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

 

 

 

 

Reviews

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 H · 09/05/2020
    I just purchased my materials from the company. I purchased the Chapin sprayer, are you confident that it will spray the stripper and additives with a fan pattern?
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      RAD Products · 09/06/2020
      Never had anyone say the sprayer did not work with the prep products.
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        Tom H · 09/06/2020
        OK, I will trust you! just tried another stripper on a small portion of my deck while waiting for the RAD stripper to arrive. I had another sprayer and it came out in a solid stream which was useless. Hopefully the RAD stripper with the Chapin sprayer will allow more of a coverage stream
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          RAD Products · 09/07/2020
          Pump well to pressurize it and continue to pump while spraying.
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    Insley · 09/01/2020
    Hi! I just stripped RAD semi-transp stain with RAD stripper and then brightened. The stripping was difficult, and I left behind some fuzzies. Some are worse than others.

    Can I sand with eighty grit and then stain? Or is that not necessary? Thanks.
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      RAD Products · 09/01/2020
      You can lightly hand or use a pole sander.
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        Insley · 09/01/2020
        Ok. Forgive my ignorance. When you say hand sand, does that mean I literally should just manually sand? Or use a hand sander? Thanks.
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          RAD Products · 09/01/2020
          Sanding block. Try to avoid spot sanding with a power sander as that can lead to uneven stain application.
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            Insley · 09/05/2020
            So, I got a pole sander and 80 grit paper. After sanding as best I could, there are still fuzzies. Are these a problem? If so, can I use a palm sander on the whole deck with 80 grit and then stain?
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    Guy Martin · 08/12/2020
    I have a small deck 8' by 10' which has Olympic Deck Rescue on it...had been pressure washed but still quite a bit remains after 3 years remains. Can I use restore a deck or go straight to orbital sanding? Thanks.
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      RAD Products · 08/12/2020
      You will have to sand to remove this product as it cannot be stripped.
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    joe · 08/10/2020
    Hi - Couple of questions. I stripped sikkens stain with RAD stripper. It took a long time, multiple applications but getting there. I now plan to lightly sand and then will use RAD brightener before RAD stain. Qs.

    1. It may be couple weeks (maybe 3) between strip/sand and final application of brightener. Is that okay? As long as I eventually use brighter this season before stain?

    2. In some areas I had tough time getting stain off (maybe 10-20%, see pics). Okay to spot sand those with orbital sander prior to brightener? Most other sanding is light to remove some fuzzing.
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      RAD Products · 08/10/2020
      1. Yes, that is okay.
      2. Be careful of spot sanding. It can lead to uneven stain coverage if sanded too smooth.
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    Sean · 08/10/2020
    Hi,
    We are going to stain our deck with semi-transparent TWP 100 stain. Since 2013 the deck has been stained with other transparent-stain brands 2 times and the last time was in 2016 . I was wondering if just stain stripper + brightener would be enough or we need to sand it first? Thanks for your help.
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    David Blackburn · 08/05/2020
    I have new wood deck kiln dried heated premium wood I used Behr stain and left it tacky. Wouldn’t dry. I sanded all stain off. Do I start with RAD Brightener? Then one coat cottage grey?
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      RAD Products · 08/05/2020
      Let it weather for about 1-2 months and then use both the RAD Cleaner and Brightener for prep. Just one coat of the RAD Stain.
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    Dean · 08/03/2020
    We recently purchased a property with a large boat dock and many stairs leading to is. The top boards (2x6) are rough and a least 10 years old, but appear to be salvageable - see the images. We'd like to try the semi-transparent stain (primarily due to the dark walnut color) to recover these boards but in need of thoughts on how to best proceed. What do you recommend? Pressure-wash/brighten/stain? Pressure-wash/stripper/brighten/stain? Pressure-wash/cleaner/brighten/stain?
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      RAD Products · 08/03/2020
      You have a solid stain on your deck and that will not come off with a stripper or pressure washing so the only way to get it back to natural wood would be to power sand it all off.
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        Dean · 08/03/2020
        Would it make a difference if we used a solid stain to cover the existing instead? Or will the stains simply not adhere because of the previous stain?
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          RAD Products · 08/04/2020
          You can use a solid stain over the existing stain but you will need to strip and pressure wash off the peeling or loose stain. Any coating this is left and not peeling can be covered with the RAD Solid Stain.
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    Brian · 07/29/2020
    Just moved into this house, don't know anything about the deck.

    1. From the pictures, do you think I need your booster or gel additives with the stripper?
    2. Deck is for the 2nd story, and there is concrete underneath (1st floor). Do I need to do anything to protect the concrete from the stripper or brightener?
    3. The underside of the deck boards have some green, maybe algae; should I spray the bottom of the deck boards with the stripper? (Sorry no pictures of that)
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      RAD Products · 07/29/2020
      1. Use both additives to be certain it comes off well.
      2. No need.
      3. You do not have to but can just pressure wash to clean. We would not use stripper there as it could get all over your head, etc.
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    Mary Vogel · 07/23/2020
    Thanks for the timely response. I learned a lot from your websites Q and A. My wife and I are replacing the dreadful spindles with stockade fencing, the treads and risers are getting replaced...looks great. I've been sanding the posts, fascia, and stringers with 40 grit on a random orbit sander..tedious. Can I use the stripper with a booster on these? Or am I relegated to sanding hell?
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    colin meskell · 07/21/2020
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    colin meskell · 07/21/2020
    Mixing your RAD stripper and area that splashed on the deck left it a rust red color, what is remedy to resolve this? Also first applications to deck also left the railing rust red. Has gel mixed in with it, was essentially solid in the bottle and very hard to get to thin.
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      RAD Products · 07/21/2020
      That is normal to darken and why you must neutralize with the brightener after to restore the pH balance.
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    Keith · 07/19/2020
    And another
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    Keith · 07/18/2020
    7 year old deck. Multiple layers of stain, now just starting to peel off. Semi-solid stain has been used. I have ordered the stripper to start fresh. Most recent stain is Sherman Williams Semi Solid. Will it work very good in taking it off?
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      RAD Products · 07/19/2020
      Post pictures.
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        Keith · 07/19/2020
        Here are some pictures of the worst area.
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          RAD Products · 07/19/2020
          No, you cannot strip this. This is on the wood as a solid opaque stain now. It will have to be sanded to remove.
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    Gabrielle · 07/18/2020
    I have plants around my deck and a vegetable garden a few about 10 feet away. Will the restore a deck stripper harm these plants? Does it poison the soil, will I still be able to eat the vegetables?
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      RAD Products · 07/18/2020
      Cover nearby plants from overspray. It does not poison the soil.
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    Glenn A. · 06/29/2020
    When rinsing-off the deck stain STRIPPER after application, will the diluted run-off solution affect painted window trim surfaces located on the sidewall located underneath the deck?
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      RAD Products · 06/29/2020
      It should not unless the paint is peeling. Rinse the window trim as well when done.
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    Kevin Chan · 06/23/2020
    I have recently replaced the old wood railings with new aluminum railings. Please advise if i have to cover up the aluminum railings before I apply the stripper and the brightener to remove the old semi-transparent stain on the deck. I am afraid the stripper and brightener will damage the paint/finish of the railings.
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      RAD Products · 06/24/2020
      It should not harm them but best to test first.
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    William · 06/16/2020
    Hello, would this product work to remove a two tone (white railing; maroon-ish floor) deck that's either solid color stain or exterior paint? If not, should I just sand to remove as much as I can before applying a new coat of stain or paint? Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 06/16/2020
      A stripper will not remove a solid stain fully but it will help to prep by removing what is loose and dirty so you can then recoat with another solid stain.
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    Charley · 06/04/2020
    Will the stripper remove a 100% acrylic coating like BEHR PREMIUM Transparent Weatherproofing All-In-One Wood Finish?
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      RAD Products · 06/04/2020
      It depends on the condition and how many coats applied. Do you have any pictures?
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        Charley · 06/04/2020
        Thanks for the prompt reply. Please see attached photos. The deck was replaced in 2015 and coating applied in 2016. There is only one coat and obviously very dirty.
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          RAD Products · 06/04/2020
          It looks very think, almost like a paint laying on top. Strip off what you can with the RAD stripper and both additives: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/rad-stain-stripper-additives.html

          Let dwell of up to an hour and then pressure wash off. You may need to sand some difficult to remove areas. Brighten last.
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            Charley · 08/20/2020
            Some of the old stain is not coming off after a lot of brushing and pressure washing. Can i re-apply stripper or is sanding necessary?
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            Charley · 06/04/2020
            Thanks
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    Colleen · 06/04/2020
    Other pictures didn’t attach
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    Colleen · 06/04/2020
    Would this work to strip this sort of stain? I don’t think it’s a solid stain. We’ve been scrubbing and scrubbing (can see the spots in the pictures) but are hoping for something to make this a tad bit easier
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    Tom · 06/02/2020
    I plan on using Seal-once exotic wood treatment on my garapa deck after cleaning and brightening it. Should there be any problem cleaning or stripping that product with RAD when needed in the future?
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      RAD Products · 06/02/2020
      That is an internal product that "supposedly" hardens the wood. Nothing can remove it and it does not help with UV graying.
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        Tom · 06/03/2020
        Should there be any problem cleaning deck in the future, do you think?
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    Dustin · 05/31/2020
    I have a tigerwood deck (hardwood). I have used natural restore a deck three years in a row. Next year I would like to try the restore a deck light walnut. I am guessing I will need to strip the deck instead of clean for a new stain? Will I need any additives for the restore a deck stripping agent when I do it next year?
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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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      RAD Products · 05/28/2020
      Sand if needed and then brighten.
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        Brandon · 07/06/2020
        Hi, I thought you were supposed to brighten right after stripping while the deck is still wet?
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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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      RAD Products · 05/24/2020
      Show a picture.
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        Terri · 05/24/2020
        pictures per your request
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        Terri · 05/24/2020
        sorry - when i uploaded my pictures, i didn't use the reply button. So my pics are out there probably out of order. Should I upload them again and use the reply button? or will you find them? sorry
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          RAD Products · 05/25/2020
          Strip all the wood and then brighten is the correct prep for this.
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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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      RAD Products · 05/21/2020
      Post a picture of the deck.
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        Lydia · 05/21/2020
        And this has been "drying" since yesterday AM
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          RAD Products · 05/21/2020
          You cannot strip this. It is severely over applied and laying the wood like a varnish. Strippers will not work. Sorry.
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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?