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 $7 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.

Scott

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    Tom · 05/29/2020
    Will the RAD stripper, cleaner or brightener hurt painted wood or vinyl siding?
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    Jacob · 05/28/2020
    Just used the RAD stripper on my deck. There appears to be quite a lot of fuzz on the deck now. Should I let it dry, sand it, and then use the brightener; or should I go ahead and brighten to neutralize today and then sand and brighten again in a few days? Thanks
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    Terri · 05/24/2020
    Hi there…….We are in the midst of cleaning our very large deck with the cleaner, which always worked well. There are some black blotchy spots that are really difficult to remove. Should we, and can we, use the stripper only on these areas? We do not need to fully do the whole deck with the stripper, as the rest is cleaning up nicely with the cleaner. The railings and the posts ( we have a double decker deck ) are where the most black is ….. on the vertical surfaces.
    I am not sure of the complete difference between the cleaner and stripper, and have only always used the cleaner in the past. so my Q's are:
    1. Should we try the stripper?— or just keep going over and over with the cleaner ?
    2. Does it matter if parts of the deck were done with the cleaner and parts with the stripper?
    3. The brightener will be done one all of the deck regardless….

    PS….the original stain was 3-4 yrs ago and done with TWP1500…… we are using RAD semi-t now.

    thanks a million !!!
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    Jen · 05/23/2020
    Our ipe deck has both screened and sun exposed sections. Do the screens need to be removed for the stripping/brightening steps? Is wetting the black spindles prior to the application of the stripper/brightener sufficient? The deck is attached to a brick house, do I need to protect the brick? Thank you for your help.
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      RAD Products · 05/23/2020
      Remove the screens. Yes prewet spindles and then rinse. No issues with brick.
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    Lydia · 05/21/2020
    I just finished using Cabot Gold to stain my deck and I HATE IT (new home owner, have no idea what I'm doing). Problem is that it's oil-based. Will RAD stripper work on oil-based stains? Thanks!
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    Jennifer · 05/20/2020
    Your products say to avoid application in direct sunlight. Because of the position of our house avoiding direct sunlight means applying at night. Is it that important to avoid sunlight or would we be okay to apply during the day? Is there perhaps an upper limit for temperature we need to watch for if we do apply during the day?
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    troutrad · 05/19/2020
    Have 2 fairly well maintained large Ipe decks, one nearly completely covered and the other 60% covered; treated with Penofin for exotic hardwoods about every 3rd year. Uncovered portion obviously needs it more frequently but hard to just do the uncovered portion so it will blend. Have already ordered Stripper, Booster Additive, and Brightener. Looking for product that will do best with mix of covered and uncovered deck (Northwest Montana).

    Considering either Armstrong Clark in Amber or the RAD stain in Light Walnut. The AC product has very good reviews for UV protection but your RAD stain is a bit of an unknown as far as longevity/UV protection. Leaning toward AC for the history/reviews but the RAD product for the Light Walnut color I prefer. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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      RAD Products · 05/19/2020
      Either is fine and would last about the same but as you know, IPE requires an annual application. Clean and recoat.
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    Trea Manson · 05/15/2020
    Can I apply the stripper and brightener with a power paint sprayer?
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    Ken Kapp · 05/15/2020
    Once I apply the stripper (/w booster & thickener) should I see any noticeable activity such as foaming action or fading of stain color? Attached is photo after 20 mins and I see no change in appearance so far. Is this a problem?
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      RAD Products · 05/15/2020
      No foaming. The wood does darken some and it will be slippery.
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    Ken Kapp · 05/15/2020
    1. Instructions say to keep stripper wet during the dwell time. Is this w/ additional stripper or with light mist/spray of water?
    2. I mixed up 2.5 gal of stripper with 1/2 bottle of booster and 1/2 bottle of thickener, but so far I have not seen any significant thickening of the solution. Should it be noticeable thicker? If not why not?
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      RAD Products · 05/15/2020
      1. Mist with water.
      2. Yes, it thickens and clings to the verticals when you apply. It is not like a paste.
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    Ken Kapp · 05/14/2020
    1. Do I need to pressure wash or spray down the deck before applying RAD stripper, or apply stripper to dry deck?
    2. I plan to use the RAD Booster & Thickener with the stripper. Once mixed and if I have any left over, does it have any significant shelf life?
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      RAD Products · 05/14/2020
      1. Apply to a damp deck is best.
      2. 12 months.
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    Terry · 05/08/2020
    Not sure if I have a disaster on my hands. I've used RAD products in the past with nothing but great success. We have a brief window here in the PNW so decided to re-stain the deck this weekend. Had to use local big box stuff instead of RAD product. I stripped with Thompson's Deck stripper and brightened with Defy Brightener. As it's drying I'm seeing really black looking areas and it's starting to worry me. Is this normal? (Pictures are while it's still partially wet). These are after brightener.
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      RAD Products · 05/08/2020
      It looks like the brightener was not applied evenly. Try and brighten again as you may have missed spots.
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        Terry · 05/08/2020
        OK. Thanks. If I can't brighten again until later today will it hurting the deck letting it dry in for a while? I'll re-wet before brightening again, but can't do it for a couple of hours.
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    Terry · 05/07/2020
    I used a pressure washer to rinse the cleaner and it looks like I've removed stain from some spots while others retained it.
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      RAD Products · 05/08/2020
      You will probably need to strip it so it is even.
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    Terry · 05/07/2020
    I stained my Pine deck with TWP Cedartone two years ago. I am going to do a maintenance coat. I cleaned and brightened it but it looks really splotchy because some areas the stain is completely gone while other areas still have it. If I put two coats down of TWP Cedartone will it end up looking splotchy? I've always used a stripper in the past and this is the first time I'm trying a maintenance coat rather than a complete re-do.
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    Josh · 05/06/2020
    I have an Ipe deck and used the stripper and brightener about 5 days ago with great results. There's now rain in the forecast over the next week - how long can I go with the deck stripped before staining, and if I go over that time period what should I do before staining?
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      RAD Products · 05/06/2020
      Stain within 2 weeks or so is okay. If longer, lightly pressure wash two days prior to stain.
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    Glenn · 05/05/2020
    How do I decide if i should use the cleaner or stripper for step 1?
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      RAD Products · 05/05/2020
      That would depend on the current condition, what stain if any is not he wood, etc. Pictures would help as well.
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    Ramsi · 05/04/2020
    Just bought a house and would like re-paint my desk. What are the steps based on the pictures? Do i just apply Wood Stain Stripper or do I have to sand the paint out? Need Help. Deck is a good size 16ft x 23ft.
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      RAD Products · 05/04/2020
      Strip off what you can and then sand after if needed. You can cover the stain that is not peeling with the RAD Solid stain.
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    Gary · 04/29/2020
    I have ordered stripper and the 2 additives. Believe I read elsewhere that a garden sprayer or a brush could be used to apply. Wondering if a 3/8 " to 1" roller could be used? Also do you have to use a pressure washer to remove?
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      RAD Products · 04/29/2020
      You apply with a sprayer. You cannot apply with a roller or brush. Pressure wash off to remove.
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    Chris · 04/20/2020
    hi - I have a 2 part question. My deck is 10 y/o pressure treated with solid stain on deck and rails. Some of the deck and rails is newer after repairs 2 years ago and the new wood has not been painted or stained. After reading the posts below, in order to remove solid stain it sounds like the RAD stripper+additives won’t remove the stain and it should be sanded then brightened before restraining with solid stain of a similar color, correct? If not what do you recommend?
    Do I need to power wash or brighten the deck before sanding to remove any dirt, algae, or stains?
    thanks in advance.
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      RAD Products · 04/20/2020
      You do not have to remove all the current solid when coating with the RAD Solid stain. Remove what you can and then you can cover the rest. Use the Stripper and pressure wash off as much as possible.
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        Chris · 04/21/2020
        Thanks! As far as how many gallons I need, the total sq ft of deck, rails, and skirts is approx 615 sq ft with some excess sq ft included. I will def need 2 coats, so I calculate 2.25 gallons per coat for a total of 4.5 gallons. Correct?
        thank you
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          RAD Products · 04/21/2020
          About 5-gallons is correct.
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            Chris · 05/18/2020
            Hi - as for the railings, the spindles are in decent shape, do I need to strip the solid stain off or can I just clean and brighten then paint with solid stain. Thanks.
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              RAD Products · 05/18/2020
              Clean and brighten is fine.
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                Chris · 05/27/2020
                For application of the solid stain do you recommend a roller?, if so what type and nap size?
                or use a brush similar to the wood stain process?
                thanks.
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                  RAD Products · 05/28/2020
                  Brush and roller for the solid stain. 1/2" nap.
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    Jason · 04/20/2020
    pressure treated pine deck about 5 years old - has had a total of 3 coats of olympic maximum acrylic oil based stain and sealant applied in that time (2 coats at 1 year, 1 coat in year 2 after a simple cleaning/pressure wash). stain is worn on floor and steps but someone commented that it looks opaque due to multiple coats and it may not be able to be stripped for that reason. gets partial sun/partial shade throughout the day and has some pollen or mildew. would like to stain with a more resilient brand.

    can this be cleaned and brightened OR does it need to be stripped and brightened if i want to apply a new brand of seal (ideally, one of yours) OR do you agree that it can't be stripped and I should clean it then apply an opaque/solid stain to cover?

    thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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      RAD Products · 04/20/2020
      A stripper will not remove a solid stain completely so you would have to use the Restore A Deck Solid Stain. The best way to prep is to pressure wash with the Stripper. Neutralize after with the Brightener. This will remove as much as you can of the current stain.
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    Angela · 04/17/2020
    Sorry more pictures not related were added! Haha feel free to delete them!
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      RAD Products · 04/17/2020
      That is an opaque solid stain and cannot be stripped with any stain stripper. Sorry...
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    Shaina · 04/17/2020
    Hi - we bought a house with a solid stain deck that was in bad shape. We recently took out the stairs and scraped some of the stain, now want to strip just the deck (not the railing) and recoat. What would you reccomend? It's about 300 sq ft of pressure treated pine.
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      RAD Products · 04/17/2020
      It is not possible to strip off a solid stain. You would have to sand it to get it off.
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        Shaina · 04/17/2020
        Would your product help to remove any of it before we moved to sanding? Or perhaps a paint stripper?
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    Mina · 04/15/2020
    Do you have to use the brightener?
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      RAD Products · 04/15/2020
      Yes. You must use it to neutralize the stripper.
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    Marc · 04/14/2020
    Not sure what's been applied to this deck in the past. It's looking awful sad after our Canadian winter. Will the RAD stripper work to get this off or will I need to sand it down if I want to use RAD semi-transparent stain? Do I need the booster additive?
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      RAD Products · 04/14/2020
      Use the RAD Stripper with both additives. Brightener after.
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    David · 04/10/2020
    My deck has about 3-4 coatings of Behr semi-transparent stain. What would you suggest to remove all the stain? Here are some pictures...
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      RAD Products · 04/10/2020
      This buildup of coatings is not going to be fully stripped. At this point, it is acting like paint in thickness. You can strip some or most but you will need to sand to get it all off. If you want to strip as much as you can then use both additives with the stripper. Let dwell for an hour and pressure wash off. https://www.restore-a-deck.com/rad-stain-stripper-additives.html
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    AKing1 · 04/08/2020
    I am wondering how RAD would work stripping this cedar siding. I plan on using Armstrong Clark Semi-Solid for a finish. Thanks in advance!
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    Jesse · 04/07/2020
    Hello RAD Team:

    I prepped my PTP with Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner. I applied one coat of Olympic Maximum Cedar Natural Tone Semi-Transparent Exterior Stain and Sealant in One as you can see in the picture. The color is much more orange than we hoped for, which brought me here. I was planning on just sanding the old Olympic stain off the top boards, and starting over with a RAD stain. Is this recommended, or do I need to use my deck cleaner again before sanding and stain application?

    Thank you,
    Jesse
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    Douglas · 04/05/2020
    What benefits would using the cleaner before the stripper add, if any? I'm curious before I make my order.
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      RAD Products · 04/05/2020
      No need for the cleaner if you are using the stripper.
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    John Wuryn · 04/04/2020
    My porch floor has been coated at least 4 times with sikkens rubbol paint over the past 25 years. Ii is now pealing and I would like to remove it and apply your product. I'm thinking your stripper will not remove the sickens and I will have to sand it off with something like a drum sander. Is this correct and can you make any suggestions?
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      RAD Products · 04/04/2020
      Yes, this will need heavy power sanding to remove fully.