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Stripping Sikkens product for new stain


jpmcgill
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I used Sikkens Cetol SRD 15-20 years ago in its original format with great results (restaining every 2-3 years) before the product became unavailable in MA.  I used the replacement product over it, which has ruined my deck.  My deck is drying out and cracking, and peeling in a few places  I want to strip and restain with a  Redwood color again.  Last year your team recommended Restore-A-Deck stripper - but I lost my notes about it.  Will it remove the translucent stain and if so - which stain product would you recommend as replacement stain to the Sikkens/ProLuxe product?   I plan to do this within next 3-4 weeks (currently May 16, 2022).  Thank you.  Pics attached

I planned to order the Booster additive and Thickening Gel , RAD Stripper and Brightener kit.  

 


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Scott Paul ~ Restoring Wood & Decks Since 1993
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Use the RAD Stripper with both additives. If it does not all strip off, sand as needed. Brightener last. TWP 1500 Series or Armstrong Clark when done.


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jpmcgill
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OK thank you!  Looking forward to getting my deck back. I'll send pics after it's done.  I appreciate this site and the advice.  Jeff  


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jpmcgill
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I'm very happy I found this site and along with it the advice from Scott to rescue my deck.  I cleaned/power washed the deck then applied the RAD stripper with both additives - power washed the stripping agents off the deck.  That was the first amazing results - and then I used the TWP 1502 Redwood stain to bring the deck back to life and protect it going forward.  The Sikkens product had turned it into a dark, dry and cracking deck.  Now I feel it has been reclaimed and it looks like a fresh deck again.  I did run out of stain before finishing the stairs/entry to deck area and had to order a second gallon but it's blending in now.  The railings/ballasts sucked up so much of the stain.

The pictures show stages of the work - from dried/dingy deck - to stripping stage - to final stained product.

Thank you!

Deck3
Deck5
Deck strip1
Deck strip3
Deck Refub1
Deck Refub5

 

 


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Scott Paul ~ Restoring Wood & Decks Since 1993
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Looks great! Well done!


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