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The Deck Restoration Plus Product Line: Cleaners, Sealers, Brighteners, and More Designed by the Wizard of Wood!

Everett Abrams is known as the “Wizard of Wood” by his wood restoration customers for the amazing results his company, Deck Restoration Plus, achieves with their wood structures. He's also well-known in the cleaning and wood restoration industry for writing and instructing for trade organizations like the PWNA (Power Washers of North America) and the UAMCC (United Association of Contract Cleaners), as well as teaching classes at events across the country, including here at J. Racenstein University.

 J. Racenstein is a proud supplier of Everett's Deck Restoration Plus (DRP) line of professional-grade wood restoration cleaners, strippers, brighteners, and his unique, penetrating water-based sealers. These are what Everett uses in his own wood-restoration business, all designed with the professional wood restoration contractor in mind. 

Deck Restoration Plus (DRP) Cleaner

Designed and used by the "Wizard of Wood" himself, Deck Restoration Plus Cleaner is designed to clean and prep new or grayed wood, removing mold and mildew to help restore the wood back to its natural color. 

  • Unique, professional formula  
  • Safe and effective on all exterior wood decks, siding, lattice, fencing, and all other natural wood structures. 
  • Safe for us on composite decking. 
  • Environmentally friendly
  • 100% biodegradable
  •  Does not contain any chlorine compounds or hypochlorite bleach

Deck Restoration Plus Cleaner & Remover 

This formula is designed for those more challenging wood surfaces. DRP's Cleaner and Remover makes cleaning and removing coatings a one-step process. 

  • Provides superior cleaning 
  • Removes many coatings (weathered and transparent)
  • Safe and effective on all exterior wood decks, siding, lattice, fencing, and all other natural wood structures. 
  • Safe on composite decking. 
  • Environmentally safe 
  • 100% biodegradable.

Deck Restoration Plus: Deck & Wood Restorer

This amazing product is a stronger cleaner that removes organic growth as well as lightly strips and restores wood all in one step. This is the go-to project for wood-restoration professionals. 

  • Concentrated sodium metasilicate-based cleaner
  • Water-Based
  • Safe for use on pressure-treated pine, oak, cedar, redwood, and other common wood surfaces
  • Restores weathered wood to its natural color
  • Removes stains caused by mold, mildew, and mosss.
  • Contains no sodium hypochlorite (bleach)
  • Undiluted gallon covers approximately 100-150 Square Feet. 
  • Overall coverage varies depending on dilution rate and substrate 
  • Concentrate makes up to 20 gallons

Deck Restoration Plus (DRP) Deck & Wood Stripper

DRP’s Deck and Wood Stripper is designed for those wood surfaces that have a coating or stain that needs to be removed. The unique stripper safely removes all types of wood stains and coatings, including oil-based coating, water-based coatings, and hybrids. The only difference is the mix ratio and dwell time.

To use:

  1. Pre-wet the wood. This keeps the product closer to the surface so it’s more effective and also helps prevent damaging the wood.
  2. Apply the stripper. Mix ratios vary from 3:1 for hard-to-remove stains/coating to 7:1 for those that are easier to remove.
  3. Allow to dwell as long as needed, typically between 20 to 40 minutes. If you’re working in cold weather, it may take a little longer.
  4. Do a “scuff” test. Either using a nylon brush or the heel of your boot, rub it on the surface and see if the coating is coming off. If so, then it’s time to rinse.
  5. Rinse thoroughly using a low-pressure rinse, keeping your nozzle 6 to 12 inches away from the wood. The stripper has a surfactant that lifts the coating up, so you just need to gently rinse. Make sure you rinse until all the product is off.

Note: The wood will likely appear dark, possibly even black. Don’t worry. It will brighten back up to its beautiful original color once you apply the DRP Brightener in the next step. 

DRP Wood and Deck Brightener

Apply DRP's Wood and Deck Brightener to wet wood surfaces and you'll see the color come back before your eyes to like-new condition!

  • Unique professional formula
  • Safe and effective on all exterior wood decks, siding, lattice, fencing, furniture, and other wooden structures
  • Safe for use on composite decking
  • Environmentally safe
  • 100% biodegradable

And undiluted gallon covers approximately 200-250 square feet. Overall coverage varies depending on dilution rate and substrate concentrate makes up to 20 gallons.

**NOTE** Since there is a wide variation in the quality and variety of wood surfaces, test on an inconspicuous area and allow to dry before general use

Why Should I Use a Wood Brightener after Cleaning a Deck or Fence? 

Wood brighteners serve 4 purposes: 

1. Wood brighteners neutralize the surfaces. The detergents used to clean wood are high alkaline, leaving the wood's pH out of balance. 

2. Wood brighteners neutralize and remove iron and metal stains in the wood. 

3. The acid in the wood brightener opens up the wood's pores, which allows the coating to adhere better.

4. Wood brighteners lighten and brighten the wood, making it more aesthetically pleasing. 

After you clean the wood, we recommend going back and applying a brightener, such as DRP’s Deck Brightener, which uses oxalic acid along with a proprietary blend of other materials. Oxalic acid is sometimes referred to as “wood bleach” because of how it reacts with the tannins in the wood, really bringing out the natural color. DRP’s Deck Brightener will also remove metal stains, such as nail bleeds. If left untreated, these are really noticeable, especially when you apply a stain.

DRP House Wash Concentrate

Deck Restoration Plus also offers its own lines of concentrated house wash, designed to work on a variety of surfaces, including aluminum, vinyl, and wood siding. DRP House Wash effectively removes dirt, chalking, and other atmospheric stains while killing organic growth, such as algae, mold, and mildew. The surfactants allow the house wash to cling to vertical surfaces. Simply apply using a soft washing system, a sprayer, or a pressure washer and X-Jet, allow to dwell, then gently rinse off clean.

  • Mix Ratio ranges from 5:1 to 8:1 depending on the amount of contaminants
  • Allow to dwell for 5 to 10 minutes for maximum benefit
  • On vertical surfaces, apply House Wash from bottom to top
  • Gently rinse from top to bottom
  • Safe to use on wood siding

Learn Wood Restoration from the "Wizard" Himself! 

You can learn more about cedar shake restoration, along with all things wood, from the "Wizard of Wood" himself in the Deck Restoration Plus (DRP) Exterior Wood Restoration Manual, written by Everett Abrams. 

Contents include:

  • Species of Wood
  • Equipment, Supplies, and Maintenance
  • Chemicals
  • Identifying Issues & Troubleshooting
  • The restoration process
  • Coatings
  • Pricing/Estimating
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Safety