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The product you are about to order is not highly caustic and is biodegradable. Nonetheless, there are hazards in using any type of chemical, even household bleach. The main cleaning compound in Restore-A-Deck deck cleaner is sodium percarbonate, better known to most by a brand name called OxyClean™. In addition to the sodium percarbonate, there are other proprietary chemicals that assist in cleaning, killing mold growth and lightly removing existing finish.

The following are true of Restore-A-Deck Cleaner.

  1. It has a slightly caustic pH balance
  2. It is a mild stripper suitable for use when an existing deck finish has been on for over a year. If your finish is newer (water will still bead on it) please see the F.A.Q section
  3. Protective gear should be worn. This includes hand and eye protection. Long pants and a shirt with sleeves are added precautions.
  4. It is mildly irritating if left on the skin. Skin should be flushed and/or neutralized with water or lemon juice if skin contact is encountered. An eye wash is also recommended to have on hand.
  5. Some darkening of wood may occur if the cleaner is not followed and neutralized with Step-2 BRIGHTENER.


The following is true of Restore-A-Deck Brightener

  1. It has an acidic pH balance and is a blend of citric and oxalic acids.
  2. By itself, it can be used as a maintenance cleaner if wood is not going to be sealed.
  3. Protective gear should be worn.This includes hand and eye protection. Long pants and a shirt with sleeves are added precautions.
  4. It is irritating to some when breathed. The blend used in Restore-A-Deck Brightener is safer than straight oxalic acid and also less harsh to the wood.

Do not allow Restore-A-Deck Cleaner or Brightener to dry on plants, glass, siding or furniture.

Restore-A-Deck Cleaner contains NO sodium hypochlorite (bleach)


Deck surface may become slippery from melting mold or finish. Exercise caution when walking.

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    Salal · 07/20/2019
    Will Restore-A-Deck Brightener damage stucco?
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    michelle · 06/13/2019
    Hi, I am thinking of ordering the semi transparent stain in cedar for my new pressure treated fence- its from Menards (AC2)- they recommend sealing right away instead of waiting for the usual few months of weathering. I believe the wood is kiln dried already... And its rough cut wood. Would this product work for me? Also, do I REALLY have to clean the fence, its a week old. Thank you!! Oh, do you sell this in Indiana near Lafayette or do I have to order online? Thank you!
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    Dick · 06/01/2019
    I need to restore a second-story deck that has numerous plants growing beneath it. Will RAD overspray harm the plants?
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      RAD Products · 06/01/2019
      Cover plants while doing the work and you should be fine. They are Eco Friendly but you do not want a bunch of dirt, grime or soap residue stuck to the plants.
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    Tim Hicks · 05/17/2019
    when applying restore how long should I wait for my dog to go outside?
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    Jodi · 05/12/2019
    Will this work to remove rust-oleum restore. What if it gets on my fake grass or plants will it dis color or kill plants, I have 2 dogs as well ?
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      RAD Products · 05/12/2019
      No stain stripper will remove the Rust-Oleum Restore. You will have to power sand to remove.
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    Travis · 03/08/2019
    I have stained cedar shutters on a painted brick house. I also have stained cedar pillars where the base of them is a faux brick finish (some type of compressed foam composite). Is there any concern in using this product knowing it will make contact with those surfaces?
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    Lisa · 02/25/2019
    Does the RAD stripper or RAD brighter contain any Methylene Chloride?
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    Adam · 09/30/2018
    I may have screwed up a bit, I had some overspray from my cleaning/brightening that made contact with my siding... although diluted what would occur if it drys?
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      RAD Products · 09/30/2018
      Should be fine as long as you rinse well.
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        Adam · 10/01/2018
        One last question. You guys have been awesome by the way with the help to my questions. How long is the sealed stain good for and if the containers been opened how long?
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          RAD Products · 10/02/2018
          Unopened, a few years. Opened is 12 months. It does need to be stored where it cannot freeze.
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    Connie · 08/19/2018
    Does the product contain Methylene chloride?
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    Tom Coniker · 05/27/2018
    I have a gazebo with metal posts mounted to my deck. Are there any precautions when using restore-a-deck around these painted metal posts?
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      RAD Products · 05/28/2018
      Most likely there will not be issues but always do a test spot first to be certain.
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    Jon · 10/04/2017
    I have a roof top deck in Boston that I am preparing for restoration. I would like to use your restore a deck step 1 and step 2 products. However, my roofing material is rubber, will the chemicals in products harm the rubber roof?