Restore-A-Deck Solid Stain 1 Gallon

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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 and the ability to apply to damp wood.

Note: Restore-A-Deck Solid Stain can be applied to dry or damp wood.
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Stain and Prep on the Same Day!

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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.

Order Solid Stain Samples: RAD Solid Stain Samples

RAD Solid Stain Small Color ChartDownload RAD Solid Stain Color Chart 

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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.

ADVANTAGES

  • 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
  • Eco-Safe
  • 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

Coverage:
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

Color Chart Below is the RAD Solid Stain on Wood Samples

Restore A Deck Solid Stain Color Chart

Gallon Sizes:
1 Gallons
Coats  Required:
2 Coats
Coverage Per Gallon:
200-350 sq. ft
Temperature:
45-95 F
Application Tools:
Brush, Roller, Airless Sprayer
Dry Time:
4-8 Hours
Cleanup:
Soap and Water
VOC Compliant: 50
Compliant in all States
More Info:
Product Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheet

Reviews

Thursday, 24 June 2021

This is some really high quality stuff.

Andrew Farley

Thursday, 11 April 2019

The only premixed solid color deck stain on the market!

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    Joseph Behnke · 11/13/2021
    I have a 20 year old deck surface, but has to install new railings with treated wood. I plan to use Brown Oak RAD solid stain. 
    I sanded/Diamabrushed the old wood to get off old solid stain, but just learned you should wait before staining new wood. I’m concerned the unstained old wood will get further worn while I wait. 
    Should I stain sooner rather than later? Use cleaner AND brightener, or just cleaner?
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      RAD Products · 11/14/2021
      Wait and prep and stain all at the same time. Clean and brightener.
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    David E. Putnam · 11/11/2021
    In 2019, I bot & applied RAD semi transparent ("ST") Light Walnut. Looked great for about a year. Now is mostly faded and gone. As a test, without cleaning, I over-coated with some left over Light Walnut ST - one coat only. Looks ok. 2 or 3 coats would be better. (see pic) But wood has dried so there are cracks and some splinters. So, some questions1) Is the solid stain thick enough to fill the small cracks and seal splinters. 
    2) Is the solid stain more like a paint that covers the wood?3) Will solid stain cover over wood filler (such as plastic wood)?4) As it ages, will the solid stain peel - like ordinary paint does? Or just fade like the ST did. 5) Prior to applying the solid stain, would the deck need cleaning since a) the ST single over-coat with the left-over ST seems to be soaking in and adhering well and b) both products are from the same family). Pics are attached showing the dried out ST stain and a place on the rail where I applied the ST overcoat. 
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      RAD Products · 11/12/2021
      FYI, you should never recoat without prep. That creates all kinds of issues.
      1. Solid stains will not fill cracks or seal splinters. It is not that thick.2. More like a thin paint but it is 100% opaque.3. Yes.4. Wears over time. 5. Strip and brighten for prep would be best.
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    Jess · 10/27/2021
    I have a deck that has solid stain (not sure what brand or how old since we just bought the house 1 year ago) that is chipped in some places and has a decent amount of algae buildup on one side. Can I just use the cleaner and then a solid stain? Or would you recommend stripping and brightening before applying a new coat of the solid stain?
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      RAD Products · 10/28/2021
      Strip, pressure wash, brighten and then stain.
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    Jose · 09/21/2021
    1. Can I add Bug Juice to solid stain? 
    2. How long must I wait after applying solid stain to have siding professionally cleaned? Our deck will receive a lot of run off but will not be directly sprayed or cleaned. 
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      RAD Products · 09/22/2021
      1. Yes.2. A few days. 
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        Jose · 09/25/2021
        A follow up question re additives. 
        Without loss of performance could I add a mildewcide (i.e M-1 Advanced or Mildew-X NATURAL Mildewcide) to a solid stain? 
        Hiw about adding the Mildewcide and BugJuice to same gallon of stain? 
        Thank you. 
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    steve · 09/15/2021
    I have a house with T1-11 fir siding. The siding itself is in good shape, but whatever stain/paint that was applied is basically gone. (see photo).  I had success with the semi-transparent deck stain, and am thinking of using your solid stain rather than paint.  Do you think the espresso solid stain would work after just a pressure washing?  I'm a little concerned about ensuring all the stripper/cleaner/brightener is rinsed on the second story areas.  I would applying it with a pressure roller, or perhaps spraying/back rolling.
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      RAD Products · 09/15/2021
      You will need the cleaner and brighten for prep while pressure washing for prep. No issues with anything below with the prep, just rinse with water when done. Post some pictures when done.
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        Steve · 09/15/2021
        Thickening gel for the cleaner and brighter?
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    Tim · 09/09/2021
    How does one choose between solid stain and semi-transparent for a 15 year old redwood deck that is starting to see cracking and mildew? Does one offer more protection against further degradation?
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      RAD Products · 09/09/2021
      No. It is just a matter of which appearance you want.
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        Tim · 09/09/2021
        I am less concerned about appearance, and more concerned with preserving what life is left in the wood. Are solid stains inherently more protective against mildew?
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    Kate Macartney · 08/22/2021
    We have older cabins that have Thompson’s Water Seal Solid Stain applied twenty years ago when it had silicone and was oil based. I have two questions: will restore a deck solid stain go over TWS? Can I add restore a deck white solid stain to customize the color match? 
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      RAD Products · 08/23/2021
      As long as you prep well it should be fine. You cannot custom tint the RAD Solid stain.
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    Bob · 08/18/2021
    Second coat of solid stain 1-2 hours after the first, just wanted to make sure that’s accurate and it won’t leave footprint impressions that will show thru second coat.   Thank you.  
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      RAD Products · 08/18/2021
      Yes, apply the Solid Stain second coat as soon as the first is dry, 1-2 hours later.
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    Bob · 08/18/2021
    How long does the solid stain typically last on a pine wood deck, and is maintenance as simple as reapplying a fresh coat every 2 years?
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      RAD Products · 08/18/2021
      About 2-3 years. Clean and recoat as needed. 
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    Brad Steele · 08/09/2021
    I have a 12x20 deck with wood spindles apart of the railing system, how many gallons would be need?
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      RAD Products · 08/09/2021
      What is the total sq footage of all wood to be stained added up?
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    WALT · 08/06/2021
    WHAT IS THE BEST APPLICATOR FOR SPINDLES & RAILS USING SOLID STAIN.
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      RAD Products · 08/06/2021
      Rollers and brushes when applying the solid stain.
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    Steve · 08/04/2021
    Can I do one side of my fence at a time??  Can I prep the other side without messing up the stained side?? thx
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      RAD Products · 08/05/2021
      Prep all sides first. You can then stain one side at a time.
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        Steve · 08/05/2021
        One more question, sorry - do I need to make sure I go entirely across the board to avoid lap marks?? thx
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          RAD Products · 08/05/2021
          End to end for each board and then move on. Keeping a wet edge. 
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        Steve · 08/05/2021
        Thanks for your reply - I am torn between Restore a Deck Solid and TWP Semi- Solid - would one of those choices last longer than the other?? thx again
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    Laura · 08/03/2021
    We had placed Sherwin-Williams deck and dock on a 20 year old deck 4 years ago. Do I have to remove all if it or just the areas that are peeling? Any additional prep besides a pressure wash, like an over sanding of the whole deck?I have an 800 sq foot deck and trying to get down to wood is going to be very difficult. Thanks
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      RAD Products · 08/04/2021
      If using the RAD Solid Stain after, then remove the failing or peeling stain. You can cover the intact SW solid stain after with the RAD Solid Stain.
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    Brad · 08/02/2021
    Hello. I applied the solid stain over the weekend - color brown oak - and the results were great. For those who are concerned about applying over older Behr - don't be as that's what I did. I did use the stripper first and power washed any loose Behr off first. Since the wood I was staining is cedar, it's a soft porous wood which would be hard to remove all stain from it. Just make sure you remove any loose or peeling stain. I did not use the brightener since the solid stain is covering most of the grain anyways. Here are a couple of pictures on before and after. You can tell which is the newly stained vs the stripped sections of fence. Also, I used about 3/4 gallon of stain for a 25 foot section of fence, one side. This was for one coat only which was plenty for my fence. Good luck all!
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    Glenn · 07/25/2021
    I have a deck with many applications of Cabot oil based solid stain applied. I'm done with Cabot. I power washed it and am now sanding any loose materials, but there remains some stain that is well attached (see attachments). Can I proceed with applying RAD solid color stain and expect good adhesion, or do I have to sand off the Cabot stain completely? Thanks.
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      RAD Products · 07/25/2021
      You should be okay with applying over the intact Cabot stain that is not peeling.
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    J-Mo · 07/18/2021
    You say the solid stain can't be used over primer. What happens if you apply it over primed deckinh?
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      RAD Products · 07/18/2021
      It may not properly adhere and penetrate the wood pores correctly resulting in possible lifting.
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    Lee · 07/13/2021
    Hi guys,
    After seeing the amazing review pictures of the two tone look on DeckStainHelp.com for this RAD solid stain product, we decided to go with the RAD solid stain in Expresso to get a few more years out of an older front porch.  I am wrapping up the prep this week so we can get the stain on this weekend.  I'm replacing one step board which I have independently stripped, cleaned and sanded to remove the mill glazing.  Will brighten the whole thing one last time tomorrow to help remove any remaining mill glaze and to open the pours on all the boards after the light sanding.  We were doing this brightening three days early so that we can mask off the siding and railings after they have dried with blue tape.  Four questions if I may:
    1) As you can see in the pictures, most of the wood is 80 grit sanded old stain. Some high traffic and weathered areas are down to bare wood.  Is a primer recommended for the RAD solid or just put on two coats as is?
    2) As the area will be dry for masking, after we mask off the siding and railing, should we lightly mist the deck boards to aid in application of the stain?
    3) Just confirming that in mid 70's degree weather with mid 50% humidity, we should be able to put the second coat on about 4+ hours after the first coat and/or the next day.
    4) I used a Varathan rot putty on a couple of small areas on the end boards exposed to the weather. Will the solid stain cover the putty like it does the boards? 
    Thanks in advance,Lee
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      RAD Products · 07/13/2021
      1. You cannot use a primer with a solid stain like the RAD.2. No need to mist for this when using the solid stain on this covered porch.3. Put a second coat on as soon as the first is dry to touch. 1-3 hours.4. It should.
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        Lee · 07/13/2021
        Thanks, I will send pictures of the finished product.  Looking forward to a more modern look!
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    Lani · 07/12/2021
    I stripped and brightened up the deck but then a forecast of thunderstorm in the next 4 days. Is it ok to stain 4 days later or do I have to start all over again?
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    Bonnie · 07/07/2021
    We cleaned, brightened applied the first coat of solid stain to our 3 decks. It was too dark to apply the second coat. That was two days ago. It has been raining ever since. How long is too long to wait to apply the second coat? Hoping we don't need to start over with cleaning. :(
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      RAD Products · 07/07/2021
      Just make sure the wood is dry and clean of dirt and debris.
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    Bruce · 07/01/2021
    What is best time to apply a second coat for solid stain? Product data sheet for solid stain says the following: Apply 2 coats, waiting for the 1st coat to 'dry completely' before applying the 2nd coat. What is dry completely? - Again product data sheet says 'dry to touch in 1-2 hours'; and also, 'a complete cure for walked on surface is 24-48 hours'. So which is dry completely, and how soon should I apply a second coat?
    If I apply in morning, then wait 3 hours, deck will be in full sun for second coat. Can I apply second coat in full sun, or should I wait 24 hours and apply second coat in the morning while deck is in the shade?
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      RAD Products · 07/02/2021
      You can do the second coat when dry to the touch, in 1-2 hours. You can apply the solid stain in full sun.
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    Justin · 07/01/2021
    Any ideas as to why there would be discoloration with the white solid stain? Discoloration was all vertical surfaces yellow/brownish. Cleaned(sodium percarb) and brightened (ox acid) 2 coats of stain applied with airless sprayer first round then backbrushed 2nd coat.  
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      RAD Products · 07/02/2021
      That is tannin bleed from your wood.
      Tannin bleed is a tan or brownish discoloration on the paint surface. Tannins exist in all deck woods, most notably pine, cedar, and redwood, and can bleed through to the surface, leaving a yellowish-brown stain on the surface. These stains are more noticeable in lighter paint colors.

      Tannin bleed is an underlying wood problem, not a stain failure, and happens when in a very wet climate. Tannic acid can discolor the stain as the wet wood pushes the stains out towards the surface.

      To fix we would suggest recoating the spots after the wood dries out. 
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        Justin · 07/02/2021
        Any recommendations on how long to wait?  This was done 2.5 weeks ago and the summers in the Midwest are quite humid.  Thank you for your thorough response
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    John · 06/23/2021
    Is it best to apply the solid color stain with a roller or stain pad? Do you recommend one or two coats? Deck is about 3 years old with old solid color stain peeling off.
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      RAD Products · 06/23/2021
      Solid stains need rollers and brushes to apply, not stain pads. Two coats. You will have to remove the stain that is peeling first.
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    diggs94 · 06/22/2021
    I have an older deck with pressure treated wood.  I will use the RAD stripper then RAD brightener.  I plan to apply Desert Taupe Solid Stain.  Deck area is 250 square feet, that includes stairs, rails, skirting, and piers (10x15 deck).  If I want to do 2 coats, how many gallons/containers will I need?  I was going to order 3 to have some extra.  Also, how soon after the first coat should I apply the second coat?
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      RAD Products · 06/22/2021
      2-3 gallons for the two coats. Apply the second as soon as the first is dry. 1-2 hours after.
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    Geoff Surprenant · 06/17/2021
    One other question I have regarding the solid stain - with the color variation where you show shade vs. full sun, does that mean that is how the color will appear in shaded areas vs. sun areas, or how the actual color will look permanently? 
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      RAD Products · 06/18/2021
      That is how the colors will look when in shade or in full sun.
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    Geoff Surprenant · 06/17/2021
    We are remodeling our existing deck (replacing deck floor boards, rails, posts, balusters, and stairs with treated lumber) but keeping our existing substructure and footings, which have some kind of paint that is peeling off. I have ordered the R-A-D cleaner/stripper kit, the thickening gel additive and the brightener. Since the substructure is old wood, can I strip/clean/brighten and then stain right away while waiting for the new wood to weather until later this year? 
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      RAD Products · 06/18/2021
      You cannot remove paint with a stripper. You would have to sand to remove the paint.
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    Raymond McLean · 06/15/2021
    If we have unused solid stain sealed in its 1 gallon contained how long can it be stored and used at a later date for another coat?  Same question for an unopened gallon of solid stain. 
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      RAD Products · 06/15/2021
      Opened is less than 12 months. Unopened is about to 36 months.
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    Mike · 06/15/2021
    Yesterday we cleaned and brightened our 1 year old natural decks. I noticed some whiteish looking areas, so today we wet the decks again and brushed out the areas that appeared to be stained, and rinsed. Why did the white stains appear? Tomorrow we plan to apply the solid satin. Can we apply to the dry ptp or do we need to wet the decks down prior to rolling the stain on? Thanks
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      RAD Products · 06/15/2021
      Not sure but it is not an issue since you will be using the solid stain. You can apply the solid stain to dry or damp wood.
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    Be · 06/05/2021
    Finished porch
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    Be · 06/05/2021
    Love how our 30+ year old porch turned out. The floor is cool enough to walk on in your bare feet. The spindles we us Solid Classic white & the floor is solid Coastal Gray.  
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      Angela Zemla · 09/04/2021
      The spindles look great! Do you happen to have a pic of the floor after applying the coastal gray? I am thinking of doing the same color combo, and was wondering how dark the coastal gray looks. Our house siding is a darker gray and want to get as close to that color as we can.
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    Corey · 06/05/2021
    The coverage says 250-300 sq/ft. Is that with 2 coats over that area or will I need another gallon for the second coat?