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.

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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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    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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    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?
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    Johnny Cakes · 06/04/2021
    A few weeks ago, my wife and I applied a maintenance coat of semi-transparent dark walnut to our deck. After living with a cedar tone for many years, we love the new, dark, semi-transparent color. We also stripped and cleaned the privacy wall and applied RAD solid stain (cypress color). We're not thrilled with the look of the solid in the cypress color across the whole wall. We'd like to try a two-tone paint scheme. I have two questions. (1.) Do I need to clean and brighten the wall if I am just applying a darker solid RAD stain over parts of it? As I mentioned, it was only stained a few weeks ago, and is still clean. (2.) If we still don't like the look of it with two solid RAD stains, then what prep would we need to do next year to apply a semi-transparent on portions of it? A couple of your replies to other people suggest that I might need to clean, brighten and then sand all the solid stain off.
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      RAD Products · 06/04/2021
      1. Just clean and pressure wash.2. You would have to sand off the solid stain if you want to go a semi-transparent. That would be very hard to do with your fence.
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    MJB · 05/16/2021
    Can the solid stain be applied over a fence that was previously painted? 
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      RAD Products · 05/16/2021
      The RAD solid stains can be applied over other stains after proper prep but cannot be applied over a common paint. 
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    Kirsten · 04/24/2021
    I have all new wood on the floor, stairs, and tops of the railings - but an old mix of dark stain on the railings and pergola (picture attached).  Could I do a mix of solid stain on the pergola and railings, and semi-transparent on the new?  I need to go dark - so it'd Brown oak and Walnut???  Or should I just do all solid stain?  Just seemed a shame with the new.  Thank you!
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    Priscilla Oakley · 04/23/2021
    I’m interested in the Espresso solid stain. I’m attaching a picture of the current condition of my deck. Would I need to strip the old stain off before applying the new stain?
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    Be · 04/20/2021
    Why do these brown spots appear?  
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      RAD Products · 04/20/2021
      That is not from the stain but looks like dirt running down the sides maybe from rain.
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    KAZ · 04/15/2021
    Has anyone tried RAD with a paint sprayer?  I was going to use a sprayer on the spindles.  
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      RAD Products · 04/15/2021
      The RAD Solid stain will work with an airless sprayer.
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    Cheryl · 04/08/2021
    I currently have Pewter gray Behr solid color stain on my deck. I would like to use your product using two colors. White for the railings and coastal gray for the deck. Will the white solid stain cover the pewter gray on the railings?
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      RAD Products · 04/09/2021
      Yes, but you will need at least 2 coats, maybe 3.
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    Rory · 04/01/2021
    Hi, looking for some more photos of completed decks in the solid stains: cypress and brown oak so we can choose which would look best.Also, what would you recommend to remove old polyurethane coating/residue on deck. 
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    AngelP · 03/30/2021
    Is the solid stain solid in larger qty than 1 gallon?  I need 10 gallons
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    Ryan · 03/28/2021
    I completed my deck restoration last year using RAD products and RAD solid stain. It came out great! The deck held up well through the first year, without any peeling or chipping. I intend to apply a single maintenance coat of RAD solid stain this spring.
    1)    Do I need to power wash the deck before application, or is a solid rinse with a hose sufficient?
    2)    Is there any other preparation steps needed?
    3)    What is the minimum temperature you recommend for application and drying? The product label says 45 – 95 degrees, but is 45 truly acceptable, or is it safer to stay at a higher temperature?
    Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 03/29/2021
      -Light pressure wash-Use the cleaner if you have any dirt or mildew-Temps are correct. No issues at 45.
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    RT00 · 03/27/2021
    Hi,How many gallons for a 12x16 deck + railing? Also, can your solid stains be adjusted to a color of liking if I use mixol tints?
    Thanks
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      RAD Products · 03/28/2021
      4-5 gallons for two coats. We would not suggest custom tinting.
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        Rt00 · 03/28/2021
        Okay. What is the best way to apply it, roll and brush or can I just brush it with a good latex brush? Does it cover a pre-existing water base stain? I just sanded most of the deck, will go over it again with an 80grit — do I need the brighten step or can I just apply it directly without that step since the board will be sanded and cleaned well? 
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          RAD Products · 03/28/2021
          Roll and brush. It will cover old stains. No need to brighten in your scenario. 
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            RT00 · 03/28/2021
            What is the optimal time for applying the second coat? Would you start with railing first and then do the deck boards? Also, do you suggest an outdoor rug to preserve the color better or would that do more damage? 
            Thank you for your help!
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              RAD Products · 03/28/2021
              When applying the solid stain, best to apply the second coat as soon as the first coat is dry. Rugs work well and look nice.
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                RT00 · 04/06/2021
                Hi,So I just stained 99% of my deck. It looks great! I bought 5 gallons because you suggested 4-5, however, I only used 2 gallons for two coats. Can I return at least two gallons? Thanks! 
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    Robert · 03/20/2021
    Can color tints be added or are you limited to pre mixed colors
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    Julie · 11/12/2020
    I read some reviews of your stains and am interested in trying one. I had already power washed, stripped, sanded, and brightened my 30 year old deck before I learned about your products. When the deck is dry the it’s hard to see any of the solid stain that was on it remaining on the wood. When wet, you can see the old stain becomes visible in many of the little cracks (I attached some photos showing the contrast). It is incredible hard to get the remaining stain out.
    My question is, do I have to use a solid stain to cover the flaws, or would a semi-transparent tint the bits of stain left in the cracks and even out the appearance? I like the look of the semi-transparent, but I realize the wood is very old and may need to be coated with the solid.
    Thanks,
    Julie
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      RAD Products · 11/12/2020
      You would have to use a solid stain to cover the solid stain that you are unable to remove.
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    Mark · 11/08/2020
    New deck; weathered for six months. Cleaned and brightened the wood. Applied first coat of solid color stain and approximately three hours later applied second coat. As I was finishing second coat we got a very brief but heavy unexpected rain shower. Rain washed stain off some areas and others have chalky residue that looks like it will brush off. Is it OK to apply another coat after the deck has dried? We are now expecting rain for a few more days.
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    Rondi · 10/21/2020
    We live on the east coast of Florida, full sun, humidity and salt. Our deck and stairs are 2 years old and PT wood. Which stain do you recommend?