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    The Sealer Store · 09/07/2017
    Bruce V:
    Hi,

    I recently purchased a house in the new england with a newish but unstained deck (pressure treated wood/some mold and mildew observable). I would like to protect the deck for the winter but we are undecided on what color to stain it. What is best to do? Just clean it, clean it and stain it with a transparent or light colored stain, leave it as is until the spring? Thanks for any advice.

    If you are unsure on the color, you can wait until Spring to clean and stain.
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    Bruce V · 09/07/2017
    Hi,

    I recently purchased a house in the new england with a newish but unstained deck (pressure treated wood/some mold and mildew observable). I would like to protect the deck for the winter but we are undecided on what color to stain it. What is best to do? Just clean it, clean it and stain it with a transparent or light colored stain, leave it as is until the spring? Thanks for any advice.
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    The Sealer Store · 08/21/2017
    Chris A"][quote name="TheSealerStore"][quote name="Chris A:
    Hi,
    I have just purchased a house with a fairly old, unloved deck -it's composite floor and wood railings. I expect I need a cleaner and brightener on the composite. DEFY seem to have a dedicated composite product ... would this give a better result than the general restore-a-deck packages? Also do I need something different for the wood pieces? I'd prefer to use the same process & products on all of the deck where possible for ease, unless that would significantly affect the results.

    Any advice?

    Thanks in advance.[/quote]
    Just use the RAD kits for all. The Defy product is a different label of their Wood Cleaner, not a different formula.[/quote]

    Great thanks. And apologies if this is a stupid follow up, but is this all I need? Or after cleaning/brightening do I then need to apply a sealer for the composite (I see DEFY have one) and a stain for the wood pieces (again DEFY)? Or would you recommend something else, or is the RAD package all I need?

    The RAD kit is the prep. You should stain the rails with the Defy Extreme and you can seal the composite with the Defy Composite Sealer.
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    Chris A · 08/20/2017
    TheSealerStore"][quote name="Chris A:
    Hi,
    I have just purchased a house with a fairly old, unloved deck -it's composite floor and wood railings. I expect I need a cleaner and brightener on the composite. DEFY seem to have a dedicated composite product ... would this give a better result than the general restore-a-deck packages? Also do I need something different for the wood pieces? I'd prefer to use the same process & products on all of the deck where possible for ease, unless that would significantly affect the results.

    Any advice?

    Thanks in advance.[/quote]
    Just use the RAD kits for all. The Defy product is a different label of their Wood Cleaner, not a different formula.


    Great thanks. And apologies if this is a stupid follow up, but is this all I need? Or after cleaning/brightening do I then need to apply a sealer for the composite (I see DEFY have one) and a stain for the wood pieces (again DEFY)? Or would you recommend something else, or is the RAD package all I need?
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    The Sealer Store · 08/18/2017
    Chris A:
    Hi,
    I have just purchased a house with a fairly old, unloved deck -it's composite floor and wood railings. I expect I need a cleaner and brightener on the composite. DEFY seem to have a dedicated composite product ... would this give a better result than the general restore-a-deck packages? Also do I need something different for the wood pieces? I'd prefer to use the same process & products on all of the deck where possible for ease, unless that would significantly affect the results.

    Any advice?

    Thanks in advance.

    Just use the RAD kits for all. The Defy product is a different label of their Wood Cleaner, not a different formula.
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    Chris A · 08/17/2017
    Hi,
    I have just purchased a house with a fairly old, unloved deck -it's composite floor and wood railings. I expect I need a cleaner and brightener on the composite. DEFY seem to have a dedicated composite product ... would this give a better result than the general restore-a-deck packages? Also do I need something different for the wood pieces? I'd prefer to use the same process & products on all of the deck where possible for ease, unless that would significantly affect the results.

    Any advice?

    Thanks in advance.
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    The Sealer Store · 06/10/2017
    Toni:
    I have an ipe deck and got the stripper/brightener kit. I just did a sample area on a step and am amazed how well these product work ! Question; how best do I treAt the vertical boards along the side and inder stair tread?

    Treat as in prep or stain? Best to prep the same way and stain as well.
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    Toni · 06/10/2017
    I have an ipe deck and got the stripper/brightener kit. I just did a sample area on a step and am amazed how well these product work ! Question; how best do I treAt the vertical boards along the side and inder stair tread?
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    The Sealer Store · 04/05/2017
    JimConnell:
    I have a fairly old pressure-treated deck which I have been finishing with TWP1500 Natural. I would like to switch to a gray-colored stain to be more appropriate for my New England location. I've used RAD cleaner before restaining in the past. Should I use RAD cleaner again, or RAD stripper, before changing the color? Also, what stain do you recommend that comes in a gray color? Thanks,

    -jimc

    Best to use the Stripper when changing colors like this. Brighten after. Try the Armstrong Clark in Driftwood Gray.
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    James Connell · 04/05/2017
    I have a fairly old pressure-treated deck which I have been finishing with TWP1500 Natural. I would like to switch to a gray-colored stain to be more appropriate for my New England location. I've used RAD cleaner before restaining in the past. Should I use RAD cleaner again, or RAD stripper, before changing the color? Also, what stain do you recommend that comes in a gray color? Thanks,

    -jimc
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    The Sealer Store · 10/07/2016
    If the cleaner does not work then try the stripper and pressure washing for the prep. Use the Restore a Deck Stripper.
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    Merel A Jones · 10/06/2016
    I have several tiger wood decks that where installed about 10 years ago. The first year the decks where treated with penofin stain in a lighter color. The following year they where treated with a darker penofin. Over the years the decks have weathered and oxidized to a silver grey. I would like to bring back the original color. Do I need to start with a stripper or just a cleaner? I have tried a few cleaners in the past but nothing has even touched the silver color.
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    The Sealer Store · 10/06/2016
    Yes, you can do this.
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    Greg2277 · 10/06/2016
    I have a little bit of Defy Epoxy natural pine left over from previous staining of my deck. I am about to restain (after stripping and brightening) with Defy Extreme light walnut. Would it be OK to mix these two stains before applying so I can use up the old stain?

    Thanks.
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    The Sealer Store · 09/30/2016
    These will last about the same. One is not going to last longer than the other with both needing to be reapplied every 2-3 years.
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    Greg2277 · 09/29/2016
    I am restaining a 20 year old pressure treated pine deck. The deck is under pretty heavy shade and is subject to getting mold, mildew, etc. I live in TN.

    Which of Defy extreme or TWP 100 would be likely to last longest for my application before needing restaining?

    Thanks
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    Susan Zeuch · 09/25/2016
    I have a large treated pine deck that is 5 years old. Four years ago we "stained" it with Behr Premium solid color Deck, Fence & Siding Weatherproofing Wood Stain. The stain is peeling so badly that the deck looks horrible. What products would you recommend to make my deck beautiful again?

    Thank you in advance
    Susan
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    The Sealer Store · 09/22/2016
    Most apply the Stripper with a pump sprayer and then pressure wash off. You cannot just rinse off. Scrubbing does help. Correct on the Brightener. Just apply and rinse after 15 minutes.
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    The Sealer Store · 09/22/2016
    Please call to order the Butternut color.
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    Greg2277 · 09/22/2016
    I tried to order a sample of this but it was not listed. Is there any way I can get a sample?

    Thanks