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EFC38 & Citralic – Complete Wood Cleaning & Restoration Kit – Covers up to 3000 SQ FT

(6 customer reviews)

$139.00 $118.00

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Product Description

Our Woodrich Brand 10lb Complete Wood Restoration Kit covers up to 3000 square feet and contains everything you need to restore a wood deck, wood fence, wood siding, or log cabin. We developed EFC38 to tackle your tough wood deck restoration projects fast. This unique formula provides the strength necessary to strip most semi-transparent stains and sealers, dead, gray wood, mold, mildew, and heavy accumulations of grime. Citralic was designed to neutralize and brighten wood quickly, without the unwanted bleaching or damage to the wood. This step in a professional wood restoration achieves that like-new look of fresh cut wood. Proper surface preparation is the key to successful wood restoration.

Product Includes

  • 1 – 10lb EFC38
  • 1 – 10lb Citralic

Support

If you have questions or need help with your wood restoration project, you can count on Woodrich Brand to provide outstanding professional personalized support by calling us @ 636-288-8512 or emailing support@woodrichbrand.com as well. Also, you can visit our gallery or forum for tips, creative ideas, and support from the Woodrich Brand community.

6 reviews for EFC38 & Citralic – Complete Wood Cleaning & Restoration Kit – Covers up to 3000 SQ FT

  1. Anonymous

    Excellent product. Easy to follow instructions

  2. Max Woodward

    i had a very good experience with the product. the cleaner worked great but i could not tell much from the brightner. i have a pressure treated pine fence so i’m not sure if that hendered the results or not. overall my fence looks 100% better!

  3. Anonymous

    Excellent product. Easy to follow instructions

  4. Max Woodward

    i had a very good experience with the product. the cleaner worked great but i could not tell much from the brightner. i have a pressure treated pine fence so i’m not sure if that hendered the results or not. overall my fence looks 100% better!

  5. Anonymous

    Excellent product. Easy to follow instructions

  6. Max Woodward

    i had a very good experience with the product. the cleaner worked great but i could not tell much from the brightner. i have a pressure treated pine fence so i’m not sure if that hendered the results or not. overall my fence looks 100% better!

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  • Will this remove paint from aluminum Anderson windows?

    This product will not remove paint that is in good condition. If the aluminum windows are well aged and heavily oxidized, the cleaner may remove some of the surface oxidation. Thus, leaving what looks like either clean or faded areas.

  • Does EFC-38 remove paint?

    No, this product is not an effective paint remover.

  • Will EFC-38 remove sikkens cetol srd stain?

    No, HD-80 would be a better choice for that finish removal. Sample test kits are available to help you determine the required product dwell time.

  • Would this work for cleaning logs in a Log Cabin?

    Yes. EFC-38 is a perfect choice for restoring the weathered exterior of log cabins.

  • Our pressure washer can be used to apply cleaning products at low pressure. Can this product be used with a pressure washer if mixed right?

    This product is designed to be mixed with water and then applied at "full strength" using a pump-up garden sprayer. Injecting the solution using a power washer would dilute the product too much.

  • We stained our deck last summer, will this take the stain off? That's what I'm wanting it to do...

    It depends on what type of stain it is. This product will remove most true oil based stains and sealers. We also offer a Heavy Duty Stripper called HD-80, for solid stains and other hard to remove finishes.

  • Can HD-80 be used on other surfaces?

    HD-80 can be used to clean concrete, vinyl siding, brick, Trex and PVC.  You can also use EFC-38 as a safe roof cleaner

  • Do you also need a neutralizer after use of this product before staining?

    This product is a kit that comes with both the cleaner and the neutralizer. The green label product is a the brightener/neutralizer.

  • It says it covers 3000 sf is that combined or 3000 sf each the cleaner / brightner?

    Each the cleaner and the brightener will cover up to 3000 square feet.

  • Is this required for new wood?

    It is not always required that you use this product(s) before staining. It depends on the type of wood and its condition. As well as the type of stain you will be applying to the wood.

    You can test your wood to see if it will readily accept stain by sprinkling the surface with water. If the water absorbs quickly into the wood, it is likely that the wood will also accept stain. This is so if you are using a stain that is compatible with the new wood application. Check if the water stands on the surface or beads up when you sprinkle water on the wood. If so, we recommended that you go through the cleaning and brightening process before applying a stain. It is also a good idea to use the cleaner and brightener. That is if you believe your new wood has been outside long enough to be exposed to pollen. Pollen is an excellent food source for mold and mildew.

    Finally, if your new wood has been outside long enough to begin turning grey, it is recommended that you use the cleaner and brightener to remove the dead grey wood fibers on the surface. So that your stain finishes evenly and without splotches. 

  • Does it remove stains left by potted plants?

    Each potted plant stain is different so it is difficult to answer this question directly (absolutely). Most likely yes, following the two step process will remove the stain left by a potted plant. Potted plant stains are usually one or a combination of dirt, "the green stuff" and fertilizer stains. The first will work to deep clean and help remove the dirt and organics. The second step will neutralize the wood and brighten any discoloration caused by contact with fertilizer that has leached from the potted plant. Sometimes potted plant stains can be stubborn and require more than one application of the cleaner and/or brightener. There is a sample test kit available if you prefer to test the efficacy of the products before you purchase enough for the entire job. 

  • Can this product be applied with a tank sprayer? I understand that I may need to filter first with a fine mesh filter bag.

    Yes. It can so long as the sprayer is compatible with acid. Most sprayers are.

  • Is EFC-38 harmful to humans or pets?

    Not harmful for pets if you use common sense and handle it properly.  EFC-38 was designed in order to be safe for the user and for the environment.

  • Will EFC-38 harm plants or grass?

    Nope, unless they are extremely delicate such as lacy ferns or soft petel flowers and they are in direct sunlight.  In such cases the water causes the sun to burn the plants.  Shake the excess water off to prevent burning.

  • Do I always have to use a Brightener/Neutralizer after I use EFC-38?

    No, EFC-38 finishes off close to neutral.  As long as you rinse well you do not have to use a neutralizer.  You may wish to brighten that extra bit to help make your work stand out among the competition.

  • The wood has turned dark after treatment! How do I get it to lighten up?

    Use Citralic Brightener/Neutralizer in order to brighten up the wood.

  • Will EFC-38 remove mold & mildew or should I add bleach?

    In most cases EFC-38 will easily remove mold and mildew.  You should see it work drastically when it comes in contact with mold or mildew.   If there is an extreme build up of mold and mildew you can apply additional EFC-38 to fully eradicate the infestation. (NEVER mix bleach with EFC-38)

  • What if I can't see the wood under a solid color stain? How do I tell if EFC-38 has gone through all the layers?

    If you are working on a solid color stain you should be using HD-80.  EFC-38 is only going to make the finish nice and clean.

  • How long does EFC-38 take to work?

    It is going to do it's job in about 15 min.  If you have a stubborn finnish you may allow for additional dwell time keeping the surface wet.

  • How do I know when EFC-38 is working?

    The coating will change color and any mold or mildew should activly fizz up and turn white.  Use a scratch test to determine when the existing finish has been fully emulsified and is ready to strip.

  • What if I mix too much and have more than is needed for the job, will any left over EFC-38 go bad?

    Use EFC-38 within a couple of hours from the time of mixing.  Beyond that, it loses its effectiveness as a stripper.  You should also take care to keep the powder dry when you store it.  The shelf life of the dry powder is 6 months so be sure to keep your supply fresh.

  • How much EFC-38 should I use per gallon?

    Mix 8 oz (1/2 LB) per gallon of water for full stregnth.  In dry measure that is about 2/3 cup.  You can then dilute up to 4 to 1 with water depending on the job at hand.

  • What finishes will EFC-38 remove?

    EFC-38 works on removing oil-based finishes such as TWP, READY SEAL, WOLMAN, OLYMPIC, CUPRINOL and other semi-transparent finishes.

  • Is EFC-38 different than a percarbonate cleaner?

    EFC-38 contains a percarbonate, but is not like a straight percarbonate cleaner.  EFC-38 was designed to remove aged and failing oil based wood finishes.  It will perform many jobs that a percabonate cleaner can not do.  EFC-38 is safe to use and makes an excellent tool for wood restoration.