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Caring For a Brand New Deck


Caring for a Brand New Deck

The Basics:The Flood Company - Can Do Wood Care System
New wood prevents the essential penetration of a clear wood finish for a variety of reasons (e.g., moisture content, mill glaze, closed wood pores, etc.). Ideally, it must weather for about one year to naturally remove these barriers. Leaving it completely unprotected during this initial weathering is unwise. That’s why it is smart to protect your new deck with Flood Seasonite® New Wood Treatment. Seasonite allows new wood to age gracefully, avoiding the shock that results from direct contact with the elements that can lead to excessive splitting, warping, cracking and color loss.



What You Need:

  • Seasonite New Wood Treatment
  • Tarps, dropcloths, wiping rags
  • A brush, roller or garden sprayer
  • Soap and water
Seasonite

Doing The Job:

  1. Make sure your deck is clear of all loose debris.
  2. Cover any areas you will not be treating,such as plants, The Flood Company - Can Do Wood Care System shrubs and bushes, with a tarp or dropcloth.
  3. Apply liberally with a brush, roller or garden sprayer. Make sure the Seasonite flows in between the boards and into cracks. Remember to saturate the end grain too.
  4. Allow 12 hours to dry. Let the wood weather for about 12 months before applying a clear The Flood Company - Can Do Wood Care System wood finish such as CWF-UV®.
  5. Clean up with soap and water.

 





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