Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain 5 Gallons and Cleaner/Brightener Combo Kit

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This Combo Kit Contains Two 2.5 Gallon Containers (total of 5 gallons) of Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain, One Restore-A-Deck Step 1 Wood Cleaner, and One Restore-A-Deck Step 2 Wood Brightener.

Stain and Prep on the Same Day!

AVAILABLE SEMI-TRANSPARENT COLORS:
NATURAL, CEDAR, LIGHT WALNUT, DARK WALNUT, COTTAGE GRAY
Stain Color
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Stain and Prep on the Same Day!

This Combo Kit Contains Two 2.5 Gallon Containers (total of 5 gallons) of Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain, One Restore-A-Deck Step 1 Wood Cleaner, and One Restore-A-Deck Step 2 Wood Brightener.

Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Description

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 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.

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

RAD STEP 1 WOOD DECK CLEANER DESCRIPTION

Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner is a powdered concentrate that is mixed with water. It safely cleans and restores the natural beauty of exterior wood. This product also cleans weathered composite lumber, removing mold, mildew, and algae along with the silver-gray color that can develop over time. Restores all wood surfaces to their original appearance Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner will not harm wood fibers, pets, grass, or most plants. Restore-a-Deck Step 1 Wood Cleaner is not a stain stripper or remover of old stains. Please see Restore-A-Deck Stripper if you are trying to remove a semi-transparent stain.

*This product is Step 1 Cleaner of the Restore A Deck system. 

RAD STEP 2 WOOD BRIGHTENER DESCRIPTION

Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is a biodegradable, powdered concentrate that is mixed with water to brighten and restore the natural beauty of all species of exterior wood. This product excels at brightening, removing rust stains, and tannin stains caused by fallen leaves. Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is a safe, product that will not only brighten but neutralize the surface of the wood, creating an ideal surface that is ready to be stained.

*This product is step 2 Wood Brightener of the Restore A Deck system.

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 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.

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

RAD STAIN 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

RAD CLEANER AND BRIGHTENER ADVANTAGES

  • #1 Rated Wood Deck Stain Cleaner and Wood Brightener
  • RAD Wood Cleaner is designed specifically for all Exterior Wood and Composite Decking
  • RAD Wood Cleaner Preps new wood, weathered wood, and maintenance coats
  • RAD Wood Brightener neutralizes stain strippers
  • RAD Wood Brightener brightens and restores wood surfaces
  • RAD Wood Brightener restore pH balance of wood
  • Powdered formulas make 5 liquid gallons when mixed
  • Extremely cost-effective. When mixed, the cost is less than $7 a gallon
  • Eco-Safe formulas
  • Safe to use on all exterior wood surfaces, not just decks

Note: Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner will slightly darken the wood. Use Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener to restore all wood to its original color and as a neutralizer to further brighten other wood species that have been cleaned with Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner.

Coverage: 750-1000 sq.feet per container.

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.

RAD Stain Size:
5 Gallons
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

 

RAD Prep Products:
2 lb Containers
Powder Concentrate:
1 Container Makes 5 Gallons
Purpose:
Preps for Deck Stain
Coverage Per Container:
750-1000 sq. ft
Application Tools:
Sprayer, Stiff Brush

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    Mick · 08/23/2022
    I have a screened in porch with all new wood installed 14+ months ago.  Planning to stain everything including ceiling and rafters. 

    1. Planning to do two coats since it has been over a year.  Sound correct?

    2. Should I clean and brighten the ceiling?  If so, any tips on the best way to do that since cleaning the ceiling is more awkward than the deck.  Should I just brush best I can and rinse?
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      RAD Products · 08/23/2022
      1. Just one on ceiling and verticals, 2 light coats on floors.
      2. Yes, spray on and light pressure wash rinse.
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    Dorf · 07/15/2022
    I completed a cedar deck in December of 2021, and recently bought your RAD semi transparent stain along with the cleaner and brightener. I have a couple questions:

    1) do I have to wait for the wood to be a certain moisture content before staining? It’s been a very wet winter and is only just drying out now.

    2) the wood has silvered a bit over the spring and I plan on giving it a thorough sanding to remove the top layer of wood. Will the wood still need the cleaner? Or should I just use the brightener and then stain?

    3) should I try for one coat or two, given it is around 8 months old now?
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      RAD Products · 07/15/2022
      1. Not with the RAD stains.
      2. yes, clean and brighten the wood.
      3. 1 coat.

      More new wood tips: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/Deck-Cleaning-Reviews-and-Tips/restore-a-deck-stain-for-new-wood.html
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        Dorf · 07/15/2022
        Thanks, also, would it be better to use a 40 grit sandpaper before cleaning and brightening or 60?

        it seems 40 might give more porosity for the stain to absorb into…?
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          RAD Products · 07/16/2022
          It would.
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            Dorf · 07/22/2022
            Sorry, one more question: 

            I’m currently in the process of sanding the surface of all the wood with an orbital sander and 40 grit discs. 

            it may take me a little while to get it all sanded since I have a big deck. How long can it sit, sanded, before applying the 3 step RAD process?

            Is the sanding just to remove the mill glaze? and will  I compromise the sanding prep work if I wait a couple weeks before doing the RAD process?
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              RAD Products · 07/22/2022
              You can wait a few weeks to prep and stain after sanding.
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    JT · 07/03/2022
    Just stripped, brightened and stained our mahogany paneling (vertical). Looks great. Label indicates that for mahogany, a restaining should be done every year. Is that right or is every 2 years sufficient? What prep should be done when the time comes - if we are using the same stain? Thanks 
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      RAD Products · 07/04/2022
      Vertical wood should last 2-3 years on a hardwood like Mahogany. Clean and brighten for prep.
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    Matt · 06/05/2022
    Are these products safe to use near water. I have a lakefront deck I would like to restore but I don’t want it to impact the lake ecology. 
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    Jacob Cunningham · 06/02/2022
    Is there an issue with applying the cleaner / brightener one day, then waiting some time to apply the RAD semi-transparent stain approximately a week later?
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    Nancy · 05/26/2022
    we have a 950 sq foot deck, how much product do we need?
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      RAD Products · 05/26/2022
      There is a calculator to the right side of this page on desktop or at the bottom on mobile. Please enter dimensions there to get the amount needed.
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    Rachel Weir · 05/12/2022
    Ooh I’m doing a very neglected dry deck in Arizona. Should I get booster/thickener at all?
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    Alan · 03/05/2022
    Can you apply Light Walnut semi over Dark Walnut semi w/o creating issues?
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      RAD Products · 03/05/2022
      There would be no point in doing this but you can after proper prep.
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    Stephanie · 10/11/2021
    We finished a pine deck late spring/early summer and we are in south/central Texas, just south east of San Antonio. Can we wait till spring to clean and stain the deck? Or would it be better to do it now? The deck is in full sun, so should we also just start with one coat or apply two? Of course our summers are brutal at 95 to 100+ degrees.
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      RAD Products · 10/11/2021
      You can do it now or in Spring. Up to you. One coat if done now. 2 coats if the deck is a year old.
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    Diana · 09/23/2021
    Hi, I have a 12 year old deck with galvanized deck screws with an extra protective coat. I power washed, sanded, used the RAD cleaner and brightener. The deck looked brand new! I have built in bench seating and planters. So I started staining those before the flooring within days of brightening. In the process, I noticed dark gray, almost black, around all the nails on mostly the deck flooring. After research, I learned it was rust from the screws. I decided to remove the screws and replaced with new ones. I initially thought I had either sanded over the nails and they lost their protective cost or they were old and lost the coat. Well, some of the screws had been previously replaced and were next to new with no rust on them and the were screwed into the wood enough to get sanded. A deck builder suggested it could be the chemicals in the brightener interaction with the screws. With that, could there be a chemical reaction with the cleaner and/or brightener that could be causing this with the screws? Thanks for any advice. 
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      RAD Products · 09/23/2021
      No, it is not possible for the prep products to harm or remove the protective galvanized coating. The rust only happens when the coating is removed by sanding, aging, or using a non-galvanized screw, etc.
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    Heather · 09/03/2021
    We have a mixed wood second-story deck with stairs in the Pacific Northwest that's 5-6 years old on a new to us house. The Deck and railings are one type of wood that looks weathered and gray, the stairs a 2nd (looks like hardwood with red tinges after pressure washing), and the support posts a 3rd (possibly ipa) would this work for all 3? We've pressure washed all the "clear" stain the previous owners applied off. 
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      RAD Products · 09/03/2021
      Yes the RAD stain will work on all wood types. 
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    Richard · 09/02/2021
    I will be staining my deck which is new pressure treated lumber installed 4 months ago and also a pavilion which is pressure treated lumber, standard lumber and the columns are a laminate  southern pine.
    Can I use the same process clean, brighten and stain on all types of wood?
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    Robert Flory · 08/29/2021
    Will the natural semi-transparent stain prevent the wood from greying? Will it do it a well as the other colors? The coverage is listed as 100-200 sq ft per gallon, for two coats. Does this mean one coat covers 200 to 300 sq ft?
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      RAD Products · 08/30/2021
      The natural is tinted so it will prevent UV fading. It lasts the same as the other colors. Coverage is 100-200 sq feet per gallon per coat. Not two coats. 
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    Jason · 06/13/2021
    Would you recommend 1 or 2 coats of stain on a new cedar deck that was installed 11 months ago?
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    Jason · 06/12/2021
    To mix the stain can I just shake the container?
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    Jack · 05/19/2021
    I am planning to apply a semi-transparent stain on my my currently-painted deck. I plan on power washing and sanding off the paint, but do you recommend using the cleaner, stripper, and brightener after removing the paint before staining?
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      RAD Products · 05/19/2021
      Sand 100% and then clean and brighten for final prep.
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    Nick L · 05/14/2021
    Hello - I recently power sanded off Behr DeckOver that the previous owner of my home used. It was flaking badly. I used a drum sander and Diamabrush coating removal tool to get it off. Do I need to let the deck weather for 3 months before Cleaning, Brightening, and Staining with your products?
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      RAD Products · 05/15/2021
      Wait a month or two and then prep and stain.
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    brett g · 05/08/2021
    how much is shipping to ontario please and does customs charge duty when the product gets to canada?thanks
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      RAD Products · 05/08/2021
      Please add products to cart and then enter your full shipping address for the entire costs. All costs will be included at cart.
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    JY · 04/27/2021
    We have a new third growth redwood deck (installed Sept 2020).  Your new deck guide doesn't mention sanding - are there any advantages to sanding, or is it more trouble than it's worth? If you do recommend sanding, do when do I do it - after cleaning or brightening? Thanks in advance.
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      RAD Products · 04/27/2021
      Sanding is not suggested unless needed as it can create issues.
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        JY · 04/27/2021
        Got it.  And what would be a situation in which it would be needed?  And what are the potential issues it can create? 
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          RAD Products · 04/27/2021
          To smooth splinters or excessive furring from oxidation removal. Sanding closes the pores of the grain, reducing the stain's ability to soak in.
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            JY · 09/03/2021
            Happy with the results. Cleaned and brightened and applied the first coat all in one day. Ended up going in second day with second coat for evenness of tone. 
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    Brian · 04/25/2021
    Howling is shipping to Canada 
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    Josh · 04/24/2021
    Can I use a colored stain on a redwood deck? 
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    John Kotter · 03/04/2021
    I am staining a dock that is on a fresh water lake. Is the cleaner and brightener and stainl all environmentally safe to use over water?
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    Mina Baghvardani · 01/14/2021
    We removed a stain using the stripper, brightened and then applied stain. We did a coat of your stain but it has dramatically faded in less than a year. We do have extremely hot summers in Oklahoma and this deck gets full sun almost all day. So will we have to clean and brighten again before staining, even though it hasn’t been a year?
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      RAD Products · 01/15/2021
      If in full sun and you applied only 1 coat to a very dried out deck then yes, you may need to apply a very light maintenance coat this year. Clean off any dirt and grim first and then apply one light coat to the horizontals.
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    Kari Thelander · 09/21/2020
    First picture posted shows the floor after cleaning/brightening, and this is the completed deck
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    Young Kim · 07/10/2020
    We are going to replace some damaged slabs of wood with new wood. Contractor is going to sand the deck afterwards. I presume we will then have to use cleaner and brightener to condition the deck. Read somewhere that only one coat should be applied if the surface has been power sanded. Is this correct?
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      RAD Products · 07/11/2020
      See here about new wood: https://www.restore-a-deck.com/Deck-Cleaning-Reviews-and-Tips/restore-a-deck-stain-for-new-wood.html

      Sanding will not speed up the process of natural weathering. Only one coat to sanded wood.
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        Young Kim · 07/13/2020
        The contractor is sanding to remove old stain so we can start with an even surface for all slabs, those that are replaced and those that are not. Would the steps after sanding be:
        1. Clean the new surface that has been just sanded
        2. Brighten the surface
        3. Apply only a single coat of stain

        Is this correct? Or do you have a different recommendation?
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          RAD Products · 07/13/2020
          After weathering for 3+ months for new wood, clean and brighten the wood for prep and then apply one coat.
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    MissConnie · 07/09/2020
    Does the "Natural" semi-transparent stain still have UV protection? Looking for something for sanded redwood deck that will show the nice colors and keep from turning grey!
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      RAD Products · 07/09/2020
      Yes, it does.
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        MissConnie · 07/11/2020
        Is the stain and RAD cleaner/brightener zinc oxide and low VOC?
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          RAD Products · 07/11/2020
          There is no zinc oxide in the prep products and they are Eco-Safe. The stain is low VOC.
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    John Leach · 05/30/2020
    Can the stain be applied using a hand held airless sprayer?
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    DB · 05/15/2020
    Great product! Cleaned and brightened and stained in 6 hours. You've got a lifetime customer.
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      Angie · 11/09/2020
      What color stain is this?
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      DJ DeYoung · 09/17/2020
      Ditto. Lots of rain in our mts. We can’t wait for deck to dry 2 days for oil base product as rarely have clear weather that long, plus time to cure 24 hrs. This breathable deck stain prevents mold and mildew better than oil based products, holds color better over time, can clean and apply on same day. Superior customer service. Done. You Have another lifetime customer.
      (Hey everyone, prepping your deck is serious work. Do not make shortcuts. The wood has to be clean! The RAD cleaner and brightener made my 12 year old sun damaged SYP fence look brand new using a pressure washer. Don’t apply stain until you do your due diligence to get there.)
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    Micah · 04/19/2020
    Do I need to clean and brighten new wood for a fence before staining? Do I need to let the Wood age before staining? I need to stain it before I can build the fence because we are doing a basket weave fence instead of traditional fence and need to protect all sides of the wood. Do you think I’ll be okay with not letting the Wood age first?