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Deck Staining instructions
  1: Apply wood stain on decking - The Method
  2: Paint the railings and deck stairs
  3: Wood deck care - Keep deck well protected
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Sikkens Cetol Log & Siding SIK42077 - Waterproof stain - USA Exterior stain
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Wood Stain - Wood Preservative
Cetol Log & Siding
Stain deck railings and deck stairs:
To protect deck railings and porch victorian trims we choose a high performance translucent satin finish stain. 

We bought the Sikkens Cetol  Log & Siding for exterior vertical wood surfaces. This formulation offers optimum protection and a premium look in just two coats. The satin finish creates a protective film that provides a durable surface barrier to
minimize weathering.

This Wood Finish has a furniture-like finish, allowing all the natural characteristics and grain of the wood to show through.

Deck stain color: Cedar
Sikkens product code: SIK42077

Two-Coat application needed.

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Stain deck railings and deck stairs:
When and how to stain your deck railings and victorian trims?

1. After the
wood cleaning steps with a wood cleaner, allow the surface to dry for 48 hours.

2. Apply one even coat of Cetol Log & Siding Wood Finish, avoiding
heavy application.
Apply between
50 F  (10 C) - 90 F (32 C).

4. Allow to dry a minimum of 24 hours.

5. Apply a second coat of Log & Siding.
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Paint or stain a deck?
Stain deck railings and deck stairs:
Do not apply in direct sunlight, if rain, snow, heavy dew or low
temperatures below 40 F (4 C) are expected within 48 hours.

Apply in the direction of the grain.
To stain victorian trims, use a ladder.
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Pressure Treated Wood Stain
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Stain deck railings and deck stairs:

On rough and weathered surfaces, 150-225 sq ft/gallon (3.7-5.5 m2/L). On smooth surfaces or hardwoods, 300-400 sq ft/gallon (7.4-10 m2/L).

Actual coverage may vary depending on the type, age and texture of the wood and application method.

Electrical Safety tips:

Before you use a ladder, check the area carefully for power lines.
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Stain deck railings and deck stairs:
Dry time:

Dries to touch in approximately 6 hours. Dries to recoat in 24 hours additional coat may increase these times. Wait 7 days before using furniture.

Clean up and storage

Clean tools immediately with mineral spirits. Clean spills right away with a damp cloth.
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Stain deck railings and deck stairs:

Proper maintenance starts with visual inspection.

A timeframe of two (2) - three (3) years on the south and west exposures.

Three (3) four (4) years
on the north and east exposures can be used as a general guideline.
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