Test this by dripping some water on the surface; if it penetrates it's ready to coat. However, if it beads on the surface; there's still some residual surface coating that needs to be removed. If it's old and patchy: lntergrain Power Prep will do the trick; but if the coating is still intact you'll need lntergrain Timber Stripper to take it back to bare timber.
STEP 2: APPLY CABOT’S DECK CLEAN
You will need to remove any surface dirt and contaminants. Mix Cabot's Deck Clean solution with 4 parts water and use the Deck Prep Scrub Broom to scrub it into the timber. Wait for 20 minutes, then wash off. For weathered grey timber, Cabot’s Deck Clean will help break down the top layer restoring a fresh colour to the timber.
STEP 3: APPLY CABOT’S AQUADECK
When the timber is dry it’s ready to coat with Cabot's Aquadeck.
Give it a good stir to ensure the colour is even throughout the can, then pour it into the Cabot’s Deck Hand bucket. Apply using the Deck Coat lambswool applicator, covering 3-4 boards at a time in long strokes. Work along the full length of the boards, rather than across to ensure consistency and that no edges appear mid-board. Wipe over any drips immediately to ensure they don’t dry as this will leave spots.
Cut in around the edges with a brush where required.
Apply 2 coats leaving 1 hour between each and the good news is that Cabot’s AquaDeck lasts twice as long as oil-based decking oils!
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