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.
Product should be shaken or stirred before and during application. When using more than one container of product, intermix all product and stir well to ensure color consistency.
Do not thin.
Packaged Colors - Do Not Tint
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.
Different wood species, textures and natural color will affect finished shade. Always test a small area first for color satisfaction before coating entire project. Apply 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 a mild solution of Superdeck Wood Cleaner after 24 hours. 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. Two thin coats may be required for proper color development, the second coat must be applied within 7 days of the first coat.
For best results apply in shade with surface temperatures between 50°F and 90°F. Do not apply if temperatures will fall below 50°F or if rain or snow is expected within 24 hours after application. Cooler temperatures require longer drying times.
DRY TIME @ 77 F:
1 hour to touch, 4 hour minimum before coating, 7 days maximum in between first and second coat. Temperature and humidity dependent.
Approximate spread rate: 100-350 sq. ft./gal.New wood normally requires less product than old weathered wood, due to older wood being more porous.
Clean brushes and equipment with soap and water. Dispose of empty container or unused portion in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.