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TECHNICAL DATA Info for Restore-X® Cleaners

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Restore-X deck products


Green color, heavy bodied liquid, Approximately 50,000 cps

8.7 lbs/gal

Stable to 32ºF (0ºC).  If freezing occurs, thaw and stir product. Will vary according to surface   texture and thickness of coatings to be removed. Normally, one gallon will cover about 100 to 200 ft2.

1 and 5 gallon plastic pails


Water Soluble

Restore-X® Exterior Wood Deck Cleaner

Red color, liquid -Approximately 20,000 cps

8.44 lbs. /gal.


Stable to 32ºF (0ºC).  If freezing occurs, thaw and stir product.  Will vary according to surface texture and thickness

of coatings to be removed. Normally, one gallon will cover about 175 to 300 ft2.

1 and 5 gallon plastic pails

Water Soluble

Restore-X® Exterior Wood Brightener

Yellow color, liquid -Water thin Material

8.45 lbs. /gal


Stable to 32ºF (0ºC).  If freezing occurs, thaw and stir product.  Will vary according to surface texture and thickness of coatings to be removed. Normally,one gallon will cover about 175 to 300 ft2.

1 and 5 gallon plastic pails


Water Soluble


Monday, August 14th, 2017

Restore-X deck products

  1. Refinish the Surface: To ensure a lasting natural wood color, always complete the Restore-X® process by applying a clear finish, wood preservative or semi-transparent stain as soon as possible. Time is less important when repainting, but avoid long delays that may allow dirt and/or mildew deposits. Contact your Restore-X® Dealer about 02C Series Penetrating Wood Finishes.


The following estimates are intended as a general guideline only.

Do not use for bid purposes!


Average Waiting Time

Flat Latex                                                2 hours

Latex Enamel                                         3 hours

Oil Base House Paint                             1 hour

Oil Enamel – Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss  1 hour

Oil Enamel – Gloss                                3 hours

Heavy-Bodied Latex Wood Stain        1 hour

Solid Bodied Oil Wood Stain                 1 hour

Iron Primers                                           2 hours

Porch and Deck Enamel                        4 hours

Clear Wood Finishes                             1 hour (water sealers, varnish…)

EFR is intended for deteriorated surfaces.  There may be substantial differences between protected and unprotected areas on the same building.  Testing in more than one location is recommended.


The following estimates are intended as a general guideline only.

Finish Average Waiting Time

Weathered Wood                              1-15 min.

Semi-Transparent Oil Wood Stain      5-45 min.

Semi-Transparent Latex Wood Stain  5-60 min.


Friday, August 11th, 2017

Restore-X deck products

  1. WAIT!

 EFR: It is very important to allow Restore-X® time to dissolve the deteriorated finish and weathered wood.  Latex paints may take considerably longer than oil base paints; so do expect some variation in removal time.  Take a break while Restore-X® works for you, and then test several areas with a stiff brush and water.  If the results are satisfactory, proceed with removal.  Typically, removal times vary from 1-4 hours.  If a second coat is required, wash away the first coat and reapply.  Note:  If recoating with paint or a solid-body stain, complete removal of weathered paint or stain may not be necessary.  Any remaining stain or paint may provide a good substrate for adhesion.  You will need to test the remaining paint or stain to determine if it is suitable for recoating.

Deck Cleaner: Unfinished weathered wood will take 1 to 15 minutes.  Deteriorated stain in exposed areas removes in as little as 5 minutes.  Stain in protected areas may require up to 1 hour.  Expect some variation in the time required.  Mist lightly with water every 15-20 minutes.

Wood Brightener:  All wood should be clean before using Wood Brightener.  Pressure wash surface or use EFR or Deck Cleaner before using Wood Brightener.  All applications should be left to work 5-15 minutes.  If first application leaves an uneven finish or does not brighten to your desired finish, simply reapply.

  1. Removal: For large projects, a pressure washer will greatly increase productivity. Remember, however, that a pressure washer can do damage when used improperly. Be careful not to place the nozzle too close to bare wood or windows.  Use a fan tip that will not “drill” the surface.  Rinse the surface thoroughly, but do not overwork stubborn finishes with the pressure washer, as damage to surrounding exposed surfaces may result.  Rather, simply spot apply Restore-X® and repeat the procedure.  Remember, it is not necessary to achieve 100% removal during surface preparation.  Paint that still maintains a good bond with the underlying material can provide a satisfactory surface for repainting or staining with a solid-body stain.  If a pressure washer is not at your disposal, be sure to agitate the surface in one direction (with the grain) to promote removal of stains or weathered wood.  Do not “scrub back and forth”.  Because Restore-X® is removing old deteriorated wood cells, it can cause tiny “hairs” to develop on the surface.  Scrubbing back and forth can magnify this effect.  Too much of this can require sanding, which defeats the purpose of this product. Agitating in one direction with the grain will help to keep these “hairs” from exposing themselves.


Thursday, August 10th, 2017
  1. Restore-X deck productsTake care of the landscape. Rinse shrubs and surrounding lawn before and after treatment.
  2. Preparing the surfaces. Mask all aluminum windows and door frames securely with silver duct tape and plastic (or other non-porous leak-resistant tape). This is important as Restore-X® will remove anodizing from metals and discolor aluminum.  If Restore-X® does come in contact, rinse immediately and thoroughly with water.  If damage does occur, contact the window/door frame manufacturer.  Use with extreme caution on doors.  Water may seep through paneled doors staining interior surfaces.  With hardwood doors, water may cause both darkening and a raising of the grain.
  3. Application: Before applying Restore-X®, thoroughly wet the surface and broom off excess water. This encourages even penetration of the product. Three important steps to remember when applying Restore-X®: 1) apply a heavy coat using only synthetic brushes or rollers, 2) keep the surface from drying by misting with water* if necessary, and 3) wait for the product to do the job.

*An alternate method for keeping the surface damp:  After application of Restore-X®, use 1 mil plastic sheeting to cover the surface.  Place plastic against product; plastic will stay in place, reduce moisture evaporation and speed removal.


Monday, August 7th, 2017
  1. READ LABEL DIRECTIONS ON ALL CONTAINERS CAREFULLY and note specific instructions for Restore-X® EFR, Deck Cleaner and Wood Brightener contained in this guide.

Restore-X deck products

  1. Conduct several small test samples in inconspicuous areas (one foot square). It is essential to conduct several tests in different areas, as the condition of the surface will vary depending on the extent of exposure to the elements. Monitor the time it takes and the amount of product used to achieve satisfactory results.  This test sample will help you bid the job accurately and schedule the amount of time necessary to complete the project.


  1. Materials and equipment: Having the proper materials and equipment available before applying Restore-X® will help ensure the success of your project. Your experience will bear this out. The following items are highly recommended:
  • Rubber Gloves and Boots
  • Eye Protection (goggles)
  • High-Pressure Washer, Hoses, etc.
  • Duct Tape and Plastic (to protect  aluminum)
  • Synthetic Rollers and Brushes only
  • All Stainless Steel Airless Sprayer
  • Sprayer for Deck Cleaner or Wood  Brightener (pump-up garden Type)
  • Respirators (only if Restore-X® is  sprayed)

Sprayer Equipment: Airless spray equipment is recommended for Deck Cleaner and Wood Brightener.  All Internal sprayer parts (fluid section) must be stainless steel, Teflon, plastic, or nylon. DO NOT USE Restore-X® in spray equipment (fluid section) with aluminum alloy or leather internal parts or packings.  CAUTION: Do not pump Restore-X® through old paint lines!  Residual paint remaining in the hose will be sloughed off and will clog the spray tip.


Restore-X Exterior Wood Brightener

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Restore your woodRestore-X® Exterior Wood Brightener is a citrus based product that brightens the wood grain appearance to bring out the brilliance of the wood and its grain features.  Exterior Wood Brightener is an excellent product that can be used as a stand alone or as step #2 after the Deck Cleaner or EFR.  Exterior Wood Brightener is available in a liquid ready to use.

Restore-X Exterior Wood Deck cleaner

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Restore-X Wood RestortationRestore-X wood cleanerRestore-X® Exterior Wood Deck Cleaner is the first step in restoring the beauty of exterior unfinished and semi-transparent stained woods that are weathered and have dirt deposits or stains.  Now it is possible to remove old semi-transparent stain that has lost its original appearance.  Restore-X® Deck Cleaner dissolves old stain and accompanying watermarks and eliminates the graying effects of weathering by removing the deteriorated wood cells, mildew, pollutants, etc., that cause discoloration.  Old wood looks new again and unsightly semi-transparent stain is easily removed.  No longer is it necessary to cover up with solid stain or paint.  Restore-X® Deck Cleaner is the answer for decks, wood siding, fences, benches, planters, patio furniture, and other exterior wood surfaces.

Restore-X® Exterior Finish Remover (EFR)

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Restore-X Deck productsRestore-X® can help make your customers happier and your business more profitable.  In the past, the only solution to weathered wood and deteriorated, semi-transparent stain or clear exterior finishes was to hide them and the natural beauty of the wood under a new coat of solid stain or paint.  Similarly, surface preparation of deteriorated paints with the sanding and scraping has always been a labor intensive undertaking.  Now, Restore-X® Wood Restoration Products can make your job easy and increase your customer’s satisfaction.  Restore-X® products are biodegradable, odorless, non-flammable and will not harm the environment.  They are also water based for easy clean-up and specially formulated for your safety.


Restore-X® Exterior Finish Remover (EFR) is formulated for the average exterior stain or weathered and degraded paint removal task.  It is designed to provide a safe, swift and economical alternative to the conventional methods of surface preparation.  Restore-X® EFR will clean and remove deteriorated coatings. Some paint which is not deteriorated, particularly porch and deck enamels and certain latex paints with acrylic, may not be removable.  As  a real problem solver, it is perfect for window frames, moldings, fascias, soffits, handrails, shutters, trelliswork, gutters, cornices, patio furniture and siding.  Restore-X® EFR is also excellent for surface preparation of aluminum siding.  It will remove the chalking, deteriorated coating and etch the aluminum for re-coating in one process.  EFR has been specifically formulated for use on vertical surfaces by clinging to the substrate.  (Because of the viscosity necessary for vertical cling, spraying EFR is not recommended.)


Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Gas Vent Pipe PaintStove Bright® Gas Vent Pipe Paint* has been formulated for optimal gloss and color with temperature resistance up to 250 F.  It is available in a wide variety of colors and has been formulated to closely match many stove manufacturers original porcelain finishes.  Stove Bright® Gas Vent Pipe Paint* is a one-step coating.  An excellent alternative to that dull black pipe that contrasts your beautiful porcelain stove.

Temperature resistant up to 250 F

Available in a wide variety of colors

Enhances the look of your gas vent pipes

Excellent alternative to standard black or galvanized piping

                                    Available in 12oz aerosols

* Stove Bright® Gas Vent Pipe Paint is designed for gas vent pipe only.  It is not for single wall stove pipe or wood stoves.  Any use of this paint other than its intended purpose is not recommended by Forrest Paint and could result in loss or damaged property.


Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Stove Bright® Chimney & Roof Flashing Paint is a premium quality, fast drying paint designed for use on metal chimneys and flashings.  It has excellent exterior durability to withstand the natural rigors on a roof.  Chimney & Roof Flashing Paint is temperature resistant to 350° F and comes in six popular low-gloss roof colors to blend into the roof décor.  Eliminate those unsightly and highly reflective metal finishes and enhance the look of your roof.

roof flashing paint colors                                    Exceptional durability

6 popular roofing colors

Rapid dry with a matte finish

Available in 12oz aerosols