Additive for Restore-A-Deck Stripper – Boosts up to 300%
Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Booster
Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Booster Additive is a special blend of solvents that is added to premixed 5-Gallons of the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper. The Restore-A-Deck Stripper Booster will raise the effectiveness of the stain stripping up to 300% by helping to break down the surface tension of difficult-to-remove wood stain finishes.
This product works as a Booster additive for the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper and is not effective as a standalone product.
Note: For even better results, use the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Thickening Gel in conjunction with the Restore-A-Deck Stripper Booster. The Thickening Gel adds the ability to cling to vertical and horizontal surfaces for up to 1 hour.
Where to Use Restore-A-Deck Stripper Booster
Restore-A-Deck Booster should be used to increase the effectiveness in stripping difficult-to-remove wood and deck stain coatings. Stripper Booster improves effectiveness on removal for most exterior wood and deck finishes including:
- Acrylic-based wood and deck coatings
- Oil-based wood and deck coatings
- Clear wood and deck sealers
- Transparent wood and deck stains
- Semi-transparent wood and deck stains
- Semi-solid exterior wood and deck stains
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/Booster Additive needs to be neutralized with the Step 2 Wood Brightener.
Important Note: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper w/Booster may not fully remove Solid Color Wood Stains, Paints, Varnishes, and Excessively Over-Applied Acrylic Semi-Transparent and Semi-Solid Coatings. To remove these deck and wood stain types, use the RAD Paint & Solid Stain Stripper
The Restore-A-Deck Booster works only with the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper. The Restore-A-Deck Booster is not compatible and is not needed for the RAD Paint & Solid Stain Stripper Gel.
Restore-Deck Stain Stripper Application Tips
How do I strip the sealer from my deck?
Great for difficult to remove coatings.
Okay. Thank you. I will still need to transfer stain from jug to a can to apply. The reason I’m asking is I may need to get a lidded gallon can before I can apply the stain by brush.
You can pour into any paint tray and then use a roller or brush to apply from the tray. If just brushing, then a gallon container would work.
Thank you. I live in California. If I order today what do you estimate the delivery time would be for area code 95490?
4-6 business days.
Is RAD an acrylic stain?
RAD semi-transparent is a penetrating water-based that contains acrylic resin. It is not a filming acrylic like many other brands that are prone to peeling.
Sounds good. In the RAD semi-transparent stain light walnut has been described as “reddish in color with a hint of brown”. How would you describe the cedar color? Also, does the Rad semi-transparent stain work well on cedar siding?
Colors will vary based on wood type and age of wood so best to try samples: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/restore-a-deck-wood-stain/restore-a-deck-stain-samples.html
There is no way to say for certain how it will look on your wood.
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I bought the Wooster 4″ brush for the RAD semi-transparent stain. The brush says its for use with oil-based stains and appears to be China bristle. The RAD stain info says to use nylon or polyester. It okay to use the Wooster brush?
Yes, work great.
When ordering RAD stripper, brightener, booster and gel can these be mixed in small amounts i.e. quarts, gallons, especially when small areas are being done? Noticed that the RAD stain is sold in jugs. Sounds like you need to transfer contents to a gallon can or larger then stir and apply. Is that right? Thank you.
You can mix smaller amounts of the stripper blend. You can mix the solid stain in the container it comes in.
will the stripper or additive hurt a boats pontoons. Aluminum I believe, I have some over spray on it and it acted like a metal cleaner. Thanks
It would not hurt it but it could clean it.
Hi! Do we have to protect siding on the house when stripping and brightening? Or the ground? I ready through the sheet but didn’t see info on that.
What is the siding made of?
When we bought the house the listing said, “cement board siding”. The house is painted a dark green color. Planning to do a two toned deck with solid stain due to what’s currently on there. Espresso for the floor and top of railing, white posts.
Prewet wet and rinse any over spray right away and you should be okay.
I am not clear on the application for the booster. Would the Booster be able to be used in smaller than 5 gallon mixtures of stripper? It is my understanding that The RAD stripper is a powder, and can be mixed and prepared in volumes less than 5 gallons. (same question for the thickening gel)
If you are making half the stripper than yes, you can add half the booster or whatever ratio is the same.
So one bottle of this additive will do (1) 5 gallon mix?
in the instructions the booster says it must be neutralized. I don’t see any neutralizer, so copious amounts of water works.?
The Booster is an additive for the RAD stripper. The RAD Stripper is neutralized with the RAD Brightener.
Can this be used with the Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper concentrate (not the premixed)?
Not sure what you mean? It mixes into a mixed 5-gallon of the RAD stripper after you mix the stripper powder with 5-gallon of water.
Thanks. I guess I misinterpreted “added to premixed 5-Gallons of the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper”. Now I understand how that is meant.