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Application Instructions

Flood® SPA-N-DECK®

Specially formulated for hot and humid climates, the Spa-N-Deck three-coat system is designed to penetrate and protect from severe UV exposure. Best for newer wood. 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 synthetic brush
    • Synthetic woven roller with 3/8" nap for moderate and rough surfaces or 3/16" nap for smooth surfaces
    • Airless sprayer (0.11 - 0.15 fluid tip, 1,800 – 2,000 psi)
    • Painter pad (for horizontal surfaces)
  • 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.
  • Important Notes

    • Wear safety glasses.
    • Do not apply Spa-N-Deck Base Coat in direct sunlight or on hot surfaces.
    • Use caution when walking on wet surfaces during application.
    • Apply only one coat of Spa-N-Deck Base Coat.
    • Spa-N-Deck Base Coat is for exterior use only; do not use it indoors.
  • Weather Requirements

    • Apply Spa-N-Deck Base Coat in temperatures at or above 50° F.
    • Do not apply Spa-N-Deck Base Coat if cold and/or wet weather is expected within 48 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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