Protects exterior new wood, weathered wood or previously painted or stained surfaces that have been properly prepared.
All surfaces must be clean, dry, and free from dirt, mildew stains, dust and other foreign matter. Do not apply over sealed surfaces. Remove surface stains, dirt and failed oxidized stains with Superdeck Wood Cleaner. Remove solid stains or paints with Superdeck Wood Stripper. For redwood and cedar, follow cleaning or stripping with Superdeck Wood Brightener to remove tannin stains and brighten wood to its original color. For new wood remove mill glaze with Superdeck Wood Brightener.
WARNING! Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment, such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.
Thoroughly stir contents before and occasionally during use. For uniformity, mix all cans together before use. Do not thin or mix with any other stains or coatings. A sample brush out is recommended to ensure color satisfaction.
Ready Mix Colors. Do not tint.
Do not thin.
Product may be brushed, rolled or sprayed. If sprayed, use the lowest possible pressure needed for a reasonable spray pattern. Back rolling is suggested when spraying, working the product smoothly and evenly into the wood. This will decrease the possibility of pools or puddles on the surface and ensure a properly penetrated finish.
Proper application is essential in order to accomplish the full benefits of product appearance and performance. Different wood species, textures and natural color will affect finished shade. Always test a small area first for color satisfaction before coating entire project. Hardwood Stain is a penetrating stain that must be applied only at a rate the wood will absorb. Do not pool or puddle product on surface. Excess product allowed to sit on surface will result in a tacky finish and extended dry time. Remove tacky finish with mineral spirits within 24 hours of application or with a mild solution of Wood Cleaner after 24 hours. Follow manufacturer's instructions for safe use with solvents. When properly applied, the wood surface will have a positive dry and the wood fibers beneath the surface will maintain excellent lubrication. Thoroughly coat the porous ends of all boards with product.
NUMBER OF COATS:
One coat depending on wood porosity and wood moisture content.
40°F-95°F. Do not apply if wood surface is hot to touch or if rain is likely to occur.
DRY TIME @ 77 F:
8 hours to touch, 24 hours for traffic; depending on weather conditions.
Approximate spread rate:
Smooth Surfaces: 400-600 sq. ft./gal.
Rough surfaces: 250-350 sq. ft./gal.
Clean brushes and equipment with mineral spirits following product manufacturer's directions. Dispose of empty container or unused portion in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.