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.

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    Travis Roberts · 04/15/2021
    will it remove paint on a deck? latex based paint
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      RAD Products · 04/15/2021
      Hello,
      As description above states: *Will not remove excessively over applied stains, solid color stains, paints, or polyurethanes fully. 
      No deck stain stripper will remove these.
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    Ja · 04/15/2021
    I currently have Thompsons Water Seal semi transparent that is faded.  Do I need to use RAD strip or just RAD cleaner prior to using RAD stain? Thanks
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    Jose Leal · 04/15/2021
    How to use RAD stripper and brightener 
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    Nadia M. · 04/08/2021
    Hello, yesterday I've used the RAD stripper to remove the old stain from the spindles on my deck. The deck floor is natural/unstained brazilian ipe wood. I've covered the floor but some of the stripper splashed on it. I've rinsed it right away, however I can see today that it discolored the ipe wood. Any chance I can get rid of it from the ipe wood ? What would you recommend ? Thank you.
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      RAD Products · 04/08/2021
      If the floor is stained then no, you cannot remove it besides stripping and brightening all the floors.
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        Nadia M. · 04/08/2021
        Thanks for your quick reply. The floor is brazilian ipe wood and it's not stained/painted at all. It's natural and it's already grayed in color since it was installed a few years ago. A few drops of the RAD stripper splashed on it and it discolored the ipe wood. I've watered it right away but now that it dried, I can see that it made the ipe lighter in color where the drops fell. Thank you.
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          Nadia M. · 04/22/2021
          Hi, the deck floor is IPE hardwood. The ipe is natural color, it grayed out already and it looks nice after I’ve cleaned it. Unfortunately I’ve dropped some RAD stripper on the IPE floor and it stained it and it won’t come off. I’ve washed it right away with water but it’s still so ugly. Can you please let me know if I can fix this somehow ? Pls see picture. Thank you.
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            RAD Products · 04/22/2021
            You would have use the RAD Cleaner to remove the gray and then apply the RAD Brighener to all the wood. It will gray naturally again over time.
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              Nadia M. · 04/22/2021
              Thanks for your reply. Are you saying to use the RAD cleaner on the stain caused by the stripper ? The ipe floor has been recently cleaned, so will the RAD cleaner help to remove the stain caused by the RAD stripper ? 
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                RAD Products · 04/22/2021
                No, you will need to reclean the entire deck with the RAD Cleaner and pressure washing to remove the graying of the wood and then apply the RAD Brightener.
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    Beth · 04/07/2021
    Have a deck of unknown wood that was painted by previous owners, the paint is peeling.  I have power washed it, but did not take all paint off.  Do i need to get all the paint off if i were to use a solid stain? If yes, would your stripper product do this??
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      RAD Products · 04/07/2021
      You would have to remove the paint and the only way would be to power sand it all off. 
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    Bret · 04/06/2021
    Will the RAD stripper and brightener hurt LED strip lighting installed on railings?  Or do the LEDs need to be removed first before stripping and brightening?
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      RAD Products · 04/06/2021
      It should not but it reapply depends on the water and if it can get into the strips. Might want to remove them.
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    Brett · 03/30/2021
    I have been trying to find some research on potential products that remove existing wood stain from a cedar fence and wanted to see if this product might do the trick.  The previous owner used a maroon stain, but I want to try to get it back to the natural cedar look as you can see from the new gate that we recently installed.  The stain can be removed with another brand of stripper and a few minutes with the power washer, but it wouldn't be time or cost effective.  What would be your recommendation?  Would this product help with taking down a larger area of stain removal or is this a fools errand?
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      RAD Products · 03/30/2021
      Using the stripper with both additives while pressure washing should get it off. Brightener after. 
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    Don · 03/25/2021
    I am going to use the stripper (and brightener after) on my cedar gate which has years-old cedar semi-transparent Penofin and lots of dirt. I plan to cover the plants with plastic and cover the post tops/light. 1.Will I have to cover the powder coated hinges? 2.How much stripper product would I use per gallon so I don't have to mix 5 gallons all at once? cup per gallon? or? what ratio?3.Is the additive and thickener recommended for this project?Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 03/25/2021
      It should not harm the hinges but had to say for 100% certain as they are not all coated the same. Best to test first. As for the Stripper, it is mixed at about 6-8 oz per gallon of water. You will not need the additives to remove Penofin.
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    Don · 03/17/2021
    We have a pergola attached to the front of the house that we would like to use your products to strip clean of the current Penofin semi transparent cedar stain, brighten, then apply new cedar stain. Will the stripper or any other of your products overspray damage the composition roofing next to the pergola? Will it damage the Pittsburgh house paint?
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      RAD Products · 03/17/2021
      It will not damage the roofing and it does not remove paint but you will have to make sure and rinse all over-spray from pressure washing when done very well as the old stain you removing (Penofin), needs to be rinsed from those areas prior to drying.
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    Joe · 03/06/2021
    Hi. I am replacing some cedar deck rail boards but not the cedar balusters. This means there will be a combination of new cedar and previously stained wood. In the end I’d like to have it all blend to the same deck color. Some of the old stain has darkened from its natural color. Which treatment combination would you suggest? Thank you
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      RAD Products · 03/06/2021
      Please post some pictures.
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        Joe gray · 03/07/2021
        Hi from previous post where you asked to include photos. Replacing a number of cedar boards but not the balusters. What would you recommend for cleaning/ staining/ restraining for a uniform appearance? Thank you
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          RAD Products · 03/07/2021
          You will need to read this first about the new wood: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/Deck-Cleaning-Reviews-and-Tips/restore-a-deck-stain-for-new-wood.html

          Once you are ready, strip and brighten the spindles and then clean and brighten the new wood.
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    Robert · 02/28/2021
    My deck currently has an armstrong-clark semi transparent stain that is starting to look a little worn down. I plan on using the same stain product and color again. Do I use the rad stripper or the rad cleaner on it and do I still use the rad brightener after the stripper or the cleaner?
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    Gina · 01/27/2021
    We recently stained a new cedar smooth front horizontal fence with Penofin (red can) cedar transparent stain and it looks like liquid mustard 🤮. Will rad applied with a sprayer remove this stain?
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    Phil · 11/19/2020
    Mixed stripper and both additives (gel & booster) 2 weeks ago. Had 1 1/2 gallons left over that I'm holding in my backpack sprayer. Will this mixture still be good to use within the week?
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    tyler n · 10/22/2020
    Excellent product. Used for the first time today. I stripped and brightened a small deck today and have three more decks and a ton of siding left. How do I prevent wood from becoming fuzzy?
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      RAD Products · 10/22/2020
      It cannot be prevented fully. It is part of the process of stripping off previous coatings. Using a brightener as soon as possible helps.
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    Chuck E. · 10/09/2020
    I want to strip the oil stain from my IPE deck, which sits on a metal roof that is coated with Calbar paint. Beyond covering the roof with a tarp, which is not possible in some areas, can you suggest ways that I can protect the paint from the stripper? Or is this something I do not need to worry about?
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      RAD Products · 10/09/2020
      The stripper will not remove paint. Just prewet and rinse any overspray.
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    Todd K · 09/30/2020
    Hi, I sealed my deck a couple years ago with Deck Restoration plus Seneca Brown. I wasn't too happy so I decided to give RAD a try. I purchased the Stripper/Brightener and 5 gallons of Semi Transparent Dark Walnut. Today I did half of the deck. I used the stripper then scrubbed with a brush and then I cleaned it all off with my pressure washer. I then used the Brightener and was kind of surprised it didn't almost immediately to bright wood I let it sit on there for about 10 minutes and not much of a change. I rinsed it for 20 minutes or so. I have some rough spots and I intend on sanding them. After sanding can I apply the RAD stain or should I do something else?
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      RAD Products · 09/30/2020
      Send a picture after the wood dries.
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        Todd K · 10/01/2020
        Sorry to waste your time. It looked fine when it dried out. I was not able to get a picture quick enough and we had a little rain shower. My plan is to sand it in a few days now that the old stain is removed then clean and brighten then stain. Does that sound okay?
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    Deltad · 09/22/2020
    We plan to use stripper on our gazebo in the AM. We have sanded the red cedar since it had a semi opaque stain on it. It looks almost new. It has vertical 8 of 6X6 beams and wooden railings around. Will a garden sprayer work best for application? Can it just be power washed off? It’s a larger gazebo about 4 feet off the ground. We were thinking of doing 1/2 then rinsing and then doing other half because of the time involved. Then use brightener. I would like your opinion please. Thank you
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      RAD Products · 09/23/2020
      Yes, you can spray on the stripper and pressure wash off. You can split up the stripping into sections.
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    N. I. · 09/22/2020
    Will this stripper work on the deck spindles to remove Superdeck semi-transparent stain that darkened a lot over the years ? I've already cleaned them with a brush and oxiclean and a lot has come off but there are still many spots that still have the dark stain.

    Thank you.
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      RAD Products · 09/22/2020
      Yes, use both additives to make it easier: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/rad-stain-stripper-additives.html
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        N. I. · 09/23/2020
        Thank you for your quick reply. I had a lot of the spindles replaced since they were rotten - please see pictures. I know I should let the new wood weather for a few months. I'll buy the stripper with the two additives you have recommended - since winter is almost coming here, is it better to wait until spring to strip and brighten the spindles and then stain both new and old wood ? It'll take me a long time to strip everything and it might be too cold to apply the stain on the cleaned/brightened wood once done and then in the spring I might have to re-clean it and then stain the new wood. What would you recommend ? I'd like to switch to TWP stain in the redwood color. The current one is Superdeck and it's so dark and ugly now. Thank you!
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    J. Brown · 09/17/2020
    Will the stripper hurt the siding on my house? Should I cover my siding before applying the stripper?
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      RAD Products · 09/17/2020
      It does not harm vinyl siding but always prewet and rinse well any overspray. Makes clean up easier.
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    Rae · 09/09/2020
    Can I use RAD stripper, rinse until I see no bubbles, and brighten the next weekend?
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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
    Additional photos - did not load first time.