Test wood for absorbency by sprinkling water on the surface — if water is absorbed within 30 seconds to 2 minutes, depending
on climate, the surface is ready for finishing. If water is not absorbed, wait 30 days and retest.
Buy sufficient product for the whole job. Stir thoroughly before and often during use. Do not thin.
Before starting, apply to a small area and allow stain to dry to ensure acceptable appearance and penetration.
When using more than one container of the same colour, intermix to ensure colour uniformity.
Apply when air and surface temperatures are 10 to 32°C (50 to 90°F). Do not apply in direct sunlight, if rain, snow, heavy dew or low temperatures below 4°C (40°F) are expected within 48 hours.
Application using a soft, long-haired natural bristle brush is the preferred method. If applied by roller or airless sprayer, back brush immediately to ensure penetration and to avoid an uneven finish. For airless spray, use a .011—.015 in., tip at 700 – 800 psi, adjust pressure as needed.
Apply only one even coat, in the direction of the grain avoiding heavy application. To help avoid lap marks, apply to only a few
boards at a time, and maintain a wet edge. Saturate all end grains, nail holes, cracks in the wood and the back of all boards if possible.
Must be top coated with two coats of ProLuxe 23 Top Coat RE, following label application directions.