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Application Instructions

Flood® Solid Color

Provides a finely-textured finish that enhances the look of worn or weathered wood and concrete. Designed for application on aged, rough concrete and weathered wood that is structurally sound (decks, stairs, posts, railings, and more). Also appropriate for use on retaining walls, as well as new wood, and new concrete surfaces that have been allowed to cure for 30 days. See the product label for more information and details regarding application. WARNING: Darker colors may result in higher surface temperatures from direct sun exposure than light colors.

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Things You'll Need To Know:

  • Application Options

    • High-quality brush or roller with 1/2" nap
  • Application Tips

    • Using light and even pressure, apply product to a few boards or a few square feet at a time, keeping a wet edge to avoid lap marks.
    • For cupped, cracked or warped boards, drive product into cracks by rolling across the narrow width as well as the length of the board.
    • Lightly brush any product that drips between the boards.
    • Back-brush after rolling for a smoother appearance.
  • Cleanup

    • Clean tools with warm, soapy water.
  • Important Notes

    • Wear safety glasses
    • DO NOT APPLY TO: Wood that is rotted or loose, garage doors, driveways or any other area with vehicular traffic; submerged surfaces such as ponds, fountains or swimming pools; interior concrete surfaces.
    • Not recommended for whole-house vertical surfaces such as stucco or wood siding. Please use caution when applying around aquatic habitats, to avoid spills.
    • Avoid heavy use for 30 days to allow full cure to a hard finish.
    • Flood Resurfacer is for exterior use only; do not use it indoors.
  • Weather Requirements

    • DO NOT APPLY IF EITHER OF THESE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF EACH COAT, as product will not cure properly and peeling will result:
      • Temperature is expected to fall below 50° F (10° C)
      • Rain is expected.
    • Do not apply if air or surface temperature is above 90° F (32° C).
    • Avoid staining in direct sunlight. 

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Cover everything you do not wish to coat, including plants.
  2. Make sure the wood or concrete surface has been properly prepared (follow surface preparation instructions on label or in Technical Data Sheet) and is completely dry.
  3. For color uniformity, intermix all containers being used, and do not thin the product. Stir the product before and periodically during application.
  4. Before applying first coat, dab a heavily-loaded brush into cracks, gaps, nail/screw holes and knots, until filled.
  5. Using a brush and a short dabbing stroke, cut in around the edges of the deck or concrete surface.
  6. To apply the first coat, fully saturate the roller by rolling back and forth in the tray. A fully-loaded roller will over an area of approximately 10–14 sq. ft. (1–1.3 sq. meters).
  7. Two coats are required. Wait a minimum of 6 hours before applying the second coat. To apply the second coat, cut in around the edges of the entire surface again and roll out as for the rst coat.
  8. Allow the finish to dry for 48 hours before foot traffic, and 72 hours before replacing furniture or heavy objects.

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