Restore 12X Stain & Sealant FAQs

Restore 12X Stain & Sealant FAQs



  • 11.

    Can I use the Restore Deck Start Wood Primer to prepare my surface before I use the Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant?

    NO.  The Restore Deck Start Wood Primer can only be used with solid colored stains.
  • 12.

    What special preparation is required for new pressure treated wood?

    New wood may be wet with chemicals or have mill glaze from the manufacturing process. New wood should age for a minimum of 6 months before applying Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant. The lumber must dry completely before applying the product to prevent peeling of the coating.  The surface must also be properly cleaned and prepared using Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner to remove all foreign material and mill glaze prior to application.  Follow the PREPARATION instructions on the label to be sure the Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant adheres properly to the wood.
  • 13.

    Can Restore be applied directly over a previously painted surface?

    NO.  The surface needs to be properly prepared first using the Restore Deck Stripper and 50 or 60 grit sandpaper.  Follow the Preparation Instructions on the labels of the Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant can and the Restore Deck Stripper container.  FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS PREPARATION METHOD WILL RESULT IN POOR ADHESION AND POSSIBLE COATING FAILURE.
  • 14.

    Can Restore be applied directly over clear wood sealers such as Thompson Water-Seal?

    NO.  Wood sealers often contain paraffin, which prevents paint or coatings from adhering to the wood.   The surface needs to be properly prepared first using the Restore Deck Stripper and 50 or 60 grit sandpaper.  FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS PREPARATION METHOD WILL RESULT IN POOR ADHESION AND POSSIBLE COATING FAILURE.
  • 15.

    What do I do about nail heads and screws

    Raised nail heads and/or screws should be secured using a hammer or screwdriver.