USES:To remove foreign matter from exterior wood including: oxidized (failed) coatings, dirt, grease, oil, pollen and surface stains caused by mildew. This formula dilutes with water depending on the amount of cleaning required. Follow label directions below to determine the cleaning strength needed.
Shake well before using. Wood Cleaner is supplied as a concentrate. Spray wood with water, then apply Cleaner with a brush, roller or pump up sprayer. Use synthetic brushes or rollers only. Wood Cleaner's thick formula may be used undiluted for difficult areas or vertical surfaces. For maximum effectiveness, keep Cleaner wet on surface by occasionally misting with water. Allow Cleaner to stay on surface approximately 15-30 minutes to soften and dissolve failed oxidized coatings. Wood Cleaner becomes extremely slippery once applied. Work on small enough areas to avoid walking on treated surface.
DILUTION INSTRUCTIONS:GENERAL CLEANING: Mix 1 gallon of Wood Cleaner to 3 gallons of water for normal use. MAINTENANCE CLEANING (FOR WOOD NOT BEING RE-COATED): Mix « gallon of Wood Cleaner to 3 « gallons of water, then follow instructions for application and rinsing.
RINSING:Test a small area by scrubbing with a bristle brush to determine if the surface is ready for rinsing. When ready, scrub the surface with a firm bristle brush or long handled push broom. Rinse thoroughly with water using a garden hose or pressure washer. Do not exceed 1000 PSI when using a pressure washer. Rinse any residue from plants.
BRIGHTENING:Wood species such as redwood, cedar and fir will tend to darken after being cleaned. Use Superdeck® Wood Brightener as the final step to brighten the wood and neutralize the surface before coating.
PRECAUTIONS:Apply product at temperatures above 50°F. and below 90°F. Do not apply in direct sunlight if possible. Protect any aluminum surfaces (such as window frames) to prevent discoloration. Product will etch metal. If product makes contact with glass, rinse thoroughly before it dries. Mist any nearby vegetation with water before and after application.
100-200 sq. ft. per gallon and will vary depending on the dilution of Wood Cleaner to water.