Conduct a splash test on bare wood to confirm water
absorption before applying this product. Note: Chlorine
bleach cleaners alone are not recommended. These
products degrade the wood structure, interfering with
penetration and adhesion of protective coatings.
To conduct a Splash Test, sprinkle several handfuls of water
on a few distinct areas of the bare wood surface. If the
water absorbs rapidly, the surface is ready to be coated. If
the water beads, puddles or is not absorbed, an internal or
external barrier exists, which must be eliminated before
application of the preservative finish.
Prepare the surface withWolman® DeckBrite™(Powder Concentrate),
Deck & Fence Brightener (Liquid Concentrate) or DeckStrip®
products and repeat the splash test to confirm water absorption
before applying this product.
UNCOATED, NEW WOOD: It is important to open wood
pores and remove any surface barrier which would
prevent the proper penetration or adhesion of a new
coating. If the wood is pressure-treated lumber, excess
surface wax or excessive internal moisture content may be
present. If new wood is Cedar or Redwood is used, “mill glaze”
on the surface is a common condition. Use either Wolman DeckBrite
powder concentrate or Deck & Fence Brightener liquid concentrate
according to label directions, then conduct a Splash Test. If
absorption is not improved, allow the wood to dry a minimum of
30 days in temperate weather (70° F and 50% RH), longer in cooler or more
humid conditions. Test for absorption again before applying this product.
UNCOATED, WEATHERED WOOD: Before coating, weathered wood must
be thoroughly cleaned to remove the grayed, UV damaged wood surface,
ground-in dirt,mildew and algae stains, and other surface contaminants.
Use either Wolman DeckBrite powder concentrate or Deck & Fence
Brightener liquid concentrate according to label directions to prepare the surface.
PREVIOUSLY COATED, WEATHERED WOOD:
Previous coatings should be removed before application of this
product. If pigmented oil or latex coating exists, use
Wolman DeckStrip Stain & Finish Remover according to
the label directions to prepare the surface. Acrylic coatings
may require a paint stripper. If coated with a clear sealer
or the remaining finish contains little to no pigment, use
Wolman DeckBrite powder concentrate or Deck & Fence
Brightener liquid concentrate, followed by pressure
washing to restore the surface and remove and residual
coating or water repellent.
Before applying this oil-based product, wait at least 24
hours after cleaning, stripping or power-washing to
allow the water-soaked wood to dry out thoroughly.
Oil-based finishes will not properly penetrate wood
that is water soaked.
BEFORE YOU START: Prior to project start date,
perform a trial brush-out in several inconspicuous areas to ensure
the desired color is achieved. Color appearance will vary
depending on wood species, age and surface porosity.
Replace rotted, extremely weathered or warped boards.
This product will not repair existing wood damage such as
cracking, checking, splintering or splitting. Make sure entire
wood surface is dry and free of dust, dirt and debris.
Cover all surrounding areas not intended to be coated.
Intermix or box multiple gallons of the same product color
in a separate container to ensure a uniform color. Do not
tint, dilute or mix this product with any other product.
Mix product thoroughly before use and stir occasionally during
Apply when outside temperatures are between 50-90°F(10-38°C)
and when no precipitation is expected for 24 hours.
Do not apply to wood that is hot to touch or in direct
sunlight to prevent premature evaporation of solvent.
Apply with a natural or synthetic bristle brush, paint pad,
pump sprayer, or airless sprayer. When spraying, work on
a 30-40 square foot area at a time, making sure to back
-brush along the grain any drips, runs, uneven coverage or
surface puddles. Do not over-saturate surface with product
or allow to puddle to prevent shiners, tackiness, excessive
drying time or uneven appearance when dry.
Apply one liberal, uniform coat on decks and other horizontal surfaces.
Thoroughly coat all exposed surfaces until the wood will not absorb additional
product and avoid puddling. A second coat is recommended only if the wood
is highly porous. To test for this condition, check the penetration rate of the
first 30 square foot area coated. If the coating is dry to the touch
in 15 minutes or less, then another light coat may be applied no later than one
hour after the first coat. Only half the amount is necessary for the second coat.
Apply two wet-on-wet coats on shake,
shingle or lap siding, roofing, fences and other vertical
surfaces. Do not allow product to dry fully between coats.
Apply a second coat within 6 hours of the first coat.
This product must penetrate the surface to work properly.
Do not apply to a sealed wood surface. Do not use as a
Because temperatures and humidity fluctuate,
allow a minimum 24-48hours before using deck,
porch, or outdoor furniture, and 72 hours before returning furniture
to deck/porch surface. Avoid dragging furniture across surface.
On newly treated surfaces, allow 7 days for coating to cure before washing.
CAUTION: BARE WOOD OR COATED SURFACES
CAN BECOME SLIPPERY WHEN WET.
Use caution when walking on wet surfaces.
Wipe up wet coating splatters and spills immediately with
mineral spirits. Dried spills can be removed with lacquer
thinner or mineral spirits. Clean up tools and equipment
immediately after use with mineral spirits.