exterior wood surfaces, not just decks
  • Applied with pump sprayer for max results or injected through pressure washer for easier to remove finishes
  • Can be mixed at a stronger ratio for difficult to remove finishes. Max would be 3 gallons of water to one container of Restore-A-Deck Stripper

Coverage: 500-1000 sq. feet per container.

*Will not remove excessively over applied stains, solid color stains, paints, or polyurethanes fully.

Do you Have a Difficult to Remove Coating?

Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Additives

Restore-Deck Stain Stripper Application Tips

How do I strip the sealer from my deck?

Strip or Clean the Deck

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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Sunday, 24 December 2017

#1 Rated Wood and Deck Stain Stripper that removes clear, transparent, semi-transparent, and most semi-solid coatings.

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    Richard Helms · 10/12/2022
    Will your stripper remove Cabbots Oil from an Ipe deck?
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    Linda · 10/10/2022
    Our cedar deck is 2 years old, used Cabot Stain on it, but it has not lasted. Some of it has mildewed, some of it is bear wood and some may still have a bit of stain. Cleaner or Stripper? I know I will have to sand afterwards and use brightener before using the stain. I'd love to preserve some of the cedar look so probably use the semi-transparent version.
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      RAD Products · 10/10/2022
      The Cabot has to come off. Post some pics for prep advice in the comments.
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    Tara Buhr · 10/05/2022
    I have used restore a deck stripper. (Previously had Behr deck over on it) About 95% of it has come off. There are spots that look still stained red, and other spots that definitely have the stain still on it. I have done a couple practice runs of a sander and it still isn’t coming out. Do I need to keep sanding? Or can I brighten and add stain?
    on another note, if I choose a solid stain Color, do I still need to get all of the previous stain off?
    (last photo is a before and after)
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      RAD Products · 10/05/2022
      You should be able to brighten and stain.
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        RAD Products · 10/05/2022
        A solid stain can be applied over this as well.
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          Tara Buhr · 10/05/2022
          Do I need to finish stripping and brightening the rails if I use solid stain?
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            RAD Products · 10/05/2022
            Brighten only.
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              Tara Buhr · 10/05/2022
              even if i havent used the stripper or a cleaner on the rails? just brighten and paint over? (with solid)
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                RAD Products · 10/05/2022
                No, the rails will need to be cleaned or stripped to remove any loose stain, dirt, etc. Then brighten all when done.
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    Travis · 10/01/2022
    This is my deck, we purchased home 3 years ago, not sure what kind of stain this is they put on.  Will the stain remover with additives get this off?  I’v pressure washed some. Low traffic areas didn’t get anything with pressure washer.
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      RAD Products · 10/01/2022
      You can strip some or much of this but it cannot be fully stripped so sanding will be needed to get it all off. This old stain is a filming coating like a varnish that is supposed to be used on siding, not decks. Probably Sikkens DEK.
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        Travis · 10/01/2022
        Okay thanks!  Would I wait to do the brightener until all sanded or do the brightener right away and sand as necessary?
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          RAD Products · 10/01/2022
          Brighten after sanding. The areas on the floor that are excessively thick will be the areas that need to be sanded.
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            Travis · 10/01/2022
            Sorry, one last thing.  I’ve called a few local suppliers as I wanted to get this done today while the weather is nice.  They don’t have the additives.  Do you figure for mine I should have the additives being it’s more of a varnish?
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    Billy · 08/12/2022
    Will the wood stripper work for this? 
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      RAD Products · 08/12/2022
      Yes. Use both additives as well and Brightener after. 
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    RJ · 08/08/2022
    Good morning,
    feedback on removing this stain.  Looks similar to Behr feedback below.  Thanks 
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    Charles · 08/07/2022
    Will your stripper remove Behr semi-transparent stain?
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      RAD Products · 08/07/2022
      Please add some pics. Behr has a tendency to lie about their transparency with their stains and it may actually be a semi solid or solid stain in appearance. 
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    Barbara · 08/05/2022
    We have a 15-year old ipe deck that initially had Messmer’s oil-based natural stain, but hasn’t been stained since and is now gray. We plan to use RAD stripper, thickener, booster & brightener and then either Armstrong Clark Amber or Mahogany ipe stain.  We have heard that it is very difficult to strip Messmer's and wondered if you knew anything about that.  If so, what steps should we take?
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      RAD Products · 08/06/2022
      No need for the booster and gel for this one. Messmers is very easy to strip.
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    C T · 07/30/2022
    Hi RAD, We stripped and brightened our cedar deck yesterday, and today found we missed removing some of the stain in part of the deck. The stain is TWP 100 rustic and looked almost new in that area since it was in a covered area. It was very difficult to remove compared to the rest of the deck but we missed it last night when the deck was wet. Since we plan to use the same stain again will it be a problem? I was thinking of spot stripping that area but spot stripping does not seem recommended due to leaving uneven results after staining. Would spot sanding be better? Attached are pictures of the uncovered area and the problem area.

    BTW the RAD stripper worked awesome. We had sanded the deck before and this works so much easier.
    Thanks
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      RAD Products · 07/31/2022
      You can stain this and it will blend since you are using the same stain and color.
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    Boris · 07/27/2022
    Deck is pretty old, not sure which product was applied here but wandering if this Stripper can remove it ?
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    Dirk D · 07/26/2022
    What is the longest amount of time that I can wait between stripping and brightening, 1 week?  Between brightening and staining?  I have a large 13x31 ft deck and it will take awhile I have a feeling.  thanks
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      RAD Products · 07/27/2022
      Stain within 2 weeks of prep for best results.
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    RJ · 07/26/2022
    Hey, this deck has most of boards under trees.  1st three boards looking good.  Others not so much.  This is before and after stripper. Thoughts?  Thanks 
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      RAD Products · 07/27/2022
      Cannot tell since the wood is wet and you have not used the brightener as well.
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    Anna · 07/21/2022
    Help!!!  Just finished using the step 1 stripper and pressure washer. Trying to take off 2 year old Cabots Australian a timber Oil (which I disliked very much).  The RAD did not fully remove all the previous product. Can we buy another bag of stripper and strip again? Thanks 
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    Anna · 07/19/2022
    After using RAD stripper, we will need to sand the raised grain areas on our cedar deck. When we stripped it in the past, we get several areas with raised grain. We want to sand it properly with 60 grit to prepare for stain.  Question is, do we use RAD stripper then brightener then sand (rinsing in between and after sanding of course) - OR - do we use stripper then sand then use the brightener (rinsing between and after)? 
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      RAD Products · 07/20/2022
      Strip, sand if needed, then brighten.
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        Anna · 07/20/2022
        Thank you for the reply. Will the brightener raise the wood grain like the stripping process sometimes can? And if it does raise the grain a little in spots, do we gently sand those areas again, rinse, dry 48 hours, stain? 
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          RAD Products · 07/20/2022
          Brighteners do not raise the grain but they do make the word more porous. Do not sand after. You want the wood porous, not smooth like a hardwood floor.
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            Anna · 07/20/2022
            Got it!  THANK YOU for the help. Just want to do this project and do it right!  Thanks again for the clarification 
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    RJ · 07/13/2022
    Hi, used the stripper and additive and this is what I have.  Thoughts?  Its not as clean yet as I had hoped.  Thanks 
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    Natalya · 07/12/2022
    Thank you for your help! We have a 1000 sq ft deck with wood handrail that is 10 years old. Not sure what products the previous owners used. My questions: 1) Should I use stripper on everything even though in some parts it looks like the previous coating is almost completely gone (see 3 gray photos)? Should I use cleaner instead? 2) I tested an area with stripper and brightener yesterday and got some fuzzies (see yellow-brown photo, though the fuzzies were showing up much better earlier today after a rain). Is sanding these fuzzies a must, or can I just sand the handrails and leave everything else fuzzy? 3) from what I’ve read, it seems like I should strip/clean and then move on to brightening only once I’ve cleaned the whole deck. Is this even true for large decks like mine that might take several days to clean (I’m slow!)? 
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      RAD Products · 07/12/2022
      Strip and brighen all. You do not have to sand fuzzies. Strip all and then brighten all. 
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    Yves Semerjian · 07/03/2022
    Hi,

    I was under the impression that the stripper had to be used on dry wood. However, step 2 on the RAD stripper says to wet the wood (dampen the wood) first. Which is right ?? I suppose you need to sprinkle a tad of water on the wood before using the stripper ? 
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    Greg · 06/26/2022
    I'm planning to strip and brighten my hardwood Cumaru deck in three sections. I have one pump sprayer.

    I could use the pump sprayer to apply the stripper and strip all three sections over the course of a couple of hours. Then put the brightener in the sprayer to brighten all three sections. This means there might be hours between stripping and brightening a given section.

    Or I could try to find another way to apply the brightener to each section as the stripping is completed. This would be closer to following the instructions that say to apply brightener while wood is still wet from the stripper.

    I read a comment here that said applying the brightener the same day as the stripper is still fine. But do you have any recommendation between the two options in this case? Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 06/27/2022
      Strip all then and then brighen all when done. Make sure to rinse the sprayer out with water when switching.
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        Greg · 07/18/2022
        I have completed stripping and brightening this Cumaru deck. I actually ended up going through the process twice after noticing some remaining stain in spots where I didn't leave the stripper on long enough the first time. But I do have a question now.

        There is one corner of the deck that gets a lot more sun and rain. This area had grayed considerably more than the rest of the deck. It is MUCH better now, but I've noticed that this area has retained a bit of its gray-ness after going through the strip and brighten process twice.

        Should I try another round of brightener before staining? Or maybe try staining first to see how it looks? And if I did stain it could I immediately try to brighten again if it's still noticeable? Or would I then wait until next year when I clean/brighten again? Thanks again!
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          RAD Products · 07/18/2022
          Brighten would not make a difference. It's just part of the wood grain due to more UV exposure. It should be fine to stain.
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            Greg · 07/20/2022
            Thanks again for your help with this. I appreciate having a resource like this available. I think I have just one more question.

            I stripped and brightened the whole deck once. When, done I notice several areas where the stain had not been removed (maybe due to me not leaving stripper on long enough). So, I stripped and brightened the whole deck a second time leaving the stripper on longer. After doing this, the deck looked good. A thorough inspection just found one spot where it appeared some stain remained. So, I stripped and brightened just that spot again (so the third time for this spot). After completing the process, the area appeared a bit darker than the surrounding deck and had some hard edges that made it quite noticeable, especially when wet. So, I brightened just that spot again the next morning. After this second brightening, the area looks a lot better. When dry, the area appears lighter and more gray. When wet, I struggle to notice that it's there at all. I've attached pictures from two angles of the area dry.

            What do you think happened? And what's my best path forward from here?
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              RAD Products · 07/20/2022
              It is because you spot brightened. You cannot do this and have an even pH balance for all the wood. If it does not show when wet then it will not show when stained.
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    JT · 06/24/2022
    About to do stripper+brightener+booster+gel+restain  on wood paneling (vertical). The deck beneath it is Wolf PVC (not wood) in amber color. Will the product do any damage to the deck (i.e should we cover it)?
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      RAD Products · 06/25/2022
      It should not harm the PV but make sure to rinse overspray right away and do not let the solution dry on the PVC
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    Peter · 06/22/2022
    Do you sell this in any stores in upstate New York?
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    Stefan · 06/20/2022
    will this product damage painted siding? how best to protect if do?
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      RAD Products · 06/21/2022
      The stripper will not remove paint. Best to prewet and rinse any over spray on the paint while working so you are not leaving a mess from the old stain you are removing and/or any dirt from drying on your paint.
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    Kim · 06/10/2022
     Can this product be used on a fiberglass door to remove stain?
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    Patti · 05/06/2022
    I bought a home last year that has an Ipe deck about 4-5 years old. At the time of purchase, the deck was a weathered grey. I have no idea if the previous owners ever maintained it in any way.  I recently pressure washed the deck to remove dirt and mildew and discovered the rich, warm color of the Ipe which I would like to keep. However, there are some areas where the pressure washer left marks that can still be seen when the deck is wet, so I’m assuming they will remain visible after staining. I’ve opted to get the RAD stripper (and brightener) instead of the RAD cleaner because a small area of the deck under an overhang still appears to have some stain remaining. Will the RAD stripper and brightener remove these pressure marks, or will I have to sand? And if sanding is necessary, will lightly sanding just the affected areas cause uneven stain adhesion? Thank you
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      RAD Products · 05/06/2022
      No, it will not remove the pressure washer marks. You would have to power sand all wood evenly to remove so the stain would absorb evenly. Do not spot sand.
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    Pete · 04/21/2022
    I have a nine year or pressure treated deck that has three coats of solid stain that has worn off in several places.  What do you recommend to use for preparation of the deck for one of our solid stains?  Strip, clean and brighten?
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      RAD Products · 04/21/2022
      Strip and brighen to remove the peeling solid stain. You do not have to remove all, just the peeling or loose solid stain when applying our solid stain.
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    Diane · 04/21/2022
    I used Olympic Maximum semi-transparent stain and sealant. Last year I ended up with a lot of peeling and would like to strip and redo. Will your product work for this application or must it be sanded? Also my vinyl siding was painted. If using this product will it affect the painted siding?  Thank you 
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      RAD Products · 04/21/2022
      What you have on the wood now is a filming acrylic stain that is sitting on the wood like a paint. Not easy to strip fully off. Use the RAD stripper with both additives and pressure washing. Let dry and spot sand if needed any stubborn areas that will not strip. Brightener is last.
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        Diane · 04/21/2022
        Thank you for your quick response. That does not sound good. No where on their can does it state it’s acrylic. Guess I have a lot of work to do. The stripper with the additives will not harm my painted vinyl siding will it? 
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          RAD Products · 04/21/2022
          No, but always prewet and rinse any overspray while working so you do not have any dirt and soap drying on your paint creating a mess.

          The Olympic Maximum has lots of issues. Just search "Olympic Maximum Reviews" on Google
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            Diane · 04/21/2022
            Don’t think I’ll be using that product in the future. Is your product available in a cedar tone? And is it a water sealant or stain? Everything I see says stain. And if I use it will your stripper remove it if needed?  Thank you for you time
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              RAD Products · 04/21/2022
              Yes, we have a cedar color. It can be easily stripped if needed. FYI, all deck stains are sealers as well. You can never topcoat over a deck stain with a sealer, it would peel.
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    stephanie heuckroth · 04/13/2022
    Will this product damage the blk steel pickets on my deck, should I cover them when stripping rails please?
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      RAD Products · 04/14/2022
      It should not but alwasy test a spot first.
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    Matthew M. · 04/11/2022
    I used Seal Once Nano Poly (clear) on my deck last year.  The portion of the deck in the sun doesn't bead up the water anymore, but the portion under the covered area does.  Do you recommend I strip just the portion under the covered area, or the whole deck?  Will this product remove Seal Once Nano Poly?  Would a cleaner be okay to use instead of the stripper?  Will the stripper ruin the aggregate concrete patio (with a sealer on it already) below the deck when it is washed off?
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      RAD Products · 04/11/2022
      Post some pictures of the current condtion for prep tips. You will have to remove the old stain when switching stain brands.
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        Matthew M · 04/11/2022
        Please see pictures
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          RAD Products · 04/11/2022
          Use the RAD stripper with both additives: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/rad-stain-stripper-additives.html

          Sand if needed any stubborn stain that cannot be stripped. RAD Brightener after.
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            Matthew M · 04/11/2022
            Will the stripper harm the aggregate concrete below the deck? 
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              RAD Products · 04/11/2022
              It will not. Rinse when done to remove dirt, soap residue, etc.
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                Matthew M · 04/11/2022
                Thankyou! Last question. Will the stripper damage the black spindles we have in the picture? I assume if we get some on it from spraying it on or from power washing, it would come off just fine by wetting it
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                  RAD Products · 04/11/2022
                  It should not but test first to be certain. Prewet and rinse overspray is typically what you need to do.
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    Lisa · 04/02/2022
    Sorry, another couple of questions.  I haven't bought the products yet, but when you use them, do you have to scrub with a bristle brush or just mop and power wash them off?  Also, my humungus deck is on the 2nd floor, so any product will drip down my newly painted house (acrylic paint) and we try to wash it down, but will any of them harm my paint if they sit awhile?
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      RAD Products · 04/03/2022
      Apply and then pressure wash off. It should not harm paint but rinse overspray as soon as you can.
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    Tom A. · 04/01/2022
    15 year old deck with some minor splitting and no rot.
    Mostly cambara and with some red merant used on the top of the rails and privacy fencing.
    Current coating is Messmers UV Plus done 3 years ago. I’ve used Penofin Red Label in the past.
    I plan to strip and brighten the entire deck rails skirt and privacy fencing. Not having to
    pressure wash would be nice but I have a machine if you think it’s needed.
    Mildew and dirt typical here in southern New Hampshire
    I’m not sure what I will put on this time.
    Recommendations would be helpful on which cleaner stripper and brightener to use before applying a fresh coating. I really like a transparent coating that brings out the color and grain of the cambara.It’d be nice if something lasted a while.Your thoughts on a coating would be nice too.
    A few pictures are attached. Any advice will be appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Tom