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

14ptWARNING: 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.

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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    Danielle Avery · 05/13/2022
    Can RAD work to stain/seal pressure treated wood fence? It’s never been stained before, what type is recommended, semi-transparent?
    Do we need to stain both sides of the fence? Any other prep work, it’s been pressure washed already, 2 days ago so it’s dry, should we wet it before applying? 
    lastly is it better to roll on or spray on for a fence and a deck job? Not sure fence and deck get treated the same. Thank you!!
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      RAD Products · 05/13/2022
      Yes, RAD stains work great on fences. Most use the semi-transparent but you can also use the solid stain.  We would have to see pics for prep advice. How to apply depends on which stain you are using. Directions are on the website and are the same as applying to a deck.
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    David Smith · 05/11/2022
    Hello…in Canada.We have an 11 yr old cedar deck and have used Cabot’s Australian timber oil to finish it - last time 2 years ago when we completely sanded and refinished. Really needs some TLC but are getting past the point (seniors) to do this every other year. Will your solid stain work and your products/process allow to refinish without sanding? Approx 400 sq ft
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    Steve · 05/11/2022
    Need a little advice. We have an old deck that had never been stained. 2 years ago, we started to stain, but then along came a daughter. I used semi transparent DEFY after cleaning the deck on the one rail pictured. With the old weathered deck, I'm wondering if maybe going to a solid stain is a better option. What are your thoughts? What would the proper prep process be for both the stained and unstained portions? The DEFY seems to be pretty well soaked into the section we started. Thank you in advance! 
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      RAD Products · 05/11/2022
      We would suggest the RAD Stripper for the stained area and the RAD Cleaner for the rest. RAD Brightener last. Once prepped, use the RAD Semi-Transparent Stain: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/restore-a-deck-wood-stain/restore-a-deck-wood-stain-5-gallon/flypage.tpl.html
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        Steve · 05/11/2022
        Thank you for the quick reply! So you would suggest sticking with semi transparent...I figured I'd need to move on to solid with the age/weathering.

        I also forgot to ask, there a couple holes I'd like to fill before doing everything. Can I use a wood filler prior to doing this? At what step should that be done, before stripping/cleaning?

        Lastly, do you have any retailers in the Livingston County area?
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          RAD Products · 05/11/2022
          A semi-transparent will work just fine after the prep. Wood fillers will not work on exterior decking and will not stain to blend. Don't bother.

          We sell online only or you can pick it up at our location in Bloomfield Hills.
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    chris · 05/10/2022
    I cant decide between solid stain vs semi transparent.  Current deck has Cabot semi solid but it is faded quite a bit. I plan on using your cleaner, stripper, brightener with additives to remove the current product.  Any reason i should go for solid stain vs semi transparent? Thanks
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      RAD Products · 05/10/2022
      The only reason is for some reason you cannot remove the Cabot fully with the stripping. BTW, you do not need the Cleaner if you are using the Stripper.
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    Joe · 05/08/2022
    Hello, I have a 8’ x 26.5’ porch and a 9.5’ x 24.5’ deck that I’d like to stain with the solid stain. I also have handrails and balusters on the porch and deck, 15 stairs (41” x 11.5” each), and the siding of the house inside the porch (8’ tall and 26.5’ wide) that need to be stained. How many gallons of solid stain would you recommend, and how many packages of stripper and brightener?  Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 05/09/2022
      Hi,

      What is the total sq footage added up for all wood, steps, and rails?
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        Joe · 05/09/2022
        Thanks for the quick reply. My best guess is 550 total sq footage for the wood and steps (not including the rail and balusters).

        The rail and balusters run about 100 feet in total length (includes the rails across the edge of the deck and porch and down the stairs). I'm not sure how to determine their total sq footage. Any chance you can give a best estimate, based on the above? 
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          RAD Products · 05/09/2022
          Typically with railings, it is length x height. 100 x 3 + 300, so about 850 total it sounds like.

          -One stripper and brightener kit should be enough.
          -7-8 gallons of Solid Stain for 2 coats. 
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    N · 05/01/2022
    Are you experiencing any stain product/material shortages this year?
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      RAD Products · 05/01/2022
      Not currently but that could change throughout the year. Many issues with raw materials.
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    N · 05/01/2022
    Can this product be apply over previous coating decks with solid stain like super deck flood Behr product if the previous deck coating is pressure washed/cleaned prior to application?
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      RAD Products · 05/01/2022
      Yes but all peeling old stain has to be removed first. It will only work over prior solid stain that is not peeling and intact to the wood.
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        N · 05/01/2022
        Would you recommend using the restore a deck cleaner on the previous solid coating would it help with adhesion of the restore a deck solid to the previous solid coating  
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        N · 05/01/2022
        Thanks.  
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    Ian S · 04/28/2022
    Hi! I'm trying to figure out the correct prep / stain required to re-stain my deck. See attached for photos and thank you! Can I use a solid stain on top without completely sanding the entire deck?
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    Matt · 04/28/2022
    I just power washed off all/most the previous solid stain (Olympic). It was massively peeling from less than a year ago, from the previous owner of our home.  I have scrubbed off all the loose paint.  I see the prep steps that are recommended above.  But can you help me with tips on next steps based on where I am at with my deck?  It is currently gray in color, which I like, so I was going to choose the Gray Solid stain and do two coats on top.
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      RAD Products · 04/28/2022
      Post some pics, please for product help.
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    Marla · 04/25/2022
    I am trying to decide between solid and semi transparent. The deck had a solid which I completely sanded off.  Will semi transparent work now or do I need to stay with solid.  Also how hard is reapplying solid in future years as it gets worn down.  I live in Washington and we get a lot of rain and the deck is wet and very dirty every spring.  
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      RAD Products · 04/25/2022
      Post pictures here in the comments of your prep so far. What grit sandpaper did you use?
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        Marla · 04/25/2022
        80 grit sand paper looks like this so far.
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          RAD Products · 04/25/2022
          Looks good to use the RAD Semi-transparent stain. Just one coat for sanded wood.
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            Marla · 04/25/2022
            Before I decide if I go solid again what is the maintenance to recoat when needed later.  I really don’t want to clean the deck this much ever again if I can avoid it.
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              RAD Products · 04/26/2022
              RAD Cleaner with pressure washing and recoat. You always have to prep when recoating.
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    Lee · 04/21/2022
    Found your stains after some good reviews online.  I have a deck that had a section of boards replaced ( about 20 boards, which makes up about 25% of the deck ).  It was just pressure treated lumber and it had plenty of time in the sun to dry once installed.  I have since stained the deck twice inthe last couple years, using a medium to light gray arbor coat solid stain.  I used arbor coat bc it was supposed to be the best stuff out there, but apparently that was years ago, with an old formula that they no longer use.  The stuff is peeling and chipping only on the newer deck boards and frankly looks like shit after about a year. The other 75% of the deck holds up fine with no peeling or chipping.  I plan on power washing the deck and then sanding away the areas of the new boards where the chip and peeling is happening as best i can.  Will you stains hold up better and actually stick to those newer wood boards that I put down?
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    M. Lebo · 04/13/2022
    Can a gallon of one solid color be mixed with a gallon of a different solid color to get an in between shade?  How long will a gallon of solid color be usable after it has been opened?
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      RAD Products · 04/13/2022
      No, we would not suggest this. 12 months after being opened.
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    Christa · 04/12/2022
    How does this handle dog nails going up and down steps with this stain?
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      RAD Products · 04/13/2022
      No deck stain will be immune or can prevent deep scratches from dog nails. Eventually, wear and tear will happen at some point.
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    LindaR · 04/12/2022
    It's been 2 years since I first applied RAD solid stain. I think it's time for another coat. 

    1) do I need to clean and brighten before applying RAD solid stain? 

    2) should I apply 1 or 2 coats?

    3) if 2 coats, how long do I wait between coats? 
    thanks
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      RAD Products · 04/12/2022
      1. Just cleaner for the solid stain.
      2. One coat should be good.
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    CP · 04/08/2022
    I have a pressure treated deck. I have used RAD stripper, cleaner and brightener on it over the years and my fence...great stuff. I am going to replace all the deck boards but the foundation post etc are fine. They have Armstrong Clark semi-trans stain but I want to switch it all over to your Solid Stain.
    I. Assume I must strip and brighten the existing ? 2. Can I do the foundation post etc. now and the new deck boards in 4-6 months same color without problems?
    Thanks
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    Peter Urbanik · 03/22/2022
    What is the coverage (sq ft) per gallon?
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      RAD Products · 03/22/2022
      Coverage:
      RAD Wood and Deck Solid Stain applies at about 200-350 feet per gallon. Actual coverage varies depending on wood porosity.
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    Berkeley Dale · 03/21/2022
    I have pressure treated wood steps that are 14-months old and never stained, plus regular redwood railings. 1. What kind of prep should I do before adding RAD semi-transparent stain? 2. I'm only going to buy one color: the wood steps are very dark but the redwood railing is much lighter - do I need to pick the darkest stain because of the steps, or can I use a lighter one that will better match the redwood railing?
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      RAD Products · 03/21/2022
      Use the RAD Cleaner and Brighener Kit for prep. You can use any stain color that you like.
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    Mike · 03/19/2022
    Can I use a totally different stain if I use your stripper and cleaning product?
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    Drew · 01/20/2022
    How strict is the 45 degree minimum temperature requirement? I need to stain this deck ASAP but the lows are in the 20s and 30s for the next couple of weeks.
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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.