Restore A Deck Stain Two TonedRestore-A-Deck Two-Toned Wood Deck Staining

Have you ever considered doing a Two-Toned Wood Deck? Two-toned decks have become increasingly popular in the last few years due to ease of future maintenance and having a unique two-color approach. A two-toned deck would have the Restore-A-Deck Solid Stain on the vertical railings and spindles and the deck floor or horizontal is stained with the Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain.

There are several advantages to using the Restore-A-Deck Stains for a two-toned deck:

  • The ability to blend the house paint color by choosing the Restore-A-Deck Solid Stain in one of the 5 pre-mixed colors.
  • The deck floor can then be stained with the Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Stain so it still has that natural wood appearance.
  • The RAD Solid Stain on vertical wood can last 4-8 years with minor touchups and cleaning.
  • The RAD Semi-Transparent Stain on flooring/horizontal wood can be cleaned and recoated as needed. Much easier for future maintenance.
  • All RAD Wood Stains can be applied the same day as the prep!

A properly done Restore-A-Deck Wood Stained two-tone deck can really add appeal and value to your property while at the same time, easing the maintenance frequency and difficulty of restaining down the road.

If you have any questions on using the Restore-A-Deck Wood stains for a two-toned deck, please ask in the comment area below.

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    Chris · 10/18/2019
    I need to refinish the upright posts and pergola over our two-toned deck. The posts and pergola are stained white (brand unknown) - the stain has worn off in some areas, especially on the top of the pergola, and there is mold that needs to be cleaned off. What should I do to prep the wood before applying a new coat of white solid stain?
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      RAD Products · 10/18/2019
      Use the RAD Cleaner and pressure washing to remove the loose stain and mildew. You can then cover the rest with the new solid stain coating.
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    Joy Little · 10/03/2019
    Deck has solid stain on it now. Would it be possible to go to semi transparent stain? How much prep would that entail?
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      RAD Products · 10/03/2019
      You would have to sand off the solid stain fully if you want to go to a semi-transparent stain.
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    barbara · 08/24/2019
    On 2 tone deck, which do you do first - deck or rails?
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    Zita · 08/20/2019
    I am refinishing a badly neglected deck and would appreciate any suggestions as to how to bring together various colors on my house, deck, and steps. The siding has a reddish/pink tone, the deck is redwood, the deck ceiling is a honey color (not sure what type of wood), and deck stairs have been replaced with pressure treated wood. I would like to use semitransparent stain on the deck.
    Thank you.
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    Marv Boggs · 07/12/2019
    I'll also be doing a two-tone deck (re-coating an old cedar deck after stripping/cleaning) using Brown Oak and Desert Taupe solid colors. Q: I want to do the floor perimeter in BO, with the inside deck area done in DT. I'll need to tape the edges so they butt up against each other with a clean line. How long should I let the first color--probably the BO, dry (after coating twice) before taping over with the edge when doing the inside color with DT?
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    Marv Boggs · 07/12/2019
    Can I use texture additive material with restore-a-deck solid color to better provide traction on my cedar deck steps?
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      RAD Products · 07/12/2019
      Yes as long as you do two coats and use it in the second coat.
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    Lavergne zaleski · 05/31/2019
    I want the solid on the railings but would like a sheene
    also because I been told that I will also do a solid stain on the deck
    because the deck was painted the sold stain before,and can’t use a
    semi transport stain.
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      RAD Products · 06/01/2019
      You cannot have a sheen with a deck stain. It will peel and blister. The RAD Solid Stain is a Matte shine.
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    Jamie · 05/02/2019
    Is there a guide for achieving the two-toned effect. I have a relatively small deck, but I would like to use restore a deck products to achieve this in the next few weeks, as soon as weather permits.
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      RAD Products · 05/02/2019
      The above article would be the guide. Verticals are solid stain and the horizontals are the semi-transparent. Directions on how to apply each stain are on each container plus numerous how-to articles on this website.