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Applying a Semi Solid Finish

Applying a
Semi-Transparent Stain

The BasicsApplying a Semi-Transparent Stain:
A clear wood finish can do plenty to enhance the natural beauty of your exterior wood. But after a few years, due to exposure to the sun, rain and time, the color of the wood may fade. Applying Flood Semi-Transparent Deck and Siding Stain to your exterior wood can revive it and make it look new longer by enhancing it with color. Flood’s Semi-Transparent Deck and Siding Stain penetrates deep into the wood for adhesion so superior, that it’s guaranteed not to peel or fade for 3 years on decks and 5 years on siding.

What You Need:

  • Semi-Transparent Deck and Siding Stain
  • Tarps, dropcloths, wiping rags
  • A brush, roller, stain pad or airless sprayer
  • Soap and water

Applying a Semi-Transparent Stain

Doing The Job: (See notes below before you start.)

  1. Be sure the wood is thoroughly clean and dry before applying any finish. For bestApplying a Semi-Transparent Stain results, use Dekswood.
  2. Cover any areas you will not be treating, such as plants, shrubs, bushes, lights and doors, with a tarp or dropcloth.
  3. Using a brush, roller, stain pad or an airless sprayer, apply one coat of the semi-transparent wood finish. Backbrush for better uniformity. A single coat should be enough for vertical surfaces. Apply a second coat on decks to protect them from heavy foot traffic. Applying a Semi-Transparent Stain

  4. Let the first coat dry 3-4 hours
    before applying the second coat. Allow 24-48 hours total drying time.
  5. Clean up all tools with soap and water.

• New wood surfaces should be allowed to age for 1 to 3 months after installation. Use PowerLift diluted according to label directions to remove mill glaze and open the wood pores prior to applying stain.
• Uncoated wood surfaces that have aged longer than 6 months require thorough cleaning with Dekswood or PowerLift before staining.
• Semi-transparent stains must be applied to bare wood. Remove any previous paint, solid-hide stain or varnish with PowerLift or StainStrip before staining.
• To prevent peeling on smooth cedar, use a diluted solution of PowerLift to remove mill glaze and open wood pores. Follow with Dekswood to restore color before staining.

Used with permission of the Flood Company

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