What is brightening? Brightening is what we call the deep cleaning procedure used to remove gray, tannin, and rust marks from a wood surface. Gray and/or black are the natural colors of the exterior of dead wood. It becomes gray because ultraviolet rays from the sun kill the top layer of cells, leaving the wood left behind looking lifeless and dull.
Unfortunately not all deck brighteners are created equally. Usually products that contain some form of chlorine bleach, or sodium hypochlorite, have the ability to take away gray/dull areas while at the same time break apart wooden fibers which makes it difficult for stains and sealers to penetrate into wood properly. This is why so many homeowners only get a single season out of their stains and sealers.
DeckGeneral® Wood Brightener is a biodegradable, non-flammable brightener and rejuvenator that is safe and effective on exterior wood surfaces such as decks, fences, outdoor furniture, log homes and hardwood. DeckGeneral® Wood Brightener quickly and safely restores UV damaged, gray and weather wood to its natural color and beauty. DeckGeneral® Wood Brightener also lifts away tannin, rust, nail stains and invisible coating barriers, such as mill glaze and from wooden surfaces, enabling proper adhesion and penetration of subsequent coatings.
For maximum results, use DeckGeneral® Wood Brightener as the final step to neutralize and brighten wood surfaces that have been treated or cleaned with DeckGeneral® Deck Stripper or DeckGeneral® Wood Restorer.
Oxalic acid, which usually will be listed that way in the ingredients list. Oxalic acids are particularly effective at removing tannin stains and iron stains. A particular consideration with cedar and redwood decks. Oxalic acid is not as effective against mildew. If you have a mildew problem, try a cleaner made with bleach before using oxalic acid to attack the tannin and iron stains.
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