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Restore-A-Deck Prep & Stain Contest 2023

by RAD Products

You can see prior years here:
Restore-A-Deck 2022 Contest

Restore-A-Deck 2021 Contest

Restore-A-Deck 2020 Contest

Restore-A-Deck 2019 Contest

Restore-A-Deck 2018 Contest

Restore-A-Deck 2023 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, 2023.
    • The Restore-A-Deck 3-Step Process must be used.
    • The deadline for entry is September 20th, 2023.
    • The winners will be decided by October 15th, 2023 by our team.

The RAD Contestant Winners will Receive

  • First Place = $500
  • Second Place = $300
  • Third Place:= $150

How To Enter Contest

  1. Enter by September 20th, 2023.
  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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6 days ago

I don’t even care about winning a prize! This stuff works so good the prize is the results at the end of it all. I have nearly more deck than I have house! I’ve owned my house going on 16 yrs, and I used to strip/stain with Sitkens about every 3 – 4 yrs, and hate it every time. Look, I don’t strip anymore ever! I sand first with a large oscillating floor sander 20 grit. Hit it with RAD cleaner, then brightner, then a quick 60 grit sanding. Finally. A coat of RAD stain. I’ve gotten lazy in shaded areas near the wall of the house where the deck meets the siding and the Sitkens was impossible to get off, and stained right over with RAD and no peeling! Can say enough good comments about this RAD stain!

Last edited 6 days ago by Dave W
Joy Messner
Joy Messner
8 days ago

Ready to enjoy for Memorial Day! Happy to refresh my peeling stained porch deck with Restore-a-Deck products. I used the stripper, brightener, and dark walnut stain applied with the brush. I did not do all of the steps in one day, because I’m old (haha) and because I preferred to work in the shade. On the first day, I lightly power washed the porch and then applied the Restore-a-Deck Stripper with a pump sprayer, also purchased from Restore-a-Deck. Then power washed again with great results. I did let it dry overnight and then had to sand off some stubborn areas. And then applied the Restore-a-Deck Brightener, and rinsed well. The next day. I started to stain with Restore-a-Deck Dark Walnut with the Restore-a-Deck yellow brush. It went on like a breeze as I did the wet-on-wet application. Now, I am waiting till tomorrow to allow it to fully dry, will remove the blue paint tape, and put the porch furniture back on the following day. [Weather: Low humidity, temperatures in low to mid 70’s, did most of work in mornings to avoid sun]

Last edited 8 days ago by Joy Messner
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