We will reply to your comment shortly· 08/18/2020For prep, yes. Stain with the A stains: https://www.opwdecks.com/armstrong-clark-stain.htm
Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is a biodegradable, powdered concentrate that is mixed with water to brighten and restore the natural beauty of all species of exterior wood. This product excels at brightening, removing rust stains, and tannin stains caused by fallen leaves. Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is a safe, product that will not only brighten but neutralize the surface of the wood, creating an ideal surface that is ready to be stained.
This product is step 2 of the Restore A Deck system.
WHERE TO USE
Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is intended for use on all types of weathered, exterior wood surfaces including decks, fences, siding, outdoor furniture, gazebos, and playsets.
Recommended for surface preparation prior to initial application of semi-transparent finishes and stains. The product can be used as a cleaner and brightener for redwood, or as a neutralizer to further brighten wood species, like pine, that have been cleaned with Restore-A-Deck Wood Cleaner or stripped with Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper. For lasting protection of your exterior wood, after using Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener, treat the surface with Restore-A-Deck Premium Wood Stain.
Note: Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener is not formulated to remove intact paint, stain, or clear finishes. This brightener is not a cleaner. It will not remove grayed wood fibers. It is meant to serve as a wood brightener and pH balance after using a deck cleaner or stain stripper.
- Neutralizes stain strippers
- Brightens and restores wood surfaces
- Restores pH balance of wood
- Powdered formula makes 5 liquid gallons when mixed
- Extremely cost-effective. When mixed, the cost is less than $6 a gallon.
- Eco-Safe formulas
- Improves absorption of wood stains
- Safe to use on all exterior wood surfaces, not just decks
Coverage: 750-1000 sq.feet per container.
Friday, 05 May 2017
Great product for neutralzing the RAD Stripper or RAD Deck Cleaner. Can be used to brighten all exterior wood.
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We will reply to your comment shortly· 08/18/2020new deck about a year old now, pine, don't know if it has any sealer originally but I'm now ready to clean it and seal it. A lot of sun but I'm doing the work myself and probably don't want to add color but need UV protection. I live in Maryland, lots of humidity and rain. Will the rstore a deck cleaner and brightener be adequate?
We will reply to your comment shortly· 05/22/2018About 2 years ago I stained my deck with the Armstrong Clark Semi Solid stain.
If I want to clean my deck after 2 years should I use the deck cleaner only or should I be using both the cleaner and brightener. I don't think I will be putting any stain on this year.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 05/22/2018The RAD prep products are only to be used if reapplying as it will remove some of the stain.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 05/22/2018You would only need to cleaner for the prep.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/14/2017Julie r:
I plan on cleaning brightening and staining my deck with the same semi transparent as I did a few years ago. What is the better brightener, RAD or citralic
Best to use the Cleaner and Brightener kit by Restore A Deck:
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/14/2017I plan on cleaning brightening and staining my deck with the same semi transparent as I did a few years ago. What is the better brightener, RAD or citralic
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/01/2015You have to use the brightener after the stripper. It does come in a powder that makes 5 liquid gallons. There is not a combo kit for the stripper and the brightener.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 03/31/2015I was curious if this was necessary after the RAD stripper. Also, does it come in a powder form to extended it to 5 gallons like the injectable stripper? Lastly, I've seen cleaner and brightener bundles at a discount. is this also offered in a discounted bundle with RAD stripper?