Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit Review 4.7/5 (9)

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Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit

Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit

Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit Review

Updated February 3rd, 2020

Update Gemini Restore A Deck Kit 2020

Gemini’s Restore Cleaner and Brightener system is a powerful “eco-friendly” two-part restoration system. 100% Biodegradable Concentrated powder formula. Prep wood surfaces for re-coating with a wood or deck stain and restores weathered gray wood to natural color.

Note: We tested Gemini’s Restore-A-Deck Kit on a heavily gray and dirty fence that was neglected for 8 years.

Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit Scores (1-10)

Removal of Graying, Dirt, Grime: 9

– Gemini’s Restore-A-Deck Kit worked very efficiently to remove the graying from the fence. Even though the fence was severely neglected, the cleaner and brightener restored the wood to 90% of its original look.

Cost Per Square Foot: 10

– Excellent! Gemini’s Restore-A-Deck Kit is a powdered concentrate that is hard to beat when it comes to cost. The kit can clean and brighten up to 1000 sq. feet. You would need 3-5 times as much if purchasing a liquid packaged cleaner or brightener.

Removal of Old Stain: N/A

– Gemini’s Restore-A-Deck Kit cleans and brightens wood. Not designed to remove stains or finishes.

Ease of Application: 8

– We emptied the entire Step 1 Wood Cleaner into a 5-gallon pail of water. We stirred to dissolve and applied the cleaner with a garden pump sprayer. The Gemini’s Restore-A-Deck Step 1 Wood Cleaner needs about 5-10 minutes to activate. We stiff scrub brushed the surface, rinsed and then applied the Step 2 Brightener. No need to scrub the brightener, just rinse after a few minutes.

Final Appearance of Cleaning: 9

– The pine fence looked almost brand new when the wood dried!

Overall Score for Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit: 9

– Gemini’s Restore-A-Deck Kit is an excellent product to restore weathered wood or for prepping a stain for reapplication. Hard to beat the cost and ease of use.

Product Information:

Where To Buy: Select Stores or Online
Product Type: Powdered Concentrate. Kit contains Step 1 Deck Cleaner and Step 2 Deck Brightener
Available Sizes: Makes 5 Liquid Gallons per Step
Application Temperature: 45-95 F
Coverage Per Gallon: 100-200 sq. ft
Application Tools: Scrub Brush, Pump Sprayer

Test Fence Stats:

Fence Wood Type: Pine Treated
Deck Square Footage: 800
The condition of Fence: Heavily grayed
How Much Product Used: 
One Kit Retails for $49.99 with free shipping

*All products tested and results are from our experience. We offer no guarantee of similar results. Take into consideration that results may differ due to different wood types, exposure to UV radiation, and natural weathering.

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Hello There-

I just finished installing new kiln dried cedar decking boards. Took delivery of the boards three weeks ago and they have been outside since. Undersides sealed with TWP 100 Cedartone but the boss wants topsides darker after seeing the cedartone so I am going with TWP 100 Pecan, which I have on hand. Moisture meter shows between 15-16% almost every where.

Rained slightly last night and for the first time I am noticing flecks of black on the topsides of the boards. I know these need to come off before sealing. I have access to the two-part Restore A Deck kit and I have no problem putting forth the effort required-really want to do this correctly. Is the kit necessary or is there another recommended method for the best way to prep this for sealing?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

John

Deborah
Deborah

We used the cleaner & brightener on a new cedar deck that had wintered. When the deck had dried the cedar decking is fuzzy. Should we be sanding this off or using TWP 1500 directly?

Stan
Stan

I have a pine 2 x 4 deck which was initially stained with Cabot solid stain, which had held up very well. To save money, “someone” painted over the stain with two coats of $13/gal Glidden porch paint from Wal Mart. One winter & the paint had peeled & split. A wet summer prevented re staining. A second winter, & appx 60% of the paint has peeled off & in some areas washed completely away. I can’t stain over the the paint & pressure washing has been ineffective.
Do I sand, strip or replace? The deck is very solid & it seems a shame & waste to replace.

Mike
Mike

Is this Gemini Kit the Same product as the Restore a Deck Cleaner Stripper that appears to be in bags on some web sites?

Laura
Laura

What would be the best solid color stain to use on a low lying deck. Previously used sw deckscape, does not hold up

Steve
Steve

Got news that the Gemini cleaner/brightener shows up today. Cloudy and rain forecasted for NE PA,,I can still use both products in the rain?

Also, I have approx 100 verical 2×2 rails that I’ll be cleaning and brightening as well. Any suggestion on how to apply the product to these narrow strips.? Could I use a 2”foam brush instead of spraying ( I couldnt imagine how much “overspray” I would waste by spraying )??

Thanks in advance folks…again, fabulous website !!!

Mill
Mill

Someone else ased this question and didn’t get a positive response, so I am asking again (given there is quite a price difference). As researchers, I would think you would want to know, too. What is the difference between Restore a deck and Gemini Restore a deck? Sounds like the same product with different labels. Did you intend to give give 2 reviews rating 1 and 2 for the same product? Doesn’t seem, well, thought out? Unless you can clarify what the actual difference is. Are the ingredients the same? The same ratio of mix? From the same manufacturer?

James J Goodwin
James J Goodwin

Thi may not be the forum for this, but I’ve been having a difficult time finding an answer – I am currently stripping a painted hardwood (pine) in my home. The home is 175 years old and the pine is just not returning to a more natural state; its quite dark – can I use a brightener indoors on this type of floor?

Scott
Scott

I have a rough cut cedar fence that’s about 5 years old. I had previously treated it with a clear coat. I’m planning to stain it now with a semi transparent TWP and have pressure washed it. From reading your site it sounds like I still need to clean and brighten the wood before staining. Is that correct?
Thanks

Ben S.
Ben S.

Can the brightner be applied via the same method as the deck cleaner by garden spray pump bottle?

sws
sws

We are about to use TWP 100 stain on our deck which is pressure treated pine and about 10 months old. The wood has grayed and has some mold, etc.. Should we use the cleaner and brightener before applying the TWP 100?

Rob
Rob

I have not treated my deck in the last 2 years. Some areas are weathered and the protected areas are still sealed. I have never used a stain stripper on it. I built the deck in 1998. The wood is still in great shape for the age. Should I use a stain stripper at this point, and if I do, do I still need to use a cleaner afterwords. Or, Will a deck cleaner take care of the weathered areas so I can avoid using a stripper. The last 2 times I used Benjamin Moore semi-transparent. The last time did not hold up at all with their new formula.
Thanks,
Rob

Cindy
Cindy

Will Gemini restore a deck remove possible mill glaze on a pressure treated pine deck 10 months old and never stained?

jack
jack

If I don't have a pressure washer, can I still use safely and effectively use this product?

Bill Hendrickson
Bill Hendrickson

We have TWP Stain on our porch oak deck. This is the first full year of its application. Now after the winter is over, there is a bit of dirt/grime and salt stains and what have you. I am not ready to restain, maybe another couple of months, but the wife want to clean the deck.
So will using the Gemini Cleaning work for this, or should it be used just before I am ready to restain.?
Or should we just use another cleaning solution of some kind for this seasonal cleaning job?

Carl Anderson
Carl Anderson

Cedar siding project. When using a stripper do you start at the top of the wall and go down or the bottom and go up? Do you strip the entire wall and then use the cleaner?

Jim A
Jim A

Hi, Will this work on a solid color stain?

baba
baba

is there a difference between gemini restore-a-deck and restore-a-deck??