- Use ProTech Stripper to remove any non-Penofin stain. If
wood is gray use Pro-Tech Brightener to restore the wood’s
- SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING. DO NOT add thinning
or blending agents.
- Apply Penofin to a clean dry surface. Surface must be free of
dirt and sawdust build-up. Do not apply when wood is hot to
the touch. Minimum temperature is 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Brush on, use a stain pad, or spray on using a pump up sprayer
equipped with plastic tip.
- To allow for maximum penetration wait 30 minutes, then use
a nap-free shop cloth and wipe the entire surface, removing
- Surface will be dry to the touch in three hours, and ready for
use in 12 hours.
- When using the one-coat formula, the application is now
- Do not apply wet-on-wet.
- If using the two-coat formula, wait a minimum of three hours
and apply a light second coat and again wipe any excess from
the entire application area after 30 minutes.
Product Performance Warranty
PENOFIN® exterior finishes are warranted to perform when
applied to wood surfaces according to label instructions. For Blue
Label Penofin expect 2 - 5 years on vertical surfaces, 1 - 2 years on
horizontal surfaces depending on use and weather exposure. We
recommend preserving the beauty of your horizontal surfaces by
staining every 9 - 24 months.
Call 1-800-PENOFIN for samples. It is best to test PENOFIN on your
wood to determine the desired color. The shade can be affected by the
type of wood, the manner applied, the length of time the oil is left on,
and by the number of coats. If the desired color is attained with one
coat of a pigmented formula, the wet-sand process may be done with
- When you use Penofin, maintenance is a snap. Because
Penofin is a low-solid product, there is no stripping or
sanding necessary. Simply wash the surface with water and a
mild detergent. Allow your wood surface to dry completely,
approximately 48 hours before application.
- Follow the application methods listed on the previous page for
a fresh and beautiful wood surface.
Coverage depends on application method, texture, and moisture
content of wood. Coverage is less on rough surfaces, more on smooth
surfaces. Average coverage is 175-300 sq. ft. per gallon.
- Penofin is an oil-based product. Clean brushes and other
application materials with mineral spirits or paint thinner.
- AVOID SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION of oily rags.
Soak all used cloths in a covered metal bucket of water,
ensuring the cloths are completely covered with water. Cover
until they can be properly disposed at your local hazardous
According to the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001,
"Spontaneous combustion is a phenomenon in which a substance
unexpectedly bursts into flame without apparent cause. In ordinary
combustion, a substance is deliberately heated to its ignition point
to make it burn. Many substances undergo a slow oxidation that,
like the rapid oxidation of burning, releases heat. If the heat so
released cannot escape the substance, the temperature of the
substance rises until ignition takes place. Spontaneous combustion
often occurs in piles of oily rags, green hay, leaves, or coal; it can
constitute a serious fire hazard."
Use a brush or sprayer. Brushing gives best results. Brush
thoroughly and back brush Penofin into the wood leaving no excess.
Wipe entire surface after 20-30 minutes with a nap-freee cloth.
Do not allow film to develop on wood surface. Apply when there
is no chance of rain during the process or during the twelve-hour
drying time. If rain occurs spots may develop on wood surfaces. Do
not apply in direct hot sun! A minimum air temperature of 45° is
required during application and drying time.
Repeat this application within 3-6 months and again within
10-12 months. Over time the wood fibers will become fully
protected and maintenance will become less frequent. Product
should be applied more often to horizontal areas and also
areas with high ultra-violet exposure or heavy traffic. Store all
oily cloths in water in a metal bucket until properly disposed.
400 square feet per gallon.
- When you use Penofin maintenance is a snap. Because Penofin is
a low-solid product, there is no stripping or sanding necessary.
Simply wash the surface with water and a mild detergent. Allow
wood surface to dry completely, approximately 48 hours.
- Follow the application methods listed on the previous page for a
fresh and beautiful wood surface
Trouble-Shooting A Sticky-Tacky Surface
Avoid overapplication by following the
instructions we just covered. In the
event of an overapplication, use the following
methods to resolve.
To Remove Excess
- Allow Penofin to dry for seven days.
- Use Penofin Protech Cleaner and
scrub the surface with a nylon or
natural bristle brush. Do not use
- You may also use Penofin Wood
Stripper for tough jobs.
- Allow the surface to dry for 48 hours
CAUTION COMBUSTIBLE! Keep this product away from heat, open flame, and sparks.
Avoid prolonged contact with skin and breathing vapor or spray mist. Use only with
adequate ventilation. Do not take internally. Shelf life is limited once factory seal is
broken; secure lid tightly after use. Avoid spontaneous combustion - make sure all rags
and brushes are soaked in water, stored in an airtight container, or otherwise disposed