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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    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.
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    Christine K · 04/24/2022
    I used Armstrong Clark stain 2 years ago after the cleaner and brightener.  Do I have to strip and brighten if switching to rad stain or can I just use cleaner?
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    JD · 04/18/2022
    What would be the best color in Semi-transperent stain to get the effect similar to the photo?
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      RAD Products · 04/19/2022
      Darl Walnut color.
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        JD · 04/19/2022
        Thank you! My total area is appx 900 sq ft (including rails and all). Would 5 gallon be enough for 2 coats? Or should I order a couple of  gallons extra?
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          RAD Products · 04/19/2022
          No, you will ned 8-10 gallons for two coats applied wet on wet.
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    AF · 04/07/2022
    I used 30 Second Outdoor Cleaner on my patio. I'm not sure if the patio was ever stained or sealed by previous tenants but it doesn't look like it to me. Am I good to stain with RAD?
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      RAD Products · 04/07/2022
      The 30-Second cleaner is not good for wood (bleach-based) and is very poor at prepping in general. You should redo with the proper prep products. The RAD Cleaner and Brightener Kit.
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    John · 04/07/2022
    I want to purchase five gallons of semi-transparent light walnut but don't see anything but one gallon. Is it available in five?
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    Earl · 04/01/2022
    Hi there.......We are looking to use the Cottage Gray semi trans stain.
    Individual Gallon prices are on sale....does that price carry over to the 5 Gallon combo Cleaner/Brightener/5-Gallon Stain package?
    If yes, would that price be $235.00 for the complete 5 Gallon kit  in cottage Gray?
    Thank you.
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      RAD Products · 04/02/2022
      No, it does not. Just single gallons.
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    Earl · 03/29/2022
    1) Using all RAD product. Doing my 2 yr old fence with Stripper and Brightener. Will then do Wet-on-Wet application of Semi-Transparent stain. When would I need to stain again?
    When I do will I just clean/brighten or do I have to strip/brighten.
    How many coats for the future semi-transparent staining, same as wet-on-wet?

    2) Doing a new wood application of Semi-Transparent on my deck.
    I understand to do the one coat now and maintenance in 12-18 months.
    When I do the maintenance in 12-18 months do I do a clean/brighten/stain or strip/brighten/stain process? How many coats? Wet-on-wet?
    Then 2-3 yrs after the maintenance do I do a clean/brighten/stain or strip/brighten/stain?
    Would that application in 2-3 yrs be a wet-on-wet type application?
    Thank you.
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      RAD Products · 03/30/2022
      1. For a fence, every 3-6 years. Clean and brighten for prep when recoating. Two coats.
      2. Clean and brighten. One coat after 18 months.
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        Earl · 03/30/2022
        Thank you.
        For number 2 with the semi-transparent, after the 18 month one coat, how long until next staining and is the prep clean/brighten at that point?  One coat then as well?
        Thanks again.
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          RAD Products · 03/30/2022
          2-3 years and clean/brighten for prep.
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            Earl · 03/30/2022
            One or two coats at that point?
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              RAD Products · 03/30/2022
              2 usually but depends on how it wears after the 2-3 years.
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    Darren · 03/14/2022
    For your Semi-Transparent product, how close with the coverage be between new wood and and old wood that has been cleaned and brightened?  I'm not looking for a perfect match but would like to know if it would be relatively close?  (Light Walnut) Thanks.   
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      RAD Products · 03/14/2022
      Older wood is more absorbent so it will stain darker in color compared to new wood. All semi-transparent colors will be like this.
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    DG · 03/11/2022
    Can it be applied by sprayer?
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    MRC · 03/02/2022
    I have RAD Semi Transparent on a deck around my pool that was coated last year. I need to recoat the areas where pool traffic was the heaviest. Do I need to strip and clean or just light pressure wash before recoating?
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      RAD Products · 03/02/2022
      Use the Cleaner while pressure washing for a maintenance coat. 
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    Bob · 02/21/2022
    On mahogany wood do you recommend natural or cedar color? 
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    RJ · 10/26/2021
    I stained my deck last year using the Light Walnut.  It’s too cool now here to re-stain but want to know if I can use the cleaner to remove some mildew and then follow the entire process to prep and stain next spring.Thanks 
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      RAD Products · 10/26/2021
      Best to do the prep and stain in the Spring. No need to clean it now.
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    Matt · 10/23/2021
    1) I bought your products (cleaner, brightener, stain) in July 2020 and they were in a detached garage last winter in Chicago. Likely they froze unless the freezing point is super low. With the products still be effective?
    2) What is the minimum temperature range for applying any of those three products?
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      RAD Products · 10/23/2021
      1. Prep should be okay, stain has gone bad.2. About 50-55.
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    Lisa · 10/15/2021
    Looking to darken new garapa decking. Ordered Restore A Deck Samples and after light sanding to remove the mill glaze, wiped dust, applied stain, all newly stained sample pieces are still quite light with little shade difference between them (Natural, Cedar, Light Walnut and Dark Walnut). Is that to be expected? The darkest color, Dark Walnut was not dark or even medium toned at all. ~Thank you~
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    Cody C · 10/05/2021
    I'm planning on using the Semi-Transparent Dark Walnut stain on a recently prepped deck. I may have completed a few steps in the wrong order and wanted clarification before staining.
    I stripped and brightened the deck Sept 24-25. I noticed there were several areas that needed some sanding after the deck completely dried out. I ended up completely the sanding process Oct. 1-2. Am I ok to go ahead and apply the stain, or should I use the brightener again directly before applying the stain? Or do I need to use the cleaner and then brightener and then stain?
    Second question, when applying the stain I believe I read you guys recommend a deck staining brush for the decking and pads for the railing. Is using a stain brush (paint brush style) ok for this? I don't believe a pad will hold up for very long while staining the rails. 
    Thank you!
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      RAD Products · 10/06/2021
      Clean, brighten, and stain is the best way but at least use the brightener if you do not have the cleaner.
      Pad for rails and floor brush is correct. Pads are much easier for rails than a hand brush.https://www.restore-a-deck.com/decktools.html
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        Cody C · 10/06/2021
        Thanks for your reply. I do have some of the cleaner on hand. I’ll go ahead and clean and re-brighten the deck before staining this weekend. 
        I’ll also try the pads out as well. 
        Thanks for the quick reply. 
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    Danielle · 10/04/2021
    I had used your cleaner and then the brightener.., and then started sanding. The fibers of the treated yellow pine were coming out. (The boards were put in last year but not dried out in time before the cold weather came to stain so the wood had weathered over the year) And it appears I didn’t rinse long enough to get the brightener washed out as I see areas that appear a little bleached out. Though When the wood is wet you don’t see it those areas at all.But my question is I had first sanded with a 120 Grit as it was what I had but realize I need to use 60 or 80 Grit. Once I re-sand… do I need to use the cleaner and brightener again or just rinse off with water to clean it up and then stain? *One note is I’m not getting my stain until next week… (I was going to use another stain product I had but changed my mind and ordered yours). Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 10/04/2021
      Clean and brighten after sanding is correct. 
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        Danielle · 10/07/2021
        I re-sanded with 60grit, then used the cleaner again, but is it really necessary to use the brightener again? As I already used the brightener the first go around. The boards look good and just rather not if not needed again.
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          RAD Products · 10/08/2021
          You need the brightener to neutralize the cleaner.
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            Danielle · 10/08/2021
            I’m under a time crunch now… can I stain immediately after I brighten? this all has to get done today… to beat the weather and that I’m leaving town for the next week. How much time after brightening can I stain? And another question… will I need 1 or 2 coats? The wood is just over a year old, never been stained, but has been sanded? And if 2 coats are needed did I read correctly that I apply within 20-40 mins of first coat?
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        Danielle · 10/04/2021
        Thanks! One more quick question, I have seen different options for when staining… that wet the deck right before staining and others who stain on dry deck?
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    Lynne · 10/02/2021
    1. It will take me a week to stain my entire deck.  We're finishing sanding today. Can I clean and brighten the deck all at once, then stain in sections?  If there is a few days of rain and I need to stop staining could I just pick up where I left off? I'm using the RAD semi-transparent.   
    2. Also, I have a fence that got it's first coat of stain last year and will need a new coat this year. I read somewhere else I can wash and stain without using the brightener?
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      RAD Products · 10/03/2021
      1. Clean and brighten all at once and best to stain all at once. You cannot stop and start in the middle of a board and have it blend.2. Yes.
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        Lynne · 10/03/2021
        I was going to stain the deck in sections, its a multi-level deck, and I would do full boards. How many days do I have after brightening?
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          RAD Products · 10/03/2021
          You brighten the same day as you clean.
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            Lynne · 10/03/2021
            I already know that.  How long do I have after brightening to then stain.. I will not be able to finish in a day, I will not be stopping in the middle of a board. I will be staining a section at a time. 
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    JT · 09/26/2021
    Can left over semi-transparent natural stain be used 6 months to a year later?
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      RAD Products · 09/27/2021
      Shelf life if opened is about 12 months. Cannot freeze.
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    Jeff · 09/24/2021
    I used your stain for my deck and it looks great. However, I have a few spots that dripped over the sides and dried like in the photo and doesn’t look good. Is there anything I can use to wipe it and blend it a bit so it’s not as noticeable?
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      RAD Products · 09/25/2021
      No way to spot fix and have it blend. You could sand that entire board and then recoat.
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    Steve C · 09/12/2021
    I have stripped and brightened the first deck.  I appears that the two sections were added at different times. I used the booster additive, but the two sections are not yielding similar colors.  I opted for the natural stain, but wondering if I should order a darker shade to allow the sections to match, or used different shades on each section to try and get the colors closer. I've not used the product yet, so I don't know how much it actually darkens.
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      RAD Products · 09/12/2021
      It is not possible to get them to match exactly even with a darker color. The newer wood will stain light as it is less absorbent.
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    Jessi B · 09/11/2021
    another photo..