Restore 12X Stain & Sealant FAQs

Restore 12X Stain & Sealant FAQs



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    what makes restore 12x transparent stain & sealant different from other transparent stains and toners?

    Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant is unique from other transparent stains and toners because it is 12X thicker than ordinary sealers and instead of penetrating the wood it forms a durable, longer lasting film on the surface of the wood.   It also has superior UV inhibitors compared with other sealers so this coating can protect the wood from the negative effects of sunlight.  Furniture can also be returned to the surface 48 hours after application is complete with Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant.  Most semi-transparent stains require 72 hours before the furniture can be returned to the surface.  It also is an algae and mildew resistant coating.
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    Why is it called 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant? What does the 12X stand for?

    Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant is 12 times thicker than ordinary sealers.  Most sealants penetrate into the wood and can wear off very easily.  Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant is a film forming coating that is more durable and will last longer.
  • 3.

    Does the New Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant have any UV inhibitors?

    Yes. Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant is made with high quality UV inhibitors. In fact, it is made with the same UV inhibitors used in sunscreen.  They are able to better protect the wood from the negative effects of UV radiation than traditional sealers, extending the life of your deck.
  • 4.

    Is Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant a tint base or is it available in pre-tinted colors. What colors are available?

    Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant is a tint base that can be tinted at the counter to six colors; golden pine, cedar, redwood, hickory, kona, and weathered gray.  It will provide the wood with a hint of color and a transparent finish where most of the wood grain will show through.
  • 5.

    What is the difference between a Semi-Transparent Stain and a Transparent Stain or a Toner?

    The biggest difference between a semi-transparent stain and a transparent stain or toner is the opacity.  Transparent stains and toners impart very little pigment on the wood.  The finish will look nearly transparent with a hint of color and most of the grain will show though.  The semi-transparent stain has more pigment in it than the transparent stain or toner.  It will impart more color onto the wood than the transparent stain or toner will and less of the grain of the wood will show through.  Most semi-transparent stains, transparent stains, and toners are penetrating stains, however the Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant is unique in that it is a film forming coating that is 12X thicker than ordinary sealers.