Semi-Solid Decking Stain Gallon
Item #'s stocked:
17406 - Neutral Base
- Uniquely formulated for superior durability
- Oil-based and water repellent
- Best recommendation for decks
- Ideal for use on decks, siding, and fencing
- Deep penetrating semi-solid finish for superior UV protection
- Scuff and fade resistant
- One coat application
- Not intended for interior surfaces
Cabot Semi-Solid Deck & Siding Stains are deep penetrating linseed oil-based stains that provide long lasting beauty and wood protection, highlight the natural beauty
of the wood's texture with a uniquely pigmented appearance. With their extra pigmentation, Cabot Semi-Solid Deck & Siding Stains are extremely durable and help protect
wood against the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays.
On smooth surfaces, approximately 400-500 square feet per gallon. These rates will vary depending upon the porosity of
Where to Use
Cabot Semi-Solid Deck & Siding Stains are ideal for use on wood where hiding coverage is desired, yet penetrating wood protection is needed. They also provide an
outstanding value as a one-coat finish for recoating previously semi-transparent-stained surfaces. Cabot Semi-Solid Deck & Siding Stains can be used on most types
of smooth and rough exterior wood, including decks, siding, fences, log homes and roofs. They provide excellent results on weathered wood and well-seasoned lumber
such as cedar, fir, pine, cypress, spruce, redwood and plywood panel siding.
Preparing Your Surfaces
Proper surface preparation is the key to maximum stain performance. The durability of this product can be impaired by an unsound
or poorly prepared surface. It is very important that the surface be clean of all dirt, mildew stains, loose wood fibers and other
foreign matter. In order to be effective, a stain must be able to penetrate. Surfaces must be structurally sound and absolutely dry.
(Moisture content must be below 15%, or wood must be exposed to dry weather a minimum of 3 to 5 days.) Previously semi-transparent
stained or weathered wood surfaces must be either sanded, scrubbed with a detergent solution or Cabot Problem-SolverŪ Wood
and a stiff bristle brush, or power washed to remove the surface layer of all loose wood fibers, dirt, mildew stains, chalky residue
and other foreign matter. Use Cabot Problem-Solver Wood Stripper to safely remove all stains and paints from wood surfaces.
Use Cabot Problem-Solver Wood Brightener to easily remove nail and metal rust stains, and renew the wood's appearance. New smooth wood
that is unseasoned or appears shiny should be allowed to weather sufficiently before staining, but generally no longer than three months.
Stir thoroughly before and occasionally while using. If the job requires more than one batch, blend them together. Apply evenly
with a brush to small sections. Best results can be obtained by using a high-quality natural bristle brush. To avoid lap marks,
start at one edge and follow through to the end of the boards. Restain depending on sun exposure and wear every 2-4 years
(up to 1 year for Clear).
Cleanup and Disposal
Clean brushes and equipment with mineral spirits. Dispose of empty cans or unused portion in accordance with local, state and federal
regulations. Close container when not in use. Soak oily rags, lambswool, steel wool, cloths or any other material in water after use to
avoid spontaneous combustion. Danger: Rags, steel wood or waste soaked with this product may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded.
Immediately after each use, place rags, steel wool or waste in a sealed, water-filled metal container.