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Applying a Clear Finish

Applying a Clear Finish

The Basics:The Flood Company - Can Do Wood Care System
The natural beauty is what makes exterior wood so appealing. The best way to showcase this rich, warm appearance is by applying a clear wood finish, like Flood CWF® or CWF-UV®. A clear wood finish will enhance the wood's beauty and protect it from the harsh effects of moisture and sun damage.

What You Need:

  • CWF or CWF-UV Clear Wood Finish
  • Tarps, dropcloths, wiping rags
  • A brush, roller or airless sprayer
  • Soap and water
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Doing The Job:

  1. Be sure the wood is thoroughly clean and dry before applying any finish. For best results, use Dekswood. The Flood Company - Can Do Wood Care System
  2. Cover any areas you will not be treating, such as plants, shrubs and bushes, with a tarp or dropcloth.
  3. Using a brush, roller, stain pad or an airless sprayer, apply one coat of the clear wood finish. Backbrush for better uniformity.
  4. Wipe up or brush out any puddles to avoid The Flood Company - Can Do Wood Care System shiny areas.
  5. Allow 24-48 hours drying time.
  6. Clean up all tools with soap and water.

• If wood is dry and absorbs the first coat quickly, apply a second coat while the wood is still wet from the first coat.
• Allow new wood to weather for one year before using CWF or CWF-UV.
• Remove any sealers, finishes or stains with PowerLift or StainStrip before applying CWF or CWF-UV.

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