CWF-UV 5 OIL Clear Wood Finish is a premium translucent, penetrating oil
finish for exterior wood. It is fortified with Flood Penetrol additive
for maximum penetration and protection and transparent oxides to guard
the wood from ultraviolet damage. It is a clear tint base which blends
with in-store colorants to create rich woodtone and semi-transparent shades.
• For exterior use only
• Weathered exterior woods including Cedar, Redwood, and Pressure
• Horizontal and vertical surfaces such as decks, siding, shake
roofs, fences, docks and furniture
• Allow all new wood to weather 1 year to dry out and open pores
1. Surfaces must be thoroughly clean, dry and free of dirt, mildew and
2. Remove mildew with a solution of non-amoniated 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 thoroughly.
3. Clean unfinished 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 15% 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, diluted
one quart per gallon of water. Test wood for absorbency by sprinkling
water on the surface. If water is absorbed rapidly, the surface is ready
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-UV 5 OIL. 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.
NOTE: 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 proceeding.
CAUTION: Surfaces are slippery when wet. Use caution when walking on wet
surfaces during application.
1. Stir. Do not thin. Test color in small area.
2. Mix thoroughly before and periodically during application.
3. For color uniformity, intermix in one container, all product 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 80°F.
6. Do not apply if cold and/or wet weather is expected within 24 hours.
7. Always work the entire length of a deck board or horizontal siding
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 sun light or on hot surfaces.
11. For external use only, do not use indoors.
12.Apply liberally with a brush or roller, then backbrush.
13.Two coats are recommended. Apply a second coat before the first coat
dries (usually within 30 minutes). Do not apply a second coat if the first
coat has dried.
14.After spray application, backbrush or backroll to improve penetration
and uniformity of coverage.
15.Allow the second coat to penetrate for 10-15 minutes then wipe up any
finish that has not penetrated to even out appearance and to avoid shiny
• 100 - 200 sq. ft/gal (30 - 60 sq. m/gal)
• Coverage varies based on age and density of wood
• Most decks do not have to be coated every year
• A single coat of Flood CWF-UV 5 OIL every second to third year
will be sufficient to refresh the natural beauty of your deck and to maintain
• Between recoats, a periodic cleaning with Flood Wood Cleaner and
Brightener 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 effected areas with Flood Wood Cleaner and recoat as necessary,
blending into areas which still have good color
• For general recoating follow directions in “Surface Preparation”
• 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 effected
areas with Flood Wood Cleaner and recoat as necessary, blending into areas
which still have good color
• Areas retaining good color do not need recoating
• Badly weathered areas may require 2 coats (apply the second coat
before the first coat dries)
• Backbrush or backroll to improve penetration and uniformity of
• Cleanup with mineral spirits
• Store unused portion in tightly closed container