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Restore-A-Deck Prep & Stain Contest 2021

by RAD Products

Our 4th Annual RAD Wood Restoration Contest is open! You can see prior years here:

Restore-A-Deck 2020 Contest

Restore-A-Deck 2019 Contest

Restore-A-Deck 2018 Contest

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The RAD Wood Restoration 2021 Contest is closed!

First Place

Jay Greene (Page 1)

First Place = $500 + 5 Gallon Pail of RAD Stain of your choice!

Second Place

Cindy Kieneberger (Page 2)

Second Place = $250 + 2.5 Gallons of RAD Stain of your choice!

Third Place

Rory McCall (Page 2) 

Third Place = $100 + 1 Gallon of RAD Stain or 1 RAD Prep Kit of your choice!

Thanks to all the entries this year! All entries were excellent and that made it very hard to choose the winners!

We will be contacting the winners via email.

Restore-A-Deck 2021 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 6th, 2020.
  • The Restore-A-Deck 3-Step Process must be used.

RAD Stain Steps

  • The deadline for entry is September 19th, 2020.
  • The winners will be decided by September 30th, 2021 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 19th, 2021.
  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 the same day as the prep? Yes or No?
  3. Examples 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 the 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.

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RAD Products Owner
Scott only carries wood deck stains and wood restoration products that perform best based on his experience using the products and his 30+ years of helping others. Scott has been approached about selling numerous restoration products through the years but selects only the products he has used and trusts to perform.
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1 year ago

What is the lowest night time temp allowed for water based semi transparent stain for a dock 

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2 years ago

Hoping I can still be considered for the contest, just wrapped up my project tonight!!  For my deck I have used almost all of the RAD products.  Stripper w/ Booster and Gel Additive were used to remove the blue Cabot stain from previous owner on the main deck and pergola.  When applied following the instructions this previous stain just came off like nothing with the pressure washer.  Once stripping of all surfaces was complete I applied Brightener to all surfaces prior to applying the solid color stain.  My father, who managed our deck as kids for numerous years said he has never seen a product strip a deck so well, and stain cover as well as the RAD Solid Color Deck stain!!  Your products have truly been amazing!  Results are astounding!

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2 years ago

Wow! Restore-A-Deck saved me thousands of dollars.  I had a company that specializes in decks come to my home and they quoted me at the minimum, $7000 to replace a few wood boards, clean/strip, sand, and stain my deck. 
I decided to do my research and stumbled across your product.  I started by giving my deck a good power washing and used some mold and mildew remover.  2 days later, I replaced three bad boards with reclaimed wood. I then sanded a few rough areas. on day 3, I used your stripper and brightener.  I followed up the next morning (6am) on the rails with your classic solid white stain.  This took me two days to complete as I paid close attention to detail and making sure each part of the railing received 2 coats.  After 2 days of working on the rails it was time to do the floor which I did in your semi-transparent Walnut.  The entire project took me about 15 to 20 hours.  I couldn’t do it all in one day alone with work and family obligations.  The finished product came out amazing and I even added solar lights for an added bonus.  
My deck looks brand new and my neighbors now want me to do their deck.  Going with the two tone does take extra time but it looks awesome!  Look at how dark and dirty my deck was in my first picture.  

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1 year ago
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Hey Jay, did you use the light walnut or the dark walnut? Your deck looks absolutely gorgeous. Great job!

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