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DeckReform™ is a unique coating and does not apply like a traditional stain or paint. DO NOT apply if rain is expected within 24 hours to 48 hours, in high humidity, or in direct sunlight.

  • Prepare the Surface: Surface preparation is essential. Surface should be dry, clean, and dull (not shiny). It should also be free of any loose paint. We recommend pressure washing the area to be coated prior to application. Any spots with mold or mildew should be treated with bleach per the manufacturer’s directions. Any oily or greasy spots should be scrubbed with tri-sodium phosphate (TSP) per the directions on the label. And any glossy or painted areas should be sanded or otherwise roughed up so that DeckReform™ can properly adhere.
  • Nails/Screws: Nails/Screws should all be checked for tightness any loose nails/screws should be tightened or removed and replaced. Nails/screws should be countersunk and filled with an acrylic latex caulk or DeckReform™ filler.
  • Assess Wood: Check all boards for loose splinters and knots and remove and fill as necessary. Any boards that are loose or that look as though they may work loose should be screwed down with a non rusting deck screw. Any severely cracked, badly damaged or rotting boards should be replaced. Pay special attention to areas where two boards meet end to end, as it is recommended that additional screws be added to these areas to increase stability of the boards.
  • Fill Cracks & Blemishes: Use DeckReform™ filler to fill all cracks, knots, nail holes and major blemishes before applying DeckReform™ coating.
  • Mix DeckReform™: Thoroughly mix the bucket of DeckReform™ to a uniform cake-like mix consistency. If you are applying the final coat and have more than one bucket remaining, mix the buckets together to assure uniformity of the color. Mixing with a drill mixer is strongly recommended. If needed thin with water.
  • Apply DeckReform™: Using a stiple roller, available from DeckReform,™ saturate the roller then roll on the product in a similar manner that you would use with a paint roller. Apply slight pressure to squeeze the coating from the special roller. Do not roll too thin. Coating should be about the thickness of a dime. Coverage is approximately 40-60 square feet per gallon (depending on surface porosity and texture.) Pay special attention to make sure that any indentions, imperfections and nail holes get generous amounts of coating. If the coating forms a bridge between boards use the DeckReform Gap Cleaner to slide in between the boards to remove the bridging. This also helps coat between the boards. Do not roll over areas that have already dried or skimmed over, as this will change the texture. Allow approximately 3 to 12 hours for first coat to dry (depending on humidity, temperature and direct sunlight) before applying the second coat.
  • Second Application: When first coat is dry enough to walk on without indentions or marks it is time to apply a second coat. Apply the second coat just as you did the first being careful to get a uniform texture. If you prefer a smother finish use a large deck paint brush to lightly pull across the surface after rolling on the second coat.
  • Clean-up: Clean tools with water. Keep any left over DeckReform™ for touch-ups, or dispose of any remaining product as you would with any acrylic latex paint according to all local, state, and federal guidelines. Buckets should be cleaned and recycled.
  • Cure Time: Cure time should be a minimum of 8-24 hours depending on humidity, temperature and direct sunlight before foot traffic and 36-48 hours before replacing furniture. DeckReform™ will continue to cure for several weeks.
  • Vertical Surfaces: For vertical surfaces use DeckReform™ solid body stain. Coat these surfaces as you would using any other paint/stain. To spray vertical surfaces, thin product with water.
  • Maintenance: As needed use a mild detergent and a brush to clean. A pressure washer with a 30 degree or greater nozzle can be used. Depending on use, an occasional maintenance recoat may be necessary.