Restore-A-Deck Solid Stain Samples
Test the RAD Semi-Transparent colors before purchase!
Each sample is roughly 1-2 oz. This is enough to test a small area.
Restore-A-Deck Solid Color Wood Stain is an extremely durable synthetic-resin, opaque wood finish that helps protect against the damaging effects of water, fungi, and UV radiation on exterior wood surfaces. This V.O.C. compliant water-based product provides exceptional protection for nearly all exterior wood surfaces in a beautiful matte finish.
Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain can be applied the same day as the prep. Make sure that all standing and visible water has dried off the surface after prep. Typically 2-4 hours at 70º F and less than 50% humidity.
Download RAD Solid Stain Color Chart
Note: We would suggest downloading and printing the color chart by clicking the picture to the left. There is also a full version of the color chart picture below and in the product pictures above.
*Colors will vary based on full sun or shade.
WHERE TO USE
Restore-A-Deck Solid Color Wood Stain can be used on interior or exterior horizontal and vertical wood surfaces including: wood siding, log homes, decks, fences, outdoor wood furniture, pressure-treated and all other natural wood surfaces.
- Both a solid stain and sealer for your wood
- Protects wood from damaging UV rays
- Available in pre-mixed solid color (opaque) finishes
- For use on all softwood types
- Dries to a flat finish
- Water-based, easy cleanup
- Low VOC content (
- For use on all exterior wood types and surfaces, not just decks
- Easy to reapply as needed
- Does not promote mold/mildew growth
- Low VOC content, compliant with all US states and Canada
Restore-A-Deck Solid stain can be applied the same day as the prep. Make sure that all standing water has dried off the surface after prep. Typically 2-4 hours at 70º F and less than 50% humidity.
Note: Restore-A-Deck Solid Stain can be applied to dry or damp wood.
New Wood Note: New wood is not the same as “damp” wood and needs to weather and be prepped before staining. Restore-A-Deck Stain and New Wood
RAD Wood and Deck Solid Stain applies at about 200-350 feet per gallon. Actual coverage varies depending on wood porosity.
Restore A Deck Solid Stain Application Tips
- How To Apply RAD Stain to Damp Wood
- Restore-A-Deck Stain and New Wood
- Restore-A-Deck Stain Hot Sun Application
- RAD Two-Toned Wood Decks
Color Chart Below is the RAD Solid Stain on Wood Samples
Available Colors: Espresso, Brown Oak, Classic White, Cypress, Desert Taupe, Coastal Gray
This is what I got for a sample. All dried up and unusable. Can I assume the color in bottle will be the same as on wood?
Please contact us via your order so we can send a new one. Yes, color is the same.
I have a 2 year old white cedar deck, I was told to let it cure for 6 months then clean it with RAD which I did but was not able to get all the oxidized white out. I did stain it but plan on stripping it and staining it a little darker. Will your stripper remove the oxidized white? Should I use the booster?
Stripper and pressure washing will remove the old stain and any oxidation. Brightener after. No need for booster.
Will the solid stain peel and how long before I will need to re do?
it is not prone to peeling but it can wear. Recoating every 2-3 years on a deck floor is normal. Railings will last 3-6 years.
I’d like to seal a 15 year old screened in porch that was made from cedar. We would like to keep the appearance as nature as possible with no glossy sheen. I’ve been using OxiClean and brush to get the old stain (about 10 years old) and mildew off. Do all Restore-a Deck sealers have stain? What do you suggest to keep the natural cedar appearance?
All RAD Stains seal as well. You must have a tinted color to prevent UV graying. Natural color is the lightest tint.
Can you tell me if this board has residual stain, or is it the grain of the cedar?
That is the wood grain.
I am planning on painting the deck vertical rails with a solid “stain” and using an oil base or sealant stain of some sort for the vertical deck. What do you suggest? This deck is killing me. I am too old for this. I would like a stain that is easy to upkeep from year to year. I live in rainy Oregon. I am going to try and protect my deck from the rain as much as possible, but it will get wet from time to time.
You want a two-toned deck. See this: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/Deck-Cleaning-Reviews-and-Tips/two-toned-decks-with-restore-a-deck-wood-stains.html
I have a north facing covered porch with new PT decking.
After waiting the suggested the one year to allow drying would you recommend the solid stain for the decking?
3+ months and then prep. One year is not needed. You can then use the solid stain or semi transparent.
If I am using RAD Solid Stain on a pressure treated deck that has never been stained (about 8 years old), what is the purpose of the RAD brightener if I’m covering it up with a solid stain. Thanks
You need to use the cleaner first and then Brightener after to neutralize.
So bummed that you don’t have a reddish color in the solid stain! I thought I found a great solution for our old deck…but I need a brick red color, since that’s what is already on it. Any chance other colors will be added anytime soon? 🙁
Sorry but no. You do not have to stick with the same color as prior. Any color of the RAD will work as it will cover your old stain.
Good to know – I like the red, though. Thanks, anyway!
How long can we store solid stain once opened, and at what min/max temperature?
12 months is the shelf life once opened. Has to be room temperature.
Will RAD Solid Stain cover wood filler?
Can you paint a RAD Solid Stain over a hardwood like IPE?
You should not use a solid stain on IPE. It will have a hard time penetrating into the very dense wood.
I am a painting contractor and would like to get the full range of solid color samples. Is there a discount to purchase all the samples. I put the samples on wood to sell jobs to my customers.
Reply to the email (do not post it publicly here) with your address.
For stripping rail spindles, can you brush on the stripper or should you spray the stripper?For the solid stain, can you do one coat one day and second coat another day?
Spray on stripper and then pressure wash off. Best to do the RAD Solid Stain second coat the same day if possible but next day is okay.
I power washed my existing 30 year old deck that we replaced some boards last summer. So we are going to use the solid stain since the new and old will never match. I bought the restore a deck package. I will let dry after completing those two and then apply the solid stain. Can I apply one coat one day and a second coat a day or so later? Deck is 32×16 I’ll never get one coat on spindles/railing and deck all in one day. Or should I do it in sections to get two coats on in the same day? Thanks!
Best to do both coats in same day.
How much time in between each coat of solid stain is best?
As soon as the first coat is dry. 1-3 hours.
Does it matter what temperature I apply the solid stain. Going to be in the 60-70’s during the day next week which is when I’d like to apply but at night it gets down to 35-45. Is that ok?
Yes, that is okay.
If deck is properly stripped and Brightened, how long would stain last? I’m working on a deck I restored about 4 years ago and used Behr semi transparent stain… big mistake. Areas started to peel noticeably after 2 years. I’d like some peace of mind knowing I’m providing the client with a good product that will look good for years to come.
Every 2-3 years is normal for a deck.
Could you mix white and gray stain to make a light gray?
Yes, you can do this.
I want to just stain my new mailbox post (6″x6″ x6′) – how much stain (ounces) is in your samples? Is one sample enough to cover this size of post?
Samples are only about 1-2 oz and will not cover a post.
I have SW Deckscapes solid color stain on my south facing and west facing pressure treated porch floor which has been pealing and cracking. See attached picture. After reading the reviews I want to use RAD Coastal Gray solid color stain. Will power washing be sufficient before applying RAD, or do I need further steps?
Strip off what you can of the solid stain. Let dry and sand any peeling stain. You can then cover the intact stain that is not peeling with the RAD Solid Stains.
Thanks for the quick reply.
Is the coastal grey a warm or a cool grey? Ie is there blue undertones? Thx!
Warm mostly. Not blue.
need to restore our deck. Per the picture, we haven’t stained for about 10 yrs or so. It is 30 year old pressure treated wood. It has been previously power washed. Should i use the RAD Stripper since the rail spindles may have some stain left on them or can i do everything with the RAD Cleaner?
Also, I plan on doing two-toned. Would you be able to tell me how much Classic White I would need for 110 spindles- 30″x1 1/2″?
thank you so much
Strip and brighten all wood for prep. Probably 2 gallons for the rails.
Do you have a package that consist of Stripper , Brightener, Solid stain? Do you need 2 coats of hte solid stain?
Clarification- Do you need 2 coats of the solid stain on the deck? If so, can you walk on the first coat before it is completely dry to add the second coat?
2 coats. The second has to be applied after the first coat is fully dry. We do not have packages with the Solid Stain.
I need to re-stain a fence 6ft high x 8ft long ( 35 sections of 8 ft) so aprox 280ft and both sides need to be done so aprox 560 linear feet in total. I am looking to purchase the Espresso Stain. Is this the correct stain for this re-stain? Also what qty would I require if I intend to spray this fence on both sides?
As well do i need to just pressure wash before or use another product for preparing?
You have over 3000 sq feet. You can use the Espresso stain. Only one coat is needed. About 15 Gallons. As for the prep, that would depend on the current condition? Pictures would help.
Can you paint a solid stain over an oil-based stain already down and dried? I really don’t like how it turned out at all.
As long as prep with the Stripper and Brightener Kit.
I bought five different solid stain samples. Can the cost of all (or any) of those be credited towards my final purchase of stain?
Sorry but no.
Is the class is white solid stain bright white or slightly off-white? Thanks!
Slightly off white.
Does it require 2 coats of properly prepped exterior wood deck surfaces?
Strip and brighten the back deck for prep. Any color that you like will work. Color preference is your choice.
New ramp. Old deck. Old house. Forgot to post pics. Have semi samples. Ordered solid cypress sample just now. You suggested solid. Here are pics
No pictures. Make sure to follow directions for new wood: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/Deck-Cleaning-Reviews-and-Tips/restore-a-deck-stain-for-new-wood.html
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