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    Bruce Eelman · 07/11/2020
    What is the difference between Defy Marine sealer and Defy Extreme sealer? Pricing, specs, etc. seem to be very similar.
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    Bipin · 07/11/2020
    Is it possible to stain or bleach a new Ipe deck to appear Driftwood grey or white?
    We are willing to invest in a tropical hard wood for its obvious durability , however prefer a lighter color from point of installation.
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    Sam M. · 07/09/2020
    1. Used the RAD stripper and then sanded my pressure treated fence to remove a coat of Behr Semi Transparent stain. After applying the stripper, it has taken about two weeks to finish sanding. Will waiting two weeks between using the RAD stripper and applying the RAD brightener have any adverse effects on the wood or staining? Will be using Armstrong Clark Semi Solid stain.
    2. When applying the RAD brightener and letting it stand for 5 -15 minutes. Can the brightener be kept wet by misting or is it best to apply additional brightener?
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      The Sealer Store · 07/09/2020
      1. No issues.
      2. Just mist with water to keep wet then rinse weel when done.
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    ATB · 07/08/2020
    Will the Messmers VOC Hardwoods color-natural work on cedar?
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    Tom Handzel · 07/06/2020
    New deck using yellawood. What is best time to stain
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    T · 07/01/2020
    How long is the RAD stripper effective after being mixed with water?
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    Tim · 07/01/2020
    Hi, I have an Ipe deck that is approximately 3 years old. I live in Palo Alto, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Moderate climate)
    I originally finished my deck with Vermont Natural Coating Bohme Terra Plus, Western Red Cedar. I lightly sanding and refinished last year. It is a waterborne and natural oil hybrid and cleans with soap and water. The deck is graying
    I have seen the video on Messmer products and they seem very good. What preparation should I do to prepare the deck to use the stain? Is there something you recommend besides the Messmer?
    Thank you,
    Tim


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    carl soderlund · 06/30/2020
    I have used Armstrong stain from you in the past, it is very forgiving about over lapping, I was wondering if the TWP is the same.
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    MJ · 06/27/2020
    Do you ship the Defy Extreme to Canada or only the TWP 200?
    I did get a sample of the Defy and like the appearance.
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    Pat · 06/27/2020
    I live in Wisconsin. It is difficult to get three days without rain. Do you recommend a waterbase stain? How good is RAD waterbase stain? Does it last as long as the TWP or Armstrong stain? We will be staining treated lumber. Will allow to age 9 months and prep with RAD cleaner and brightener.
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      The Sealer Store · 06/27/2020
      Oil or water-based will work. The RAD stain is very good. Just one coat for the newer wood.
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    Jeff · 06/26/2020
    Re-decked a PT deck (400' ft) in Nov 2019. In Feb 2020, applied deck cleaner, then Sherwin Williams water based DeckScape semi-transparent stain. Result came out very blotchy. Shortly after, stripped the deck. Although thoroughly pressure washed afterwards, I had forgotten to add the brightener to neutralize the ph. Also, I had to sand a few spots (80 grit) where the stripper did not remove all the stain. Plan to re-stain in July using a mixture of DEFY clear and butternut (70-30). Aside from cleaning and brightener, anything I can do to avoid a potentially uneven stain where the area was sanded?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
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      The Sealer Store · 06/26/2020
      You should let it weather for 2-3 months to even out the sanding and then clean and brighten for prep. Just one coat of the stain.
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    T · 06/26/2020
    Hello, #2 pressure treated southern pine, weathered 16 months, pressure washed, RAD cleaner and pressure wash, RAD brightener per package directions with full rinse. Two wet on wet coats of TWP 1520 after 3 dry days. White started showing at knots after about two weeks. What is the white residue and do I need to remove it. I had planned to clean, brighten and re-coat with 1520 next spring. Suggestions?
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      The Sealer Store · 06/26/2020
      Sap leeching from the wood. You cannot remove it or prevent it.
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    Ty · 06/23/2020
    What is your very best water based sealer. Plan on putting it over stamped concrete. Need water based due to underlying product. Thanks in advance for the help.
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    TomR · 06/21/2020
    Naples Florida with concrete brick drive and walk way at about 600 sq. ft. Gloss, wet look, or application method not important. Which to use: Super Seal 25 or Surebond SB-1300?
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    Betsy · 06/18/2020
    I have a 5 year old wood dock. Never stained, year around exposed. What should I do now?
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    Bill · 06/17/2020
    We have a True North log home built 20 years ago. We used True North’s oil base honey colored stain twice on the logs. It’s time to clean and restrain the logs.
    How do you recommend we proceed and with what products you have on hand?
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    Bruce Eelman · 06/16/2020
    What is wet on wet? How long between applications?
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    Beth Lambert · 06/12/2020
    Several years ago we sealed our 25 year old outdoor flagstone patio with a wet look sealer that became a slimy, white, peeling nightmare. That has now totally been removed.We need to reseal it and would like to brighten the color without ending up with a similar mess. Is there a sealer that brightens, but will wear off naturally? Thank you.
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      The Sealer Store · 06/12/2020
      Wet look sealers do not work well for natural stone so it is not recommended to use them.
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    Owen · 06/12/2020
    We are looking to get up on an update on an order placed on 5/31/2020. We have received no update nor the product. Our credit card was charged. The order number is YCR1034369. We have called a few times but have not heard back.