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

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

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 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 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 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

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Friday, 22 December 2017

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

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    Tom · 04/20/2021
    About 10 months ago I flip the horizontal surface of my deck because I was not able to sand off the solid stain. Some of the boards were in bad shape so I replaced them with new boards they have weather now like I said for about 10 months. I plan to stain with a semi-transparent stain. I will need to put two coats on the boards that I flipped and one coat on the newer boards or just just apply either one or two coats to both the flipped board and the newer boards?
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    John · 04/16/2021
    I am planning to buy the semi-transparent cedar stain for my cedar deck, but I also have a pressure treated hemlock gate that I would like to stain as well. Could I use the stain for the gate? 
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    Constantin · 04/02/2021
    I have a large cedar deck which was installed some 10 years ago. No treatment ever. Just power washed once a year. I just replaced some boards, so now some are brand new while most are the old gray ones. I plan to use your cleaner and brightener, sand it and power wash it as much as I can. Now, I also want to use your semi-transparent stain. Should I use the natural one or the cedar tinted one? I want as little visible difference between the old and the new boards, but also as much of the cedar's natural colour as well. 1 coat or 2? Thanks!
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    Philip Grego · 03/30/2021
    My Deck is roughly 800sqft I purchased the stripper & brightener kit.  Wondering if that is enough?
    Also looking to purchase Stain. Decks IPE clear would be BEST?5Gallons would be enough for 800sqft ?  
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      RAD Products · 03/30/2021
      Hard to say if you have enough stripper as that depends on the condition and the difficulty of removing the old stain. You have IPE wood? 5-gallons will cover that with the one coat.
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    Karl · 03/28/2021
    I have a 3 year old deck that has mildew issues underneath the stain.  Will stripping the deck get rid of the mildew?  Does Restore-A-Deck wood stain have a mildew inhibitor?
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      RAD Products · 03/29/2021
      Yes, stripping will kill the mildew. The RAD Stains do not promote mildew or mold growth like an oil based stain can. 
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    Ruth · 03/18/2021
    Application tools: Sprayer, Pad, Brush, Roller. I see you have said in comments to not use a roller. My deck is older and has rough wood. I hear the pads snag and need to be replaced often. Can I roller and back brush the stain?
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    Joe · 03/14/2021
    My deck is 800sq ft, how many coats of the grey stain do I need? How many gallons? Thanks.
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      RAD Products · 03/15/2021
      2 coats applied wet on wet: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/Deck-Cleaning-Reviews-and-Tips/restore-a-deck-stain-wet-on-wet-application.html

      About 6-8 gallons.
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    Steve · 09/11/2020
    I cleaned and brightened my four year old cedar deck deck on Sept. 7. I notice you suggest cleaning/brightening and staining on same day. When I order and receive my the RAD Semi-transparent it will be over a week. Will I have to do any prep before applying the RAD?
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    Stephanie · 08/13/2020
    I just had a cedar fence installed. Do I need to wait a few months before staining? Also if it’s a cedar fence do I pick cedar semi transparent or is the natural semi transparent basically a clear stain so the fence will be the same color as it is now? Also how many gallons for a 5 ft tall 64 ft long fence?
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    Robert · 07/30/2020
    I plan to strip/clean on morning and then stain on the next. How soon can I walk on the freshly stained deck? Assume summer weather (80s and humid).
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    Greg · 07/23/2020
    Attached are 3 pictures of my deck. I wanted to do a change to a semi gray, but based on results so far that looks like it’s out of the picture. Picture 1 is the as is condition, most of the deck. Pic 2 is less sun/more overhangs. Pic 3 is sanded, and stripped/neutralized with RAD products. Looking for advice on how to proceed. Should I just strip, sand bad areas and treat, rent a 12x18 sanders and try to get it all off, etc. I still want to go gray, concerned about adhesion to the present finish, do not know what solid product was used but appears to be latex. Will the RAD solid adhere well if applied over solid of another brand.
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    Steve Kempf · 07/09/2020
    I have a approx. 20x20 deck. One year old.Ready to stain. I have power washed it. I think it looks good. Should I just go ahead and stain it or do something else first? Want to use a semi-transparent stain.Thinking of using light walnut. One coat? Brush it on? How many gallons should I need? Thanks for your help
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    Tony Mailhot · 06/29/2020
    I stripped and cleaned my cedar deck with other products and plan on some light sanding. The deck is 1 year old and is in excellent condition. I want to apply your semi-transparent natural oak stain. I would like to apply the stain after cleaning off the sanding residue. Do you recommend that I wait after sanding to apply the stain?
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      RAD Products · 06/29/2020
      After sanding brighten the wood again and rinse well. Just one coat of the RAD Stain.
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    Dana Painter · 06/28/2020
    Will this help a weathered deck? We have part of a deck that is about a year old and has never been stained and has gone grey. We pressure washed it and it is still grey. We have another part of the same deck that is about 2 months old and we want to get the two decks to look somewhat the same color. Will your product help with that? Thanks for your help!
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      RAD Products · 06/28/2020
      Yes it will help but it is not possible for new and older wood to look exactly the same.
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        Dana Painter · 06/28/2020
        I know it won't look exactly the same but we're just hoping to get it close we're looking at the dark walnut so I think the darker color would help don't you?
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          RAD Products · 06/28/2020
          Darker colors will not blend it any better than a lighter color.
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    Tyler · 06/27/2020
    I have a brand new rough sawn cedar fence with 6x6 posts and 2x8 rails with wire on the inside. We have about 400 linear ft. Two questions:

    1. I love the way it looks right now but know its only a matter of time before the Colorado sun (we live at 7,200ft) will turn it grey. I was thinking of using natural semi-transparent to preserve as much of the natural color and grain as possible. Will it be enough UV protection to give us a few years before a re-stain though?

    2. We have a about 400 linear ft and I really dont want to brush this on. Can I use a pump sprayer? I have a 5-gallon backpack pump sprayer I'd like to use if possible.

    Thanks!
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      RAD Products · 06/28/2020
      1. Yes, it will.

      2. You can pump spray it on and back brush any drips and runs.
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        Tyler · 09/19/2020
        I'm ready to buy but not sure how much I should get for my 400' fence. I dont want to get too much since I would have to pay return shipping and a 30% restocking fee. How much would you recommend I buy?
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          RAD Products · 09/20/2020
          What is the total sq footage? Length x height x 2 (both sides) = total for a fence.
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            Tyler · 09/21/2020
            Well . . . if it were solid that would be easy math but since its ranch rail, my best guess by taking the surface area of each rail and post is roughly 1,980 sq ft.
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              RAD Products · 09/21/2020
              About 20 gallons of stain for two coats and 2000 sq feet. Spray on first and back brush on second.
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    Tom · 06/19/2020
    I have a large deck. It was covered with a solid stain. I wanted to change the scheme to a semi - transparent stain on the horizontal surfaces and solid white on the vertical surfaces. I tried sanding the horizontal surfaces but it was like sanding diamonds with very, very, very slow progress so I decided to flip the boards. Most of the flipped boards are in very good condition but there are quite a few boards that had to be replaced. I am going to wait until next year and then sand, clean and then brighten the wood. Since I will have a combination of new and old wood should I apply one or two coats?
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    David Philp · 06/18/2020
    Can I buy 1 2.5 gallon of cedar stain color, I have 2 gallons left from my first order
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    Steve · 06/15/2020
    My deck is approximately 4 years old and has never been stained. The wood is lightly faded but is still fairly clean looking. Can I simply spray with a garden hose to remove debris before applying stain or is it still necessary to treat it with the cleaner?
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      RAD Products · 06/15/2020
      You will need to use both the wood cleaner and the wood brightener for prep.
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    ken meyers · 05/23/2020
    I just purchased the stripper and brightener, are samples available of the stain products to evaluate how it actually looks on prepped deck?
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    stevec · 05/20/2020
    This is follow-up to my previous post i.e. calculating coverage for 2 coats on 2800 sq ft. In calculating the sq ft, I added footage that would be needed for the railings. Does the 100-200 sq ft/gal figure you use mean for the deck only or does it include the rails. I ask because I read that latter is what you use for cleaner & brightner sq ft. Again thanks so much for helping.
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      RAD Products · 05/21/2020
      Deck only, it does not include rails, steps, etc. You have to add that to your total. For 2800 sq feet and two coats you will need about 20-30 gallons.
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    stevec · 05/20/2020
    I will be staining 2800 sq ft of deck and covered patio. Wood is 20 months old and in great shape. It says coverage is 100-200 sq ft/gal. That is a big range. What should I expect for coverage in my situation? Also I will do 2 coats. Will the second coat get better coverage? I want to do this right the first time. So I'm not trying to skimp but don't want alot of stain sitting around when I'm done. Thanks for your guidance.
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    Crystal · 05/18/2020
    I ordered way too much product. I'm not sure how I miscalculated, and I even recalculated today with the same result. We have 4-2.5 gallon bottles (two boxes) of stain left after two coats. Even if we restain in a couple of years, we wouldn't need all 4. I ended up using a little short of 2 containers (5 gallons) to complete the job. What is the return policy?
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    Ron K. · 05/17/2020
    I purchased three 2.5 gallon containers of stain in 2018. I only needed two of them for my fence and had one left over. First, I assume I can still use the left over stain? Second, can I purchase another two and a half gallon container. I only see one gallon and five gallon options no the web site.
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      RAD Products · 05/17/2020
      It should still be good as long as it was not opened and it did not freeze. We do not sell the 2.5-gallons individually.
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    Ken Kapp · 05/11/2020
    Can I apply this stain with an 18" long-nap roller, followed by back-brushing, or only a staining pad? If only by pad, what is the advantage?
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      RAD Products · 05/11/2020
      Stain pad or brush. Do not use a roller, it makes is splatter and hard to apply evenly.
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    Steve · 04/15/2020
    I bought brightener, cleaner and RAD clear stain in Spring 2018 and did not use up all of the products. They were left in the garage over winter in 2018, then moved inside in 2019 but were subjected to freezing temperatures. Is the stain still effective? If not, how can I safely dispose of it?
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      RAD Products · 04/16/2020
      The stain has most likely gone bad if it has frozen. Check with your local municipality about the disposal of paints. They typically have certain days of the year.
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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?