During deck or wood maintenance it is important to prep the wood correctly so the new stain you apply can perform as expected. Any old failing stain that may be left on the wood may end up causing the new stain to peel, flake, and fail prematurely. There is no need to hinder the performance of a new deck stain by leaving remnants of old stain on the wood surface. This is easily remedied by using a deck stain stripper during the cleaning and prepping process. Today there is a product that is user-friendly that homeowners can use to get professional like results when it comes to prepping a deck.
If an old failing stain is present the use of a stain stripper will help to emulsify the stain so it can be washed away using a pressure washer or stiff brush. The first and only powdered concentrated deck stain stripper, designed to be injected through a pressure washer is Restore-A-Deck Stripper. Reviews have indicated that this product can also be applied in higher concentrations if necessary by the means of a pump up sprayer.
Restore A Deck Stripper will remove deep penetrating transparent and semi-transparent wood stains, sealers, and coatings when applied through the chemical injector of a pressure washer. At this rate, Restore A Deck Stripper will strip approximately 200 sq. ft. per gallon. To remove heavier deck stains like semi-solid and even semi-transparent acrylic stains
RAD can be applied at twice the strength using a pump-up type sprayer. At this rate RAD stripper will clean approximately 100 to 200 sq. ft. per gallon mixed.
When stripping an old sealer using RAD Stain Stripper it is not necessary to use a wood cleaner. The stripper will not only remove the old stain, it will clean the wood deep down removing any other contaminants prior to staining. However, it is necessary to neutralize the stripper after use with Restore A Deck Brightener. This will create a more acidic surface helping the stain to penetrate the wood more efficiently. It also brightens up the wood and brings out more of its natural beauty. Restore A Deck Stripper is easy to use, gives professional like results, and will increase the chances your new deck stain will provide a long lasting beautiful finish.