EXPERT Clean & Bright | Wood Cleaner: Stain Lifter

Size: 8oz (makes 1 to 2 gallons)
Sale price$12.99
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Wood Cleaner is our go-to for deck restorations that do not require stripping.  This is a Sodium Metasilicate based cleaning product with a stain lifting ability. 

Can be used as a light stripper and will remove some lumber grade stamps from decking boards and will kill and remove organic growth such as algae, mold and mildew.

100% Sodium Metasilicate


  • Alkaline deck cleaner that works well at lifting stains
  • Works well to kill and remove organic growth
  • Mild stripping abilities


  • Light Clean: mix 1/4 cup per gallon of water
  • Medium Clean: mix 1/2 cup per gallon of water
  • Heavy Clean: mix 1 cup per gallon of water


  • Keep Wood Cleaner wet while on wooden surface
  • Do not spray on glass surfaces
  • Test on a small, inconspicuous area of the wood to ensure proper wood care
  • Always wet plants, shrubs, and other vegetation before and after use.
  • Always brighten the wood after using this cleaner with Stain & Seal Wood Brightener


  • Keep out of reach of children. Exposure to 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 Cleaner.

MIXING: Always wear heavy-duty rubber gloves, NIOSH approved respirator and PPE when working with EXPERT Clean & Bright Wood Cleaner, or any other EXPERT Clean & Bright products.

Mix 4 oz to 8 oz of Wood Cleaner with each gallon of warm 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 Cleaner mixed solution is Yellow in color for ease of identification.

APPLICATION: Pre wet the surface with water before application. Apply EXPERT Clean & Bright Wood Cleaner 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 cleaner to sit for approximately 5 to 20 minutes or until the desired result is achieved.

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.  

NEUTRALIZE: After cleaning 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-up: Clean tools and equipment immediately after each use with soap and water.


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Questions & Answers

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  • Is this safe for really old barn doors?

    Yes, our product is great for old barn doors. Make sure you use Brightener afterwards and make sure to follow instructions. 615-785-1861 if you have any questions about using the product!

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Vince Loparo
Saves you money

We recently used Wood cleaner and brightener on a thousand feet of privacy fence. It literally saved us days of pressure washing. The cleaner just dissolved the dirt and the brightener made the wood look almost new. We repaired the fence last year for the customer. The newly cleaned wood was side by side with the repaired sections and the customer was amazed. Great products.

Southpaw Softwash
Great Company to Work With

Easy order and quick turn around. Overall great experience

Russell Parker
Stain remover

Works great, love the fact is is tinted.

Drew Koontz

Was staining a fence for a customer, ran out of stain and went to have some more made and when it dried it was a few shades darker. Sprayed this cleaner on and let it sit for 15 minutes and was absolutely blown away how easy the stain came off. Like the title says it was a lifesaver. 100% recommend

Tyler Buckley

Just started using you guys and your products. And I’m MIND BLOWN! Never had a cleaning product work so well and the stain lays down better than any other stain I’ve purchased and used before. Life time customer for sure! Also Kurt is amazing to deal with you guys have an amazing team

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