Monday, December 3, 2012
Flood CWF-UV Clear Wood Finish
CWF-UV is a clear wood finish that’s designed to restore the rich, warm appearance of natural wood. CWF-UV protects against damage caused by moisture and ultraviolet rays, and provides a mildew-resistant finish that won’t crack, peel or flake.
• For exterior use only
• Weathered exterior woods including Cedar, Redwood and Pressure-Treated Wood
• Horizontal and vertical surfaces such as decks, siding, fences and furniture
1. Surfaces must be thoroughly clean, dry and free of dirt, grease, grime, mildew and previous coatings.
2. Remove mildew with a solution of 4 ounces of non-ammoniated detergent (TSP), 1 quart of outdoor bleach and 3 quarts of fresh water. Allow this solution to remain on the surface for 10-15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
3. Clean weathered wood with Flood Wood or Cleaner Flood Dekswood®.
4. Remove old finishes with Flood Wood Stripper or FloodPro® Stripper/Cleaner.
5. After cleaning, allow wood to dry 48 hours or until it has reached a moisture content of 15% or less before finishing.
NEW WOOD SURFACES:
New wood surfaces have a hard shiny surface called mill glaze that prevents maximum penetration and bonding of a finish. To properly prepare the surface for application, treat with a solution of Flood Wood Stripper, diluted one quart per gallon of water. Test wood for absorbency by sprinkling water on the surface. If water is absorbed rapidly, the surface is ready for finishing.
WEATHERED WOOD SURFACES:
Uncoated wood surfaces that have weathered longer than six months require thorough cleaning before applying a finish. Use Flood Wood Cleaner® or Flood Dekswood® (according to label instructions), along with a pressure washer or stiff bristle brush to remove the loose fiber, dirt and other surface contaminants.
PREVIOUSLY COATED SURFACES:
Apply to bare wood surface or a weathered wood surface that was previously finished with CWF-UV. Other previous stain, varnish or sealers must be completely and thoroughly removed with Flood Wood Stripper or FloodPro® Stripper/Cleaner per label directions, before proceeding.
NOTE: Cedar and Redwood may darken with Flood Wood Stripper or FloodPro Stripper/Cleaner. If this occurs brighten with Flood Wood Cleaner or Flood Dekswood before proceeding.
• Brush: High quality, synthetic stain brush
• Roller: Synthetic, woven cover 3/8”-3/4 “ inch
• Spray: Air-Less sprayer .017 - .021 fluid tip/ 1800-2100 psi or less
CAUTION: Surfaces are slippery when wet. Use caution when walking on wet surfaces during application.
1. Stir. Use as is, do not thin.
2. Mix thoroughly before and periodically during application.
3. For color uniformity, intermix in one container, all finish to be used on
an entire section.
4. Cover everything you do not wish to coat, including plants and shrubs.
5. Apply between 50°F and 80°F.
6. Do not apply if cold and/or wet weather is expected within 48 hours.
7. Always work the entire length of a deck board or horizontal siding to
a logical break, such as a window or door frame.
8. Vertical siding should be coated from top to bottom.
9. Never stop application in the middle of the board or wall.
10.Never apply in direct sunlight or to hot surfaces.
11.For external use only, do not use indoors.
12.In most cases a single coat of CWF-UV is sufficient.
13.For porous or older wood, apply a second coat before the first coat
dries (usually within 20 minutes). Do not apply a second coat if the
first coat has dried.
14.After spray application, back brush or backroll to improve penetration
and uniformity of coverage.
15. Wipe up any puddles to avoid shiny areas, (within 20 minutes).
NOTE: CWF-UV is not a surface coating. It protects by penetrating the wood.
• 150-250 sq. ft/gal (13.9-23.3 sq. m/gal)
• Coverage varies based on age and density of wood
• Most decks do not have to be coated every year
• A single coat of CWF-UV® every second year will be sufficient to refresh the natural beauty of your deck and to maintain protection
• Between recoats, a periodic cleaning with Flood Wood Cleaner or Flood Dekswood Cleaner to remove dirt and contamination will renew the appearance of the wood
• On siding and other vertical wood including fences, exterior furniture, use as directed in steps 1 through 3 under “Application”
• Surfaces with harsh exposures to the sun, weather or foot traffic will show wear more quickly than other areas – If this happens, clean effected areas with Flood Wood Cleaner and recoat as necessary, blending into areas which still have good color
• For general recoating follow directions in “General Surface Preparation” and “Application”
• Vertical surfaces do not require annual maintenance
• Surfaces with harsh exposures to the sun and weather will show wear more quickly than other areas – If this happens, clean effected areas with Flood Wood Cleaner and recoat as necessary, blending into areas which still have good color
• Areas retaining good color do not need recoating
• Badly weathered areas may require 2 coats (apply the second coat before the first coat dries). Do not apply a second coat if the first coat has dried.
• Backbrush or backroll to improve penetration and uniformity of coverage
CLEANUP & STORAGE
• Cleanup with soap and water
• Store unused portion in tightly closed container
• KEEP FROM FREEZING