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EXPERT Clean & Bright | Wood Stripper: Deck Stain Remover

EXPERT Clean & Bright | Wood Stripper: Deck Stain Remover

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This is our go-to Wood Stripper.  Made with Sodium Hydroxide and an added Sodium Metasilcate boost helps to lift old old based stains, extreme organic growth and some water based coatings.  A butyl booster can be added to remove tough water based stains.  

Sodium Hydroxide / Sodium Metasilicate Blend


A heavy alkaline caustic stripper that can remove oil based finishes and when boosted with Butyl Booster can remove stubborn water base finishes.


  • For a Light Strip: Mix 1/4 cup per gallon of water
  • For a Medium Strip: Mix 1/2 cup per gallon of water
  • For a Heavy Strip: Mix 1 cup per gallon of water 


  • Strippers must be kept wet or they will not work, a light mist every few minutes will do.
  • Test on a small, inconspicuous area of the wood to ensure proper wood care.
  • Always wet plants, shrubs, and other surrounding vegetation before and after use.
  • Always brighten the wood after using this cleaner using Stain & Seal Wood Brightener


Extreme caution should be taken when using strippers. They will burn skin, remove paint from houses, and kill plants, grass and pets.  

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Exposure to sodium hydroxide or sodium metasilicate could cause irritation to the eyes, skin, or lungs. If contact occurs, rinse immediately with water for 15 minutes. If irritation continues, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Do not ingest.
  • Always wear personal protective equipment when using this product.

Coverage Rates

Coverage: 8oz of EXPERT Clean & Bright Wood Cleaner will make 1 gallon of cleaning solution and cover approximately 150 to 250 sq. ft. depending on surface and method of application.

Application Method

REAL APPLICATION. Easy-to-Use & Clean-Up.

Read through all the step-by-step instructions prior to using EXPERT®™ Clean & Bright Wood Stripper.

MIXING: Always wear heavy-duty rubber gloves, niosh approved respirator and full PPE when working with EXPERT Clean & Bright Wood Stripper, or any other EXPERT Clean & Bright products.  Wood Strippers can cause chemical burns if in contact with skin, eyes or lungs. Mix 4oz to 8oz of Wood Stripper with each gallon of cold water and stir thoroughly until powder is mostly dissolved. Mix in a separate 5-gallon pail before transferring into a pump sprayer. This avoids clogging the sprayer. Use Cleaner solution within 6 hours of mixing.  Wood Stripper mixed solution is Red in color for ease of identification.

APPLICATION: Pre wet the surface with water before application. Apply EXPERT Clean & Bright Wood Stripper solution with a sprayer, brush, or car wash brush, working on small areas (100-200 sq. ft.) at a time.

If applying cleaner on vertical surfaces using a sprayer, work on small areas at a time, starting at the bottom, and working your way up.

If needed, scrub thoroughly with a hard, short, bristled broom, or brush. Be sure to keep the area wet with additional solution or mist from a water hose and allow the wood Stripper to sit for approximately 5 to 45 minutes or until the desired result is achieved. Be sure to keep the stripping surface wet with more solution or water mist from a hose.

RINSE: Rinse thoroughly with water from a hose or pressure washer using lowest effective pressure, to clean without damaging the wood.  For extreme build up of dirt, or organic growth use either a power washer, or a hard bristled brush. While using a power washer, use only the minimum effective amount of pressure to achieve the desired result.  Particular care should be taken in order to not damage the wood, power wash using a pendulum motion the full length of each board.  Do not start and stop as scarring or gouging of wood can occur.  **Paint and stain chips may form when stripping an old finish can dry on other painted surfaces and caution must be used to completely rinse away all of the old finish from all surrounding surfaces.

NEUTRALIZE: After Stripping is complete, immediately neutralize and brighten the wood using EXPERT Clean & Bright Wood Brightener. Let EXPERT Wood Brightener sit for 5 to 15 minutes ensuring the entire surface has been properly neutralized and rinsed thoroughly. A color change will be evident when properly brightened, this will open wood grain and prevent poor stain penetration.

IMPORTANT: After Brightener is applied, rinse wood’s entire surface for 10 to 15 minutes, and rinse all nearby surfaces including siding, windows, and foliage.

Allow wood surfaces to dry 48 to 72 hours (or longer) before applying EXPERT Stain & Seal wood stains. Stains must be applied when wood is dried to 13% moisture content or less. 

Clean tools and equipment immediately after each use with soap and water.

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