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Maintaining a Deck with Restore-A-Deck Video

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Restore A Deck LogoHere is a great video from one of our customers showing how to prep and apply a maintenance coat of stain.

 

 

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Scott
Scott
1 year ago

I used your products last year. I stripped and stained my decks with your light walnut stain. I was very happy with the results. Is there a product I should use on an annual basis to maintain the decks?

Greg
Greg
3 years ago

Do you need to use the brightener after the cleaner if re-applying the same semi transparent stain in light walnut? Initial coat was applied 18 months ago.

Mary Kay
Mary Kay
2 years ago
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Should the brightener be at full strength, or diluted more?

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

Ok one more (for now). How soon after staining can it get rained on? Lots of rainy days in the forecast so I’m trying to plan this out. Thanks!

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

I have just stripped my precious stain (with a different product) and I’m trying to choose a new stain. Part of my decision is that I want to avoid having to strip the next time I have to redo the stain. If I use RAD stain, will I have to strip in order to apply a maintenance coat? Or just wash and brighten?

Also, how long after staining with RAD can I put furniture on it. I’ll be doing the same thing as the guy in this video with the grill and also a table and chairs.

Thanks!

Dave
Dave
3 years ago
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Thanks for the quick reply! So just to confirm, I would not need to strip when reapplying in the future? Just clean and brighten? Is this different from other water based stains like Benjamin Moore?

Dave
Dave
3 years ago
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Ah, got it. Wish I’d known all this before I used BM! Thanks so much!

Kassie
Kassie
3 years ago

I stripped and brightened the deck last week with your product, this is the result. Is it ready for staining? Do I clean since it has been 6 days. Is this how it should look? I have never stained before, this is a purchased home and I am unsure what type of wood or stain was previously on the deck. I appreciate all of your help!

Pat Armstrong
Pat Armstrong
3 years ago

2 questions. Can Restore-A-Deck semi transparent stain be applied with a sprayer? Will the stain adhere to my white vinyl siding and railing system?

David Asch
David Asch
4 years ago

Last summer I cleaned, brightened, and stained (natural semi-transparent) a new pine deck with RAD products. I had planned to do a maintenance coat this year with the same stain. Instructions on your cleaner package says that it preps for maintenance coats, that it removes existing weathered stains, and that “it is recommended for surface preparation prior to … reapplication of wood stains.”

Elsewhere, however, your instructions say that existing stain should be removed by stripping before re-staining. Please resolve the conflict. I would prefer to prep using the cleaner, as I already have cleaner in hand.

nancy
nancy
3 years ago
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Will using the cleaner remove existing RAD stain?? And must I use the cleaner and then brightener, or just the cleaner if I want to apply a maintenance coat?

Nancy
Nancy
3 years ago
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Does the cleaner and brightenre remove the existing stain??? I just stained last year and don’t want to undo everything done last year. Or am I misunderstanding what a maintenance stain is?
Thanks.

nancy
nancy
3 years ago
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While it looked great after I stained it, I have some spots where the stain is thin is missing altogether after the winter. Can I just put some stain in those areas without redoing the entire deck?

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