Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain 1 Gallon

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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: Natural, Cedar, Light Walnut, Dark Walnut, Cottage Gray

Note: Restore-A-Deck Wood 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 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 Wood Stain protects wood from harmful UV rays and damage caused by water penetration. Restore-A-Deck 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.

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 Semi-Transparent 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.

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

Coverage:
RAD Wood Deck Stain applies at about 100-200 feet per gallon. Actual coverage varies depending on wood porosity.

Restore A Deck Stain Application Tips

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
  • Eco-Safe
  • 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

Restore A Deck Semi-Transparent 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's and 5's
Coats  Required:
1-2 Coats
Coverage Per Gallon:
100-200 sq. ft
Temperature:
45-95 F
Application Tools:
Sprayer, Pad, Brush, Roller
Dry Time:
4-8 Hours
Cleanup:
Soap and Water
VOC Compliant: 50
Compliant in all States
More Info:
Product Data Sheet

Reviews

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Awesome deck stain. Prepped the wood and 2 hours later we stained the deck. All done in half a day!

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    Chuck Williams · 09/15/2022
    Just stained the house with your Cedar stain and we LOVE the color! We want to pick up a gallon for future touch ups. Is there a batch number we should use to get a consistant color? I saw a label on the top of the five gallon bucket with a number and thought it may be the batch. We couldn't be happier with your products. The stripper took 30+ years of layered stain off in the first pass!
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    David · 09/15/2022
    Just sanded solid stain off of my deck using 40 grit sandpaper on a belt sander.  I plan on using a semi-transparent stain after cleaning and brightening.  Should I do one or two coats of the stain?
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      RAD Products · 09/15/2022
      Typically just one coat if you power-sanded the wood.
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    Philip · 09/14/2022
    My deck (pressure treated lumber) was stained with Earthpaint MOUNTAIN XT stain (oil based) about 6 years ago. Can I strip the stain, brighten and then apply this product? Also do you sell samples for testing the color?
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        Philip · 09/17/2022
        I have a large deck that is over 1600 sqft. Most is exposed but about 400 sqft is covered. After heavy power washing, the exposed past is pretty well stripped. The covered portion has not been power washed yet and still is stained. I suspect power washing that section will only partially strip the stain.
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          RAD Products · 09/18/2022
          Use the RAD Stain stripper with both additives and pressure wash. Brightener last.
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            Philip · 09/18/2022
            So no issue using water based stain on a deck that was previously stained with an oil base (cashew) stain?
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              Philip · 09/19/2022
              Also what is the minimum temperature for application (lowest night time temperature after daytime application) for the water based stain and also for the oil based (100) stain.
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              RAD Products · 09/18/2022
              As long as you remove all the old stain then you can use the RAD Semi-Transparent Stains.
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    Dan · 09/08/2022
    If I have a cedar deck and want to maintain a cedar color, should I use natural or cedar colored stain? May be a dumb question…
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      RAD Products · 09/09/2022
      Any color you like will work. Both enhance the cedar wood you have. 
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    Ron Lentz · 09/07/2022
    Hello.  My deck is made with 5/8 pre-stained pressure treated pine that was built in 2017.  I've not treated it since then and water just soaks into the wood.  Do I need to strip it or can I get away with cleaning/brightening before staining with the RAD semi-transparent stain?
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      RAD Products · 09/07/2022
      Was it ever stained prior? Pics would help with prep.
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        Ron Lentz · 09/08/2022
        The wood was prestained at the lumber yard.  See attached pic - one board has retained some of its color but most have faded.  Water just soaks into the wood instead of running off.
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          RAD Products · 09/08/2022
          Strip and brighten for prep is the correct way.
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    t111 · 08/22/2022
    We want to stain an old stairway (never stained) that's affixed to the wood siding of house (recently grey solid stained and in good condition). We do not want to get the stain from the stairs (or the cleaner/brightener/power wash debris if possible) onto the wood siding.

    - Can we use a hose to prep the wood (clean/brighten/rinse) instead of a power washer?
    - Will painter's plastic block the stain splashes?
    - Which stain(s) can be removed easily if we get stain onto the siding?
    - Anything else you recommend?

    We were planning to spray stain and back brush - to get under the stairs and between wood pieces - but now we worry about overspray and ruining the wood siding.

     
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      RAD Products · 08/22/2022
      -No.
      -You can put plastic sheeting on your siding.
      -None come off easily.

      Just tarp it well and you will be fine. You are overthinking these things :)
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    Natalya · 08/14/2022
    Should I shake the stain before pouring some of it in a smaller container? 
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    Richard · 08/14/2022
    I have a 3 year old deck made of pressure treated wood. It have never been stained. There is some greying. I plan to use a semi-translucent RAD stain.  
    What do you recommend for preparation?  Does it need cleaner and brightener?  One or two coats of stain?  What is the best application method?
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      RAD Products · 08/14/2022
      Use both Cleaner and Brightener for prep. Two coats applied wet on wet. Use stain pads for r brushes for applying. 
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    homeworker · 08/14/2022
    Can I buy 1-  2.5 gallon jug of stain?
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      RAD Products · 08/14/2022
      We do not sell those individually. 
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    Roger Bloom · 07/08/2022
    Received our 2 2.5 gallons of light walnut stain along with the cleaners, brighteners, brush and single gallon that we ordered.  Apparently the transit process wasn’t too kind since one or both of the 2.5 gallon containers leaked.  Boxes were left on our concrete path - going outside now to try and power wash the leaked stain which had soaked through the shipping box.  Is this a common problem with UPS etc? 
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      RAD Products · 07/08/2022
      UPS quality of service has gone downhill since covid. More packages and not enough workers lead to a much larger amount of issues and damages. Very sorry that this happened and if you need an extra gallon to finish your job, let us know and we will send at no cost.
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        Roger Bloom · 07/08/2022
        Thank you very much. I appreciate the offer.  Anticipating putting down the stain in the next few days if Mother Nature cooperates so I’ll know shortly if I’m going to run short.  It has been a pleasure doing business with you.  I have never dealt with a customer service group as responsive to all of my questions etc as good as you all!!  
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    Mary · 07/07/2022
    When deck floor  stained with RAD semi-transparent shows wear, does it have to be stripped, or can it be cleaned and recoated?
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    Jason · 07/05/2022
    How long does this stain stay good for if the seal is not broken and is stored where it will not freeze?
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    LaRue · 06/29/2022
    Can I get samples of semi transparent stain?
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    Jason · 06/27/2022
    How many hours should I wait after power cleaning to apply the stain?
    Also, it rains a lot where I live, how many hours does the stain have to be applied before it is ok for it to be rained on without having negative effects?
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    Linda Wiles · 06/20/2022
    I used your products and have finished staining my deck.  Used semi transparent cedar stain. I only applied one coat and I think is looks great.  Is a second coat needed to insure that I won't be re-doing deck next year? 
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    Tyler · 06/12/2022
    Is it OK to apply stain the night before projected 95 degree temperatures as long as it's below 95 when applied?
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    brett · 06/03/2022
    adding to my previous post... I should also ask - what will the outcome be if I do use the semi transparent stain that froze over the winter?
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      RAD Products · 06/03/2022
      It has most likely gone bad. 
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        brett · 06/03/2022
        thank you - what will be the result if I use it?  thank you
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    brett · 06/03/2022
    what if the stain was left in the garage over winter and froze?
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    Julie · 05/26/2022
    I bought the cleanse and brightened combo after uploading pics and getting opinions.  Couldn’t tell if we had stain or not… I haven’t used it yet. And it rained and today I noticed these areas…. Do I need to buy some stripper or am I ok with cleanser?
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      RAD Products · 05/26/2022
      Use the stripper and then brighten.
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        Julie · 05/26/2022
        Do I need the booster or just the regular stripper?
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    Susie · 05/23/2022
    Is this product water-based? Is it safe to use on a raw pressure-treated wood roof deck with EPDM below? There's no way to protect the EPDM during application. 
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      RAD Products · 05/23/2022
      Yes, it is water-based and will not harm the EPDM.
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    dave C · 05/23/2022
    I have a ~400 sq ft deck, which was likely stained sometime in the past couple years and has what looks like rather significant water stains? I do have a power washer. Would you advise cleaner/brightner or stripper/brightner? Based on color I am also thinking the cedar semi- transparent is way to go. Please advise. Thank you.
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    Ca · 05/21/2022
    can i use a wagner spray to spray on the restore deck stain?
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    Jay · 05/21/2022
    We powerwashed our IPE deck close to the wood a few days ago and plan to stain using RAD. I have attached 2 photos of the deck + a 3rd photo of the porch ceiling which is the color we'd like to restore to.

    A few questions please:

    1) For prep, do you think we should use (A) RAD stripper + brightener or (B) RAD cleaner + brightener or (C) none based on these photos? Unsure if the deck has been stained in the past.

    2) As for the stain, do you have a recommendation on which color of the RAD semi-transparent stain to match picture #3 (ceiling of the porch which hasn't been as subject to the elements)? 

    Thanks you very much for the help!
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      RAD Products · 05/21/2022
      1. Clean and brighen while pressure washing.
      2. Natural or Cedar color.
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    Julie · 05/21/2022
    Bought a house last year and have no idea if we should buy cleanser or stripper.  Which do you suggest?  Pics attached. Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 05/21/2022
      It is hard to tell if the wood is very gray from UV or if you have a gray stain on the wood? Can you tell from looking at it closer?
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        Julie · 05/21/2022
        I can see what might be previous stain on the siding…. But here are some up close pics. Majority is that gray color 
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          RAD Products · 05/21/2022
          You should be okay with using the Cleaner and then the Brightener.
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    CJ · 05/18/2022
    Over a year and a half ago, I needed to sand off the old paint (or solid stain) and I got just about everything sanded off or at least as best I could.  I ran out of time before the winter came and since then, wood has weathered considerably.  Do you recommend I sand again or would I be ok cleaning, brightening and then applying the dark walnut stain?  I also have new wood (deck gate) that is clearly lighter in color because it is newer...any recommendations on how to get the gate to match the rest of the deck or is this just how its going to be?  Any info you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
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      RAD Products · 05/18/2022
      Clean and brighten all and then stain with the Dark Walnut.
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    matt · 05/11/2022
    I would like to refresh and stain a cedar picnic table that has been outside unstained for 2 years.  Do I need to apply a  sealant on top of your stain to make food-safe?
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      RAD Products · 05/11/2022
      No need and you can never apply a sealer over a deck stain, it will peel if you do.
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        matt · 05/11/2022
        thanks!!
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    Robert Arbios · 05/07/2022
    Hi. Did you respond to my 4/27 questions? I did not see it on your website. Thanks, Robert Arbios
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      RAD Products · 05/08/2022
      Yes, Constant wear from heavy water running off the roof will degrade the stain. The only way to fix this issue (any stain will have this problem) is to add a gutter on your roof to divert the water. The best way to fix it is to clean and recoat all the wood.
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    Mark · 05/07/2022
    Is the natural color stain dry clear or does it have a tint to it?
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      RAD Products · 05/07/2022
      It is tinted. Clear coatings (no tint at all) will not provide any UV protection from graying.
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    Robert Arbios · 04/27/2022
    I was so pleased last August when I completed the stripping, brightening, and staining our 20-year old 150’ cedar deck with your Dark Walnut product. But the cold wet Seattle winter apparently took its toll with this area under the garage drip line. What happened and what can I do to fix it? Don’t care if it doesn’t match the rest - just want to get some protection on this old wood.
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    Geo · 04/25/2022
    can I purchase a sample? I am thinking Cottage Gray would be good, but I am not sure how it would look on oak.