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    The Sealer Store · 08/13/2016
    Yes, you should re-clean and re-brighten.
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    gary s · 08/13/2016
    Hi
    Recently stripped and brightened a large pt deck on long island and getting ready to stain with twp 1500. Some parts of the deck txed earlier in the summer with brightener are starting to grey out from exposure. Do I need to re-brighten and/or powerwash prior to staining?
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    The Sealer Store · 07/27/2016
    Best to use both.
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    Peter Sikora · 07/26/2016
    I sanded my cedar deck and have some dark lines in the wood that appear to be "weathered". Can I just use a Brightener and not have to clean the deck first?
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    The Sealer Store · 05/27/2015
    Just let it dry again for 48 hours.
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    Mark Ling · 05/27/2015
    I know I need a dry 24 (?) hours after staining, but if I clean and brighten first, and then get some rain, do I have to rebrighten afterwards, or can I just wait for it to dry and then stain?
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    The Sealer Store · 04/26/2015
    They both work about the same but you need the cleaner as well. You cannot just brighten for the prep.
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    Jean Day · 04/26/2015
    correction: bucket not bucker
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    Jean Day · 04/26/2015
    I need help deciding whether to use Citralic brightener or Restore-a-Deck brightener for my pine siding. I don't want to use a sprayer; I'd like to just have it in a bucker and do it by hand with a mop or brush if possible. Can you tell me if one is better for pine and what the main ingredient is in each? I'm going to stain with twp 100 series if I ever get it ready.
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    The Sealer Store · 04/03/2015
    Restore the color with the Restore A Deck Kits. Stain to retain color with the TWP Honeytone or Armstrong Clark Amber.
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    Mary Pi · 04/03/2015
    My husband built deck last year 2014 with blonde pressure treated lumber The part under protective awning still has colour The rest is quite faded. How do we restore it to natural blonde finish
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    The Sealer Store · 06/10/2014
    That is oxidized wood ells that did not come off with the cleaner. Best to re clean to remove as much as you can before staining.
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    Cy · 06/09/2014
    I used a cleaner and brightener on a 9 month old PT pine deck to prepare it for an Armstrong Clark stain. The cleaner is Behr all in one cleaner and brightener. I have used this before with great results (I follow the instructions exactly). The deck went from grey to a golden color after thoroughly scrubbing each board with the solution. After it was hosed off and dried there are some boards and areas that are much paler, almost white - if I scratch with a finger nail or use sandpaper it comes off to reveal the golden wood underneath. Can I stain over this, or do I need to clean and brighten with more scrubbing again to remove the pale layer on the wood?
    Thank you for your help.
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    The Sealer Store · 05/14/2014
    No it will not fill in anything. The only way to get it looking correctly is to strip it all off and start with an evenly cleaned surface.
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    Virginia Nelson · 05/13/2014
    Deck is 1/2 covered by house roof and 1/2 not. Recently had it cleaned. Area under roof is beautiful; however, most of the stain/finish has come off the area not under the roof. Was told to use Flood CWF UV5 natural tone finish and that it would "fill in" (not totally) most of the places. What do you think?
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    The Sealer Store · 09/12/2013
    The Restore A Deck Stripper followed by the RAD Brightener.
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    Brian Moore · 09/12/2013
    I m looking to remove all the penofin oil product from my ipe wood and switch to Armstrong Clark, what are the best products to remove this old product and prep for Armstrong Clark ipe oils
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    The Sealer Store · 07/21/2013
    Yes you should wet the deck than apply the brightener. It will still work.
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    kathy drescher · 07/21/2013
    Should the deck be wet when applying a brightener?
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    kathy drescher · 07/21/2013
    I wasn't able to put the brightener on right after the remover and now my deck is dry. Can i still use the brightener and will it work?