that has not been kiln dried must be allowed to season
2 to 4 weeks before applying product. Dry time will vary
depending on weather and moisture content of wood.
Wood may be clean enough to directly apply stain. If not,
or if wood has mill glaze, clean redwood and cedar
surfaces with Superdeck® Wood Brightener; clean
pressure treated wood surfaces with Wood Cleaner.
WEATHERED WOOD should be free from dirt and
other foreign materials. Thoroughly clean all wood
surface types with Wood Cleaner and rinse. For
redwood and cedar, follow with Wood Brightener to
remove tannin stains and brighten wood to its
NOTE: This product is lead free.
If you scrape, sand or remove old paint, you may release
lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST
CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN
IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT
WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE.
Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure.
Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet
mop. Before you start, find out how to protect
yourself and your family by contacting the Nat
ional Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log
on to www.epa.gov/lead.
Product should be shaken or stirred before and
during application. When using more than one
container of product, intermix all product and stir to
ensure color consistency.
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. Semi-Transparent 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. 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
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
Approximate spread rate:
Smooth Surfaces: 250–350 sq. ft./gal.;
Rough Sawn: 150–250 sq. ft./gal.
Pour remaining product into smaller container to
reduce skin forming on product. If skin does form,
remove it and strain product before re-use.
Clean brushes and equipment with mineral spirits.
Dispose of empty container or unused portion in
accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Soak oily rags, steel wool, roller covers, and other
stain soaked materials in water after use to avoid