Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain Samples

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This sample kit includes all Semi-Transparent 4 colors. Natural, Cedar, Light Walnut, and Dark Walnut. 1-2 oz samples per color.

Cottage Gray Color can be added for $3 in Stain Color options.


Note: Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain can be applied to dry or damp wood.
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Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Stain Sample Kit

Test the RAD Semi-Transparent colors before purchase!

Includes all 4 Semi-Transparent Restore-A-Deck Colors. Each sample is roughly 1-2 oz. This is enough to test a small area.

New Cottage Gray Color can be added for $3.Restore A Deck Semi-Transparent Stain Color Chart

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 Semi-Transparent Premium 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

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

Restore A Deck Stain Application Tips

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

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    Ryan · 09/24/2021
    What are reapply procedures
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    Rod · 09/21/2021
    I have used your stripper and whitener, but not your stain. I have had issues with black mold with Sikkens SRD stain in my cedar ceiling in my outdoor living area. I ended up using a mildewcide additive in the Sikkens stain after I stripped and re-applied the stain. While it was much better, I still had some black mold come back and had to strip it again. I am now ready to re-stain it and am trying to decide which brand of stain to use.  
    Would it be good for me to add a mildewcide additive with your stain, or since it is water based, is it not necessary?  I want this to be my last time I have to strip and re-apply stain to the ceiling due to black mold. 
    I plan to use your products to strip my deck. In a few years after re-staining, I assume I would need to re-stain the deck again.  Would I need to strip the RAD semi-transparent stain, or can I just clean and re-stain over it if the stain isn't peeling?  Some stains I have read about say you can just clean and re-apply over and not strip.
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      RAD Products · 09/22/2021
      No need for a mildewcide. Just clean and recoat as needed.
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    Ree · 09/06/2021
    Is the natural stain tinted? Will it prevent the wood on the deck from graying? 
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    Www18! · 08/24/2021
    Hello, I am trying to find a transparent deck stain with no yellow or orange hue. Any advice? Can the semitransparent stains be mixed? I would rather prefer a light white oak or grayish color. Any advice on this is greatly appreciated. The deck is currently cleaned, it’s a 10 year old pine deck. Thanks a lot.
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    NBrown · 07/24/2021
    What type of wood are the samples on?
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      RAD Products · 07/25/2021
      Samples are small liquid bottles to test on your wood.
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    humptydumpty · 07/21/2021
    I have pressure washed my deck to get rid of the old stain and have also applied Behr all-in-one cleaner/brightener. At this point it looks decent. Should I still use the RAD cleaner & brightener for the 3 step process or can I go ahead and stain with RAD semi transparent?
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      RAD Products · 07/21/2021
      Use the RAD prep to make sure there are not any issues.
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    R&J · 06/27/2021
    I have a 5-year-old deck, direct Florida sunlight. I have applied Behr stain and it started peeling after one season. Pressure washing hasn't helped. Do I need to sand it off or can I apply a solid color on top of what is there?  It's a mess I need directions on how to proceed.  Thank  You
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      RAD Products · 06/28/2021
      Use the RAD Stripper to remove a much as possible. Brightener after. You can then cover the non peeling Behr with the RAD solid stain.
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        R&J · 07/02/2021
        Can I use one of your semi-transparent stains? 
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          RAD Products · 07/03/2021
          No, you would have to remove 100% and that would require power sanding.
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            John Rizer · 07/03/2021
            Do all the colors come in the sample solid stain for 10.00 or do I have to pick one color?
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    Debbie · 06/08/2021
    We have a beautiful Ontario Cedar deck 5 years old, never stained or sealed. It is very grey now, which we like. Do we need to stain or seal it? if so with what , to keep the same look?Thank you.
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      RAD Products · 06/08/2021
      Our products are all stains which will enhance the grain. You also have to prep and that will remove the current gray/oxidation.
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    e mueller · 05/17/2021
    just received RAD semi-trans samples .mixed all stains well . it seems to me that the ceder and light walnut are almost the same . i used the same piece of decking for both samples and applied 2 coats to each in liquid form they look very different but dried to almost the same 'will the same be true  same be true when i purchase larder qtys. ?
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      RAD Products · 05/17/2021
      Colors vary based on your wood type and age. The Light Walnut does have more pigment and has a little more red tone than the Cedar. The larger quantities will be the exact same colors as the samples.
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    De · 05/11/2021
    If you have cleaned your cedar pergola with oxi clean to remove the gray and mold from a year of weathering do you recommend using your cleaner also or moving onto the brightener step and then stain?
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    Richard Dew · 05/06/2021
    What stain color do you recommend for an ipe deck. I like a deep red finish like the attached photo
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    Brett F · 05/04/2021
    I have a 5 year old stained cedar deck. I purchased stripper, brightener, and semi transparent natural cedar stain kit. The stripper did not work (I did not know what the previous stain was but it must have been the type you disclose the stripper will not work on). So I went through the process of sanding the entire deck surface (looks marvelous). I understand my next step is to still use the brightener, after that step is complete wait 2 - 4 hours (I understand I can wait longer if necessary) and then apply one coat of semi transparent stain. I wanted to clarify does sanding the wood qualify it as new wood and therefore one coat max or may I apply a second coat wet on wet?  Thank  you
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    Camille Watters · 04/01/2021
    I understand this....but can it hold up for 2 seasons?
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      RAD Products · 04/02/2021
      Not when chlorine/bleach is involved. Chlorine will damage all stains in months.
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    Camille Watters · 04/01/2021
    How does this stain hold up to a deck around a pool with Chlorine? 
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      RAD Products · 04/01/2021
      All deck stains will get damaged eventually by excessive splashing of water with chlorine/bleach. No way to prevent or be immune to this.
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    Joe · 09/19/2020
    What would be the best semi-transparent stain "finish" for new redwood
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    Ray · 09/08/2020
    I am reading a lot of good things about your product on independent testing websites. I want to see if I understand what I am reading correctly. I have a 10'x14' with a gable roof, built and delivered to my house in December 2015. It is starting to change in color and the company I bought it from suggests that it is a good time to stain it. The siding is T1-11 and it is a moderately rough looking finish, not real smooth. It has held up good but I think it is time to stain and seal it. It is still in delivery condition. I have not applied stain or sealant yet. I'm thinking semi-transparent, dark walnut. Does this require two coats of your product or one? I read vertical surfaces should only be given one coat. I want to make sure that is correct. Thank you much for your insight on this one. Your prices are reasonable and with free shipping, that makes it look even better. Ray
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    David · 08/25/2020
    What type of wood are your semi-transparent stain samples on. I will be applying to western cedar.
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      RAD Products · 08/26/2020
      PTP wood but colors will always vary based on just wood type but the age of the wood.
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    Tim Gould · 07/30/2020
    I sanded my deck to get rid of the Sikkens that was coming off. Originally I was going to put on solid stain. After seeing the deck after it has been sanded, is there a way to preserve the look of the deck as it is now with your natural semi transparent stain or will it cover it up? How long will it last on a covered porch?
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      RAD Products · 07/30/2020
      You would have to remove 100% of the Sikkens to be able to go with the semi-transparent.
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    Gary Ward · 07/27/2020
    I have a newly installed(3 months ago) deck and pergala made of pressure treated pine. It has the typical pressure treated look which is not bad but I want to get closer to the natural pine look, especially highlighting the red grain in the pine. But I don't want it to look like cedar or redwood.

    If this is possible, what should I do? Should I use a brightener before staining?

    Thanks,

    Gary Ward, Lincolnton, Georgia
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    t · 07/23/2020
    DO YOU NEED TO ADD A SEALANT TO THIS STAIN?
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      RAD Products · 07/24/2020
      No need and you can never add a sealer to a deck stain.
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    David Blackburn · 07/15/2020
    Where to buy?
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    ed · 07/04/2020
    Can I use an airless paint sprayer to apply your water-based semi-transparent stains?
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    Theresa · 06/29/2020
    I am staining an older deck that has never been stained in previous years. I got a sample of the Cedar Semi-Transparent and tried it on a section of the deck that had been removed and it was fine. When I opened the can I ordered the Cedar had a poop green tinge to it. I put it on a section of the deck and in the shade it looks fine but in the sun it has that poop green tinge. Am I doing something wrong or what?
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      RAD Products · 06/29/2020
      Did you shake or stir it? There is nothing in the stain that has a "green" tint to the cedar color.
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        Theresa · 06/30/2020
        What can I do about the color? It's definitely not what is shown in the pic or the color of the sample.
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          RAD Products · 06/30/2020
          It is correct and we do not see any "green". Colors will vary based on the wood type and age of the wood. The Cedar does not have any "green" in it so if you are seeing that then the wood itself would be the cause, not the stain.
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            Theresa · 06/30/2020
            Shouldn't the color be redder rather than poopy brown.
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        Theresa · 06/29/2020
        We shook it but it's the 5 gallon container. No way to stir as far as I can tell. I didn't think there would be a green tinge but it's definitely green. I tried to take a pic but it shows more brownish than green. It actually clashes with the cedar stain on my fence.
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    LO · 06/22/2020
    Another pic of stubborn stain. Need help!
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      RAD Products · 06/23/2020
      No, not over the Deckover. No stain can be applied over it. You will need to power sand it all off before using the RAD Solid stain.
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    LO · 06/22/2020
    I used Berh Deckover on my 15 year old deck and it started peeling. I have tried to strip, power wash and sand this deck to get the paint off. Countless man hours doing this and I still can’t fully get this paint off the deck boards. I’m completely exhausted and defeated! I’d like to use a solid stain on the deck but wondered if I can apply your product on top of the remaining stain?
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      Sherry · 09/06/2020
      Yours looks like mine did! I used a 36 grit sand paper in my palm and belt sander. The 36 grit is only found at the tool rental equipment shops and sold for the large drum sanders. Huge sheets can be cut into 6-8 quarter sheets. Trust me, it does the job! Mikita sells the 36 grit belt sanders.
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    James · 06/01/2020
    Any pictures of cottage grey on standard pressure treated wood, trying to decide be the solid grey
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      RAD Products · 06/01/2020
      Sorry but we do not. We do have samples for testing.
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        James · 06/01/2020
        I am thinking two tone white railing and spindles with a grey deck, I can use the soild for both right. Given its only standard Pressure Treated Wood, I assume solid/solid should be good?
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    Jean Ann Olberding · 05/08/2020
    Our deck is a little over 10 years old, never been stained. We have newer boards from where a hot tub was removed 3 years ago. Would you recommend a semi-transparent stain or a solid stain to get a cohesive look overall? We would like the stain to be light-medium in color - possibly cedar. Would that blend it well? We recently cleaned it but would you recommend the brightener to even wood tones as well?
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    Michelle A. · 04/27/2020
    Yesterday, we used the wood cleaner and brightner on a 3 year old, weathered deck (has never been treated). We ran out of time to apply the stain and plan on doing it next weekend. Is there anything special we need to do before applying the stain? (i.e., dampen it or apply to dry deck) We're using the semi-transparent cedar (RAD). Thanks.
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      RAD Products · 04/27/2020
      Nothing special is needed. You can apply to dry or damp wood.
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    Dennison John · 04/21/2020
    Can I use an airless sprayer with your stain? Graco xpro 19? Is your stain flammable?
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      RAD Products · 04/21/2020
      Yes, you can spray it. No, it is not flammable.
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    Dennison John · 04/19/2020
    Big deck with weathered rails. Will also need to do the cabin. Plan to use professional airless sprayer. Can stripper be used with pressure washer? Sprayer cleanup? Is stripper needed? Light walnut or dark walnut? Don’t want to use solid.