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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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Following the cleaning of the deck, it's now time to apply a transparent coating or transparent deck stain to protect your deck.

Staining a deck is a tedious task. Use a high-performance product for durability and optimum protection.

It should also consider keeping the original appearance of the wood.
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After to have cleaned the wood of your deck, it's time to stain it

Sikkens Cetol Dek Finish SIK44077
Protecting outdoor wood with deck stain product

How to Stain Decking
With Sikkens Cetol DEK Finish
Apply wood stain on decking:
To protect and preserve decking of our exterior deck, raised deck, covered deck, patio, terrace or porch, we choose a high performance translucent satin finish.

We bought the Sikkens Cetol  Dek Finish. It's a alkyd high solids formulation offers optimum protection, ultimate durability and a beautiful furniture-like appearance with the simplicity of one-product.

This product allows natural characteristic and grain of wood to show through.

Deck stain color: Cedar
Sikkens product code: SIK44077

Two-Coat application needed.
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Apply wood stain on decking:
When and how to stain your decking?

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

2. Apply between
50 F  (10 C) - 90 F (32 C).

3. Do not apply in direct sunlight, if rain, snow, heavy dew or low temperatures below 40 F (4 C) are expected within 48 hours.
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First coat of stain
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High Performance Translucent Finish
Apply wood stain on decking:
Apply an even coat, in the direction of the wood grain, avoiding heavy application.


On smooth surfaces, 350-450 sq ft/gallon (9-11 m2/L). Vary depending age and texture of the wood and application method.
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Apply wood stain on decking:
Ideally, the first coat of Cetol Dek Finish must be applied to all six sides, saturating all end grains, nail holes and cracks in the wood.

Wait 24 hours before applying the second coat.

Apply the second coat of stain.
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Apply wood stain on decking:
Two coats application are recommended for optimal performance.

Clean up and storage:

Clean tools immediately with mineral spirits. Clean spills right away with a damp cloth.
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