Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain 5 Gallons

$179.99
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*Contains Two 2.5 Gallon (total of 5 gallons) containers for easier use and storage.

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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Restore A Deck 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 Semi-Transparent Wood Stain protects wood from harmful UV rays and damage caused by water penetration. Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent 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 4 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 Semi-Transparent 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

Restore A Deck Stain Application Tips

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

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 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

Friday, 22 December 2017

Love the containers. Much easier to pick up, pour and store!

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    Jason H · 09/24/2019
    Just wanted to share before and after. Used cleaner and brightener last Tues. Stained with Light Walnut Semi Transparent today. I think it looks great and turned out well. 2 coats all around started at 9:30 finished at 7.
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      RAD Products · 09/24/2019
      Looks great!
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        Jason H · 09/27/2019
        Thanks. Hey I had seen an inquiry in one of these threads about how to remove the stain if any happened to splash onto vinyl siding but can’t seem to locate it. What was your recommended solution to accomplish this?
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    Christie T · 09/17/2019
    This product is excellent. Deck is about 10 years old, pressure treated pine would be my guess. My husband pressure cleaned it and in another afternoon back in March we applied a thin coat of the Natural Semi Transparent. Deck was in okay condition, and now it sparkles. Matches our light maple wood floors inside so nicely. Will post before and after tomorrow as it's dark outside now. Ordering another 5 gallons to complete the other deck. Worth a try, and very reasonable price.
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    Bob · 08/25/2019
    I have an older deck (12-15 years) that I am trying to squeeze a couple more years out of. I pressure washed the deck and was looking at your dark walnut semi-transparent stain. Would this stain work good at helping with the imperfections? Also if so, best to apply with the deck damp? The right side and bottom side were the pressure washed portions. (Dry California heat with temps topping out in the high 90’s - I would apply in the morning). Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 08/25/2019
      The RAd Light Walnut is semi-transparent so it does not hide imperfections but you are doing a decent job of cleaning so it will look good. Best to apply to damp wood.
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    Vi · 08/10/2019
    How soon after a first coat could you apply the 2nd coating..area is about 120 sq ft and out of the sun
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    Chris · 07/20/2019
    Has anyone ever use RAD for a fence? Strongly considering this product but would like to know more about coverage per gallon! It says 100-200 and I am assuming that is for a deck. I have 3800 sq. ft. of fencing I need to do! Trying to figure out the right amount to order.


    Thanks
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      Ryan · 08/26/2019
      Hi Chris,


      I'm in a similar boat. How did this work out for you?
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      RAD Products · 07/20/2019
      Coverage is the same for the fence. For two coats and 3800 sq feet. you will need 30-35 gallons. Works great for fences.
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        Chris · 07/21/2019
        With your product, what would be the best way to apply the stain? Sprayer, Roller or brush for a privacy fence?
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          RAD Products · 07/22/2019
          Spray on the first coat and back brush your second coat 20-45 minutes later.
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            Chris · 07/22/2019
            I have a lesco 4 gallon backpack sprayer that has piston drivers (commercial grade). Do you think that will work for staining a fence?
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    Laurie B · 06/23/2019
    This stain was a dream to work with wet on wet coats. Results were a little uneven on my older deck that's been stained many times before even after double stripping, but still looks great & I'm very satisfied ! I highly recommend this semi-transparent stain product. The Padco pads work great. I used two pads for a 2-level deck 12x16 + 10 x 10. I used about 3 gallons of stain. I have about 2 gallons of stain leftover. How long is the leftover stain good for & what is the best way to store it?
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    Jose meza · 06/23/2019
    How much stain do I need for a 200-300 Sqft deck?
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    Laurie · 06/14/2019
    I have what may seem like a really dumb question, but I got 2 of the 2.5 gallon jugs of stain. what is the best way to mix that before pouring out to start work?
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      RAD Products · 06/14/2019
      You can mix into a 5-gallon plastic pail if needed.
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        Laurie · 06/14/2019
        Oh, I'm very sorry. I wasn't clear. I meant how do I mix up the stain before I pour it out to use. Stir with a stick? Shake it? Thank you.
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    Kevin · 05/18/2019
    Woops! It says RAD Cedar! ::facepalm::
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    Kevin · 05/18/2019
    I ordered samples of the RAD semi transparent and got one call "Red Cedar". I assume this is the same as the "Cedar" color listed for sale? Thanks.
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    Dustin · 05/07/2019
    I meant, do I need re-strip the whole deck and restrain or can I just clean, brighten, and add a maintenance coat?
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    Dustin · 05/07/2019
    I have a maintenance question. I applied the natural stain (restore a deck) last year to hardwood late summer. I did not expect more than a year because it is hardwood. It is now spring of the following year and much of the stain is faded and some boards on the deck are starting to grey a little. Some parts of railings which are exposed to sun or more elements are more faded. I would like to maintenance with the same color. Do I need to restrict the whole deck and restrain or can I just clean, brighten and add a maintenance coat?
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    Larry · 05/03/2019
    can i apply a second coat?
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      RAD Products · 05/04/2019
      Not if the first coat has dried. Second coats are applied wet on wet.
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    Joan · 04/13/2019
    What are the ingredients?
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      RAD Products · 04/13/2019
      Ingredients? We do not offer the recipe due to trade secrets. It is a water-based semi-transparent wood stain.
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    Sherry · 04/13/2019
    Looking for some pictures of customers who have used the RAD in the Natural semi-transparent color! Am having a hard time!
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    undy · 04/09/2019
    I have 1 gallon left of cleaner, is there anything else that I can clean with as I am attempting tomorrow. Thanks for all your help with all my questions
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      RAD Products · 04/09/2019
      The active shelf life of the cleaner is a few hours once mixed. If you have a gallon of mixed cleaner, it will not work very well if used tomorrow.
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    Undy · 04/08/2019
    Sorry for the continued questions. I was going to use a roller to apply stain but have also purchased the brush head from you. Is the brush head the better option?
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      RAD Products · 04/08/2019
      Rollers do not work that well when applying a penetrating stain. Use a stain pad or the RAD staining brush for best results.
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    undy · 04/07/2019
    I used cleaner and brighter yesterday was going to stain this morning but wood looks like it has almost "white hair" on some of the boards. I have sanded some of the railings but hoping not to have to sand deck as the wood is 9 months old. What can I do to fix? What did I do wrong?
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      RAD Products · 04/07/2019
      New wood when it sits exposed oxidizes. You that have to remove the gray oxidation from the wood. What you seeing is not full removal of the oxidation. You can go over it again with the cleaner. The wood fibers also do not show when stain and will darken in color.
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    undy · 04/05/2019
    Rained all day and night will that effect the cleaning, brightening process I was planning for tomorrow as wood will be damp in morning
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    undy · 04/02/2019
    I was going to wash my deck Saturday and stain Sunday. Mon- Wed forecast is for showers, should I wait to stain?
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      Elizabeth · 11/15/2018
      What color is that?
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      RAD Products · 10/23/2018
      Looks great. Do not add any more. Save the leftover stain for a light maintenance coat as needed.
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    Linda · 10/22/2018
    Here are a couple before and after pictures. I am spraying on 2 coats and back brushing. I don't know the species of wood.
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      Sherry · 04/13/2019
      Linda, can you share what color of stain you used? Thanks!
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        mario · 04/24/2019
        did Linda over give U the color?
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    Linda · 10/22/2018
    I stained part of my fence yesterday. I covered 440 sq feet with 2 coats and I used 2 1/2 gallons. Should I be applying more stain to the fence? Are my coats too light?


    Thanks so much for all your great help!
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      RAD Products · 10/22/2018
      Post a picture. Coverage can vary based on wood type and application method.
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    Undy · 10/15/2018
    Installed a new deck in July, wondering what would be the best sun & water protector for NY. We had a lot of rainy weekends and the weather has now cooled off to mid 50's. Should I try to apply now or wait till next spring?
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      Undy · 03/24/2019
      Wondering if there is a certain temp to wash, clean and stain deck. Hoping to have completed before Easter but weather here in Northeast is still mid 40's to 50 degrees
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        RAD Products · 03/24/2019
        50 degrees or higher.
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          Undy · 03/27/2019
          I instaled a deck last August 2018, I have bought cleaner and brightner. looking to buy stain for a 16' x 22 ' deck. Will I need to stain with 2 coats or 1? I assume i would need 5 gallons for one coat. Do you recommend 2 coats? An if so would I need to purchase 10 gallons then? Deck also has spindles with the same 16 x 22, has 8 steps to ground as well. THANKS
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            RAD Products · 03/27/2019
            One coat since the wood is less than 12 months old. As for quantity needed, use the calculator on right-hand side if on a desktop. Or give us a total sq footage that includes all flooring, steps, and railings.
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      RAD Products · 10/15/2018
      Do in Spring. Prep with the Cleaner/Brightener Kits: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/RAD-Kits-Best-Prices.html

      Stain with the RAD Wood stain: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/restore-a-deck-wood-stain.html
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        undy · 10/16/2018
        Thanks for your advice
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    Dan in NC · 10/03/2018
    Hello, I have new steps (~4 months old), a deck exposed to the sky (grey wood photo/ 12 years old) and the rest of the deck is in a screened in porch. You can see the transition from the exposed and sheltered parts of the deck. I was planning on using a stripper, brightener, and following with a damp deck staining the same day. I do have a power washer handy. Any advice for my plan? Should I skip the stripper and use a cleaner instead? Many thanks.
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      RAD Products · 10/04/2018
      You have a little bit of old stain so use the Stripper and then the Brightener. Rinse the brightener for 20 minutes when done, making sure all suds are removed.
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    Brian · 09/21/2018
    I have just ordered your stain. I plan on using it on my wooden driveway, which is slanted and becomes slippery in the wet months here in the Pacific Northwest. I was considering adding an anti-skid product made for paints and stains, which is ground up walnut shells, 40/60 grit. Do you recommend I use your stain on my driveway? Do you have any concern about adding the anti-skid product (the instructions say to add it to the final coat)?
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      RAD Products · 09/22/2018
      The RAD stain is a penetrating (not a filming) stain so a grit will or antiskid will not work.
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    Phil · 09/13/2018
    If I get some on a part of the deck that I later want to paint with a white Acrylic exterior paint. Will the stain affect the color or finish of the white?
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    LN · 09/05/2018
    I just finished prepping my 12 year old pressure deck for staining. The total surface area including decking, rails, and steps is about 800 square feet. How many gallon of RAD do I need? Also can I apply just one coat? I have just recently heard of this product is it new to the market?
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    Frank · 09/04/2018
    I have a new, pressure treated pine deck. 325 sq ft. Is there any prep work required? Can I just spray on? Should I apply soon?
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    jaime · 08/30/2018
    what is the best way to apply to a yella wood deck? and should i do 2 coats? and if i do 2 coats do i wait for the first coat to dry all the way before applying the 2nd?