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    RetiredEngineerMD · 08/16/2018
    Do you recommend Defy Hardwood Stain for a white cedar deck?
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      The Sealer Store · 08/16/2018
      Yes that would work.
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        RetiredEngineerMD · 08/16/2018
        Specifically, do you recommend Defy Hardwood Stain over the Defy Extreme Clear for white cedar? I used Defy Hardwood Stain, (red) cedar color, in the past. But I have replaced all the deck floorboards, and am wondering whether to stain them or use clear to retain the white cedar color. I will do whatever you recommend as best for protecting the wood.

        If I used the clear, I would need to strip the deck railings, which are original.

        Thanks
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          The Sealer Store · 08/17/2018
          Use the Defy Hardwood stain. The tinted colors will last 2-3 times longer than the Clear.
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    John F · 08/08/2018
    I have a summer home in Diamond Beach NJ, it is a coastal home so dampness is an issue. I have a problem I am trying to solve with my EP Henry pavers. I sealed the pavers with Techni-Seal WL4 wet look paver sealer a few years ago and the pavers now have a white firm over them. I called Techni-Seal support, the first solution was to soak the pavers with Xylene applied with a chemical roller this did not help the issue. The second recommendation was to use Techni-Seal Eco stripper this was also applied with out any success. The WL4 sealer can states its made of acrylic and plasticizers. The attached photos are after the xylene and eco stripper applications, white film still visible. My question is will the Clemons concrete stripper really remove this white coating with the stripper doing the hard work? I understand once stripped the pavers will need to be power washed. If this stripper works what sealer do you recommend once the white firm is removed I do not want to use any Technique-Seal products again.
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      The Sealer Store · 08/09/2018
      The Stripper will need to be heavy pressure washed off after applying. By itself, it cannot just remove the coating. Once you stripped, use the Cleaner Degreaser for the final prep to remove any stripper residue. Once this is all down, use Masonry Saver Paver Sealer.
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    RetiredEngineerMD · 08/03/2018
    strip
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    Bryan · 07/26/2018
    Here are the pics, i believe it is just a store bought water based sealer
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    Bryan · 07/26/2018
    It is a paver driveway. Think they used a cheap water based sealer. Looks pretty full so it needs to be maybe removed or cleaned and brightened up first.
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      The Sealer Store · 07/26/2018
      What brand and type of sealer? Not all are removable. Picture or two would help.
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    Bryan · 07/25/2018
    I live in Florida and I have to reseal my driveway that was sealed with a water based sealer. I want to put on a sealer that has a wet look with a semi gloss sheen. What would you remove the old sealer with. It was sealed about two years ago. The driveway that needs to be resealed is around 1500 square feet and some other areas that have never been sealed before that is around 400 square feet.
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      The Sealer Store · 07/26/2018
      How to remove or even if a need to remove depends on the brand and type of sealer that was used before? What type of concrete surface is this driveway? Stamped concrete, paver, etc?
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    Lynne Thoreson · 07/19/2018
    We replaced a couple of sun/snow damaged boards on our back deck. The rest of the deck is aged wood. We sanded and cleaned the deck as prescribed. We are now ready to use a stripper (for the stain we could not get up with sander) then a brighter. Fast forward – I read we should not try to stain the new wood. We should wait 3 to 9 months for it to dry out. Is there any point in us doing the stripper and brighter on the older wood now? Or should we wait until next spring when the new boards are ready to receive the stain? My husband thinks that we could sand the new boards to take off the manufactures sealant (mill glaze) thus the new board would be able to receive the stain right away. Your thoughts, please?
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      The Sealer Store · 07/20/2018
      Yes, you will need to weather the new boards and then prep. Do it all in the Fall and you should be okay.
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    Joe · 07/17/2018
    Last year we had a deck built, used kiln-dried treated lumber. We were told that using kiln-dried allowed us to stain the deck immediately. Had a pro come and stain, they did a light powerwash before hand, or so we were told. This was done in September 2017, so about 10 months ago. Used TWP 100 (Pecan finish). Initially, the deck looked fantastic. But now, only 10 months later, it's very faded in areas that receive full sun. Areas that don't still look good. So....a year is all I can expect? I contacted TWP (their facility is about 5 miles from my home, would love to get them to come out and look at it), they asked me to send photos, I did, and now they appear to be ignoring me. I have a big deck (12x40), and the thought of re-staining every year isn't very appealing. Your thoughts?
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      The Sealer Store · 07/18/2018
      It is not the TWP's fault. They suggest that all new wood is to be weathered for 4-12 months after install and needs to be prepped to remove the mill glaze with the proper cleaners and brighteners. Basically, you did not follow their directions correctly for new wood and the result is the stain did not soak in fully. At this point, you should strip and redo with the TWP. You will get two years out of it next time.
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    Lucie · 07/16/2018
    I don't want to reuse TWP. I want to use a product that is s tough and doesn't need to be reapply for several years. What would you recommend? Tell me your opinion. I recently was looking at Armstrong Clark. Is it a better product than TWP to use on white cedar? I want to use a product that is s tough and doesn't need to be reapply for several years. Better a semi clear or solid stain?
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      The Sealer Store · 07/16/2018
      Hello,

      Just an FYI, nothing will last more than 2-3 years on a deck floor. You will get slightly better UV protection over the TWP with the Armstrong Clark in one of their semi-solid colors.
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    Lucie · 07/16/2018
    Hi, We have build a white cedar deck. Stained it the first year with TWP semi clear stain.
    It looked ok once done. But after drying for a long period we rolled our BBQ, it scratched the surface. It looked so bad now. It's a deck and steps seldom used but it look like it has been abused! So upset.
    The deck is facing south. Lot's of sun. We have to re-stain... Please tell me your advice to solve this problem. What is the maintenance schedule to re-stain it? Every year...how many years do you wait?
    I don't feel spending hours every years redoing the stain maintenance. Please let me know. Thank you. Lucie
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    Jim M · 07/16/2018
    We cleaned and sanded our deck in summer '17 and then applied Sherwin-Williams SuperDeck oil based semi-transparent stain to it. The SW stain went on ok, but remained sticky and attracted dirt.. After one year the stain appears worn (but still present) and the deck appears dirty. Based on that experience, we don't plan to use SW stain again. What do you recommend?
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    Neil Mason · 07/14/2018
    I’ve been asked to restain an ipè deck. Something I don’t typically do but more and potential customers are asking so I’m looking into this. When I met with the owner I asked her how old is this deck and when was is stained/sealedlast. The deck is about 6-8 years old and has never been stained/ sealed.
    It’s large,(1200 sqft) goes around the pool, has a hot tub sunken in, a purgola with built in stone kitchen and sitting areas. the railings are4x4 post with 2x4 top & bottom rails and a 2x4 cap rail. The balusters are powder coated black iron.
    its completely grayed out, there some green algae starting in on area a large dark stain next to an outside hose bib needless to say it needs help. The wood is all still in great shape
    Shoud I pressure washed it first then use Messmer’s or DeckWise 2 part cleaners? Or just pressure wash? Or just the 2 part cleaner?
    I’m planning on applying Deck Wise ipè oil to finish it with.
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      The Sealer Store · 07/15/2018
      Use the Deck Cleaner and then pressure wash off. It will remove the gray. No need for the brightener.
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    Ryan · 07/10/2018
    Hello-

    I stained my deck about 3.5 years ago with Armstrong mountain cedar and am thinking it needs to be cleaned and refreshed in some areas. I am considering using restoradeck cleaner and brightener. Will I still need the same amount of stain which i previously used 3.5 years ago or can I get away with a lesser amount? Thanks.
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    Joe Fortunato · 07/10/2018
    Will your stripper work to remove the Black Diamond Stoneworks Wet Look sealer that was used on my brick patio? If yes, how much do I need to handle about 600 sq ft?
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    Patty · 07/04/2018
    Hello. My house has faded brick pavers installed about 20 years ago by previous owner...otherwise in good condition. After power washing them, the joints need to be resanded. What kind of sand should I use before sealing? I want to darken the pavers and I like the wet look but don't want them to be slippery. What sand and sealer do you recommend? Thank you! Patty in Delaware
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    Peter · 07/03/2018
    Hello, I am looking to seal and stain a small western cedar gate. It is new wood, and I am looking for an option that will yield a "wet-look" satin finish that will not peal as it ages. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Keith · 07/02/2018
    Used the Brick sealer stripper and it still has white spots and a white haze. Any suggestions?
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    Bob Bellotti · 07/02/2018
    25 year old pavers (installed in Long Island, NY) on steps leading to and around a pool. 1800 square feet. Recently power-washed, reset where needed and polymeric sand added. Looking to bring some life to them by obtaining a wet look and lock in sand even more. Concerned about being slippery, but would still like a "wet look" and also concerned about milky white look when moisture hits it. I have a backpack pump sprayer or would roll on or both. I have been looking at Surebond SB 8700 or 9000. Thoughts, suggestions?
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    steve · 06/28/2018
    cleaning pump sprayer
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    Kevin · 06/27/2018
    Good Day, I am a bit confused, I am about to complete a 1200sqft western red cedar deck 5/4 board construction and I have seen on the various threads that Armstrong Clark cedar colour semi-transparent is the way to go (for Toronto, Canada climate) however, I just read up on your timber oil which is also claimed to be a good option. What is the best way to go...and also I am afraid that the amount of sun that the deck gets, that I should not wait to apply, won't the wood dry out and risk cracking etc., if I don't get something soaking in asap?