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Application Instructions

Flood® Solid Color

Flood 100% Acrylic Solid Color stain adds a rich opaque color that still showcases the texture of the wood, but completely hides the grain and color of the wood. It has excellent adhesion and provides a mildew resistant and water repellant nish that protects wood from UV rays and mildew stains. See the product label for more information and details regarding application.

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Things You'll Need To Know:

  • Application Options

    • High-quality, bristle stain brush
    • Lambswool or mohair roller with 3/8"–3/4" nap
    • Pump sprayer
    • Airless sprayer (.011 – .015 uid tip, 700 – 800 psi)
  • Application Tips

    • To avoid lap marks, always work the entire length of a board while maintaining a wet edge. Never stop application in the middle of the board.
    • Vertical surfaces should be coated from top to bottom.
  • Cleanup

    • Clean tools with soapy water.
  • Important Notes

    • Wear safety glasses.
    • Do not apply in direct sunlight or on hot surfaces.
    • Flood Semi-Transparent stain is for exterior use only; do not use it indoors.
  • Weather Requirements

    • Apply Flood Semi-Transparent Acrylic stain in temperatures between 35° and 120° F.
    • If the surface is too hot, lightly mist with water from a garden hose to cool the surface before application
    • Do not apply if wet weather is expected within 12 hours.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Cover everything you do not wish to coat, including plants.
  2. Make sure the wood surface has been properly prepared and is completely dry.
  3. For color uniformity, intermix all containers being used, and do not thin the product.
  4. Stir the product before and periodically during application.
  5. Apply an even coat with a brush, roller or airless sprayer, avoiding heavy application.
  6. If spraying on the product, always backbrush or backroll to improve penetration and uniformity of coverage.
  7. A second coat is recommended. Wait a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 4 hours before the application of second coat.
  8. Some colors, or drastic color changes, may require a third coat to achieve a uniform Finish.
  9. Allow the finish to dry 24 to 48 hours.

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