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    Terri · 11/08/2018
    Hello. Our foyer has a very old (83) brick floor on which the sealant had turned yellow. We tried several products to remove it, but no luck. Then the hurricane flooded our home and part of the sealer came up from the items in the flood water. Its inside, and we have just put up new dry wall thinking to do the brick later. Power washing would just ruin the new walls. Small area, about 8x8 feet. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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      The Sealer Store · 11/08/2018
      Sorry, but we do not offer or know of anything that will remove sealer from interior brick.
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    Danielle · 10/17/2018
    I just bought a house, and I have NO IDEA what I am doing...just learning as I go, and no ashamed to admit it, LOL.

    The previous sellers have a gray roof with a dark brain deck, I am thinking they used a semitransparent stain.

    I would like to take it to a dark blue (possibly solid stain? -- unless somebody has a better suggestion.)

    I am trying to figure out if I need to "strip" or "clean" the previous stain.


    Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
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      The Sealer Store · 10/17/2018
      The only way to get a blue deck stain is to use a solid stain and have it custom mixed. We do not sell or offer solid stains on our website.
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    Richard Hughes · 10/15/2018
    I am looking for how to order SB-442 Paver Stain Remover as a general cleaner for my brick paver driveway and walks. It appears that there is now way online to add to cart. Is it no longer available?
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    Renee · 10/13/2018
    I have two problems first, I need stain recommendation for pressure treated pine deck. The deck is one year old and never stained. We were allowing it to dry out; however within two months it had black specks everywhere (which I’m assuming is mold/mildew) and UV graying. This was a terrible year in NC for rain, humidity and dew. We also live in a highly wooded area of Pines, Oaks and Maples. We purchased the Restore a Deck cleaner and brighter and are ready for that step but need to have stain ready. We initially planned to use TWP but were advised by a TWP dealer and others we should probably use a water based stain due to the mildew problem and that oils based stains do not do well with mildew. What is your suggestion for semitransparent stain? Second problem, we put belveled cedar siding on one side of our house in April 2018. This is the same side as 1 year old deck which gets at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight. We used CWF-UV semi transparent in Cedar tone and it looks beautiful. We used CWF 25 years ago on Cedar siding and it did great; however although it looks great the same black mildew spots are appearing on the siding. I need suggestions on how to remove this mildew and how to keep it from coming back. Can I use the Restore a Deck cleaner to remove this mold/mildew or will it strip the stain. Any suggestions or insight to this problem would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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      The Sealer Store · 10/14/2018
      TWP 100 Series would work as it contains an EPA registered mildewcide to prevent this.
      https://www.opwdecks.com/twpwoodsealers.htm

      Another option if you want water-based would be the Defy Extreme:
      https://www.opwdecks.com/defy-extreme.htm

      As for the siding, if the mildew is embedded in the stain that you would need to strip and start over. If the mildew is on top of the stain, then you can clean it off but you will need to recoat with the same stain when done.

      It is not possible to just remove mildew from a stain and not have some adverse effect to the stain itself.

      Also, it is impossible for any deck stain to fully stop the growth of mildew from coming back.
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    Bryan · 09/20/2018
    Hi - installing a garapa hardwood deck and trying to decide between Armstrong Clark oil and TWP 100. Can TWP be used on hardwoods or is AC better way to go? Thanks.
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    Nevin · 09/17/2018
    I'm wanting to use Defy products on our fresh water boat dock, we replaced the wood decking 1 year ago. Please tell me the difference between Defy Marine Stain and Defy Extreme Stain?

    Thank you!

    Nevin
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      The Sealer Store · 09/17/2018
      You could use either product but the Marine is considered more "flexible" for above water applications.
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    Gary · 09/14/2018
    Thank you for your response, your information gave me a clue to the problem. For future reference to others, it was an app called AdGuard that had to be disabled temporarily in order to have access to my cart. My order has now been shipped!
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    Jannene Sebesta · 09/13/2018
    Several years ago we applied Armstrong-Clark transparent stain to a redwood deck. Simple applications, great look and no problems. We live in Wyoming and it was suggested by Armstrong-Clark that we use the semi-transparent Armstrong-Clark stain for our next upkeep coat because of our severe weather and we took this suggestion. When we opened the 5 gallon bucket, there was significantly more solids that kept settling to the bottom and despite mixing several different ways, the solids settle to the bottom of the bucket almost immediately. We have postponed out project until we know what to do differently when using this stain. What is the recommended method of keeping the stain mixed to ensure even application? Is there something we are not understanding about applying the semi-transparent stain? Thanks
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      Sandra · 09/18/2018
      I just used a long paint stirrer and had no settling. As I worked I would stir it now and then. My new deck looks great!
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      The Sealer Store · 09/13/2018
      Mix well with a paddle mixer for about 5-10 minutes. After that, just stir every 15 minutes or so for 1 minute.
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    Bonnie · 09/13/2018
    What would you suggest for a KDAT T&G Southern Yellow Pine front porch floor? Will it be ready to seal immediately and we also wondered if it would be appropriate to use Wolman's Woodlife Classic on the back? Wolman suggests treating all sides prior to staining with an oil based stain. We have gotten so many conflicting opinions on how to finish this floor. I live in Pennsylvania and wondered if that would limit my choices. Thank you.
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    Gary · 09/11/2018
    Why do neither the Sealer Store nor Defy Stain websites permit me to add product to my cart in Canada? I have received acknowledgement from both sites and am able to login okay to both but clicking on 'Add To Cart' does nothing when I try to order! I can obtain results when I click on 'Wishlist' or 'Compare'.
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      The Sealer Store · 09/11/2018
      I am sorry but I do not understand your issue. The website works fine for us and all other users today and there is no issue adding to cart. It is probably related to something on your computer or browser. You could try a different device and see if that helps.
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    Gary · 09/02/2018
    Do cans of Defy Extreme Clear have a shelf life and if so how long is it?
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    Bob · 09/01/2018
    can the supreme shield SB600 be applied with a pump up sprayer?
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    Homer · 08/28/2018
    Looking for a wet look enhancer for clay brick. Prefer matte look or satin. Live in California. Will the surebond sb-6000 work?
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      The Sealer Store · 08/28/2018
      Wet look sealers will not work for clay bricks. Dries very uneven and blotchy.
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    A · 08/21/2018
    New western red cedar deck, 95% roof covered in on southern vancouver island. Moisture is reading 13%, but everywhere says to wait months before staining.

    Given the low moisture content and that itll be raining more or less everyday in a couple of months time, should i stain now? or wait until spring?


    Assuming im good to go, which product would you recommend I order from you guys? Deck is ground level over an existing patio.


    Thanks in advance!
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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?