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Restore A Deck Cleaner Instructions

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RAD CLEANERdefaultRestore A Deck Cleaner Instructions and How To Tips

Keeping your wooden deck in good condition is without a doubt crucial to both its appearance and lifespan. Nothing looks worse and deteriorates more quickly than a neglected deck. Many deck owners have opted to do their own deck maintenance.

Restore A Deck cleaner is a specifically designed two-part system that is best used to clean and prep a wood deck prior to resealing it. The Restore A Deck cleaner system consists of a wood cleaner that will remove dirt, grime, mold, mildew, and grayed wood fibers. Step 2 of RAD Cleaner is a wood brightener that corrects the pH of the wood and brightens it up prior to applying a wood stain or sealer.

To clean a deck using the Restore A Deck system follow these easy step-by-step instructions.

1. Be sure air temperatures or between 45-90 degrees. Remove all furnishings from the deck and the surrounding area.

2. Though Restore A Deck is Eco-Friendly it is still a good idea to cover sensitive plants and shrubbery or pre-wet them with fresh water. Use plastic to cover doors and windows in the surrounding area.

3. Follow the Restore A Deck instructions to mix the Step 1 Cleaner in a clean bucket until all crystals are dissolved and transfer to sprayer to avoid clogging of sprayer inlet tube.

4. Lightly spray the wood deck with water. Use a pump sprayer or scrub brush to apply RAD Cleaner to the wood. Allow the cleaner to dwell for 5-15 minutes. Keep the deck wet by misting with water during the dwell time. If using a pump sprayer please make sure that no undissolved powder is poured into the sprayer. It will get clogged!

5. Hand scrub or use a pressure wash to remove dirt, grime, and graying from the wood surface. Do not use excessive pressure. Pressure washing at 1500 PSI is much more effective and easier.

6. Once cleaned, rinse the wood deck and the surrounding plants, windows, house siding, etc.

7. While the deck is still wet from rinsing, apply the Restore A Deck Wood Brightener (Step 2).

8. Blend the RAD Wood Brightener by following the product’s instructions and apply with a pump sprayer. Allow the brightener to dwell for 10 minutes then rinse off. No need to having scrub or pressure wash the RAD Brightener. Make sure to rinse the RAD Brightener thoroughly for 20 minutes until all soap suds are removed after the 10 minutes dwell time.

Note that the RAD cleaner is not intended for removing old deck stains or sealers. Please see Restore A Deck Stain Stripper when dealing with existing stains.

If you have any specific questions about your project or just need some help, please ask below!

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Christa Spring
Christa Spring
1 month ago

Can I clean and brighten and if it rains before I get stain on do I need to do it again? It will be just a couple of days.

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1 month ago
Reply to  Christa Spring

Rain will not harm the prep.

John Kelling
John Kelling
1 month ago

I stripped and stained our deck last summer, which came out far better than we expected. This summer, I plan to clean and brighten it, adding another coat of stain (semi-transparent natural) . I’m wondering what to do with the vertical portions — spindles and posts. Can I clean and brighten them without restaining?

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1 month ago
Reply to  John Kelling

Only use the Cleaner and Brighten if you plan on recoating in those areas.

Matthew Holzman
Matthew Holzman
6 months ago

Can I use cleaner, skip brightner and go straight to stain?

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6 months ago

No, you should not skip the brightener step.

Matthew Holzman
Matthew Holzman
5 months ago
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Is the brightner necessary to create a balanced ph suitable to receive stain? The wood is only 2 months old but experienced some discoloration from standing leaves. I’d simply like to eliminate the limited discolored area’s using the already purchased RAD cleaner alone. Will my results surely be unsatisfactory following this course of action?

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5 months ago

You cannot skip the brightener step as it is needed for the proper pH balance.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

I have glass panels for my deck railing. Will the deck cleaner damage or cause any effect/damage tothe glass?

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7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

It should not but sometimes glass can have a coating on them. Test spot first. Also, always prewet and rinse all over spray while working.

Thanks

Tom H
Tom H
7 months ago

I stripped, cleaned and brightened my deck using RAD products 3 years ago. When I retreat next year should I use cleaner at half strength, then brighten and restain or clean at full strength?

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7 months ago
Reply to  Tom H

Depends on the condition of the stain next year. Post pics when you are ready.

Bill
Bill
8 months ago

I used RAD Cleaner and Brightener again about 3 years ago, followed by a Woodrich Timberoil semitransparent stain designed for redwood and other resinous woods. I planned to do so again now, but see I used up your cleaner and brightener kit, and the kit I was about to use is your stripper and brightener kit. I don’t really need to strip, but could that work just for cleaning and brightening?

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8 months ago
Reply to  Bill

You can use the stripper and brightener kit for the prep.

dthefox
dthefox
8 months ago

After applying RAD brighter (after first using RAD stripper, I rinsed for 45 minutes. A little foam is still appearing with all that rinsing….with 45 minutes of rinsing, mai I be confident to proceed to staining after 2-3 days of drying?
Thank you

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8 months ago
Reply to  dthefox

Yes.

Ken
Ken
8 months ago

We sanded, applied applied borate, and stained or deck with TWP 100 last year. We would like to apply another coat this year because we had a few spots peel. Also we have a log home and want to be careful not to damage the log finish. We will be careful but have logs next to the deck. We purchased RAD.

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8 months ago
Reply to  Ken

Clean with the cleaner and then recoat.

Ken
Ken
8 months ago
Reply to  RAD Products

Using just the cleaner, or the cleaner and brighter?

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8 months ago
Reply to  Ken

Cleaner at 1/2 concenration. You just want to remove dirt, not the stain. BTW, it actually looks fine. You could wait until next year.

Susan
Susan
8 months ago

I restored my deck with your products late last summer–stripped, brightened & stained. The result was fantastic. Your products & system are the best. However, I could not apply a 2nd coat of stain because of the time needed to do the first coat. I want to do the 2nd coat now. I think that all I have to do is apply your cleaner and then stain–is that correct?
Also, your yellow staining brush is great! Thank you!

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8 months ago
Reply to  Susan

Yes, that is correct. You might want to use the cleaner at 1/2 strength so it is not too aggreesive.

Marie DeRiso
Marie DeRiso
9 months ago

I have a cedar ceiling on my porch and it needs cleaned and resealed can I use a pressure washer to apply the cleaner?

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9 months ago
Reply to  Marie DeRiso

No. Pump spray on and then pressure wash off.

Janette Elliott
Janette Elliott
9 months ago

I did my entire deck last year. New wood. I used the Clean, Brighten and stain as directed. I have a few random spots that are flaking on my deck. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to why the stain didn’t adhere. My plan was to do another coat this year as per the directions. (2nd year) but I want to know if I need to do anything special to these flaking areas, such as sand/buff///

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9 months ago

Just prep and recoat and you should be okay.

Carol
Carol
10 months ago

After using paint stripper, when should solid stain be applied?

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10 months ago
Reply to  Carol

Stain within 2 weeeks after the prep. You can stain as soon as a few hours later.

Carol
Carol
9 months ago
Reply to  RAD Products

I will not be able to apply the solid stain for about a month after using the paint stripper. Would I then have to clean and brighten before applying the solid stain?

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9 months ago
Reply to  Carol

Yes.

Adam
Adam
10 months ago

Hello, I used the RAD cleaner and brightener on my 1 year old cedar deck, with a pressure washer.
I supposed I used too much pressure because there are plenty of fuzzy wood fibres all over. Will I have to sand them away? Or can I stain over top?

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10 months ago
Reply to  Adam

Pics?

Adam
Adam
10 months ago
Reply to  RAD Products

Sure thing.

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10 months ago
Reply to  Adam

Buff them off. This happens when removing deep oxidation. See this article for tips: https://www.deckstainhelp.com/wood-fuzzies-furring-on-deck/

Adam
Adam
10 months ago
Reply to  RAD Products

Sure thing, here they are.

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Richard
Richard
10 months ago

California
Lots of sun, though partial oak shade.
Redwood, circa 1990’s, good condition
No apparent mold or mildew
September 2020, after stripping and neutralizing old red stain we did not like (alkyd and various oil), Then used TWP 1500 clear transparent and liked the natural tone when fresh. It turned dull and gray after a year or two. 
I anticipate either Restore A Deck two step vs. stripping plus neutralizing. Then more TWP 1500 (I have 1-2 gallons left in the 5 gal can). I would also consider a cedar tint since that should give me a little more sun protection. 
I intend to leave rails as-is this time and only do the 950 sq. ft. floor. Never impressed that my now-leaking pressure washer did any more than hose nozzle unless I got so close as to damage wood, so I am inclined to use scrubbing brush and hose nozzle for prep. Water is scarce here, but I don’t see any way to conserve water on this job. 
Does this make sense?

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10 months ago
Reply to  Richard

RAD Cleaner and Brightener fore prep while pressure washing is the easiest way to prep. Yoi could scrub but it is a lot more work. Tinted stains are needed for UV protection.

Lisa
Lisa
10 months ago

if I don’t have a pressure washer, how do I apply the cleaner and then the brightener?

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10 months ago
Reply to  Lisa

Apply with a pump sprayer, heavy scrub, and rinse when done.

Lisa
Lisa
10 months ago
Reply to  RAD Products

sorry, I wan’t clear on my question—I have neither a pump sprayer nor a power washer…can I use a big sponge?

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10 months ago
Reply to  Lisa

Yes but much easier to buy a pump sprayer for applying. They are fairly inexpensive.

Jim
Jim
10 months ago

Let me make sure I got this right. Using the Restore-A-Deck cleaner, you first lightly spray the deck with water, then apply the dissolved cleaner using the hand pump sprayer, then wait 5-15 minutes before using the scrub brush to clean. Is this correct? Call me stupid if you wish 🤔

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10 months ago
Reply to  Jim

Yes, except pressure wash off is the preferred and easier method. Brightener goes on after.

Jim
Jim
10 months ago

I live in south Georgia. Summer temps here are 60’s and 70’s overnight …. and 80’s and 90’s during the day. I see that the recommended temperature for applying the cleaner/brightener is between 45-90 degrees. Is there any leeway in that temperature requirement? As I mentioned, we will often hit 95 degrees at mid-day or late afternoon.

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10 months ago
Reply to  Jim

If you keep the wood wet while using the prep products, you can apply them in higher temps.

Tom
Tom
10 months ago

I have used your semi transparent products for a few years on my decks. I refinished this deck 2 years ago. It is not looking good at all now. Why do you think it has deteriorated so much and what are your suggestions?
Thanks,
Tom

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10 months ago
Reply to  Tom

It is normal to have to prep and recoat every 2-3 years. Use the Cleaner an Brighener Kit and pressure washing for prep.

david
david
11 months ago

do i have to strip deck or can i stain over this. it’s your product i put on last year

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11 months ago
Reply to  david

Use the Cleaner and then recoat. You could also wait until next year.

david
david
11 months ago

can i restain with your product without stripping from year to year

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11 months ago
Reply to  david

Whenever recoating you need to cleanr for prep but you do not have to strip.

Karine
Karine
11 months ago

We have stain our deck 3 years ago with RAD semi-transparent walnut stain. We would like to recoat the deck this year. I was wondering if we have to do the cleaner and the brighter or just the cleaner before recoating? Thanks !

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11 months ago
Reply to  Karine

Clean and brighten.

Karine
Karine
11 months ago
Reply to  RAD Products

Thanks!

Karine
Karine
10 months ago
Reply to  RAD Products

Okay…when recoating, should I do one or two coats?

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10 months ago
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Anna
Anna
11 months ago

Can the cleaner be used just to clean off the grime?

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11 months ago
Reply to  Anna

Only use the Cleaner if you plan on recoating. For dirt, just use some warm water and dish soap.

Anna
Anna
11 months ago
Reply to  RAD Products

UGH. I called the toll free number while I was waiting for your reply and I was told the opposite: that the cleaner can be used just to clean! I ordered from Canada and with exchange and shipping the total came to just over $100. I received the supplies I need to strip, brighten and stain last week and now I have the cleaner coming that will be useless.

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11 months ago
Reply to  Anna

You can cancel the order. Thanks

CJcjcj
CJcjcj
1 year ago

I just did the whole process on my deck and steps last year and used the TWP stain. The deck surface and steps didn’t hold up well through a buffalo winter and need to be done again. Do I just powerwash and put down more TWP or do I have to go through the whole cleaner/brightener process again?

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1 year ago
Reply to  CJcjcj

Use the prep products while pressure washing.

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1 year ago

Your bamboo is clean already so just use water to remove any dirt. The TWP 300 Series is a filming coating designed for bamboo. It is designed to dry on top and leave a shine. It is not the same as using a penetrating stain like the RAD semi-transparent where you need the bamboo porous by removing the natural coating that is already on your bamboo.

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Your_Cousin_From_Boston
1 year ago
Reply to  RAD Products

Thanks for the quick reply!

Ah.. OK. Then I’m good to go with, like you’ve mentioned, a straight water rinse. Good to know! I appreciate the info and will forgo the Cleaner/Brightener combo.

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1 year ago

I used the stripper/brightener and stain on the deck. Now I want to do the fence and railing nearby. The stain is in pretty good shape there, I think I can clean and brighten without the stripper. The stain is still visible but is fairly consistent on the uprights. the horizontal pieces show more graying but I cannot possibly get inside the uprights to scrub. If I clean and brighten with some stain left from before, am I making a mistake?

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1 year ago
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What brand is the prior stain? It has to come off if a different brand.

Linda
Linda
1 year ago
Reply to  RAD Products

Benjamin and Moore, semi transparent oil based

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1 year ago
Reply to  Linda

Whenever you switch brands of stain you have to remove the old coating. 

Kermit
Kermit
1 year ago

We have a deck with pressure washer marks.  Will this product get rid of them?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Kermit

No. The only way to get rid of this is to power sand the entire deck evenly to remove.

Scott Sheaffer
Scott Sheaffer
1 year ago

We have a pressure treated wood deck in northern Wisconsin. We stripped, sanded and stained (PPG ProLuxe Transparent) the deck in June this year. We were thinking about putting another stain coat on for extra protection in the next couple weeks before winter sets in.
1. Would applying another coat make sense?
2. If we apply another coat, would prep be just a light washing and stain, brightener and stain, or cleaner, brightener and stain?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Scott Sheaffer

More is not better so leave it as is.

Loralyn Wagner
Loralyn Wagner
1 year ago

I have a large deck. Can I use both products all the way through on a section and then go on to another section?  Will it show where I stop one section and start the next?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Loralyn Wagner

Clean all first and then brighten all last if the deck is all connected.

Richard
Richard
10 months ago
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I have been puzzled by this…Applying cleaner to whole 950 sq ft deck, keeping it all wet, pressure washing with Powerwasher 1500HD takes a few hours; meanwhile I need to keep it wet the whole time for next step, which takes longer than time I am supposed to start rinsing it off. The same problem exists for the second step. The rinsing here also gets delayed while finishing the application and waiting for it to bubble. Struggling with what the priorities should be re timing. Had similar trouble with stripping, not to mention that powerwashing has not seemed to work as well as scrubbing. No doubt I am doing something wrong.

Ralph L Roseman
Ralph L Roseman
1 year ago

Wife says need to keep deck damp after using cleaner until we put the brightener on. Can we let the deck after using the cleaner sit overnight then dampen in the morning before putting the brightener on?

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1 year ago

Best to apply right after cleaning while wood is damp.

Jeff
Jeff
1 year ago

We recently redid our 25 year old deck with kiln dried wood flooring /steps and an aluminum railing system. Will be using RAD deck cleaner, brightener, and stain. Will the deck cleaner and brightener damage the posts (black aluminum) where they attach to deck boards or should we cover them prior to application? Also, do we need to cover our house siding that is in contact with the deck boards? Thanks. 

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1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff

They should not harm them but always test spot first. As for siding, it depends on what it is made of and the coating on it.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

I plan on using RAD on my pool deck. Should I be concerned about any cleaner or brightener getting into the pool?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Steve

Wash away from pool when cleaning as best as you can. Check pH level of pool when done as you may need to balance it.

Loralyn Wagner
Loralyn Wagner
1 year ago

I am in a water critical area. If I use a pressure washer to rinse off the brightener doi still have to rinse 20 minutes?  I don’t think it would take that long to get rid of all soap suds. 

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1 year ago
Reply to  Loralyn Wagner

Yes, you need to make sure all is rinsed well.

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

If I’m putting on a new coat of the same stain, should use stripper or cleaner? 

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1 year ago
Reply to  Eric

Cleaner.

Eric
Eric
1 year ago
Reply to  RAD Products

If the finish is damaged from sun and weather or stained from spotted lantern flies in some places is the cleaner still sufficient?

Eric
Eric
1 year ago
Reply to  RAD Products

If there is some damage from sun and weather and spotted lantern flies in some places is the cleaner sufficient or is better to use the stripper then?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Eric

Strip and brighten then.

Eric
Eric
1 year ago
Reply to  RAD Products

is there guidance on how to know when to use cleaner and when to use stripper?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Eric

Sure, just ask or post pics. Every scenario is different.

Eric
Eric
1 year ago
Reply to  RAD Products

Here are some pics. Your can see the main floor is in pretty good condition but there one spot with more weather damage. With the cleaner do you actually remove the old stain or no?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Eric

We would strip and brighten this one to ensure the new stain applies evenly. You have a lot of dirt/grime so some stain may come off unevenly if you just use the cleaner.

Gary
Gary
1 year ago

I have some 8×8 pressure treated vertical and horizontal beams on my porch that are pretty black with what I assume is mold. Will the Step 1 cleaner handle cleaning that mold with pressure washing or do I need something else?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Gary

Post pics.

Gary
Gary
1 year ago
Reply to  RAD Products

Here is a picture

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1 year ago
Reply to  Gary

It should work well but the one issue is that it looks like you have a stain on it and the mildew may be embedded in the stain.

Gary
Gary
1 year ago
Reply to  RAD Products

It’s never been stained. This will be the first time. I’ll give the cleaner a shot and see how it goes.

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1 year ago

No. Pressure washer marks cannot be removed with a cleaner. You would have to deep sand the entire deck to remove the damage caused by the pressure washer.

Bryanna
Bryanna
1 year ago

Hello, 
I will be cleaning and brightening my deck tomorrow and then staining six days later with TWP 1500. Two days after my Cleaning and brightening there is rain/ very light snow in the forecast. Is this going to ruin my cleaner and brightener steps?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Bryanna

No, just let it dry for 48 hours after before staining.

Bryanna
Bryanna
1 year ago
Reply to  Bryanna

Thank you,
I have another question. I might need to replace the railing wood. If so I understand I need to let the wood weather. After several months of weathering I would clean and brighten the new wood? Then stain? Would I have to also clean and brighten and re stain the deck floor. The stain on the existing deck floor is TWP 1500

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1 year ago
Reply to  Bryanna

It would be best and easiest to do it all at once so as to not harm the flooring that is stained.

Keith
Keith
1 year ago

I cleaned and brightened my cedar deck using Restore A Deck and am now ready to apply stain. The day following cleaning and brightening it started to rain and the forecast is for daily rain for the next week. Do I need to wait for two consecutive dry days before applying stain? Do I need to clean and brighten again before applying stain?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Keith

Depends on what stain brand you are using? 

Keith
Keith
1 year ago
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I’m using TWP 1501 Cedartone stain. 

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1 year ago
Reply to  Keith

Wait 48 hours after prep or rain before staining. If longer than 2 weeks after prep, redo by washing and brightening the deck.

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1 year ago

I need to do my 2 year maintenance cleaning and re-staining of my deck. I will be  using same color,  How long after I clean and brighten my deck with the RAD products, do I need to wait before applying RAD semi transparent stain. 

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Linda
Linda
1 year ago

If I like the color of our ipe siding – as-is. Can I just clean it and reply with a new coat of transparent protector?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Linda

No, that is not possible. To prevent graying you must have a tinted stain and that means the color will be enhanced based on the color you choose.

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1 year ago

How much cleaner powder make one gallon if I use a measuring cup

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1 year ago
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6-8 oz of powder by volume.

Debbie
Debbie
1 year ago

i stained my deck last year with twp.  Can i just use the restore-a-deck cleaner and brightener and re-stain the deck with twp?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Debbie

Yes, that is correct.

Amanda L
Amanda L
2 years ago

What do I do if I finished Step 1 cleaning of my deck, but have waited do the brightening/PH balancing Step 2?  My deck is large and it was too difficult for me to finish both steps in one day.  Have I completely blown it?! 

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2 years ago
Reply to  Amanda L

No, but it is always best to brighten the same day as cleaning. If you could not do it, you should still brighten the wood when you can.

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2 years ago

You can keep the powders for future prep but they are only to be used when reappling. You can dispose of the prep in the dirt. Mix together first to neutralize.

Julianna
Julianna
2 years ago

We need to stain our untreated rough-sawn pine shed/studio. In the few months of its existence it has grayed and countless storms splashed mud up the sides. How do I tackle this? Freaking out a bit because I don’t want to use harsh chemicals and the advice I’m getting is conflicting. Thanks.

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2 years ago
Reply to  Julianna

Prep with the Restore A Deck Cleaner and Brightener Kits. Stain with the RAD semi-transparent stain after.

Scott
Scott
2 years ago

Hello,
We just cleaned our deck using RAD cleaner and neutralizer and looks great… We have lots of both leftover so we are wondering if we should keep it for future cleaning after we stain the deck using RAD solid stain.  It may be overkill but just curious, is it acceptable to use these products for general cleaning in the future even if we are not retaining?  
Also one other question – what is the proper way of disposal for any leftover RAD cleaner and neutralizer?
Thanks in advance!  Scott

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2 years ago
Reply to  Scott

The cleaner has a shelf life of about 4 hours after being mixed. If not mixed with water, they will both last a couple of years or longer.

scott
scott
2 years ago
Reply to  Scott

PS – Apologies, just wanted to clarify – the ingredients I am referring to in both questions above are the unmixed powders…  Thanks in advance!

John
John
2 years ago

We only sanded and stained half our mahogany deck last summer. We used Armstrong Clark stain. We’re sanding the other half this summer and wonder if we need to cover last years work when we clean and brighten newly sanded section. Also, can we simply just wash with water after sanding and go straight to staining the bare wood and skip the cleaner and brightener?

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2 years ago
Reply to  John

You should avoid the prep from getting on the stained half and you do need to clean and brighthen.

Dave
Dave
2 years ago

Hello, I am planning to use RAD semi-trans stain on my redwood deck ~3 yrs old. About 2.5 yrs ago, 1 coat of Thompson’s Water Seal (clear) was applied. Deck is in full sun, does not appear to be resisting any water these days. Do you think I need to use stripper first, or can i just clean and brighten then stain?
Also, if I need to strip it, do i need to cover my adjacent stucco house wall? It’s parex stucco.
Thank you.

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2 years ago
Reply to  Dave

You will need to remove the Thompsons fully. Please posts some pictures here in the comments for prep help.

Dave
Dave
2 years ago
Reply to  RAD Products

Ok thank you, so if i strip should i cover the stucco? also, do i need to cover the steel balusters?

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2 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Use the RAD Stripper and Brightener kit for prep. Best to cover the stucco to be safe.

Don
Don
2 years ago

Currently sanding our redwood deck, then will apply cleaner followed by brightener, followed by a semi-transparent mahogany stain.   Can the cleaner and brightener be applied from the mix bucket with a rag or brush or is a sprayer necessary? 

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2 years ago
Reply to  Don

Spray on and then pressure wash off is the correct way.

Karisa
Karisa
2 years ago

We just finished the RAD cleaner and brightener and we’re letting it dry the 48 hours before staining. We have a couple light dirty shoe marks and bird poop that have gotten on our deck during that 48 hrs. Can we just spot clean with water and a rag? 

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2 years ago
Reply to  Karisa

Yes.

Doug Houden
Doug Houden
2 years ago

I am going to use RAD Cleaner and Brightner after sanding my Red Bhatu Mahogany deck.  With possible rain showers in the area off and on over the next two weeks I need to find 2 drying days after cleaning and brightening and then 24 hours of dryness for the Armstrong Clark Stain to dry.  IF it showers after the  clean/brightening what then, do I need to reclean and brighten?  How long can I leave the clean brighten. before I stain?  Can I clean and brighten 1 day then stain a week later if there are showers in between?ThanksDH – Canada

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2 years ago
Reply to  Doug Houden

No, you do not need to reclean. Just let it dry for 48 hours after prep or rain before you stain. A week later is okay.

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