Restore-A-Deck 2019 Wood and Deck Restoration Contest Details

  • All Restore-A-Deck Prep and Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain must be purchased first from this online eCommerce site ( between January 1st - September 5th, 2019.
  • The Restore-A-Deck 3-Step Process must be used.

RAD Stain Steps

  • Deadline for entry is September 15th, 2019.
  • The winners will be decided by September 30th, 2019 by our team.

The RAD Contestant Winners will Receive

  • First Place = $500 + 5 Gallon Pail of RAD Stain of your choice!
  • Second Place = $250 + 2.5 Gallons of RAD Stain of your choice!
  • Third Place:= $100 + 1 Gallon of RAD Stain or 1 RAD Prep Kit of your choice!

How To Enter Contest

  1. Enter by September 15th, 2019.
  2. In the comment section below, post a short description of your deck/wood staining project, the Restore-A-Deck products used to prep, and the Restore-A-Deck Stain Color used. Was the Restore-A-Deck Stain applied same day as the prep? Yes or No?
  3. Example of wood projects that can be entered: Decks, Fences, Wood Side Homes, Log Cabins, etc.
  4. 1-2 pictures before the prep of the wood. You can still enter if you do not have the before pictures. 
  5. 1-2 pictures after the prep of the wood using the RAD Prepping Products. You can still enter if you do not have the after prep pictures. 
  6. 2 pictures after the staining using the Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain must be included.
  7. If having trouble uploading the pictures, please make your picture(s) size smaller (below 3 MB).

Any questions or issues posting, please ask in the comment area.

We look forward to all entries!

*Disclaimer: All products must be purchased from The contest is not open to products purchased from other online dealers or from physical stores. All 3-Steps in the Restore-A-Deck system will need to be used to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Place: Step 1: Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner or Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper. Step 2: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener. Step 3: Restore-A-Deck Wood Stains. If you used a different brand of stain but still prepped with the RAD prepping products you can still enter to receive a 5% credit (max credit of $20) towards your purchase from

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    Mike McClure · 05/19/2019
    We are extremely pleased with the results of our deck staining project using Restore-A-Deck products! The project involved our approximate 900 square foot deck, including the rails, spindles, three sets of stairs, 26 feet of bench area, and main deck floor. The deck was in poor condition after over five years in the Florida sun/rain environment since the last time a semi-transparent stain had been applied, and no maintenance/cleaning in between. We took our time to carefully prep the deck one weekend using the RAD stripper and brightener, total time spent prepping was about 15 hours over two days. We planned to stain the following weekend, however, rainy weather moved in, so we delayed until the following weekend. Thanks to the use of a rental airless power sprayer, the staining of the entire deck took only about four hours. We used the RAD water-based, semi-transparent stain, Light Walnut color. Thanks to the excellent RAD products, How-to-Tips, responsive Q&A, and reasonable pricing – my wife and I were able to accomplish this project ourselves with better-than-imagined results, and within budget. Our family, friends, and neighbors agree with us that it truly looks as good as new. Many thanks to the RAD team!
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    Steven Murillo · 05/18/2019
    Looks like only 3 photos got uploaded - 2 before and 1 after
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    Steven Murillo · 05/18/2019
    All I can say is WOW! I was in a world of hurt with an oil-base sealer/stain product. Admittedly, I had applied too much when I was doing my maintenance clean & reapply after a year of the original coat. I tried stripping the oil-based coat with paint stripper, denatured alcohol, and mechanically, but I would have been at it for weeks!

    Then I discovered your webpage and read about your water-based products: Stripper, Brightener, and Stain. I used the Stripper along with the Booster. I first tried just the Stripper, but realized that as the salesperson noted, I did indeed also need the Booster. After a second application with Booster, the deck came out beautifully! I then applied Natural Stain (after waiting a day – ran out of daylight!). The deck looks fantastic! I hadn’t expected the gentle satin or eggshell finish, but it was a nice surprise! Cleanup, being all water-based, was a breeze, and I didn’t end up with lots of environmentally unfriendly runn-off.

    Hats off to you and your company! Great products, easy to use, with fantastic results! What more can I say?

    below photos have 3 Before views (using the oil based product)and 1 After view using RAD products
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    Jeff · 05/08/2019
    Hello - I power-washed i.e. stripped my deck last fall. I plan to sand next. Would I then need to use follow the next steps as Cleaner, Brightener and Stain or do I skip the Cleaner step by sanding it? Or is there another sequence I should follow? Thank you.
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    Miles Greenwood · 05/05/2019
    Bought an old house in dubuque, Iowa. The deck was so ran down. Very old weathered wood. So I looked up online and read millions of different deck stain saying they were all the best. Until I saw restore a deck, and it was perfect for my situation
    The prepping and stain was all done over a 2 week process including pressure washing.

    This is the biggest I could make the picture. Before and after.
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    Alex · 04/02/2019
    My deck had TWP semi transparent stain previously on the floor and the tops of the handrails. It was really faded and flaking. To remove it, I rented a powerwasher from Home Depot and used the RAD stripper to remove the stain. I then used the RAD brightener and rinsed off the deck with the power washer using a 40 degree tip.

    I ran out of sunlight so I wasn't able to stain the same day. Instead, I applied the RAD stain the next morning. I used the "light walnut" color semi transparent stain. Overall, it exceeded my expectations!