Restore Deck and Concrete Cleaner removes tough stains from mildew, mold, algae, fungus and moss, and leaves the surface clean. Special surfactants penetrate the surface to safely and easily dissolve the toughest stains from dirt, oil, grease, bird droppings, tree sap, and acid rain. Even removes gray weathering on wood, chalking and oxidation. Recommended for wood and composite decks, fences and concrete.
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44%of customersrecommend this product11 of 25reviews
Rating Breakdown26 reviews
44%of customersrecommend this product11 of 25reviews
It's too bad this wasn't available in a smaller bottle. At 1 cup to a gallon, I have most of the gallon left after cleaning a 200 sq ft patio in preparation for the Restore. It did the job well, and the Restore X10 has remained intact on the patio, so I'm glad I used the cleaner as instructed. After diluting, I sloshed it all over the patio and used a good push broom to scrub the surface in both directions, then hosed it away with a high pressure nozzle. I suspect I can use the remainder to just clean my driveway really well some day, even though I don't plan to coat it with Restore.
Okay..... so after reading many of the reviews for this product I felt it necessary as a professional contractor to chime in and give my two cents for what it's worth. Keep in mind folks that this product is a preparatory product NOT! an end product to produce sparkly "Mr. Clean" results transforming blemished decks and concrete pads into newly looking surfaces. To remove moss and stains from concrete entirely takes profiling the surface with mechanical etching equipment, same goes for wood decks to remove scaling of old paint ( mechanical equipment being different for each surface mind you ) So this product is not intended as an end product but is to serve as a preparatory product to recondition the chemical composition of a concrete slab to stabilize the PH in the concrete while at the same time removing as many foreign particulates as possible... "chemically profiling" NOT! "mechanically profiling" the substrate... While other processes require you to purchase a 1. a cleaner 2. a degreaser 3. chemical profiler 4. a chemical neutralizer... This product with LOW ! V.O.C. has all the above in one unit... Compare that to other industrial specific products and the Value of this "concentrated" product is superb. As far as performance ALL! substrates are different from one to the next... so while others will require a simple chemical prep, others may require mechanical prep and sorry to be the one to break that news to you but thats the brass tacks facts... NOW ALL THAT SAID! for the money "value" and what this product is intended to do " chemically prep " & balance the PH in the concrete... this product does the job it was designed to do... Follow up with the appropriate coating and you will increase your chances of a superior bond and decrease your chances of bond failure which many coatings products get a bad name because individuals do not "PREP" properly... your coating will only be and will always remain to be as good or as strong as your prep work.. Also keep in mind that for concrete it is a very good idea to look for an efflorescent or MVB ( moisture vapor barrier ) in liquid form to apply to the slab after prep but before your coating... this is the number one cause of spalling or delaminating of the coating of which the coating product get a bad wrap... SEE WHERE I AM GOING WITH ALL THIS. ? it's not the product often times it's usually the operator... Sorry if you disagree but that is my two cents...
Pros: Lots of Features, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Great Value
could have done better with a bottle of dish soap which I used after this and it brightened up the wood considerably better. Then purchased a different brand of deck cleaner for a 3rd cleaning and again significantly brighter.
I had a 6-year old deck that was in dire need of cleaning & refinishing. Decided to take on the project this weekend after buying this cleaner almost a year ago. I used a pump sprayer and a large broom -- the stuff started working immediately. I did need to scrub a little in the worst places, but this deck was filthy. I couldn't believe the difference.
Pros: Easy to Use
7out of7found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Deck and Concrete Cleaner
PostedJuly 10, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
i notice the low raitings all say they had to do it again and scrub it and that there were no instructions. I only clicked the item and learned that is should sit for a bit, THEN BE SCRUBBED, then rinsed. It also said this is to remove finishes and coatings from deck so the new paint will adhear. I don't know if it's meant just to clean stains and mold. The video instruction i watched also said bad stains may need to be power washed. I'm going to try it just cause it was recomended before the Rustoleum Restore deck reserfacer. I will repost as soon as i get it done.
Hopefully you are reading this before purchasing this product, unlike me....this did not work on my concrete drive or patio; with or without scrubbing with a very stiff brush. I thought if got some of the dried on pollen off of my polycarbonate paneled greenhouse...it didn't. Not sure what it would do on vinyl siding. The best wash I found for vinyl is E-Z Mold Armor House Wash. Unfortunately, it doesn't work on concrete.
We used it in a garden pump sprayer, mixed easily. we hosed everything down first , then sprayed the cleaner on and let it set for 5-10 minutes. we used a pressure sprayer to hose off. You could see the dirt coming off as you sprayed. Took off what we needed.
I got this to clean my concret proch and driveway. Mixed it to the directions and aplied it to the proch floor. After 10 minutes, I washed off and the stains were still there. Applied it again amd scrubed it in. Still nothing. Full strength, it will remove alge but so will bleach. I finally cleaned the porch with car wash soap and it did better thsn this product.
This doesn't work very well at all as a spray on and scrub/hose off cleaner. It may very well work when used with a pressure washer, but we didn't have that option. The mold and dark stains on our deck were not easily removed with this product, it took multiple applications and a lot of elbow grease to remove them.
I had high hopes when the green on my deck turned a brighter lime color that it was lifting and would be easy to spray off. Wrong. After spending an hour and a half spraying the cleaner and then washing it with a power nozzle on my hose, I had to spend another hour and a half wetting it down again, scrubbing it with a bristle brush and then rinsing again. What a pain. It looks slightly better than when I began the project. All the green between the slats is still there though.
Last year we used Restore to refinish our two large decks and we were mostly happy with the finished product. So when I just happen to stumble upon the cleaner designed for the product I figured it would be the best. (the finish does get very dirty over the winter due to the rough surface). NOT...after applying as directed I even used a scrub brush and none of the mildew, dirt or any staining was removed at all. After I rinsed my deck off I used another mold,algea cleaner which I have used in the past on my outdoor furniture etc. and it was a huge differance. Needless to say RESTORE DECK CLEANER will be returned to the store and more of the other product will be purchased.
Never before have I seen product as worthless as restore deck cleaner. The water used to delute it was probably more effective then the product itself. After scrubbing my deck until I broke the threads off my deck brush I still had black mold and slime on my deck. Luckally I was able to find a third of a bottle of a competitors teak brightener in my garage to get the left over mold that I couldn't get with my deck brush. What a difference I could actually see the mold and slime disappear the other stuff. Even full strength the deck restore didn't do anything but wet the surface for a little bit before soaking in. There are deck cleaners out there that will simply amaze you, but restore has no value. Unfortunetly it is the most resent one I've used. Never again. Worthless!! Would give no stars if it was possible.
Restore cleaner and Restore Paint for Decks, is Terrible. Not worth spending money on.
Cons: Not Durable, Too Heavy, No Instructions, Difficult to Install, Difficult to Use
1out of3found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Deck and Concrete Cleaner
What a waste of money
PostedMay 26, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
I'm getting ready to refinish my deck with restore so I thought that I would try the deck cleaner. After following the instructions I came to one conclusion: I just threw away my money. I even tried doubling the ratio then even tripling and I still didn't notice any difference. My deck isn't even in bad shape! I tried a very diluted mix of water and bleach and I removed stains and mould that the restore cleaner couldn't get off straight out of the bottle. Thinking of buying this product? Do yourself a favor a go buy a $1.00 bottle if bleach.
Based on reading the other reviews, I think they had used it for the wrong purpose. This product is intended to clean the deck prior to applying the Restore finish... in order to get it to adhere. Not to make your deck look pretty.
I bought this thinking, well I just threw 15.00 away, but boy was I wrong. It cleaned my deck, which is the light grey Deck Restore color perfectly. I did not even use a pressure washer, a stiff bristle brush with a long handle and dipped it in the bucket with the cleaner and scrubbed then hosed it off. WOW, looks like it did when I applied my Deck Restore two years ago. I am doing the pool deck this weekend with the cleaner, that deck has Deck Restore applied it it as well.
If you can read then you will see this is for cleaning the surface before you apply Restore, not for cleaning the Restored surface. I sprayed this on with a pump sprayer, waited 10 mins and then used pressure washer to wash off. It took green off deck but not sure if it did it or the pressure washer did it. Other than the green being removed, the rest of the deck looked the same as before I started. I don't think it is worth the $11 a bottle.