Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain 5 Gallons and Stripper/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 Stain Stripper, and One Restore-A-Deck Step 2 Wood Brightener.

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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 Stain Stripper, 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 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.

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


Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper is a biodegradable, powdered concentrate that quickly removes worn finishes to restore wood surfaces. Stains and varnishes are removed along with collected dirt, mold, mildew and mill glaze.

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

Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Additives


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.

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.

Restore A Deck Stain Application Tips

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


  • 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


  • #1 Rated Wood Deck Stain Stripper and Wood Brightener
  • RAD Stain Stripper removes most clear, transparent, semi-transparent, and semi-solid coatings
  • RAD Stain Stripper preps previously stained wood and decks
  • 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

*Will not remove solid color stains or paints.

Coverage: 750-1000 sq.feet per container.

Restore A Deck Stain Color Chart

RAD Stain Size:
5 Gallons
Coats  Required:
1-2 Coats
Coverage Per Gallon:
100-200 sq. ft
45-95 F
Application Tools:
Sprayer, Pad, Brush, Roller
Dry Time:
4-8 Hours
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
Preps for Deck Stain
Coverage Per Container:
750-1000 sq. ft
Application Tools:
Sprayer, Stiff Brush


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    Alex · 02/26/2019
    what is the preferred tool for applying the stain to the deck floor and the handrail tops?
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    Don Leaders · 06/22/2018
    My deck is about 8 years old. I recently found that a number of the horizontal (2"x6"x12') deck boards were weather damaged and/or rotted and therefore I have had to replace them. What can I do to prepare the new boards so that I can immediately stain my deck so that no more damage is incurred? Thanks
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    Michael · 06/15/2018
    I am planning on staining a redwood deck (about 700 sq ft) in the Pacific Northwest. The deck is over 20 years old; and, still in great shape. I have been cleaning and staining every 2-3 years. The last time, the entire deck was sanded like a hardwood floor before staining. The question: should I use the Combo Cleaner/Brightener kit or the Combo Stripper/Brightener kit for the current project. Thanks.
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      RAD Products · 06/16/2018
      If switching brand, use the Stripper/Brightener Kit but this does depend on the stain brand and the type of stain you are trying to remove.

      FYI, never sand a deck floor that smooth. It will reduce the stain's ability to soak in fully. 60-80 grit paper should be the finest for exterior decking.
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        Michael · 06/18/2018
        We used 120 grit; then used an old floor guy's trick - hit the deck with mist to open up the pores. Worked really well.

        It needed to be done due to 18+ years of Pacific NW weather on the deck - to smooth it out.
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    Jeannie · 05/24/2018
    Our deck was first treated in 2015 with Olympic Maximum Clear Waterproofing Sealant. As a result, in reading about your products, I'm guessing I need the Stripper, Brightener, & Stain, however I'm a little unsure as to how long we can expect an application to last (I'm planning on applying two coats of stain). Does this typically last about 3 years as noted on other products I've reviewed? I'm also wondering if this actually repels water or if I need to purchase a waterproofing product instead. It's advertised that the prep and stain can be applied on the same day, yet I think I saw info on the brightener that said to wait 48+ hrs before that correct? In addition, we have a well so I need to be cautious with the amount of water we use with the pressure washer, and may need to do the deck in sections. Would it be best to use the stripper first on the entire deck (even if it has to take 2 days), then do the brightener, then the stain, or can I do a portion of the deck with stripper/brightener and follow up the next day on another section with stripper/brightener, then do the stain in the end?
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      RAD Products · 05/24/2018
      2-3 years is normal. You cannot add a water repellent/sealer on top of a sealer nor is there a need for it. You wait 48 hours after prep to stain if using a different brand of stain that is not the RAD wood stain. Strip all and then brighten.
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        Jeannie · 05/25/2018
        Regarding my ques about the water repellent, I was trying to confirm whether this product actually repels water.
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          RAD Products · 05/25/2018
          It sheds water. You do not want a stain to bead water as the stain needs to be breathable.
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    Tammy Martin · 05/06/2018
    What is the difference between RAD stain, TWP stain, and Armstrong Clark stain?
    How do you recommend stain be stripped from spindles...brush, broom?
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      RAD Products · 05/06/2018
      All 3 are penetrating semi-transparent stains. The RAD is different though as it is water based and can be stained the same day as the prep. As for removal of the stain on the railings, can you post a picture and do you know the brand?
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        Tammy Martin · 05/06/2018
        It may be Thompson's on the deck and railings, but I'm not completely certain. It didn't adhere well and it was a shoddy application done a few years ago.
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          RAD Products · 05/06/2018
          Use the RAD stain stripper and pressure washing for the removal. Brightener after.
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    Annemarie von Adelung · 04/25/2018
    does walnut stain work for redwood?