Cuprinol Anti Slip Decking Stain offers a rich semi-transparent colour with a tough durable finish. It has a unique double action formulation which has invisible anti-slip microbeads to make decks safer than untreated wood and a fungicide to help protect the film surface from mould growth.
Ensure decked areas are swept with a stiff brush or broom to remove all surface dirt, debris and other surface contaminates. Remove any algae, lichen, fungi or moss using an appropriate fungicidal wash such as Cuprinol Decking Cleaner. Wood previously stained, painted, or varnished should be stripped back to bare wood. Surfaces should be fully dry and free from dirt before painting. On decking previously stained with Cuprinol Anti-Slip Decking Stain, use a wire brush to remove any loose or peeling material and remove any surface contaminates as mentioned above.
Stir thoroughly before use. Final colour will depend upon wood type, previous treatment and the number of coats applied. Apply 2-3 coats evenly along the grain, avoiding overlaps. When applying subsequent coats, allow each coat to dry fully before recoating. Do not apply in temperatures below 5℃, in damp conditions or if rain is likely before the product has dried. If using more than one can, it is advisable to mix them together in a larger container or finish in a corner before starting a new can to ensure colour consistency. On previously stained decking, touch up bare areas and allow to dry before finishing with further coats. Avoid heavy wear and tear on the decking for a few days after application.
2-6 hours. Drying times can vary depending on the nature of the surface and the weather conditions.
Remove as much stain as possible from brushes and rollers before cleaning with water. Do not use or store in extremes of temperature or wet conditions.
To maintain the surface finish and its anti-slip properties, re-apply a fresh coat of Cuprinol Anti-Slip Decking Stain when the surface starts to show signs of wear, following the Preparation and Application instructions above.
I have applied two cans of decking stain and I appear to be getting two different shades. Why is this?
On occasion you can get a slight batch-to-batch variation between cans. However if the shades are very different this is usually attributable to a lack of stirring before and during application. If the product has been in store for a while then the pigments and thickeners can settle to the bottom of the can; vigorously shaking and stirring the product (with a flat bladed instrument - like a pallet knife) should help achieve a more uniform and consistent colour.