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    tambam · 06/17/2019
    We have lived in our house (NC) for about 9 months; it was built 2014 and we could not get to the bottom of what happened to the patio with the prior owners. We just had it professionally hydroblasted, some of the old surface would not budge, but much better than before. I need advice regarding the next steps to restore the stamped concrete. I am very happy to achieve a “wet look” as I think it is the best we can achieve to mask the old issues. NO stain, tint or gloss. I was considering Supreme Shield SB-600. Advice or suggestions?
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      The Sealer Store · 06/17/2019
      A sealer will not fix this. They damaged it to the point there is not more color left. Best to get a local pro stamped concrete installer out to look at it.
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    Emily · 06/17/2019
    I have a 4 year old cedar deck that has never been stained. I cleaned it 6 days ago. I did coat 1 of the deck stain yesterday in Defy Extreme. Today I have started coat 2. Coat 2 of the stain is going on perfectly on the vertical boards, but the flat boards are coming up like crap. It doesn't look like the stain is absorbing, but it clearly needed a second coat (see 3rd pic of deck area). What am I doing wrong? To fix, will I need to strip and re-do?
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      The Sealer Store · 06/17/2019
      You cannot apply the Defy Extreme wet on dry for a second coat. Only wet on wet for a second coat. That means the second coat needs to go on within 20-60 minutes of the first coat, not 6 days later. You will have to strip and redo.
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    Toni Natoli · 06/17/2019
    Cleaning and brightening after old boards have been replaced makes a lot of sense as you explain matching old and new boards. My deck is 25 yo cedar. Nothing left on it. Heavily weathered. Trying to get some more years out of it.

    To be clear:

    Sanding is done AFTER the cleaning step?
    How to remove the sawdust before staining?

    Will be using a hydrogen peroxide cleaner as we're above a creek with lots of vegetation and wildlife.

    Have read that rusted nail heads should be treated with something. Do you do this and if so, what products or type of product?

    many thanks

    Toni Natoli

    Seattle, WA
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      The Sealer Store · 06/17/2019
      Clean first. Only sand if needed. If you sand, do the brightener and rinse well after the sanding. Nothing will stop nails from rusting if that has started to happen.
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    Heidi · 06/12/2019
    We have an exotic hardwood deck tried the penofin clear and it didn’t bring back the original deep rich color of the wood. The wood was almost a deep maroon color when first done. We were told to use Penofin but needing advice on which one will work?
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    Mike · 06/11/2019
    I am looking to use supreme shield sealer to seal my stamped concrete. I have previously used super seal and am lucky to get a year out of it with my salt pool. Question is can I use the no slip additive and color match additive? I am looking for a more penetrating sealer than a top coat
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    Ryan w. · 06/08/2019
    I'm looking at cleaning the deck that I stained just a few years ago. But I've had a problem with the existing oil-based stain and transferrence to clothes/skin. How do I apply the stain or treat the wood to prevent transferrence?
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    Betty Wood · 06/07/2019
    I’m located NE of Toronto in cottage country and stained our deck in the front and back last year using your products. I researched the products and called your staff and ended up using Defy Cleaner, Brightener, and Stain (light walnut). I carefully followed all instructions. It was a lot of work but it looked beautiful at the time. After the winter, I am now so disappointed! The decking that was under the cover of roofing remains fine, however the decking that was exposed to sun looks awful! It looks peeled and is now a mixture of peeled stain, dry and grey wood. There was no stain or protection on the cedar decking previous to this treatment and while applying, the wood appeared to soak it up nicely. Defy is an expensive product line and I’m now sick at the prospect of having to strip and start again. What do you recommend?
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      The Sealer Store · 06/08/2019
      Try a penetrating oil based stain this time. Armstrong Clark or TWP 200 Series. Neither will peel in a cold weather area. Strip and brighten for prep.
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    Marie · 06/07/2019
    Is there any where I can purchase Super Sealer 25 semi gloss
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    Mark Gallison · 06/07/2019
    I purchased some striper hd 80 and some citralic brighter. I only need to clean up the graying of the treated lumber there is no stain on deck. What should i dilute it to as I wont need it full strength? Thx
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    Sanjay · 06/01/2019
    I have a greenhart fence and deck and live in tropical South America with temp in the 90's with a humidity between 75 - 90 % RH. i have used products from Rambo for boat decks fencing and even armstrong clark hardwood stain none of them lasted more then 6 months before fading completely out and turning grey from oxidation. can you advice which product would suit my needs and deliver the best results. my total fence and deck in sq ft is approx 3500sq ft
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    Mark · 05/28/2019
    Red pavers are faded
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    David · 05/23/2019
    I use the AC stain...about 2 gallons. Looking at 5 gallon but my concerns are: 1. Shelf life? I would only use a portion this year. Rest next year or year after. 2. How do you get the stain out without making a giant mess? I see a spout in top. Seems like I would spill it everywhere!
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      The Sealer Store · 05/23/2019
      The shelf life of an opened pail is 12 months. You pour out of the spout into a pail or another bucket.
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    Craig · 05/19/2019
    This mahogany ipe deck has had a few coats of Sikkens butternut over the years. Plan to strip clean and then stain. Will the stripper work on Sikkens?
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    Dan · 05/17/2019
    I am trying to find SB-442 General Stain Remover but it does no appear in stock. Do you have another general cleaner recommended for stone pavers ?
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    Julie Soumis · 05/16/2019
    Staining log home. How long after a rain should you wait to apply?
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    Mark Meyer · 05/14/2019
    SuperStripper - will this affect grass when being power washed off?
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      The Sealer Store · 05/14/2019
      It may burn the grass around the edge some but should not kill the grass permanently.
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    C · 05/11/2019
    I have a salt water pool. The concrete deck is a groomed finish and hasn’t been sealed. The pool is 2 years old. I would like a wet look and prefer to have something that won’t yellow and is easy maintenance. What would you recommend.
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    Mike · 05/09/2019
    just ordered restore-a-deck to strip my deck. have some old wood stain on my vinyl siding and vinyl lattice from previous stain job. will this stuff take those stains out? Thank you, Mike.
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    Pat frazier · 05/06/2019
    I have an IPE deck ten years old we decide to stain. We used Cabot Australian timber oil. Half the deck looks great the other half has pealed. What should I do ?
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    Allan · 05/06/2019
    I have used SuperSeal 25 on my concrete paver patio every 2-3 years for the past few years. I am ready to apply once again. Before I purchase again, would there be any advantage to using SuperSeal 30 instead?