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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?
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    The Sealer Store · 07/20/2013
    Clean and brighten for the prep with the Restore A Deck Kits.
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    pete · 07/19/2013
    about 9 months old. Do I need to use a brightener? Or do I just lightly sand it using a small rotary sander? It has not really started to gray yet. Should I use TWP 100 or 1500?

    Thx.
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    The Sealer Store · 05/24/2012
    It will be fine.
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    SenorDW · 05/24/2012
    Hi,
    After applying Defy brightener, i forgot and left it dwelling for 2 hrs in full sun at moderate temp before power washing it.
    would it be an issue for staining?
    if so, what should i do?
    thx, Andrew
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    The Sealer Store · 10/11/2011
    Most likely it dried. When wet it looks richer, when dry it can look dull. Putting a transparent tinted stain on will enhance the color as if wet with water.

    They did not do anything wrong.
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    Liz · 10/11/2011
    Hi
    I just had my 1.5 year old Ipe deck power washed by a prof. company. The deck was beautiful when they left, restoring the natural color of the wood. The next day - the deck had turned mostly milky white - but some of the natural red color remains. Any idea what they did wrong? I think they used a brightener. What do you think I should do now?
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    The Sealer Store · 08/16/2011
    1. Use the brightener as soon as you can.
    2. Sand if needed after.
    3. No. The brightener works within 10 minutes.
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    Stacy71 · 08/16/2011
    Yesterday I stripped, scrubbed and power-washed my deck. I have three questions regarding using the brightener.

    1. I did not have time to use the brightener immediately after rinsing off the stripper (due to darkness). I have read that it should be used while the deck wood is still wet. So now my deck is dry and I need to know the best approach to using the brightener.

    2. I need to do some sanding of the wood after using the power washer. Should I do this before or after the brightener?

    3. We are expecting rain tomorrow. If I use the brightener tonight, will the rain affect the PH of the wood? Or, should I wait until we get a few days with no precip?

    Thanks!
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    The Sealer Store · 05/26/2011
    You could use the brightener at a higher concentrate and let it dwell longer on the wood.
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    T. Tucker · 05/26/2011
    We are working hard to get old opaque stain off our redwood deck. The stain came off my sample section, but it doesn't look as bright and clean as I anticipated after using the brightener. Is there any advice you can give me about the method I should use with the brightener to make sure I can get the wood as bright and new looking as possible?
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    The Sealer Store · 07/05/2010
    I am not sure. We are waiting for our supplier to get the hose connect attachments in stock. Thx
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    Joan Rose · 07/05/2010
    I am ready to re-stain my redwood deck, and want to order both the injectable hose connect deck stripper and injectable hose connect deck brightener. Your website indicates the latter is out of stock. How can I get some soon?

    Joan Rose
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    The Sealer Store · 04/19/2010
    Carlos, a clear sealant without any tint will not last for more then a few months. The Defy Extreme in the clear is the best clear stain we have.
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    Carlos · 04/19/2010
    Is there a clear sealant used for IPE? Customer is not looking for a stain...just a clear sealant. Small IPE deck approx 300 ft. Thanks
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    The Sealer Store · 04/12/2010
    Typically let the wood dry for 24-48 hours after applying the brightener.
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    DP Mac · 04/12/2010
    How many days can I wait to apply stain following an application of Powersolve Deck Brightner?
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    The Sealer Store · 03/04/2009
    No dangers. Harmless actually
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    Zordani · 03/04/2009
    Is it dangerous for the wood? I have some very precious wood that I wouldn't want ruined any time soon, so please, can you advise me on the dangers of brightening wood? Anything I should be aware of before starting?