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

$209.99
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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: 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

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

Friday, 22 December 2017

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

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    R · 09/25/2022
    We worked hard all weekend completing all three steps. Last day was staining day from 8am to 3pm - six hours later at 9pm it started raining unexpectedly. Forecast was wrong. Is all of our hard work ruined?
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    Paul Pierce · 09/24/2022
    How long does fresh smooth wood need to cure before it is stained?
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    Adam · 09/17/2022
    I realized after staining a couple of railings that I did not mix the stain enough. I started shaking the container and transfering it to a 5 gallon bucket for mixing. The rest of the railings and deck came out as expected. Dark Walnut. 

    Can I apply a 3rd coat with the stain mixed properly now or will I have to wait until Spring? Will I have to sand or strip again?
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      RAD Products · 09/17/2022
      You cannot apply more now. Spring will be okay.
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    Natalya · 09/16/2022
    A couple of my boards are still sticky a few days after application. I think I over-applied in that area. Anything I can do about it? 
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      RAD Products · 09/17/2022
      No, not at this point. Just let it cure and dry over time.
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    Ryan · 09/08/2022
    I just had an all-cedar fence installed about 3 weeks ago - all new wood. The vertical 1x6 pickets are rough-sawn, but the 2x4 horizontal rails are all kiln-dried and surfaced on all 4 sides. I'm planning to allow the fence to weather for ~6 weeks and then apply a RAD semi-transparent stain. Do I need to clean and brighten the kiln-dried 2x4's after weathering, even if they aren't dirty? Does the fact that most of the square footage is rough-sawn change the calculation for stain coverage? I have about 2300 square feet to stain. I'm in the Pacific Northwest so the rain season will likely preclude any staining opportunity from October through April.
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      RAD Products · 09/08/2022
      Yes, you need to clean and brighten to remove oxidation and mill glaze. Rough-sawn wood is more porous so coverage can be less and stain color can be darker as well.
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        Ryan · 09/08/2022
        Thank you. Can I remove the mill glaze with a light sanding instead of cleaning and brightening? It seems it would be difficult to apply the cleaner/brightener to the 2x4's exclusively without splashing onto the pickets, which don't need it. I'm a bit hesitant to clean/brighten the entire fence since it's such a huge area (and time required for rinsing) and only a fraction of the wood actually needs it.
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    Hiro · 09/04/2022
    Hi, we just finished 1st staining of my deck (unstained before) using your system.
    It is great that we could finish this in a day!! As shown in a picture, it looks a bit patchy. We would like to know how to make this recover in the 2nd staining we are planning next year.
    One thing to note is that we mistook our calculation and the cleaning solution we used was as half-thin as recommended. Is this the major reason or there may be other reasons for this result? And can we make this more smooth next year by simple repeating the process (clean, brighten and stain)?
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      RAD Products · 09/05/2022
      Yes just clean and recoat next Spring to even out the appearance. 
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    MC · 09/03/2022
    What is shipment time to Montana?
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    Debbie · 08/30/2022
    What are the methods of payment 
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    Wynn · 08/23/2022
    I'm building a deck out of rough cut lumber Do I need to prep it before I put stain on it
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      RAD Products · 08/23/2022
      Not if all rough cut wood. If smooth wood, you need to weather and prep it.
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    Jill · 08/19/2022
    Does this product work on woods previously stained with an oil based stain?
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      RAD Products · 08/19/2022
      What brand and type of stain? Most likely yes but it will not remove a solid stain.
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        Jill · 08/20/2022
        Sherwin Williams seni÷transparent oil base
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    Alex · 08/08/2022
    Hello, does anyone know of a contractor in the Washington DC area who uses RAD products?
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    David Van Winkle · 08/06/2022
    Yes . New wood
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    David Van Winkle · 08/05/2022
    Any special prep or application instructions for Teak? Do I need to let it dry out and let the pores open up? I'm imagining that I will eventually apply a semi-transparent stain. Is that the right choice?
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    Ryan · 08/03/2022
    I will be applying the dark walnut stain. Will a roller brush work? If so what size? Would a pad work better? Thanks in advance!
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    Jack · 07/02/2022
    your calculator says i need 7 gallons can I order 3- 2.5gallon containers thats not an option on your order forms
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      RAD Products · 07/02/2022
      We do not sell the 2.5s individually. 
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    Nick Stevens · 06/12/2022
    What is the shelf-life of the semi-trans natural stain if stored in a climate controlled location?
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      RAD Products · 06/13/2022
      Opened, about a year. Unopened, about 3 years.
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    Ben · 05/19/2022
    How long does the semi-transparent stain need to be on the deck before it rains? 
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    Thierry · 05/15/2022
    Hi 
    does the restore-a-deck semi-transparent is allowed on Canada ?
    how much for shipping a 5 gallons kit to Montréal Québec 
    and how much Time to arrived?
    thanks
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      RAD Products · 05/15/2022
      Yes, we can ship the RAD Stain to Canada. For the cost, add products to cart and enter your shipping info. 4-6 days to ship.
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    Danielle Avery · 05/13/2022
    Hi, I plan to use semi-transparent for my fence, that is 5500 sq ft. I’m thinking 1 coat. How many gallons would I need if using a sprayer to apply? Thanks 

    secondly,I’ll use the same semi-transp for my deck but will do 2 coats. My deck was previously stained with semi-transp stain. I’ve pressure washed it and most of it has been removed. I did this cleaner (before I knew about y’all’s cleaner) will that be enough to prepare for stain?? 
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      RAD Products · 05/14/2022
      About 25-30 gallons. You have to strip off the prior coating, not just clean it. Post pics for prep help.
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    Moz · 05/09/2022
    Used RAD products to strip, brighten, and stain using the semi-transparent Cedar stain last summer. My deck is growing some mildew but I think I can power wash it away. Once I get the mildew off can I restain the deck right on top of the old stain or do I need additional prep?
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      RAD Products · 05/10/2022
      Use the RAd Cleaner if recoating while pressure washing.
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        Moz · 05/19/2022
        Do I apply the RAD cleaner and then pressure spray, or add the cleaner to the pressure washer? 
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          RAD Products · 05/19/2022
          Apply with a pump sprayer and then pressure wash off. It cannot be applied through a pressure washer. 
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    Erica · 04/22/2022
    Can I add a white universal tint to the natural semi-transparent to get more of a white wash look?
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      RAD Products · 04/22/2022
      No, and you cannot do this to any deck stain brand. Sorry, it just will not work.
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        Erica · 04/24/2022
        Thank you very much for your reply!
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    Tim · 03/21/2022
    Do you need to use the cleaner and Brighter on a new deck that is only 6 months old? Can I just pressure wash it and use the stain?
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    Mike · 01/17/2022
    Can the semi-transparent stain be used on indoor furniture (with polyurethane top coat)?
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      RAD Products · 01/18/2022
      No. You cannot add a top coat over the RAD Stains.
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    bpiner · 01/14/2022
    We have a very small section of redwood fencing that was stained very recently with RAD semi-transparent dark walnut. Application went great, but we're now considering changing to a different color semi-transparent (cedar) to lighten things up a bit, and wondered if you have any tips on how to go about it. 
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      RAD Products · 01/14/2022
      You will have to remove the current stain if you want to go lighter in color. Use the RAD Stripper and Brightener Kit with both additives. 
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    Bethany · 11/08/2021
    Working with old wood, has been stripped, sanded, cleaned & brightened with RAD products.  Using RAD semitransparent cedar stain.   Can I do one coat now (SW Ohio) and another in late spring ? 
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      RAD Products · 11/08/2021
      One coat now and one coat as needed in 1-2 years.
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    David Schreiner · 10/27/2021
    I have a deck that was stained with TWP 100 series semi-transparent stain. If I want to restrain with Restore-A-Deck semi-transparent stain, do I need to strip the oil base stain before applying your water base stain.
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      RAD Products · 10/27/2021
      Yes, you do need to strip and brighten for prep.
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    Walter Wilson · 10/23/2021
    I`m going to start clean and prepping the deck but it is starting to look like rain. There is a slight chance but this is Texas so it can rain anytime. My question is if it starts to rain while I`m in the process of cleaning will it hurt it? And can I continue to clean and wait till the next day and apply the stain? 
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      RAD Products · 10/23/2021
      Rain does not harm prep. You can stain the next day.
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    Wei · 10/19/2021
    Went over with cleaner, brightener, then 2 coats of semi-transparent stain. Overall looks great, but some areas seems white-ish. Is it normal? Should I add one more coat?
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      RAD Products · 10/19/2021
      That is part of your wood grain and is normal.
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        Wei · 10/19/2021
        Great. Thanks
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    Sarah · 09/29/2021
    Hello, we built our 3-story porch in 2017, waited a year for it to weather then in 2018 the porch was stained with RAD semi-transparent. We are now re-staining again using the same color, after cleaning and brightening, should we use one coat or two? Also, photo shows how stain has worn on the horizontal surfaces but hardly on the verticals, do we just re-stain everything with the same amount of coats? Thank you in advance 
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      RAD Products · 09/29/2021
      Clean and brighten for prep and one coat to rails and two to the horizontals.
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    G.A. · 09/24/2021
    Can i use Restore-A-Deck in a shaded area (like the decking on a screen room floor), or does it require sun/UV to cure?