Restore-A-Deck Stripper/Brightener Kit

$64.99
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Includes Step 1 Restore-A-Deck Stripper & Step 2 Wood Brightener Kit


Extremely cost-effective. When mixed, the cost is less than $6 a gallon for each Step.
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Restore A Deck Stain Stripper and Brightener Kit

1 RAD Stripper and 1 RAD Brightener

Coverage: 500-1000 sq. feet per kit. Each Kit Makes 5 Gallons of Stain Stripper and 5 Gallons of Wood Brightener

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.

Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is a biodegradable, powdered concentrate that is mixed with water to brighten and restore the natural beauty of all species of exterior wood. This product excels at brightening, removing rust stains, and tannin stains caused by fallen leaves. Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is a safe, product that will not only brighten but neutralize the surface of the wood, creating an ideal surface that is ready to be stained.

This combo kit includes Step 1 RAD Stripper and Step 2 RAD Wood Brightener.

WHERE TO USE
Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper removes most oil and latex based finishes including: clear film-forming varnishes, transparent, 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 Stain Stripper needs to be neutralized and this combo kit comes with the Step 2 Restore-a-Deck Wood Brightener.

ADVANTAGES

  • #1 Rated Wood Deck Stain Stripper and Wood Brightener
  • RAD Stain Stripper removes most clear, transparent, semi-transparent, and semi-solid coatings
  • RAD Stain Stripper preps previously stained wood and decks
  • RAD Wood Brightener neutralizes stain strippers
  • RAD Wood Brightener brightens and restores wood surfaces
  • RAD Wood Brightener restore pH balance of wood
  • Powdered formulas makes 5 liquid gallons when mixed
  • Extremely cost effective. When mixed, the cost is less than $7 a gallon
  • Eco-Safe formulas
  • Safe to use on all exterior wood surfaces, not just decks

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

Do you Have a Difficult to Remove Coating?

Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Additives

 

Reviews

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Most economical stain stripper and wood brightener kit that e have and on the market. Excellent are removing failed coatings!

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    Westbury · 09/24/2020
    This is an old deck that had stain powerwashed off of it years ago. It's been cleaned with a generic cleaner and substantially sanded 80 grit. I will be using semi transparent.

    1. Is there any way I could do cleaner instead of stripper or is that just asking for trouble?

    2. If there has been a lot of sanding, should I only do one coat of semi?

    3. If I do one coat of semi and do the second maintenance coat in next fall, does it need to be cleaned with your product and brightened before that second coat?

    Thanks so much! I've been to scared to do this project for years but all your answers are helping me feel confident I can do it.
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      RAD Products · 09/24/2020
      1. Looks like you still have some old stain so you should strip and brighten for prep.
      2. Yes.
      3. Yes, you have to prep when recoating.
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    Zach · 09/21/2020
    I was wondering if we can get our fence any lighter. I applied one coat of stripper and throuhly power washed (over an hour because I may have applied too much stripper). Would another application of stripper lighten it before applying the brightener?
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    Shannon T · 09/13/2020
    Hi, I cleaned a 3 month old cedar deck with oxy clean/water/scrub brush & rinsed. Then applied Thompson’s clear water sealer. Wood fuzzies came through & sealer didn't stick everywhere. How do I re-do this/fix it?
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      RAD Products · 09/13/2020
      Strip it all off and then brighten the wood. Lightly buff the fuzzies, then use our semi-transparent stain.
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    Jennifer V. · 09/06/2020
    How long do I wait in between brightening and staining? The standard 3 days of drying before staining?
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      RAD Products · 09/07/2020
      Depends on the stain brand you are using? If RAD Stains, you can apply the same day to damp wood or next day to dry.
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    jordan · 08/29/2020
    I have vertical metal rungs in my wood railing. Will the stripper or brightener mar the paint/surface of these or can i leave them exposed?
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      RAD Products · 08/30/2020
      Not sure. Best to do a test spot first to see if there is any reaction or not.
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    Jason · 07/27/2020
    I plan to strip and sand. If I’m following the conversations here, you recommend, stripping, them sand, then brighten? Is this correct?
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    Glenn A. · 07/26/2020
    I prepped my mahogany deck with RAD stripper plus additive, and then applied & rinsed brightener as instructed. While rinsing the deck for nearly an hour, I had to roll my gas grille from one side of deck to another, as I was unable to remove it from the deck. Now that the deck has dried, there are roll marks across the newly brightened deck. Can they be safely removed by sanding before I begin staining? Will I have to re apply brightener to the sanded areas? Also, on one section of mahogany seating (same as decking) I powerwashed a bit too close and roughed up the wood a bit. Can I smooth it by sanding, and will the seat have to also be re-brightened prior to staining? Thanx!
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      RAD Products · 07/27/2020
      No, you cannot spot sand the wheel dents. It will only make it worse as the sanded areas will stand out and be lighter in color when you stain. Same with the areas of the Mahogany seating.
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        Glenn A. · 07/27/2020
        OK, then if I sand several missed spots on the deck, can I then re-brighten the entire deck and achieve more uniform results?
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          RAD Products · 07/27/2020
          No, you would have to sand all evenly and then brighten to have a uniform appearance.
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    Daniel · 07/24/2020
    I'm wanting to redo this deck and am wondering what are your recommendations? It appears the stain has been previously over applied.
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    Allie · 07/08/2020
    We have boards with solid stain and some new boards we replaced last fall. What do we need to do before we stain again? Do we need to use stripper on the boards with stain and cleaner on the new boards? If we use stripper, should we use the additives to get as much off as possible? Thanks for your help.
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      RAD Products · 07/08/2020
      You cannot remove the solid stain fully so you will need to use the RAD Solid Stain after the prep: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/restore-a-deck-wood-stain/restore-a-deck-solid-stain.html

      Strip and brighten all for prep to remove the loose again and it will also prep the new wood. Apply 2 coats of solid stain after.
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        Allie · 07/09/2020
        Thank you! A few follow-up questions:

        Do I need to add the additives to the stripper?
        How do I clean the Chaplin sprayer between using the stripper and brightener?

        Summary to make sure I have the steps right:
        1. Apply stripper using pump sprayer, rinse off with power washer
        2. Apply brightener using pump sprayer, rinse off with hose or power washer
        3. Apply Stain - I read on the website to do 1 coat on vertical surfaces and 2 coats on horizontal surfaces (waiting 20-60 min between coats) — is this correct? Or do I need 2 coats on all surfaces since I am changing stain color? (We are covering current color with brown oak)
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          RAD Products · 07/09/2020
          No need for additives. Clean sprayer with water. Pressure wash off stripper, not rinse. Solid stain needs two coats everywhere and is not applied wet on wet. Second coat goes on after the first coat is fully dry.
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    Jim Ratway · 06/28/2020
    Hello, I have an Ipe deck that was constructed in the fall of 2018. I let the deck weather over the winter and in the summer of 2019 I used the RAD cleaner and brightener at full strength (1 cup/gal) with a stiff brush. I thought I rinsed the deck thoroughly in between steps but ended up with a blotchy looking surface and noticed that the wood was somewhat frayed. I believe the cleaner strength may have been too high for a new deck, the brush was too stiff (it tended to scratch the surface), and did not rinse thoroughly in between steps. I applied Ipe Oil after the deck dried and the blotchy look (patches of white) still remained. I am now preparing to refinish the deck again this summer. The blotchy look has somewhat faded due to weathering from snow/rain (I live in northern Illinois). What did I do wrong last year? What do you recommend I do this year? Do I use the RAD stripper and brightener or just the cleaner and brightener? Should I use at full strength or slightly less than full strength? I plan to use a less stiff brush and use a flow-through brush connected to a hose to ensure all the products are removed. I plan to use Ipe Oil to finish the deck. Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 06/28/2020
      Strip and brighten and pressure was off. Full strength.
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    Greg · 06/22/2020
    i've read great reviews on your products and i'm not sure if i need stripper, brightener and cleaner or just stripper and brightener. To me my wood looks in pretty bad shape and this is my first time trying to do something about my deck and i'm not sure what products i need in my cart.
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    AK · 06/16/2020
    Can you guide me how to remove my deck previous stain so I can repaint new color shade.
    What your product require to remove and what stain I can use for good look
    Thanks
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    Sarah · 06/15/2020
    Hello! Do we need to use the stripper, cleaner, and brightener on a deck with solid stain? Or do we sand completely and just clean and brighten? We had to replace boards due to dry rot so have a mix or new and old boards... added pictures of previous owners stain choice and the deck. We are planning on purchasing the solid stain... not sure what color yet. Thanks!
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    isaac · 06/15/2020
    can i resand after brightener and before staining?
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    isaac · 06/15/2020
    i mixed 3/4 of a cup of brightener and 1 gallon of water in a 5 gal bucket and applied to railings waited 10 min and rinsed. I barely saw any soap suds like literally close to nothing. Is this normal for a brightener to not have any soap suds?
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      RAD Products · 06/15/2020
      A brightener is not a cleaner and will not have any suds. It is to be used as a neutralizer after using a Cleaner or Stripper.
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        isaac · 06/15/2020
        ok it says on the bag to rinse all wood for 20-30 min making sure all soap suds are removed, that’s confusing. Also if i’m doing section by section how long should i rinse each section for?
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          RAD Products · 06/15/2020
          10-20 minutes per section and while it does not have heavy soap suds, you will see some white soap that needs to be rinsed off well.
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    isaac · 06/14/2020
    Hi how do i apply brightener for a 400 sqft deck?
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      RAD Products · 06/14/2020
      With a pump sprayer.
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        isaac · 06/15/2020
        do i apply section per section? do i wet deck so it doesn’t dry? how long do i let sit before rinse?
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          RAD Products · 06/15/2020
          Apply all at once. Does not matter if the wood is wet or dry. 10-15 minutes and then rinse.
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            isaac · 06/15/2020
            i’m asking if it matters that the brightener will dry into the wood. If i do it all at once it will take like 4-5 hours to rinse it
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              RAD Products · 06/15/2020
              It takes about 10-20 minutes to apply the brightener to a 400 sq foot deck. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, mist with water if needed to keep wet and then rinse for 20 minutes all wood. It should not take more than 40-60 minutes in total.
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    isaac · 06/11/2020
    Can i sand when wood is dry but it will rain soon?
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      RAD Products · 06/11/2020
      Yes.
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        isaac · 06/11/2020
        i read online that if you sand and then it rains you have to resand everything you sanded. Is this true?
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    isaac · 06/10/2020
    Can i use a palm sander for railings and spindles and do the floor with a pole sander ?
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    isaac · 06/10/2020
    It’s taken me 60 hours to strip the deck over 2 weeks. Now i’m up to sanding. Can i skip brightener before stain?
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    Jeannie Longanecker · 06/09/2020
    Will your stripper take this off? I'm pretty sure its Valspar porch and patio paint, latex. There was a half gallon of that color here when we moved . The deck has been power washed and scraped but it appears that some of it is loose and I can't get all of it off. I saw that this isn't reccomend to remove paint. I want to recover with RAD solid gray.
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      RAD Products · 06/09/2020
      No, you will have to sand this off and then you can use the RAD Solid Gray.
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    Kari Day · 06/03/2020
    I would like to use the gray solid stain but was wondering if it would cover the previous red left on the deck pieces we did not replace - we live in Cincinnati OH
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    Mina B · 05/29/2020
    We used the stripper with booster and then brightened last night. This morning the deck is very “fuzzy”. Should we let it dry and try to brush it off or do you think we will need to sand and then brighten again before staining?
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      RAD Products · 05/29/2020
      You can stain over this but if you want, lightly sanding or buffing it off is okay
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    isaac · 05/24/2020
    Hey i have a 20 by 20 deck, how much stripper bags do i need? And how many gallons of stain ?
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      RAD Products · 05/25/2020
      One stripper and about 4 gallons for 400 sq feet. If you have railings and stairs you will need more stain.
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    isaac · 05/22/2020
    is it bad to leave the bare wood stripped and not brightened or sanded for like 5 days when it’s going to rain and then get a little sunny? It’s only because i didn’t anticipate the stripping process to take so long and i have half the railings stripped
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    isaac · 05/21/2020
    Hey is this what a stripped spindle is supposed to look like before sanding, I just want to make sure i’m not damaging the wood with the pressure washer.
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    isaac · 05/20/2020
    Hey I did not anticipate the stripping process would take so much time per section of the deck, should I apply brightener to that section and then continue stripping on other parts of the deck?
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    isaac · 05/20/2020
    Hey when applying the brightener can I apply the entire deck at one time?
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    Isaac · 05/19/2020
    Hey I have mixed my stripper mix with water and have added the additive together with it in a 5 Gallon bucket, I am wondering if I can leave the mix for tomorrow in the bucket? Or does it lose its potency somehow by not using it right when it’s mixed?
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    Isaac · 05/18/2020
    Can you tell if this is a solid stain? I’m planning on stripping it (twice if needed) and then sanding it. If this is a solid stain can I apply a semi-transparent after?
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    Isaac · 05/11/2020
    Hi I have a few questions. 1. I don’t know what stain was previously used on this deck, by the looks of the picture do you think the stripper with an additive as well as sanding will remove whatever it is? 2. How soon after stripping and sanding do I have to use brightener? Can i wait a day in between?
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      RAD Products · 05/11/2020
      Strip with both additves and then sand if needed to remove the rest. Brighten all when done. Next day is okay.