Restore-A-Deck Deck Stain Stripper Review 4.6/5 (43)

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This post was updated on January 19, 2022

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Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper

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We would love to hear from you if you have used the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper on your wood or deck. Please post a rating in the Consumer Star Ratings below. Consumer reviews below in the comment section have shown excellent results when using the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper.

If you have any pictures of your experience with Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper, you can add them in the comment area with a detailed description.

Note: There are 2 new additives for the RAD Stain Stripper. The Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Booster and the Restore-A-Deck Thickening Gel. These products will increase the overall effectiveness of your stain stripping. These two additives greatly enhance the removal and ease of your stain stripping project.

See here for more info:

Restore-A-Deck Stripper Booster and Thickening Gel Additives


Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper is a biodegradable, powdered concentrate that quickly removes worn finishes to restore wood surfaces. Stains and varnishes are removed along with collected dirt, mold, mildew, and mill glaze.

The Restore A Deck system is a multistep deck cleaning system, and the best results are achieved when using all 3 products. This product is Step 1 Stripper of the Restore A Deck system and can be substituted for or used after Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner.

The Restore-A-Deck Deck Stain Stripper needs to be neutralized with a wood brightener.

Restore-A-Deck Deck Stain Stripper Scores (1-10)

Removal of Graying, Dirt, Grime: 9

– The RAD stripper easily cut through the dirt. All mold was removed from the deck.

Cost Per Square Foot: 10

-Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper covers up to 1000 sq. feet for the 2 pounds, $34.99 a bottle. The RAD stain stripper is a bargain to use for the cost! Less than $7 per gallon when mixed with water.

Removal of Old Stain: 9

– The Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper was used to remove a buildup of TWP 100 Series stain. The stripper was very effective at removing over 95% of the TWP. There was a little difficulty in a spot where a doormat had sat there for years. We applied the RAD stripper to this spot with the pump sprayer and it came off easily.

Ease of Application: 10

– The RAD Deck Stain Stripper in the 2-pound container mixes with 5 gallons of water. We tested the stripper by using a pump sprayer for application. We covered our 800 sq foot deck in less than 10 minutes. We most of the 5 gallons to do this.

Final Appearance of Stripping: 9

– Great at removing our semi-transparent stain. It was very important that we used a wood brightener to neutralize as the RAD stripper is extremely strong.

Overall Score Restore-A-Deck Deck Stain Stripper: 9.4

– Great at removing stains, easily applied, and costs pennies a square foot! Our highest score to date. There are other deck stain strippers that are just as effective but we really like the ability to inject the stripper as an option.

Product Information:

Manufacturer: Restore-A-Deck
Product Type: Powdered Concentrate Deck Stain Stripper
Available Sizes: 2 Pound Container Makes 5 Liquid Gallons
Application Temperature: 45-95 F
Coverage Per Container: 750-1000 sq. ft
Application Tools: Scrub Brush, Pressure Washer, Pump Sprayer.

Test Deck Stats:

Deck Wood Type: Cedar
Deck Square Footage: 800
The condition of Deck: 2-year-old TWP Stain was removed
How Much Product Used: 
2 Pounds. Retails for $34.99 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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Gene G.
Gene G.
3 years ago

This was an excellent product to remove the water based semi transparent stain that I used on a one year old cedar deck.
The application was easy; the removal was better than I thought it would be and clean up was easy.
Any stripping process is going to take some work but this product wasn’t that bad.
I didn’t take before pics but I will submit some after pics in the Brightener section.

Terry
Terry
4 years ago

Now that I finished my deck project I thought I’d submit a review of the RAD products. My 500 sqft deck was stained with Pennofin back in 2010 then completely neglected since then. And I mean “completely” neglected. I didn’t have very high expectations coming into the project.

I couldn’t be happier with the results. I used RAD stripper and brightener kit for the project. This is industrial strength stuff so I took all the safety warnings seriously. I wore long sleeves, rubber gloves, painters mask and eye protection. I applied the stripper to 3/4 of the deck via sprayer before it clogged, then applied it via brush the last 1/4. After 30 minutes I rinsed it off with a 1600 PSI pressure washer using the green nozzel. It ended up removing 95+ % of the old stain.

After applying brightener to the whole deck I wasn’t completely satisfied how the brush application section turned out so I took another pass at it with the stripper. Then via a suggestion to a question I submitted earlier in this thread I applied another application of brightener to the whole deck and let it dry into the wood. Fantastic results. I ended up staining it with TWP Honeytone.

Before, stripping/brightening, and after photos tell the story.

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Glenn Wilson
Glenn Wilson
4 years ago

I stripped an 850 sq ft cedar deck with the RAD stripping kit with excellent results. I mixed the stripper at 1/2 pound per gallon in a pump sprayer. The four gallons (two pound bag) turned the Cabot 3000 stain into goo within 30 minutes, and with the aid of a pressure washer, removed 99% of the failed and peeling stain. After stripping, I neutralized with part 2 of the kit with equally impressive results. As an aside, I had a local quotation of $2550 to strip and re-stain my deck. Do the math; RAD stripper is a bargain and does a fantastic job.

Michele
Michele
4 months ago

I have a small IPE deck that was dismantled and will be reassembled after other construction is complete. There was IPE oil applied previously, but it has not been applied for over 1 year and the wood is now grey and has some algae on it. Do I need to RAD stripper or just the cleaner if I want to change to the Armstrong Clark stain instead of IPE oil?

Michele
Michele
4 months ago

Thank you! Can RAD stripper be sprayed onto boards laid out on the lawn if wet first- or will it kill the grass? What brand and color of stain would you recommend? This IPE deck/landing steps down from a red brick wall. Northwest Indiana (near Chicago) at the southern tip of Lake Michigan. Harsh conditions – full sun with hot summers and cold snowy/icy winters. Noted some alge on the underside of the boards when we took them up.

Mike L.
Mike L.
5 months ago

I am using Olympic Premium Stain Stripper and trying to remove two coats of old semi-transparent stains. The top coat was applied five years ago (Bher water based) and bottom coat was applied 15 years ago (Cabot oil based). The Olympic stripper did a very good job in removing the top coat, however, it didn’t do anything for the bottom coat. I reapplied the stripper generously the second time but it didn’t dissolved or flaked off the bottom coat. It seems the Cabot stain penetrated and bonded very well to the wood fibre. Is this mean sanding is the only solution. Would the RAD work on this particular situation? I attached a picture shows stripped top coat (red) and remaining bottom coat (brown). Thank you for your help.

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Andy M.
Andy M.
6 months ago

Will RAD stain stripper remove PermaChink Vista Deck stain? Also, I only want to remove the stain from the floor boards, not the railing. Do I need to cover the railing with plastic or tarp? Thanks!

Linda
Linda
6 months ago

I have read that before using the RAD stripper product you can thoroughly wet down surfaces such as doors, windows, siding, etc. instead of covering with plastic and/or tarps. What are your thoughts on this? Also, I have a cement patio below the deck. Should the cement and sides be covered with plastic or would thoroughly wetting the entire area down be sufficient?

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Linda Poe
Linda Poe
6 months ago

Thank you for the quick reply.

Terry
Terry
6 months ago

Will the Restore A Deck product remove Sikkens Proluxe Cetol SRD Translucent Matte Wood Finish.

ryan Packer
ryan Packer
6 months ago

Will the stripper and additives remove this stain? Believe it’s a semi solid

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ryan Packer
6 months ago

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Chris
Chris
6 months ago

Our local dealer only carries TWP Safe-Strip, are the directions the same and is one better than the other? I am prepping heavily oxidized and previously stained cedar siding. I also used the #2 Restore a deck brighter that came in a kit as I was not able to find it by itself. Is Safe Strip compatible with the brightener and should I use it after using the safe strip?

Julie
Julie
7 months ago

Hello I just posted, I prefer NOT to have my last name posted, sorry and thanks! Julie E.

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Julie
Julie
7 months ago

Am I understanding you correctly that I will not be able to strip any of it, including the floor?

Julie
Julie
7 months ago

Hello, I am looking for some advice. This is a 30 year old deck. Last stained 2 or 3 years ago with what is pictured below. The top rail has had many different things on it over the years. Please advise, thanks!

Ari
Ari
9 months ago

I am wondering if RAD with the booster will make a difference for me.
We have been trying to strip what it seems to be solid stain from our deck. First (left) picture shows the results after using a floor sander 36 grit. Didn’t make much progress. Then we tried the Beth stripper followed by the cleaner, which started to help very little (right, still wet), but we still have a long way to go to get rid of it. Would you recommend the RAD + booster on this situation or should we just move to another type of sander?
Thank you!

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Nate
Nate
9 months ago

I will be stripping my deck rails using restore-a-deck with the two additives and brightening using the restore-a-deck brightener. The decking itself is Timbertech composite decking. Are there any concerns with the stripper or brightener falling on the composite decking? Will it discolor it? The decking does have some dark spots in it Do I need to cover it in plastic or something? Or would the stripper and/or brightener help clean the composite decking and it’s OK or even preferred to spray it along with the railings? Thanks!

Naoko
Naoko
9 months ago

Hi, The previous owner seemed to have stained over stain probably over 5 years ago on the cedar deck. It’s been peeled off and cracked especially on the rails because of the very dry climate here (less than 10% humidity is common). I don’t like opaque stain, but how do I fill those cracks? And, do I need booster gel for the stripper for the pervious stain (semi-solid?)? Thank you so much.

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Naoko
Naoko
9 months ago

Thanks. How do I fill the cracks on the railings? Should I replace the boards?

Naoko
Naoko
9 months ago

Ok thank you.

Tim kabrick
Tim kabrick
1 year ago

My front porch deck has sikkens Srd. The front porch deck is covered. The deck by the house looks great but the side that gets sun has faded and the deck in front of the stairs is mostly worn off. We have a log house, so the logs wrap down to the deck. The deck is cedar.

I am looking for a stripper that will safely and easily remove the srd. I then intend to apply TWP 100.

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Lauren
Lauren
1 year ago

Hello. I am going to re-stain a house that previously had ATO red grandis and the owner wants to go water based semi- transparent over it. Can I apply the water based over the timber oil?

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Lauren
Lauren
1 year ago

Can I apply stripper with sprayer, let sit/ untouched, power wash off and then …?

Melissa Cable
Melissa Cable
1 year ago

I’m not sure what is on my deck. I think a Ben More semi-transparent. Stained probably 4 years ago. We are wanting to go to a more natural wood color (it is a greyish brown now). I’ve been told I can not go lighter. Were told just to thompson water seal after power washing it, it but I see that may not be a good option. Hoping to avoid sanding. Can we apply this stripper, powerwash it after, and then use brightener? Pretty basic restain job minus maybe switching products and color. We do have vertical cabinets, with countertops that we will do in a darker contrasting color, thus wanting lighter on the bottom.

So using the stripper allows you to not powerwash as harshly or as long?

Don
Don
1 year ago

Deck Location State: West Virginia
Sun: Full sun
Wood: Pressure treated pine
Mold/mildew: no
Reason for stain failure: winter freeze/thaw, water dripping from eaves. : Most of the deck is still covered, but there are several places where stain worn off and wood exposed. Several spots get dripping water from eve overhang that goes down to the decking.
Previous stain: 3 yrs ago, new deck, no stain the first season.
2yrs ago, Flood CWF Cedar, 2 coats after deck wash.
Last year, Flood CWF Ultra UV5, 2 coats after deck wash.
Preparing for this year, 2020. Can I stain over last year’s coat with the same product to keep from removing the otherwise thick coat on 90% of the deck? If not, what product do you suggest I use to remove current stain, and what to re-stain with?

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G. Anderson
G. Anderson
1 year ago

HELP! I used Restore-A-Decks 2-step Stripper & Brighter system to remove the old water-based Benjamin-Moore Arborcoat semi-transparent stain from my hardwood mahogany deck. After applying, power-washing off the old stain, brightening then thorough rinsing & drying, I applied 1 thin coat of Armstrong-Clark’s OIL-based Hardwood Amber semi-transparent stain, as recommended. It looked nice going on, but after drying looked horrible! Very mottled looking with extremely flat finish—no sheen whatsoever. I was careful to apply the stain evenly, full-length of deck 2 boards at a time. But, it looks like staggered marks from the pressure washer used to rinse-off the stripper now managed to show through the semi-transparent stain on the boards..
Can I save the looks of the deck by now applying a different SEMI-SOLID oil-based stain over the SEMI-TRANSPARENT one that’s now on it? If so, do I have to do any re-prep, or can I just apply the new coat of semi-solid stain to cover-up the current uneven appearance? I’m not that interested in showing the grain of the mahogany in it’s current condition. What can I do at this point? Thanks,

G. Anderson
G. Anderson
1 year ago

Here are a few shots of my mahogany deck with AC amber semi-transparent stain

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G. Anderson
G. Anderson
1 year ago

Appreciate the info. I’m leaving as it is for this season. Next spring, I wish to ad another coat of the AC semi-transparent amber stain. Do I just use your cleaner, rinse and then stain? Or, will I need to re-brighten as well before stain application? Thanks.

Nick
Nick
1 year ago

Is this the right product to use for first time on PT decking to clean and brighten?

Nick
Nick
1 year ago

Will this clean and brighten unstained or unseal PT? If not what’s the right products to use for first time

Laurie
Laurie
1 year ago

I just had some of the boards on my cedar deck replaced with cedar boards and there are also many boards that have transparent stain on them, as the picture shows. If I use stripper followed by brightner will it harm the brand new cedar boards?

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Kathy
Kathy
1 year ago

Where can I purchase Restore A Deck?

Kathy
Kathy
1 year ago

Thanks

Roger
Roger
1 year ago

will this remove rescue it max from deck?

mike
mike
1 year ago

I have Behr super Rawhide (clear) on my cedar siding and it’s cracking and peeling. Will restore-a-deck stripper remove this stuff? I’ve read that only media blasting will take it off.

David in Tahoe
David in Tahoe
1 year ago

Thanks for this site. Best source of info on deck restoration I can find anywhere. I’m getting educated!
I think previous owner applied Sherwin DeckScapes solid (found a can under the house), although the can is brown and the deck stain has red tints, what’s left of the stain! Reading here I think I’m doing RAD 3-part prep, but I’m confused on two things:
1) I see you mention Stripper won’t remove a solid stain like DeckScapes. Should I just skip stripping then? This is related to my second question…
2) IF there is/was solid stain on my deck, my only option is another solid then correct? I can’t put a semi stain on, correct?

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David in Tahoe
David in Tahoe
1 year ago

ok thank you! I’ll come back with photos once I have it stripped and cleaned.

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

I am using the RAD (without booster or gel) on my pine deck floor that was media blasted and stained with Permachink Ultra 7 about six years ago. It’s a semi-trans water based stain and it is coming up, but I think the pressure washer may be doing the bulk of the work. I’m just wondering as I have more to do, if I should add the “booster” to the RAD to kick it up in strength. As it is, I mixed it double strength according to the directions. I don’t have the booster (also don’t need the gel as surface is not vertical), but could order it, but should I consider something stronger like Woodrich HD80? I will be light power sanding afterwards to get rid of fuzzies and imperfections.

So the question is, how does the booster (minus the gel) added to RAD stack up against straight HD80?

Thanks for any input.

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A Bennett
A Bennett
1 year ago

I am hoping that you can advise me how you would tackle this deck railing project. One of your replies states, “…no deck stain stripper will remove a solid stain effectively.”I don’t know enough to be able to know what is on the railing right now. Are you able to tell by the pictures, by chance?
If appropriate, I planned to use Restore-A-Deck Deck Stain Stripper with Booster and Gel Additives followed by the Brightener. We haven’t chosen the coating yet, and would appreciate suggestions for the most durable available for the conditions. The deck is in the Pacific Northwest with a west view and the house is very near the Puget Sound coastline. Also, is there a coating that would make all the wood consistent in color, or are we doomed to have a mismatch on the few treated posts and rim joist that were recently replaced? Do you have any thought about how long this project might take per 6 LF of railing? I appreciate any guidance you can provide! Thank you so much!

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A Bennett
A Bennett
1 year ago

Thank you for your insight! I should clarify that we’re not doing anything to the deck right now. We’re just doing the railing.

Rebecca Pesola
Rebecca Pesola
2 years ago

I have a 2 year old pressure treated deck that was sealed with a natural-color oil based sealer. I’d like to cover it with Restore a Deck stain. Other than washing the deck, do I need to remove the oil based sealer? At a minimum, what should I use?

Rose L
Rose L
2 years ago

I have a multi level deck that is 28 years old. We have pressure washed the deck and were planning to apply the Restore A Deck cleaner and brightener. but with amount of old Sikkens stain remaining on the deck, I am afraid that will not be enough. Do I have to cover my lower deck when I clean my upper deck?

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Rose L
Rose L
2 years ago

Thank you! This is a really great site!!!

Doug Murray
Doug Murray
2 years ago

I just applied a coat of Restore-A-Deck semi transparent Natural, to a few sections of a relatively new cedar fence. I don’t like the results. Can I remove it now and start over?

Earl
Earl
2 years ago

Where can you purchase this product?

John
John
2 years ago

Does this product work on Redwood decks stained with solid stain from Behr

John
John
2 years ago

Thanks. Any thoughts on how to make the deck look good if it cannot be completely stripped. What can be put over the stain if anything and will it last

John
John
2 years ago

Thanks again. I will try it What a pain!

Phil K
Phil K
2 years ago

Great site!

I want to apply a new coat of semi-transparent stain to my fence that has a pre-existing semi-transparent stain. As I understand it, I have to strip it first (using RSD), condition it, then stain it. My question is, do I need to apply any further treatment, such as a sealer or varnish, over the final coat of semi-tranparent stain?

Thanks,
Phil

Russ Watson
Russ Watson
2 years ago

How will the stripper effect black powder coated rod iron rails??

D Johnson
D Johnson
2 years ago

I got some of the dissolved stripper on a window when I was spraying it on the deck. It left spots that have failed to come off with window cleaner, detergent and a razor blade, and acetone.

Any ideas?

D Johnson
D Johnson
2 years ago

Window is not tinted. Given the droplet pattern I am sure it happened when I was applying the stripper as a spray. It must have dried on the glass and maybe etched it before I flooded the deck and adjacent wall to remove the stain and stripper.

Bill Knox
Bill Knox
2 years ago

The restore a deck stripper mentions the it could darken cedar. I have sanded my floor, but cannot get to some and am considering using the stripper on the balance. Could there be a difference then in what the product will look like when stained. Going to use a TWP stain

Sue
Sue
2 years ago

Applied Pittsburgh Ultra Advanced Solid Acrylic Latex stain several years ago. We sanded most of deck, but areas of stain remain between the deck boards. Is there a stripper that would work for the edges rather than sanding?

Deb
Deb
2 years ago

I think the previous owner put in behr semi transparent stain but who knows what other previous owners used. I used behr stripper but failed miserably ( see the picture). Is this thr type of stain that I can only remove with power sanding ?

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Deb
Deb
2 years ago

Thank you. Do you recommend a certain type of power sander I should use for a deck? I am willing to rent it from Home Depot

Deb
Deb
2 years ago

Thank you. So I am thinking of the cheapest option which would be not to sand and then just stain with solid deck stain… if I were to live here forever I woul hire someone to sand it but I think I might have to spend at least $1000 to get my deck sanded!

So I got your recommended cleaner and brightener kit. So I will use that and then do a solid stain color. What do you think abou this and what products would you recommend ?

Deb
Deb
2 years ago

My husband sanded with a drum sander for 5 hrs but still has paints on them. I can start to see the grains but that thing is so resistant to even sanding. I did a spot testing with citristrip and the paint does come off. I have used it before and I know melts away the paint. I am just afraid the Restore deck wont work to remove the remaining solid stain. What’s your experience with citristrip

Jordan
Jordan
2 years ago

Hello!
My deck looks very similar to the above. Previous owner must’ve used some kind of solid opaque stain (paint?) which won’t come off using just a power washer. I plan to use Gulf Synthentic products to do a full restore but need to get this stuff off first.

Should I start with a product like the above to clean as much as I can? What about Wolman Deckstrip ASR?

I will likely need to sand, then use Perma Fill to level, then Perma Bond, then revive.

This is massive 22×26 deck, with many board likely needing replaced.

Jordan
Jordan
2 years ago

Thanks for the reply!

This stuff MIGHT be the Behr DeckOver so it is VERY thick.

Still think we don’t need to remove it?

Jordan
Jordan
2 years ago

Thanks again for the help. Here are some more details:

22×26 ft deck
Need to replace 8-10 boards
Planning to use Gulf Synthentics (about $1000 for this size)
Can’t get this stuff off (tried Wolman ASR and 2100 PSI power washer).

I am considering using a 3200 PSI washer to rip through this stuff and get down to the wood. It may chewed up a bit, but will this hurt the application of Gulf Deck Revive?

My thought process is that this still will cover it up, so it shouldn’t matter.

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Joanne ekdred
Joanne ekdred
2 years ago

We usedthis to remove a semitranparent stain. It did a mediocre job. Mildew was not removed despite scrubbing with abrush.

Ken R.
Ken R.
2 years ago

I have a pressure treated wood deck stained with Olympic Elite semi solid stain. The deck is 10 years old, the current stain is 2 years old. I’d like to re-stain a different color. Will the RAD stripper remove the Olympic stain?

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James N.
James N.
2 years ago

Hello, Contractor stained 6 month old kiln dried premium pine lumber using Benjamin Moore Arbor Coat Semi-Trans on deck around pool. Applied on hot day and flashing occurred. Contractor came back 4 months later and applied second coat without stripping (just lightly sanded over flashed areas). Lasted about a year. Year 2 and most of the stain has worn away. I need to strip, should I use the recommended Benjamin Moore stripper or go with something like the restore-a-deck product? Once striped & brightened, my painter wants to use CWF but I’m leaning more towards TWP and doing it myself. I live in Southern New York. What’s best for my situation? Thanks so much!!

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James N.
James N.
2 years ago

Thanks so much for the quick reply! From your experience, have you noticed if RAD runoff kills vegetation? I have grass and shrubs all around the deck and fear a chemical like this may have an adverse effect.

jmdunstan
jmdunstan(@jmdunstan)
2 years ago

Will this product remove Behr No. 400 transparent waterproofing wood finish?

Harvey Knuth
Harvey Knuth
2 years ago

Looking for advise on choosing a deck stripper:

Need to remove stain applied 2 years ago: Olympic Maximum, semi-transparent, stain and sealant in one. It was advertised to prevent water damage and graying for 6 years…ha!
As you can see from the attached picture, it is pealing and wearing off, and the deck is weathered gray.

Will RAD stain stripper remove the rest of this stain?

Thanks,
Harvey

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Cynthia
Cynthia
2 years ago

I hate to sound stupid, but can someone tell me where to find the 37 reviews for this product?

This website is AWESOME!!! Thank so VERY much for all the helpful info.

Cynthia
Cynthia
2 years ago

Oh, OK. I wasn’t looking for the numbers so much as the comments, which often include helpful tips about using the product. But no biggie, and certainly no harm in seeing the numbers!

Mable
Mable
2 years ago

We used Behr solid color stain several years ago and it is peeling badly. Is there any stripper that will take this off? How long will pressure treated wood last if not treated and just washed and brightened every year?

Billy
Billy
2 years ago

Once again, this site is unbelievable, thank you so much.

Two years ago I put Sikkens Cetol 1 RE on these raw adirondack chairs and benches. Looks awful. I am looking to restore it. I only put the Cetol 1, I did not apply a second-part of the retool system. Sikkens describes Cetol 1 as a transparent, penetrating stain (full description below). The chairs and benches sit around a fire pit in near full sun, Charlotte, NC, next to/under some trees. Two questions I was hoping you could help me with:

1) Restore: RAD stripper, RAD/Gemini Brightener?
2) Refinish: TWP 100 okay? Any other/better recommendations?

Again, thanks so much

Description: Cetol 1 RE is a transparent satin basecoat for exterior logs, siding and other vertical wood surfaces. Use with Cetol 23 Plus RE™ top coats. Available in seven rich wood hues.
Key Features:
Penetrating alkyd-oil formula, part of a 3-coat system
High-transparency transoxide pigments amplify depth of color, clarity and substrate protection
Powerful UV absorbers protect color and wood substrate
Water-repellent
Provides a mildew-resistant finish
Excellent block resistance for additional color options on windows and door frames

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Billy
Billy
2 years ago
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More Pics. Note: the bench is a raw slab of sweet gum wood; the chairs are super-cheap white wood (bought a cheap chair kit online).

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Billy
Billy
2 years ago
Reply to  Billy

The Sikkens Cetol 1 RE

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Lee Oliver
Lee Oliver
2 years ago

Hello, I recently had some deck boards replaced using SYP PT “with wax”, but supposedly kiln dried. The installer lightly pressure washed them and then two days later applied TWP 100 stain. The “old” deck boards were pressure washed and stained the same way. See picture for results. It is obvious from reading your “deckstainhelp” that this was not the best way to blend new boards with old boards. I’m thinking of using Restore-A-Deck Stripper on the new wood, letting it weather for 2-3 months or more, then lightly pressure wash, apply wood brightener, and then apply TWP 100. Is this a process which will achieve a more uniform finish on the new wood, better matching the old wood? If there is a better process, please describe. Thanks, Lee

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PAM MCCOLLOW
PAM MCCOLLOW
2 years ago

Would this product work as well for removing Behr DeckOver product on my deck? If not, what would be recommended?

Shaun G.
Shaun G.
2 years ago

This will be our first deck season after moving into a new house this past fall. I’ve been doing some research and putting together a plan, but I’m not entirely clear on what I’m dealing with here.
The deck has more of a reddish tone, the benches appear to be untreated, and the vertical posts seem to be stained. It’s difficult to tell the color tone of the deck in the closeup picture, but the other two pictures show it well.
My main concern is the deck itself. I’m hoping a round of stripper and brightener will take care of this, but I’m just not sure.
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks.

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Brian
Brian
2 years ago

I just purchased a should and want to refinish the deck. It looks like a sealer was used that is peeling in places. I can still see the wood grain through it. Will this remove the sealer? ( am I using the correct name sealer)

Brian
Brian
2 years ago

See attached

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jerry smith
jerry smith
2 years ago

where can I purchase restore a deck and wood brightner