Stain and Prep on the Same Day!
This Combo Kit Contains Two 2.5 Gallon Containers (total of 5 gallons) of Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain, One Restore-A-Deck Step 1 Stain Stripper, and One Restore-A-Deck Step 2 Wood Brightener.
Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Description
Restore A Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain is an advanced, water-based, semi-transparent stain formulation designed to penetrate deep into wood pores for maximum protection and longevity. Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain protects wood from harmful UV rays and damage caused by water penetration. Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain is safe to use, has a low odor, and is easy to clean up with soap and water. It is ideal for all wood types including pressure-treated pine, cedar, fir, or redwood.
Recent advancements in water-based wood stain technology have allowed the active ingredients in the Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Stain to offer better UV protection, excellent penetration into the wood grain, the ability to apply to damp wood, all in 5 beautiful semi-transparent colors that highlight the natural wood grain.
RAD Semi-Transparent Wood and Deck Stain will increase the life, appearance, and durability of all exterior wood surfaces. With the easy to apply and maintain Eco-Safe formula, you’ll be able to finish faster and enjoy your exterior wood or deck for years.
Note: Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood 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
Restore A Deck Stain Application Tips
- Applying RAD Stain Wet on Wet 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
RAD STEP 1 STAIN STRIPPER DESCRIPTION
Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper is a biodegradable, powdered concentrate that quickly removes worn finishes to restore wood surfaces. Stains and varnishes are removed along with collected dirt, mold, mildew and mill glaze.
*This product is Step 1 Stain Stripper of the Restore A Deck system.
Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Additives
RAD STEP 2 WOOD BRIGHTENER DESCRIPTION
Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is a biodegradable, powdered concentrate that is mixed with water to brighten and restore the natural beauty of all species of exterior wood. This product excels at brightening, removing rust stains, and tannin stains caused by fallen leaves. Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is a safe, product that will not only brighten but neutralize the surface of the wood, creating an ideal surface that is ready to be stained.
*This product is step 2 Wood Brightener of the Restore A Deck system.
WHERE TO USE
Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain is intended for all wood types of weathered, exterior wood surfaces including decks, fences, siding, outdoor furniture, gazebos, and playsets. You can apply Restore-A-Deck Premium Wood Stain to hardwoods including mahogany, ipe, or other types of exotic hardwoods.
Restore-A-Deck Wood 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.
Restore A Deck Stain Application Tips
- Applying RAD Stain Wet on Wet Tips
- How To Apply RAD Stain to Damp Wood
- Restore-A-Deck Stain and New Wood
RAD Wood Deck Stain applies at about 100-200 feet per gallon. Actual coverage varies depending on wood porosity.
RAD STAIN ADVANTAGES
- Stain the same day as the prep!
- Utilizing the latest advancements in water-based stain technology
- Cost-effective stain and sealer for your wood
- Deep penetration into the wood grain resulting in less chance of wear and tear
- Protects wood from damaging UV oxidation and graying
- Available in 4 beautiful semi-transparent finishes – Natural, Cedar, Light Walnut, & Dark Walnut
- For use on all exterior wood types and surfaces, not just decks
- Dries to a flat, natural-looking finish
- Water-based, easy cleanup
- Easy to reapply as needed
- Easy to remove if needed
- Does not promote mold/mildew growth
- Low VOC content, compliant with all US states and Canada
RAD STAIN STRIPPER AND BRIGHTENER ADVANTAGES
- #1 Rated Wood Deck Stain Stripper and Wood Brightener
- RAD Stain Stripper removes most clear, transparent, semi-transparent, and semi-solid coatings
- RAD Stain Stripper preps previously stained wood and decks
- RAD Wood Brightener neutralizes stain strippers
- RAD Wood Brightener brightens and restores wood surfaces
- RAD Wood Brightener restore pH balance of wood
- Powdered formulas make 5 liquid gallons when mixed
- Extremely cost-effective. When mixed, the cost is less than $7 a gallon
- Eco-Safe formulas
- Safe to use on all exterior wood surfaces, not just decks
Important Note: Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper may not fully remove Solid Color Wood Stains, Paints, Varnishes, and Excessively Over-Applied Acrylic Semi-Transparent and Semi-Solid Coatings. To remove these deck and wood stain types, use the RAD Paint & Solid Stain Stripper
Coverage: 750-1000 sq.feet per container.
AVAILABLE SEMI-TRANSPARENT COLORS:
NATURAL, CEDAR, LIGHT WALNUT, DARK WALNUT, COTTAGE GRAY
WARNING: This product can expose you to Ethylene oxide, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm, and Cumene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.p65Warnings.ca.gov.
I have a 450 sq foot deck, stained using oil based semi-transparent “canyon brown” pigmented stain in 2019. The wood is about 30 years old; unknown type.
I would like to use your product, but would like to “lighten up” the color as it can get very hot in the summer.
I plan to strip, brighten, and stain using your product. The dark walnut color is closer in color to the current boards. Would I be able to successfully use the “light walnut” color after stripping and brightening the deck?
Yes, you would.
I have sanded the top rails but will be stripping the deck boards. Will the stripper hurt the sanded top rails if I apply on those as well.
No, but make sure to brighen all wood including the tops of rails when done.
Hi! I have been enjoying all the info on your website about how to be most successful with deck staining. A couple of questions:
1. if the whole deck is sanded, is it necessary to strip off old stain? It has been 3 or 4 yrs since deck was last stained, and the deck is 30 yrs old, with some damage that will be repaired.
2. So, if it is all sanded and stripper or cleaner are NOT applied, would the brightener still be beneficial?
I ask because I am paying someone to repair and stain the deck, and they prefer to simply sand, then stain. The deal is, I pick and purchase the stain. I like RAD especially for its health and environment advantages. They are used to using oil-based stains. Thank you!
1. All old stain has to be removed by sanding or stripping.
2. Clean and brighten all wood after sanding.
Hello, I went through the full Restore-A-Deck process in 2018, using the stripper and brightener. I just ordered the cleaner and brightener and more of the exact same semi-transparent stain. I ordered the cleaner, and not the stripper, because I’m restaining using the exact same stain, so I didn’t think fully stripping was necessary. Might be a stretch to say this is a maintenance application, considering it’s been four years, I’m in MI, and the deck is weathered; I will be power washing before I start. Should I have bought the stripper, not the cleaner?
You should be fine with the Cleaner and pressure washing.
I put Penofin Blue Label on my deck last year. It looked nice initially, but this year splotches of black “I-don’t-know-what” have developed all over my deck. I want to remove the Penofin and black splotches and re-stain using RAD.
Will RAD Stripper remove the Penofin and black splotches?
Yes, make sure to brighten as well when done.
Excellent! Thanks for the quick reply.
I just did the whole process and my deck looks great. It just rained today and noticed the water is absorbing into the wood. The stain had great penetration and soaked right in. Should water bead up on top of the wood? Or should it soak in? Would it hurt to apply a sealer over the stain?
No, it is not designed to bead water but shed water as it is a breathable stain. You cannot apply a sealer over a deck stain.
Copy that, thanks for the reply!
All boards to the left of the pillars were replaced two years ago and never stained. Boards to the right are original and have old stain on them (not sure what). What should we do? Strip the old boards and just clean/brighten the new wood?
Yes, that is correct.
And I have a power washer that hooks up to the hose and there’s the reservoir on the long nozzle that mixes the product in—-is that the right device for these products?
No, you cannot use this for applying the prep products. You apply with a pump sprayer and then pressure wash off.
Is there a kit with cleaner and brightener? There’s nothing to strip here. It’s about 200sq feet of dry ass neglected wood. Will this be enuf? Thank you!!
Hello, I purchased the above kit with the additive and booster combo in hopes of properly prepping my deck before staining it with RAD semi transparent cedar. I also purchased another gallong of the stain. We purchased our home about a year and a half ago and from what I can tell the previous owner used Thompsons water seal. The deck is about ~475 square feet (not including the beams/roof).
My question is…
1) Did I purchase enough stripper/brightener/stain to complete my deck (flooring/beams/roof)?
2) From reading the comments, the process would be apply stripper, brightener, then stain. If I wanted to sand the beams/floor how much time do I have after applying the stripper then sanding before I apply broghtener?
3) What is the best way to tackle the small wooden beams on the roof? Can I just apply stripper/brightener without agitation then power wash?
1. Yes, you have enough prep.
2. If you want to sand, do it prior to the brightening. A few days in between is okay.
3. Yes, you will need to agitate any of the wood for this. Not a hard strip.
Make sure to do the fence next!
Looking to finish this new deck this year. Put in in Oct so it went thru the winter here in MI. Asking what I need for a natural finish. All that will apply so I get everything I need. Thank you Larry
For prep, use this kit: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/RAD-Kits-Best-Prices.html
For stain, use the RAD in Natural. If in Metro Detroit, you can pick up at our location in Bloomfield Hills.
49068 Marshall, MI
No dealers there but we can ship to you.
Hi I used this product in 2020 to stain my deck. Now we have some faded sun spots. What products do I need to purchase to restrain/correct this area?
Use the RAD Cleaner and Brightener kit for prep before reapplying.
I am looking to buy this product for a porch for a customer of mine. I’ve not used this product before so I have some questions before I commit to buying.
1) one of his concerns is will the cleaner or stripper kill any of the plants and bushes growing around the edges of the porch?
2) he’s looking to clean the mold and mildew off of the ceiling of his porch (which is a finished knotty pine ceiling). Would you recommend this product for such an activity?
3) will the stripper take off paint from his house or the columns of the porch? If so, is there a way to protect the paint so this project doesn’t require a new paint job as well?
4) if he only want’s to clean the mold off of the finished ceiling and not do a full refinish, would the cleaner do that without destroying the pre-existing finish?
5) does your finish resist new mold and mildew from growing again in the near future?
Thank you kindly,
1. As long as you prewet and rinse any over spray right away, you should be fine.
2. Use the RAD Cleaner.
3. The Stripper will not remove paint unless the paint is peeling.
4. The Cleaner should only be used if you are planning on recoating.
want to make sure I do this correct, currently the deck has Penofin deck stain very old would like to start fresh with your product. Stripper , cleaner, stain correct? thanks
No. Strip, Brighten, then stain. No need for the Cleaner.
I received my stripper/brightener kit a couple days ago and am ready to do the work today, but it’s going to be about 100 degrees here. I planned to powerwash the deck, then use the stripper, powerwash again, then the brightener, and powerwash one more time before applying the stain wet on wet. Do you have any comments on the above process, or tips/suggestions to get the best result on such a hot day?
Prep is fine but do not stain on such a hot day: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/Deck-Cleaning-Reviews-and-Tips/restore-a-deck-stain-hot-sun-application.html
How long can the deck sit if we only do prep today before it would need it again? It’s supposed to be over 90 degrees every day until this weekend here. Will it be ok to prep today and not stain for another 3-4 days?
Yes. Stain within 2 weeks of prep.
Actually, looks like 90% of the deck will be in shade by the time we are ready to stain today. Do you still suggest waiting until a <90 degree day overall?
Yes, 90 or less.
I have a weathershield pine deck that is one year old, my plan is to just apply finish since it is clean and pristine, should that be my plan?
You must prep. See here about new wood: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/Deck-Cleaning-Reviews-and-Tips/restore-a-deck-stain-for-new-wood.html
Can you tell me what type of wood is used in your stain test photos above? Trying to get an idea of the natural wood color before staining in order to choose color.
Cedar but colors vary not just on wood type but the age of the wood.
I am looking to restain my redwood deck – part new, part old and last coated with Cabots Australian Timber Oil. I have a few quick questions:
1. I am having it professionally done and they are planning to power wash and sand prior to restaining – will I still need to have them use the stripper for the previously stained portion of the deck after sanding? Will the stripper work as a cleaner for the unstained portion of the deck well enough not to buy both products? 2. Which color option is best for redwood? 3. The deck is approx 440 sq ft, accounting for 15-20% overage for ends, vertical surfaces, etc. How much product will I need? Thank you!
1. No need to strip if you sand it all off. Final prep after sanding with the RAD Cleaner and Brightener. One of each.2. Any color you like. Color preference is your choice.3. Only one coat of stain on sanded wood. About 3-4 gallons.
Thank you. Would you suggest sanding at all, or just using the stripper and brightener to remove the old oil stain then power washing? And color wise I was just wondering what most people use on redwood, if one color is more popular, or looks better on that grain.
You should not have to sand. Stripping will work, brighten after. Color varies based on wood type and age of wood so no way to say for certain what it will look like on your wood and there is not one color that is more popular than others.
With all that said, should I buy the kit with the stripper, or the cleaner?
Last question – still 1 coat of stain if only using the stripper and not sanding? Or two coats needed?
One coat since part is new.
I need to repair some boards before applying stain. Can you recommend wood filler and method of repairing cracked boards before applying RAD stains?
Wood filler does not work on decking. It also will not blend when staining. Just leave as is. Cracks are normal in outside wood.
I used Thomson’s Water Seal on my deck last year. The house/deck is new to me so I don’t know if the previous owner ever did anything with the 10 year old deck. After one year the coating is pealing in areas which get a lot of sun and traffic. Would this kit be good to replace this finish?
I applied a single coat of Natural Semi-Transparent to a treated pine deck a week ago. I noticed some areas of light coverage. Will it be ok to touch-up those areas?
No, it will not blend and or take after the first coating has cured and dried.
Thanks for your quick reply. Would it be better to apply a light maintenance coat in spring?
I have a deck that was stained 3 years ago. There are a few areas with stain remaining. What would you recommend, stripper or not? Could I get a way with a cleaner than brighter if I go with a darker stain? Also it is 288 sq ft, how much stain?
You will need to strip and then brighten this: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/RAD-Kits-Best-Prices.html
About 3 gallons for two coats.
I purchased a home 2 years ago, it was build 15 years ago. The deck is 376 sq ft. Previously stained with Valspar or Flood Cedar penetrating oil (two empty cans in storage area). Would like to use Restore-A-Deck semi-transparent water base cedar stain. Looking at the kit with stripper/5 gallons of stain. The photo of the steps shows a pressure wash result on the first few steps without a cleaner or stripper. Question is best way to proceed. Thank you!
Use the Stripper with both additives: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/rad-stain-stripper-additives.html
Should I complete the pressure wash before the stripper? Pressure wash to remove it? Any time needed between stripping with both additives and the brightener? Time between brightener & stain? Thanks again, will add 1 photo I forgot earlier.
No need to pressure wash first. You brightener as soon as you are done with stripping. You can apply the RAD Stain to damp or dry wood.
Which stain is best to achieve a look with less red/orange, and more brown?
Hi there! We haven’t done anything to our deck since we moved in 5 years ago. It’s a 2 level 450 sq feet deck(plus the vertical railing). We don’t know what it was stained or painted with or the type of wood that it is made out of. The pictures are showing the deck after I power washed it and cleaned it with Valspar all in one wood prep cleaner. What are my option to get it cleaned off all the way? Sanding? If I do send it all down what are the products that I need to apply afterwards and how much of it? Thanks
Looks like you have a solid stain which it cannot be removed fully (unless you power sand it all off) and you will need to use a solid stain to go over it: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/restore-a-deck-wood-stain/restore-a-deck-solid-stain.html
If the stripping successfully removes all the old solid, why the need to stay with a solid?
If it removes it fully then yes, you can switch away from a solid stain. It is rare that stripping will fully remove a solid stain.
Good morning, I’ve seen a lot of good reviews for you products and I am wondering if my deck is a good candidate for your Restore-A-Deck system. My deck is about 700 sq ft, is 20-25 years old and has not had anything done (no stain, protection, sanding, anything) in over 10 years. It is pretty rough and needs some help. It is very structurally sound, but the walking surface and railings are rough. Splinters are a real problem if you go bare foot on the deck.
My goal is to make it a bit smoother and look a bit better so I can get a few more years use out of it until I can replace all the deck boards and rails with a composite product. I don’t expect to be able to go barefoot on it even after applying your system, but it should look better (I hope).
My plan is to pressure wash it, lightly sand with 60-80 grit sandpaper (heavy sanding in a few really rough areas), apply your Restore-A-Deck Stripper/Brightener system, and stain with your Dark Walnut stain.
Will your stripper remove most of the old stain (several pics attached)?
Do you think this is worth my time and money?
Your 5 gallon kits says coverage is 500-1000 sq ft? Is there anyway I can determine if this kit will be enough for my 700 sq ft deck? I’d hate to get halfway through staining and run out.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
The Stripper with the additives should remove most: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/rad-stain-stripper-additives.html
You will need about 7 gallons for two coats applied wet on wet t this. If you did not add in the railings then you will need more. It will look much better when done.
Hello, I am curious about this kit. I see that it only comes with a stripper and a brightener. Does the stripper eliminate the need for the cleaner? I am working on a brand new deck that I just recently stained. I stained with another brand semi-transparent gray and I hate it. It looks like dirty wood, not gray. I let my new deck (PTP) weather for 12 months and then I used Wolman’s deck cleaner and brightener which both worked well. I stained it after drying for two days and the stain accepted well, but I am very unhappy with the color. So, I am assuming that using a stripper and brightener would be the best bet to get a fresh start. So, to sum this up, does the stripper eliminate the need for a cleaner? And, what is the best forward to restart on my deck that has only had stain for a week? Thanks for your time!
Post a picture of the deck and what brand and type of stain did you use? Thanks
I used defy semi-transparent stain. It was the highest-rated stain that I could find locally in a store. It’s strange because in the picture looking towards the end of the deck, it does look like a dirty gray. When you’re on the deck, it definitely does not have that much color. I followed their applications exactly and did a wet on wet application only doing about 5 boards at a time. I would like a true light gray color with some woodgrain coming through. On my computer, that’s what your cottage gray looks like. If that is not possible, then I am probably just going to go with a natural color. I also attached their color chart. I suppose their color chart is somewhat accurate when looking at a certain angle, but the photos on their website didn’t seem to be representative of the stain. The user photos all were a light gray that was bright.
I am not sure if you will be able to strip this fully. It is very difficult to remove a newly applied stain and even more so when applied fairly heavy like this. it almost looks like a paint. If you want to try, use the stripper with both additives: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/rad-stain-stripper-additives.html
After removing as much as you can, you will probably need to sand the rest off. Brightener is last. No need to clean.
Alright, what are your thoughts on color? I just now noticed that y’all have a solid stain. I feel like that is probably what I’m going to have to go with to get that bright gray color. Do you have a photo of a customers project with the semi-transparent coastal gray that you could show me?
Order some samples: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/restore-a-deck-wood-stain/restore-a-deck-stain-samples.html
My deck is in pretty rough shape. We have not done anything to it in 5 years/since we moved in. I can tell it was years before that when/if anything was done to it. Can I use restore a deck?
From what I read, I would strip. I would brighten. I would stain. Do I need to sand? If so, when?
Clean and the brightener. No need to strip. Hand sand lightly for splinters only. Stain after.
Do I need to fill in the large cracks with caulk or wood filler?
No, wood filler will not work on exterior wood.
I would like to try your stripper, brightener and stain but am not planning on restaining the spindles. Do you think your cedar stain will match close enough to this product?
Depends on what it looks like on the deck now?
I have a pressure treated deck that was stained with a solid water based stain. I have power washed it and most of the stain has come off but there are patches where the stain is still present. I want to restain with your semi-transparent product. Will the stripper remove these spots?
No, you will need to sand off the solid stain.
I am looking for a stain to coordinate with a gazebo purchased from Costco, cedar with a “mocha” stain. Pic posted from their website. I need something without too much yellow/orange tones. I am concerned none match.
Sorry but nothing we have will match this.
you say RAD stain lasts 2-3 years, do you have to strip it every 2-3 years or just clean and overcoat?
Clean and recoat.
Can I purchase 3 of the 2.5 gallon jug of stain?
We sell the stain in single gallons and 5-gallon quantities (2 of the 2.5-Gallon pails). We do not offer the 2.5-Gallons for sale on the website.
It autocorrected… that was supposed to be Cumaru not canary
I have a canary deck that was stained with IPE oil. It’s not looking great. What would you recommend to bring this deck back to life?
Decks made of Cumaru should be cleaned and prepped annually. To remove the IPE Oil, use this: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/RAD-Stain-Stripper.html
Brightener after. Stain with the RAD semi-transparent stain. Most use Light Walnut color.
Great, thanks! The deck is pretty grey right now and has some water spots, will I need to sand it as well before the stripper?
No need to sand.
What size spraying nozzle would work best when staining with your product?
Doesn’t matter, just make sure to use a fan tip.
I have about 625 sq.’ of 2 year old pressure treated deck I’d like to stain with RAD. It was treated last year with TWP and developed a slight coating of black mildew in numerous places. My plan is to do a wet on wet application of two coats. What quantities would you recommend for stripping, brightening, and staining? Many thanks!
1 Stripper and 1 Brightener. 6 Gallons of the RAD Stain.
what is the preferred tool for applying the stain to the deck floor and the handrail tops?
Stain pad for the railings. Yellow brush for the floors: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/decktools.html
The stain pad would be best for the tops of the handrails?
My deck is about 8 years old. I recently found that a number of the horizontal (2″x6″x12′) deck boards were weather damaged and/or rotted and therefore I have had to replace them. What can I do to prepare the new boards so that I can immediately stain my deck so that no more damage is incurred? Thanks
See this about new wood: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/Deck-Cleaning-Reviews-and-Tips/restore-a-deck-stain-for-new-wood.html
I am planning on staining a redwood deck (about 700 sq ft) in the Pacific Northwest. The deck is over 20 years old; and, still in great shape. I have been cleaning and staining every 2-3 years. The last time, the entire deck was sanded like a hardwood floor before staining. The question: should I use the Combo Cleaner/Brightener kit or the Combo Stripper/Brightener kit for the current project. Thanks.
If switching brand, use the Stripper/Brightener Kit but this does depend on the stain brand and the type of stain you are trying to remove.
FYI, never sand a deck floor that smooth. It will reduce the stain’s ability to soak in fully. 60-80 grit paper should be the finest for exterior decking.
We used 120 grit; then used an old floor guy’s trick – hit the deck with mist to open up the pores. Worked really well.
It needed to be done due to 18+ years of Pacific NW weather on the deck – to smooth it out.
Our deck was first treated in 2015 with Olympic Maximum Clear Waterproofing Sealant. As a result, in reading about your products, I’m guessing I need the Stripper, Brightener, & Stain, however I’m a little unsure as to how long we can expect an application to last (I’m planning on applying two coats of stain). Does this typically last about 3 years as noted on other products I’ve reviewed? I’m also wondering if this actually repels water or if I need to purchase a waterproofing product instead. It’s advertised that the prep and stain can be applied on the same day, yet I think I saw info on the brightener that said to wait 48+ hrs before staining…is that correct? In addition, we have a well so I need to be cautious with the amount of water we use with the pressure washer, and may need to do the deck in sections. Would it be best to use the stripper first on the entire deck (even if it has to take 2 days), then do the brightener, then the stain, or can I do a portion of the deck with stripper/brightener and follow up the next day on another section with stripper/brightener, then do the stain in the end?
2-3 years is normal. You cannot add a water repellent/sealer on top of a sealer nor is there a need for it. You wait 48 hours after prep to stain if using a different brand of stain that is not the RAD wood stain. Strip all and then brighten.
Regarding my ques about the water repellent, I was trying to confirm whether this product actually repels water.
It sheds water. You do not want a stain to bead water as the stain needs to be breathable.
What is the difference between RAD stain, TWP stain, and Armstrong Clark stain?
How do you recommend stain be stripped from spindles…brush, broom?
All 3 are penetrating semi-transparent stains. The RAD is different though as it is water based and can be stained the same day as the prep. As for removal of the stain on the railings, can you post a picture and do you know the brand?
It may be Thompson’s on the deck and railings, but I’m not completely certain. It didn’t adhere well and it was a shoddy application done a few years ago.
Use the RAD stain stripper and pressure washing for the removal. Brightener after.
does walnut stain work for redwood?
Yes it does.