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Minwax™
Decking Stain

Minwax™ Decking Stain

Overview

A water based stain that enhances the natural beauty of wood by adding exceptional fade resistant beautiful colour that allows both the wood grain and texture to show. Minwax™ Decking Stain prevents water damage, is long-lasting and scuff resistant while the coating resists UV & mildew/mould damage.

Product Details

Application Tool: Exterior paint pad, brush, roller or compression-driven sprayer set for low pressure
Dry Time: 2 hours (under normal conditions)
Cleanup: Water & soap
Coverage: 10-15m2 per 3.78L rough timber
25-30m2 per 3.78L smooth timber
Coats: 1
Recommended Uses: Hardwood decking, fences, pergolas, garden furniture, exterior timber. Do not use on: Interior floors
Exterior: Decking

Directions

Preparation

  • Clean surface with a cleaner like Minwax™ Heavy Duty Cleaner, to remove all mildew stains, dust, dirt, oil, soot, grease and other contaminants. Remove all existing loose, flaking or peeling stain. Failure to do so will result in continued flaking and peeling of stain.
  • If surface is damp or wet from weather or cleaning allow the surface to dry at least two days prior to staining for optimal penetration.
  • To ensure good penetration, do not apply in direct sunlight or on hot, dry days. Both surfaces and air temperatures should be above 10°C and below 30°C.
  • Shake or mix thoroughly before application. (Mechanical shaking is recommended).
  • Since in-store colour samples may vary slightly when actually applied to timber (based on colour, texture, gain, porosity and type of timber), apply Minwax™ Decking Stain to a small test area and let dry to determine final colour before proceeding with the entire project.
  • When using multiple tins of the same colour, mix together to assure colour uniformity.

Directions For Use

  1. Apply using an exterior paint pad, brush, roller, or compression driven sprayer set for low pressure. (When rolling or spraying be sure to go back and brush in stain to ensure even coverage.)
  2. Keep the leading edge wet and distribute stain evenly. This will help avoid lap marks and keep colour uniform.
  3. Work from top to bottom or side to side in areas small enough to allow the leading edge to remain wet at all times during application. Use natural breaks (windows, doors) as boundaries to divide large areas into more manageable work areas.
  4. Only one coat of Minwax™ Decking Stain is recommended. A second coat can be added if desired. Allow the first coat to dry thoroughly (approximately 2 hours) before second coat application.

COVERAGE: Approximately 10-15m2 per 3.78L rough timber, 25-30m2 per 3.78L smooth timber

DRY TIMES: Drying time will vary depending on the temperature and humidity. Under normal conditions, Minwax™ Decking Stain should dry to the touch within 2 hours.

CLEANUP: Soap and water.

Colours

The colours shown are for reference purposes only. They have been reproduced using digital production techniques. Always test stain on a hidden area of the wood to verify desired colour.

Ready made Water Based Colours

Walnut
Walnut
Jarrah
Jarrah
Merbau
Merbau

Colours mixed at Paint Desk

Almond
Almond
Bamboo
Bamboo
Ironbark
Ironbark
Barkwood
Barkwood
Bisque
Bisque
Slate
Slate
Black Walnut
Black Walnut
Boxwood
Boxwood
Briarwood
Briarwood
Rosebud
Rosebud
Bronzed Brown
Bronzed Brown
California Redwood
California Redwood
Canewood
Canewood
Dusty Gum
Dusty Gum
Cedar Glow
Cedar Glow
Cedartone
Cedartone
Red River Gum
Red River Gum
Blue Lake
Blue Lake
Ocean Mist
Ocean Mist
Cottonwood
Cottonwood
Sahara
Sahara
Desert Tan
Desert Tan
Douglas Fir
Douglas Fir
Driftwood
Driftwood
Evergreen
Evergreen
Beachwood
Beachwood
Golden Maple
Golden Maple
Hawthorne
Hawthorne
Hickory Ash
Hickory Ash
Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle
Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus
Juniper
Juniper
Moroccan Brown
Moroccan Brown
Natural Redwood
Natural Redwood
Pebble
Pebble
Tallowwood
Tallowwood
Oak Parquet
Oak Parquet
Brickstone
Brickstone
Pewter Gray
Pewter Gray
Hazelwood
Hazelwood
Australian Cedar
Australian Cedar
Rock Beige
Rock Beige

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm getting ready to re-do the stain on my deck. How many coats will I need?

Only one coat of Minwax™ Decking Stain is recommended. However, a second coat can be added if desired. If it has been a few years since you last stained, or you're going to a lighter opaque colour, you may need two coats. Make sure to follow the directions on the package.

What tools can be used to apply Minwax™ Decking Stains?

Apply using an exterior paint pad (which allows you time to work the stain into the wood and at the same time, leave a nice thin coat), brush, roller or compression- driven sprayer set for low pressure.

What helpful hints can be used to apply Minwax™ Decking Stains?

When rolling on stain be sure to go back and brush in the stain to ensure even coverage. Use natural breaks (window, doors) as boundaries to divide large areas into more manageable work areas. Apply stain in daylight to judge colour. However, avoid staining in direct sunlight or in windy conditions as the stain will dry too quickly. Also, avoid applying in windy conditions as overspray problems may occur.

What surface preparation should be done prior to staining?

One very important step is to remove all existing loose, flaking or peeling stain. Failure to do so will result in continued flaking and peeling. Other preparation steps include cleaning the surface thoroughly and maintaining a completely dry surface for at least 48 hours. Apply to a small sample section of the surface to ensure the colour you want.

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