CWF® Hardwoods penetrates and bonds to exterior wood providing a
flexible, long-lasting rich, matte finish, even on tough exotic hardwoods
such as Ipé, Pau Lope®,Ironwood, Mahogany and Teak. Flood®
CWF® Hardwoods saturates, penetrates and stabilizes wood to minimize
cracking, warping and other damage caused by moisture and sun. The unique
formula, combined with premium UV absorbing transoxide pigments, provides
a matte finish that accentuates the beautiful color of wood for years
to come. Due to the unique penetrating water-borne formula, Flood CWF
Hardwoods provides a longer lasting finish, is low odor, and enables
easy cleanup with soap and water.
• For exterior use only.
• All new and weathered exterior hardwoods, including Ipé,
Pau Lope, Ironwood, Mahogany and Teak.
• Horizontal and vertical surfaces such as decks, siding, fences
1. Surfaces must be thoroughly clean, dry and free of dirt, grease,
grime, mildew and previous coatings.
2. Remove mildew with a solution of 4 ounces of non-ammoniated detergent
(TSP), 1 quart of outdoor bleach and 3 quarts of fresh water. Allow
this solution to remain on the surface for 10-15 minutes, then rinse
3. Clean weathered wood with Flood Wood Cleaner or Flood Dekswood®.
4. Remove old finishes with Flood Wood Stripper or FloodPro® Stripper/Cleaner.
5. After cleaning, allow wood to dry 48 hours or until it has reached
a moisture content of 20% or less before finishing.
New wood surfaces have a hard shiny surface called mill glaze that prevents
maximum penetration and bonding of a finish. To properly prepare the
surface for application, treat with a solution of Flood Wood Stripper
or FloodPro Stripper/Cleaner diluted one quart per gallon of water.
An alternative is to sand the surface with 80 grit sandpaper, using
a hand or pole sander. Clean off all loose wood particles. Test wood
for absorbency by sprinkling water on the surface. If water is absorbed
rapidly, the surface is ready for finishing.
Uncoated wood surfaces that have weathered longer than six months require
thorough cleaning before applying a finish. Use Flood Wood Cleaner or
Flood Dekswood (according to label instructions), along with a pressure
washer or stiff bristle brush to remove the loose fiber, dirt and other
Apply to bare wood surface or a weathered wood surface that was previously
finished with CWF Hardwoods. Other previous stain, varnish or sealers
must be completely and thoroughly removed with Flood Wood Stripper or
FloodPro Stripper/Cleaner per label directions, before proceeding.
Cedar and Redwood may darken with Flood Wood Stripper or FloodPro Stripper/Cleaner.
If this occurs brighten with Flood Wood Cleaner or Flood Dekswood before
• Brush: High quality synthetic stain brush
• Roller: Synthetic woven cover 3/8”-3/4 “ inch
• Spray: Air-Less sprayer .011 - .015 fluid tip/ 700-800 psi or
• Garden sprayer
CAUTION: Surfaces are slippery when wet. Use caution when walking on
wet surfaces during application.
1. Stir. Use as is, do not thin.
2. Mix thoroughly before and periodically during application.
3. For color uniformity, intermix in one container, all finish to be
used on an entire section.
4. Cover everything you do not wish to coat, including plants and shrubs.
5. Apply between 50°F and 90°F.
6. Do not apply if cold and/or wet weather is expected within 48 hours.
7. Always work the entire length of a deck board or horizontal siding
to a logical break, such as a window or door frame.
8. Vertical siding should be coated from top to bottom.
9. Never stop application in the middle of the board or wall.
10. Never apply in direct sunlight or to hot surfaces.
11. For external use only, do not use indoors.
12. Apply 2 even coats, wet on wet using a synthetic brush, roller (synthetic
woven 3/8”-3/4”nap – depending on surface texture),
stain brush/pad, pump sprayer or airless sprayer (.011-.015 fluid tip
/ 700-800 psi or less).
13. Avoid film build, as it will affect coating performance.
14. After sprayer or roller application, immediately backbrush or backroll
to improve penetration and uniformity of coverage.
15. Wipe up or brush out any puddles to avoid shiny areas, (within 20
• On rough surfaces: 100-150 sq. ft./gallon
• On smooth surfaces: 200-350 sq. ft./gallon
• Actual coverage will vary depending upon the type, age and texture
of the wood
• Most hardwood decks and horizontal surfaces do not need to be
coated every year. For hardwood a single coat of CWF Hardwoods every
second year will be sufficient to refresh the natural beauty of your
deck and to maintain protection. Between recoats, cleaning with Flood’s
Wood Cleaner once a year to remove dirt and contamination will renew
the appearance of the wood.
• Surfaces with harsh exposures to the sun, weather or foot traffic
will show wear more quickly than other areas. If this happens, clean
affected areas with Flood Wood Cleaner and recoat as necessary, blending
into areas which still have good color.
• For general recoating follow directions in “General Surface
Preparation” and “Directions For Use.”
• Vertical surfaces do not require annual maintenance.
• Surfaces with harsh exposures to the sun and weather will show
wear more quickly than other areas. If this happens, clean affected
areas with Flood Wood Cleaner and recoat as necessary, blending into
areas which still have good color. Areas retaining good color do not
• Badly weathered areas may require 2 coats (Apply the second
coat before the first coat dries).
• Backbrush or backroll to improve penetration and uniformity
• Soap and water
• KEEP FROM FREEZING