Directions Before Use:
WR-5 Wood Coating is for exterior use only and should not be diluted. For best results, treat new wood QUICKLY (within two weeks of weather exposure) to avoid pre-weathering damage to wood surface. Prior to use, mix well with a paint stick. Routinely stir during application.
Wear Proper Clothes:
To protect against skin irritation, you or your wood treatment contractor should always wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants and goggles. Also use an OSHA approved mask to protect against inhalation of vapors. For your information and safety, please take the time to read the product label carefully before use. Before applying stain to the entire home, test on a sample piece of log from your home to verify the color and look you want.
Apply between the temperatures of 50°F and 80°F. Do not apply when hot, wet or windy weather conditions are expected within 36 hours. Always wait for moisture to dry before application.
One coat is sufficient to repel water on most wood surfaces. Saturate wood for maximum protection.
Depending upon the method of application and the porosity, texture and dryness of the wood, allow 200 - 400 square feet per gallon.
Wood should be clean and dry, unpainted and free of all loose debris including loose bark, sawdust, mud, etc. All upward-facing checks and splits in the wood surface should be filled with an exterior wood filler. Any unwanted stains, mildew, fungi or pre-weathering should be cleaned first with a power washer using one quart household bleach, one gallon of water and one pound of TSP-90 (available at your local hardware store) or non-ammoniated detergent. Rinse off completely and allow to dry.
What to do before applying a sealer or stain to a new deck or wood
Although a brand new deck or wood surface may look clean, it has dirt, mildew, waxy residues and mill glaze.
Mill glaze is produced by high speed planes in modern lumber mills. Often the high speed planes not only plane the wood, but they crush the exterior wood fiber to create a very shiny lumber surface. The crushed fibers do not let stain and seal coatings absorb properly, causing finish failure.
Apply a deck preparation mill glaze remover product. These products are designed to clean the deck, lower the pH, relieve the surface tension and help the wood to absorb the sealer or stain evenly. This assures maximum stain absorption, prevents flaking or scaling of the coating and leads to a longer lasting job without a splotchy look.
Method of Application:
Apply WR-5 liberally to dry wood to the point of saturation. The preferred application methods are:
- A quality paint brush.
- An airless sprayer (rentable).
- A pump-type garden sprayer.
The wood coating should saturate all checks or splits. All exposed log or timber ends should be coated several times until all wood pores are saturated.
Allow 12-24 hours for drying. The temperature and humidity conditions may necessitate a longer drying period.
Use mineral spirits to clean brushes and equipment, as well as to remove drips and spatters from all surfaces. Use soap and water to wash skin thoroughly after handling material.
Cover the product when not in use. Keep in tightly-sealed containers out of reach of children. Store at room temperature (keep from freezing).
Care and Maintenance:
Wood surfaces may need to be retreated every 3 - 4 years or earlier depending on weather exposure. A close inspection of treated surfaces should be done annually. .
Available in 1 gallon can, 5 gallon pail and 55 gallon drum.