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Restore-A-Deck Cleaner Kit

Restore-A-Deck Cleaner Kit

Restore-A-Deck is the only product on the market that offers both a Step 1 Deck Cleaner and a Step 2 Deck Brightener in the same kit. Restore-A-Deck comes in a powdered concentrated formula. Each 2 lb container makes 5 liquid gallons. Simply pour each into a five gallon container and add water to dissolve the powder concentrate.

Restore A Deck Cleaner and Brightener Scores (1-10)

Removal of Graying, Dirt, Grime: 9

- The Restore-A-Deck Step 1 Deck Cleaner did very well at removing general dirt and grime. The deep cleaning formula made it easy to break down the gray wood cells. All mold was removed as well. The Step 1 Deck Cleaner did not remove some rust stains from the furniture but the Step 2 Brightener did.

Cost Per Square Foot: 10

- The best on the market today. Cost to clean and brighten an average 600 square foot deck is less then $.07 a foot. Since Restore-A-Deck comes in a powder we liked that you only needed to mix as much as you needed. Very little waste.

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Defy Deck Brightener

Defy Deck Brightener

Defy Wood Brightener is an oxalic acid blend deck brightener and neutralizer. Designed to be used with either the Defy Wood Cleaner or the Defy Stain Stripper. Defy’s Wood Brightener is a concentrated liquid gallon that can make up to 5 gallons covering about 750 square feet. The purpose of this product is to “brighten” the wood’s appearance while cancelling the caustic effects form wood cleaners and stain strippers. Helps to prep new decking by removing mill glaze. Defy Wood Brightener can also be used to remove rust spots from brick, concrete and masonry.

Note: This deck brightener can be used to neutralize any deck cleaner or deck stain stripper.

Defy Wood Brightener Scores (1-10)

Wood Brightening/Lightening: 8

- An almost immediate reaction when applying. The Defy Wood Brightener lightened the wood right before our eyes. After the wood dried there was a very natural look to the cedar decking.

Cost Per Square Foot: 9

- Concentrated liquid gallon makes up to 5 gallons. One gallon for $19.99 covered the 600 square foot deck with ease.

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Citralic Wood Brightener is a powdered concentrate that mixes with water. Citralic was designed to neutralize the caustics from wood cleaners and stain strippers. Manufactured by Extreme Solutions, Citralic works with EFC-38 Wood Cleaner and HD80 Stain Stripper but can be used to with any wood cleaner or stain stripper. Citralic is a professional grade wood brightener but can be used by homeowners as well for impressive results. Citralic is a mixture of acids and surfactants that are biodegradable and Eco-friendly.

Citralic Wood Brightener Scores (1-10)

Wood Brightening/Lightening: 9

- We used the Citralic Wood Brightener on a fence that was cleaned first with it’s sister product, EFC-38. The Citralic brightener lightened the wood within 5-10 minutes of application.

Cost Per Square Foot: 10

- The Citralic brightener was applied to 1000 feet of fencing. One 2 pound container covered this entire area. Cost per square foot was $.02 a square foot.

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