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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    mario · 10/19/2022
    My deck is stained with oil base semi transparent stain (Duck Back redwood semi transparent), now that it's not sold anymore, is there a way to stain over it with out stripping it?
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      RAD Products · 10/19/2022
      No, you have to strip and brighten for prep.
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    ANDRA · 10/09/2022
    Nest color and uv protection for redwood
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    ANDRA · 10/09/2022
    Best color for redwood
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      RAD Products · 10/09/2022
      Any color you like will work to enhance the grain. This depends on your preference for the final color.
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    DD · 09/25/2022
    We have a deck of mixed old wood and new wood six months ago. The railings and veriticulars are all old wood, do those need to be stained twice?
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      RAD Products · 09/25/2022
      Just do one coat on all the wood after prep.
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        DD · 09/25/2022
        Thank you. For the deck flooring, it’s my understanding that two coats of the stain are needed for the ten year old wood and the six month deck board flooring needs only one coat? Is that correct?
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          RAD Products · 09/25/2022
          Just do one coat on all wood this time. 
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            DD · 09/25/2022
            Not a second coat of tint on the ten year old deck flooring boards?
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    Jay · 09/23/2022
    1. Which of the Semi-Transparent stains will have the least change in color for a redwood deck? I assume it is the Natural.
    2. Which of your Semi-Transparent affords the least U.V. protection?
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    Tom · 06/03/2022
    Very pleased with my two toned deck turned out. I went with white solid on the verticals and semi-transparent cedar on the horizontal surfaces.  I am very happen with Restore-A-Deck products. 
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    Jennifer · 05/23/2022
    Our contractor says there is already a light seal on our new mahogany deck and not to use a latex product - must use oil based. He suggests linseed oil followed by Thompsons' water seal.


    Does that sound correct?

    Thanks
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      RAD Products · 05/23/2022
      No, he is wrong on pretty much all except we have no idea if your wood is already sealed. Typically it does not come pre-sealed.
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    Jennifer · 05/10/2022
    I have a new mahogany deck that I would like to stain after waiting for it to weather. What would be the closest RAD semi-transparent color to mahogany's natural color? 
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    Diane · 05/10/2022
    I stripped and brightened. I ended up with some furring in areas. Hopefully you can see in the pictures. Is my deck ready to apply semi transparent stain or would you recommend sanding and rebrightening. Thank you for your time. 
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      RAD Products · 05/10/2022
      You should be okay to stain but if you want to sand, use a floor buffer and sanding pad. Very easy. The pads look like the attached. You can rent a buffer at Home Depot.
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        Diane · 05/10/2022
        That doesn’t quite look like sand paper. Is that just a buffing pad? And If I buff will I need to brighten again? 
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          RAD Products · 05/11/2022
          It is a buffing pad that removes loose wood fibers. Very easy to do. No need to brighten again
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    Mike · 04/16/2022
    Old deck with stain what is the prep before your solid or semi trans stain?
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      RAD Products · 04/17/2022
      Need to remove the current stain. Post pics for help with that.
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    Ryan · 09/24/2021
    What are reapply procedures
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      RAD Products · 09/25/2021
      Clean and brighten for prep when reapplying.
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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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      RAD Products · 09/06/2021
      Yes, it is tinted and prevents UV 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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      RAD Products · 05/04/2021
      Just one coat of stain when you sanded. 
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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.