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 4 beautiful semi-transparent colors that highlight the natural wood grain.

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!

RAD Stain Steps

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

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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    isaac · 06/24/2020
    i’m running short on stain what can i get done more with a brush or pad?
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    isaac · 06/24/2020
    i might not have enough stain for 2 coats for the deck floors. is one coat enough?
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    isaac · 06/21/2020
    i’ll be staining tomorrow with semi transparent stain, it will be sunny and 90 degrees any problem with that? Also i’ve noticed some black spots mainly where the nails are nailed on the deck boards any concern there?
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    isaac · 06/21/2020
    it’s been about a month since i stripped the wood and a week since i power washed the wood for the last time (after sanding) do you think i should power wash again to clean so i don’t stain over dirt?
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    isaac · 06/21/2020
    the weather says 40% chance it’s going to rain, what do u recommend?
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    isaac · 06/19/2020
    How many hours after using semi-transparent is it ok for it to rain?
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    Kim B · 06/18/2020
    Also, how many gallons will I need?
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    Kim B · 06/18/2020
    I am in hot/humid AL. Deck is covered so not a lot of direct sun but edges get partial sun.
    I have about 300 sq ft to seal total... deck bench & steps.
    I have used Cabot semi transparent light oak to stain bench around deck (usually takes 2 coats but I don’t want it darker). I want to clear coat deck & also add clear sealer to bench.
    Both were just pressure washed & sanded.
    What product do you recommend?
    Do you have any retailers in AL in Birmingham area?
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      RAD Products · 06/19/2020
      Hello. The RAD stains only come in semi-transparent color or solid colors and not in a clear. You also cannot apply a clear coat over your stained bench. Does not work. We sell online only.
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    isaac · 06/17/2020
    Forgot to mention I’m using semi-transparent
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    isaac · 06/17/2020
    Hi I have just finished the applying the brightener, how long do I wait before staining? Also, I’m not too sure how to stain the ideal way. How many coats? If 2 coats how long do I wait after the first? Do I stain verticals first? Do I stain section by section?
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    Scott Berneburg · 06/14/2020
    My deck is 12 years old, made from treated pine and approx. 480 sq ft of floor boards and about 350 sq ft of railing, skirting, etc. I am planning to use semitransparent stain on the floor boards and a solid stain on the rest. Deck currently has a solid stain (brand?). I completely sanded off the floor and replaced approx. 16 of the 6" x 16" boards (128 of the total 480 sq ft). I plan to buy the cleaner and brightener. I plan to apply 2 coats of each stain (only one to the new floor boards?) unless advise otherwise. About how many gallons of the solid and semitransparent will I need? And, how long do I need to wait to stain the new wood?
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    Jim · 06/10/2020
    What semi-transparent stain should I apply to a Tiger Wood deck?

    The deck is

    2000 sq ft (includes steps and railings)

    previously stained (2 years ago) now grey and weathered

    SW WA state (near Portland, OR) so gets lots of rain, sun, mildew/mold

    Do I use cleaner or stripper?

    How much cleaner/stripper, brightener, stain should I buy?
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      RAD Products · 06/10/2020
      Strip and brighten. 2-3 of the Kits. Use the RAD semi-transparent stain. About 10 gallons for the one coat needed.
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    Matt · 06/08/2020
    Can you confirm that no other sealer is needed after applying this stain? I really only want to seal. Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 06/08/2020
      You cannot apply a sealer over the RAD Stains. No need.
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    Dave Yeakley · 06/06/2020
    Do you have solid colors
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    Janice · 05/31/2020
    Stained PT Pine deck with Rad semi transparent cedar stain but I want it to be darker. What is the minimum time before I can go back and put the dark walnut on it. Does it matter if it has one or two coats of the cedar? It was stripped and brightened before staining....what prep is needed before staining with the dark walnut color? Would the time frame or prep be different if I went with the solid stain?
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      RAD Products · 05/31/2020
      Clean and brighten for prep in 9-12 months. If you want to do it sooner, then strip and brighten.
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    tbeaird · 05/26/2020
    I got the first coat of semi-transparent down on two boards and they got missed on the second coat. Can I go back and still place a second coat after they have been drying for several hours?
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      RAD Products · 05/26/2020
      It will probably not blend or take if you do spot touch-ups.
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        tbeaird · 05/26/2020
        How many months should I wait before applying a second coat? And BTW the deck brush to apply semi-translucent is the bomb! My deck is 850 sq ft and the brush has saved my back! Thanks!
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    Jonathan · 05/24/2020
    Hello there, I am working on a project to build a small outdoor climbing wall. Would this product be suitable for use on a "B.C Pine Plywood Exterior"? Also, would I have to wait for the 1-2, or 3-6, months to apply this product?
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      RAD Products · 05/25/2020
      Yes you can use this after 3+ months of weathering.
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    Ryder · 05/22/2020
    I have a small deck 104 sqft and then the stairs take up about 35 sqft, and then there's the vertical railings. I'm wondering how much stain I need to cover.
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    Christine · 05/21/2020
    Hi! I'm getting ready to stain my new deck with your product! It's 800 sq ft plus railings and 4 steps. Does 9 gallons of stain, 9 bags of cleaner and 9 bags of brightener sound like enough? Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 05/21/2020
      You only need 1-2 bags of the cleaner and the brightener. The stain amount should be good.
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        Christine · 05/21/2020
        Oh thanks! Just realized it's a concentrate. Thank you for the quick response!
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    Sue · 05/19/2020
    I have a 12x12 deck built one yr ago - southern yellow pine pressure treated with four steps. Do I need one or two gallons of stain? And will the $49 cleaner and brightener kit do the trick? Also, is the semi-transparent stain color "natural" clear or does it have a color?
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      RAD Products · 05/19/2020
      2 Gallons. One prep kit. Natural is tinted.
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    Joe · 05/18/2020
    Looks great! Very close to the picture. Thank you.
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    Joe · 05/18/2020
    I am going to be using Western Red Cedar T&G for exterior siding on my home. I would like the color to look like the attached picture. What product should I use?
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      RAD Products · 05/18/2020
      Try the Dark Walnut Color.
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        Joe · 05/18/2020
        Thanks. Do you have any real life example pictures of the dark walnut?

        Also, this is new cedar being installed. My supplier of the wood recommends sealing all six sides prior to installing. Then after install we can apply a 2nd coat on the outside if required. I've seen other sites (Armstrong Clark) suggesting for new wood to be installed without stain and to wait 3-4 months before staining.

        Do you have any issues with my suppliers recommendation of sealing first and then installing?
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          RAD Products · 05/18/2020
          If new wood then you cannot stain it yet. Install, let weather, prep with a Cleaner and Wood Brightener and stain only the exposed wood is the proper way.
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            Joe · 05/18/2020
            Thank you. How about the non-exposed sides? Are you recommending not treating them at all, even if being used as exterior T&G siding? We want to ensure that the boards last a long time and is protected against rotting and insects.
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              RAD Products · 05/18/2020
              No need to stain the unexposed wood. Stains would not help on the backside to prevent rot or insects anyhow. It is for exposed wood protection. Cedar is already naturally resistant to rot and insects.
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            RAD Products · 05/18/2020
            dark walnut
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    Hugh · 05/16/2020
    I have Ipe decking. Planning on stripping and brightening. Have always used Penofin Exotic Hardwood Formula for staining. Is your stain product geared toward domestic soft and hardwoods only? How well does it work on Ipe?
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    Fred Cruea · 05/03/2020
    What is the best way to apply the stain to avoid overlap coloration ? Last year I did board by board using a brush and doing a lot of back brushing, and still got some overlap.
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    Jason Barile · 04/24/2020
    How long will it keep if I don't use it all this year? Can I save it for touch-ups in a year or 2?
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    Luke Persons · 04/23/2020
    Won't let me upload my photo...
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    Luke · 04/23/2020
    I applied your stains to some test pieces of wood, and they seem to be alot lighter than advertised. The wood used is Alaskan yellow cedar. From left to right is your dark walnut, grey, light walnut, and cedar.
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      RAD Products · 04/24/2020
      Colors are based on wood type, age of the wood, and prep. On your new yellow cedar wood, it is correct.
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    Tamika W · 04/21/2020
    Hello, I’m trying to restore my deck
    1. would I use the cleaner and brightener before I stain?
    2. How many coats do I need based on the pictures of my deck?
    3. Should I use the semi-transparent stain or the solid stain?
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    Gerry Grabinski · 04/11/2020
    Good Day,

    I am looking for a solid stain for an existing deck that I stained 2-3 years ago. The deck is in full sun. Being a senior I do not want to do any extra work except putting the stain down.

    1. What product would you recommend?

    2. Secondly, my deck is 400 sq. ft. How many gallons would I need?


    3. Would I have to put 2 coats down?

    Thanks.

    Gerry
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    Andrey · 04/09/2020
    Hello, our new deck after 4 month of weathering was covered with Thompson's WaterSeal Signature Series Clear Exterior Stain and Sealer, and then resealed after a winter. It doesn't last long, wood greyed out and completely lost water repentant properties. I want to reseal with a RAD semi-transparent. What preparation should I do? Thank you!