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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RAD STRIP STEPS

Makes 5 Liquid Gallons ...Enough to Strip 500-1000+ Sq. Feet!

DESCRIPTION
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.

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

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.

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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    Anthony Ojeda · 09/16/2018
    I live in Georgia and saw the reviews online for your products.

    I used Thompsons Timber Oil in Teak about 2 years ago on new wood and want to strip, clean and re-stain. Will your product bring back the natural wood color? Thanks
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      RAD Products · 09/16/2018
      Could you please a picture of the current condition.
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        Anthony O · 09/17/2018
        Sent under 3 emails from phone.
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          RAD Products · 09/17/2018
          The stripper should remove the stain but you will need to use a pressure washer after applying it and you may need to strip the verticals a couple of times to remove. Brighten after the stripper.
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    Katie C. · 09/04/2018
    Do I have to follow with the brightener if the wood is fairly new, or will water neutralize it?
    Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 09/04/2018
      Yes, you have to neutralize with the brightener.
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        Katie C. · 09/04/2018
        Yikes! OK, so I stripped yesterday, but don't have the brightener. Will it destroy the wood if I don't neutralize? Is there some other neutralizer I can use that I can purchase locally (I'm assuming your brightener won't get here fast enough)? Or is it OK to wait a week or so?
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          RAD Products · 09/04/2018
          Best to neutralize as soon as possible the same day as stripping to lessen the chance of "furring" but since it has already dried, it will not matter if it waits a week. Our brand will work the best for this.
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    K.K. · 08/16/2018
    After I applied the stripper and brightener to my deck and power-washed, a lot of the blown off old stain got stuck to the walls. I power-washed the walls but brownish marks are left behind. These marks are like the sticky substance left behind by scotch tapes. How do I get rid of them? They are noticeable and ugly looking.
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      RAD Products · 08/16/2018
      Try a water-based graffiti remover cleaner from your local hardware store.
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    Dustin · 08/15/2018
    I have a huge tigerwood deck. It has crd sikkens stain on it. I have got everything off the railings with is stripper. I am having some trouble getting the stain off the floor. There are someboards where it is not coming completely out and when I scrub more it causes some maeks. see the picture. Will these mark show up when stain with restore a deck natural? Should I leave the stain that will not come off? I dont want to damage the boards. Or should I just sand the floor?
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      RAD Products · 08/15/2018
      Are you pressure washing after applying the stripper? Make sure that you brighten the wood after all the stripping is done.

      Try to remove as much as possible. It seems that most is removed in the picture. The brightener should help as well to even out the appearance some.
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        Dustin · 08/15/2018
        I am power washing and brightening while it is still wet. It is different boards which the stain remains. The stain will just not come off these particular boards even with scrubbing. I will send a picture of the board.
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          Dustin · 08/15/2018
          Here are the photos. It tends to be the weaker boards thathat it wont come out of. That is why I am wondering if I should sand the floor instead because I dont want to damage the boards.
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            RAD Products · 08/16/2018
            You could try the sanding.
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              Dustin · 08/16/2018
              What level of grit would you reccomend since most of the floor is stripped? Sand, vacuum, wash, brighten and then stain and in that order? I may just stain the floor this year since most is removed and sand the floor next year if I have issues with uneven fading as the railings have been completely stripped and those should not need to be sanded.
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                RAD Products · 08/16/2018
                60-80 grit paper. Sand, lightly wash and then brighten for the final prep.
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    john · 08/02/2018
    Hi, RAD.
    Couple question about using this on wood fence.
    First, May I use it on to wood fence?
    Second, fence is vertical stand so I think it will be flow down when I spray on.
    Does it still work as this condition?

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      RAD Products · 08/02/2018
      Yes, it can be used on a fence. Apply and back wipe tight away to make sure you catch any drips and to make sure it is applied evenly
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    Brad · 07/26/2018
    Three month follow up. I was very skeptical using a water based stain. My friend, an executive from SW, was talking trash about doing so. I’ve been using TWP, and the cedar tone turns blackish every year. Plus it’s a pain to apply, and you need 3 dry days in a row.

    I stripped my deck and posted the finished photo in April. I’m posting it again today.

    Here’s my April work timeline. I pulled the pressure washer out of the shed at 10 am. Stripped and neutralized twice each to get to bare wood. Was a warm day, southerly exposure. I let the deck dry 90 minutes. Then stained it. Walked on the deck at 3PM same day.

    Full southern exposure, deck take a heat beating. Still looks like identical to April application. Rained all night so I’m posting the water bead up at 4 months! I’ll follow up April 2019.

    Move over oil stain, there’s a new sherif in town!
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    Gregg Juster · 07/26/2018
    I tested your stripper and brightener on a very small part of my log cabin - however, the person I hired to do the job fell off a ladder and won't be able to start until mid September. Do I need to stain that small are or is it OK to get wet for several months then be stained
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      RAD Products · 07/26/2018
      You will be fine to leave as is until the Fall.
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    Pamela · 07/25/2018
    We just paid $$$ to have our large deck stained with SW Superdeck semi-solid Charwood. It is beyond horrible. Way to dark, uneven, sprayer and roller marks and blotches/missed spots everywhere. Will this take it back to where it can be restrained with a different product? Or will anything help?
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      RAD Products · 07/25/2018
      You sure it is semi-solid and not semi-transparent? Please post a picture of the deck and the can of stain.
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    Andy · 07/19/2018
    I plan to use Restore A Deck stripper and brightener before staining the following week. Can I strip and brighten if it will rain later in the day? If so how long do I need to allow before rain is expected?
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    Tom · 07/10/2018
    Will the stain stripper affect the paint on the side of my house? Will I have to cover up the walls next to my deck when applying the stripper?
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      RAD Products · 07/10/2018
      It will not strip paint unless the paint is already peeling.
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    Terry · 07/08/2018
    I have metal spindles on my deck railing but the columns and frame are wood. Is this corrosive to the metal?
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      RAD Products · 07/08/2018
      Depends on the type/brand of spindles you have and if coated or not. Usually not an issue, but best to test first.
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        Terry · 07/09/2018
        Thanks for the quick response. What would the proper way to test it entail? Just dab some on an inconspicuous spot and see what happens? I have some left over from a project last year.
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    Carolyn P · 06/30/2018
    Another question. For a 25 year old-ish deck that's been stained....after we get it stripped and perhaps sanded...do we have to stain it? Is there a way to keep it looking nice with just a yearly spray of brightener or something? Some power-washing? This whole thing of sanding a 450 sq. foot deck and lots of railings is making my head hurt!
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      RAD Products · 07/01/2018
      It will need to be stained to keep it looking good.
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        Carolyn P · 07/01/2018
        Do we have to go through all the sanding if we do the same stain every 2 years? Can we just power wash and/or clean?
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          RAD Products · 07/02/2018
          If using one of our brands, then you can just clean and reapply as needed.
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    Carolyn P · 06/30/2018
    I power washed the deck yesterday and it had 6 year old Behr solid deck stain on it (it peeled and looked awful after a year, but we're finally getting around to doing our deck again). My husband said to use a stripper first, then a belt sander (we'd have to buy), then brightener. Is that the right order? Even more important, can we skip the sanding? Will your stripper take it all off? We have 450 sq feet of deck, plus railings (OMG the sanding of that! yikes!). I've attached photos of some of the slabs of deck and what it looks like after power washing.
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      RAD Products · 07/01/2018
      A stain stripper will not remove a solid stain fully. It will remove some but you will have to power sand to get it fully removed.
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    Frank · 06/17/2018
    Olympic Max Deep clean only absorbed into my 15 year old deck - see photo. It had semi transparent grey stain at one point. How/which of your prep products should I use?
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      RAD Products · 06/17/2018
      Use the RAD Stripper with pressure washing and then the brightener.
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    Neil Grant · 06/17/2018
    Hi there


    I've just used the Behr deck stripper product and it really didn't touch the Behr paint on my deck, even after two coatings. Your product looks as though it is much more effective, but I have two young children and I can't see what the active ingredients are. I'm trying to avoid products that contain methylene chloride and n-methyl-pyrrolidone (I think these are the ones Lowes is phasing out). Can you confirm that these aren't active ingredients?


    Many thanks


    Neil
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      RAD Products · 06/17/2018
      Hello,

      A deck stain stripper will not remove a solid color "paint". Not possible and we do state this in our description.
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    Jonathan Wilson · 06/14/2018
    We applied Cabot Semi Solid Stain to deck 4 years ago.Big mistake as it began to come off immediately on horizontal surfaces (it's fine on vertical).

    Will your stain remover work on getting this product off before we use a Semi Transparent stain next time? I just tried hand sanding a small area and the stain comes off quite easily.
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    Ken S · 06/08/2018
    Will this remove Wolman Raincoat Tinted (Natural Cedar) Water Repellant Finish (Water Base)?
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    Alan Ulbrich · 06/07/2018
    Power sanded (12x18 vibrating) older PTP deck with SW acrylic semi-trans stain. Most came up with 36 followed with 60 grit paper but there are still spots that didn't. I'm afraid of these becoming ugly shiny blotches when following with RAD stain, so will the RAD stripper remove these spots without blotching surrounding wood that is "clean"? Spot sanding is another option but as I still need to strip verticals I thought I spot treating with the stripper may work without taking more material off as long as it won't create problems with the surrounding "clean" wood. Will brighten everything with RAD brightener once verticals are stripped.
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      RAD Products · 06/07/2018
      Might be best to just sand them off so it is evenly sanded when done.
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        Alan Ulbrich · 06/08/2018
        I would agree...but my 60 year old back & knees might take a little more convincing! 600sf PTP deck is 20 years old, so this is probably the last restoration before I replace. Can you tell me if stripper will affect surrounding “clean” wood in a negative way? I’m not so worried about getting everything even as old PTP is far from even at this point. Photo attached.
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          RAD Products · 06/08/2018
          No issues but best to strip and brighten all the wood.
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    Cory · 06/03/2018
    Will this remove Rustoleum deck restore from a deck?
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      RAD Products · 06/03/2018
      Sorry, but no. The only way to remove this product is to sand it off.
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    Jason R · 05/30/2018
    Will this strip off Thompson's Water Seal?
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      RAD Products · 05/30/2018
      Yes it will.
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        Jason R · 05/31/2018
        Yipee, just ordered then. That Thompson paraffin coating is hellish and looks black and nasty after only a year.
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    JOSHUA METZGER · 05/11/2018
    Hello. about 3 summers ago, I stained our deck with semi-transparent Thompson's water proofing stain. It didn't take long for it to start looking bad (not sure if it was a bad application or bad product). I've used another deck stripper and sanding with decent results. Would your deck stripper have better results? Especially between the slats where sanding doesn't work well? Thank You!
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      RAD Products · 05/12/2018
      Hard to say. Looks very "thick" on the spots. Almost as if the stain is a solid color and the RAD will not remove a solid color stain.
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        JOSHUA METZGER · 05/12/2018
        I think it's just cause I went over it too heavy originally. Hoping your product will help, even if it takes a few cycles. Can I stain over any stubborn spots with your dark stain after I brighten?
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          RAD Products · 05/12/2018
          You cannot apply the RAD stain over the Thompsons. Try to remove 95% or more.
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    Damon · 05/08/2018
    I need to strip the wooden railings on my deck. will the stripper and brightener harm the trex decking on the floor of the deck?
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      RAD Products · 05/08/2018
      No, it does not harm the Trex but it may clean it.
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    Colleen · 05/04/2018
    GM, last year we stained our deck with Sherwin Williams water born Semi Transparent water base stain (cedar). Over the winter in the high traffic areas the stain lifted down to bare wood. My husband power washed the entire deck which easly lifted additional stain. Not happy with that he belt sanded down to the attached which is smooth and shows where stain penetrated and still remains. We are not happy with this product as that was the second time in 4 years we have had to redo. Would like to use your highly rated products. Can we stain over this, need to strip, etc. Please let me know what steps we need to take next. Thank you Colleen Freel
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      RAD Products · 05/04/2018
      You cannot stain over this. Try stripping to remove as much as you can and then sand again to remove the rest. Sand with 60-80 grit, no finer. Shoot for 95% or more removal. Brighten all wood when done.

      Send some pictures when done to make sure the prep is good to go.
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    Jeff · 04/28/2018
    DECK! not desk. Can't believe I did it twice.
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    Jeff · 04/28/2018
    My desk has Behr semi-transparent stain that has not held up well. I'd like to strip it, but my desk is located on my roof. My roof is a flat torch-down rubber roof, would the stripper degrade or harm the roof in any way? Thank you.
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      RAD Products · 04/28/2018
      It should not harm the roof. Behr is a difficult stain to strip. You may need to strip more than once to get it all off.
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    Brad · 04/24/2018
    Joe. Trust me. Get 2sprayers. After you strip and spray there will be areas you want to retreat . If you dump your stuff you will have to remix. If Its a warm day you have to move very fast to keep everything moist... I used the product for the first time. The first treatment was weak, so I did a second treatment and the wood was like new!! Good luck
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      Joe · 05/04/2018
      Thanks for the tip Brad! Just saw your comment today before I was going to get started. I guess another trip to the Home Depot for me!
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    Joe · 04/24/2018
    I just ordered this product and plant to use next week. I likely will not need to mix all of it and will mix according to the package directions for what I think I will need. My question is, what is the recommended way to dispose of extra stripper and brightener that has been mixed? Also how do you recommend cleaning a standard pump sprayer? Since the applications of stripper and brightener happen one right after the other I would think you would need to clean the pump sprayer pretty quickly in-between after using it for the stripper to use the sprayer for the brightener.
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      RAD Products · 04/24/2018
      Clean sprayer with water. Very easy. Best to use all product that is mixed on the deck while using. If leftover, the brightener will neutralize the stripper so can be disposed of without issues.
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    Brad · 04/16/2018
    My deck abuts vinyl siding and has vinyl posts. Will the stripper harm the vinyl? Do I need to tape the edge or several inches up. Im planning on applying with a garden sprayer. Also I assume the stripper will remove a coat of TWP.
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      RAD Products · 04/16/2018
      It should not harm vinyl and it will remove TWP stains. Brighten after to neutralize.
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        Brad · 04/16/2018
        I’m assuming that yearly reapplications of RAD water based stain will be easier than TWP. Am I correct?
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          RAD Products · 04/16/2018
          Actually, they are both maintained the same way. No difference.
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    Gregg · 04/10/2018
    How is this for the exterior logs of my log cabin
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      RAD Products · 04/10/2018
      It works on vertical wood. What brand of stain are you trying to remove?
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        Gregg · 04/10/2018
        Olympic Elite stain and sealant
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          RAD Products · 04/10/2018
          Semi-transparent? It should work well on that. If the oil-based version, it will be fairly easy. If the water-based version, you may need to do the process 1-2 times. Make sure you also use a pressure washer.
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            Gregg · 04/10/2018
            Where can I purchase your products - it doesn't show any one in Myrtle Beach, SC
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              RAD Products · 04/10/2018
              Online directly from this web page. Takes about 2-3 days to arrive.
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                Gregg · 04/10/2018
                Thanks - I look forward to using your products.

                Do I need to use the cleaner before the stripper?
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                  Gregg · 04/24/2018
                  I have one wall that the last stain is not doing well - will strip, brighten, and stain 30 ft long How much of each should I purchase. I will be cleaning the other three sides of the house (45 x30) How much cleaner do I need. Thank you
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                    RAD Products · 04/24/2018
                    Hi Gregg, please give us a total sq. footage for the side that needs stripping and the sides that need cleaning. Linear feet only will not help determine the correct amount.

                    Thanks
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                      Gregg · 04/24/2018
                      Hard to measure Figure 500 sq ft for strip and brightener and 2000 sq ft for cleaner - do I need the brightener after cleaning
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                        RAD Products · 04/24/2018
                        1 Stripper/Brightener Kit for the 500 sq. feet. 2-3 of the Cleaner/Brightener Kits for the 2000 sq. feet.

                        Yes, you need to brighten all.
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                          Gregg · 04/24/2018
                          Looks like what I don't use will be good for the next go around in a couple of years
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                  RAD Products · 04/10/2018
                  No need to clean if using the stripper. Make sure to apply the brightener after.
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                    Gregg · 04/16/2018
                    Will the stripper remove all the old stain? Will I be able to put a different color on after using te stripper and brightener

                    Thanks for all your help