RESTORE 10X TIPS FOR WOOD SURFACES

1. SURFACES
Decks: Deck & Concrete Restore 10X should only be applied on horizontal, structurally sound wood and composite surfaces.  Some composite decking is engineered with moisture repellant or sealer that may prevent proper adhesion.  Be sure to follow specific manufacturer’s recommendation before applying to any composite decking.

NOT FOR USE ON: Smooth or floated concrete, fiberglass, tile, and metal surfaces.  These surfaces will not allow for proper adhesion. Do not use on driveways, garages, or other areas with vehicular traffic.

2. NEW WOOD
New wood may be wet with chemicals or have mill glaze from the manufacturing process. New wood should age for a minimum of 6 months before applying Deck & Concrete Restore 10X. The lumber must dry completely before applying the product to prevent peeling of the coating.  The surface must also be properly cleaned and prepared using Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner undiluted to remove all foreign material and mill glaze prior to application.  Follow the PREPARATION instructions to be sure the Deck & Concrete adheres properly to the wood.

3. TINTING
Deck & Concrete Restore 10X must be tinted at the store of purchase. DO NOT APPLY IF PRODUCT HAS NOT BEEN TINTED.

4. COVERAGE
– One 1-gallon can of Deck & Concrete Restore 10X will cover approximately 25 square feet with two coats

– One 2-gallon kit of Deck & Concrete Restore 10X will cover approximately 50 square feet with two coats
– One 3-gallon bucket of Deck & Concrete Restore 10X will cover approximately 75 square feet with two coats
– One 4-gallon bucket of Deck & Concrete Restore 10X will cover approximately 100 square feet with two coats

* TWO COATS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERY SURFACE

Dry Film Thickness per coat – 20 mils

5. SURFACE PREPARATION FOR WOOD
Stop, Watch, and Roll:  For more information and helpful tips watch the Deck & Concrete Restore 10X video.

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY PRIOR TO BEGINNING.
Long-term adhesion and durability can be impaired by a poorly prepared surface. 

Step 1 Light Repairs:  Raised nail heads and/or screws should be secured before applying Deck & Concrete Restore 10X. If the galvanized coating is removed, the product will need to be taken down to bare wood only over the nails and/or screws and a rust inhibitor should be sprayed on the nail heads and/or screws. Touch up work will need to be done over those affected areas using left over Deck & Concrete Restore 10X. Using a power sander on the deck should be done with care to ensure galvanized coating is not stripped off the nail heads and/or screws.  Remove loose splinters and replace severely damaged or rotting boards.  Fill larger cracks using RESTORE CRACK FILLER or similar acrylic, non-silicone filler.  Allow to dry.

Step 2 Clean:  Clean the surface using a brush and the Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner.  The surface must be completely clean and free of dirt, grease, mildew and organic growth to ensure product bonding and adhesion.  For best results use a pressure washer to remove embedded dirt and grime. (Use at a low setting 500-1200 PSI.  Do not use high pressure as it may harm the wood.) For grease and oil spots use tri-sodium phosphate (TSP) according to manufacturer’s directions to remove stains. For mildew and other organic growth use a diluted solution of household bleach (3 parts water to 1 part bleach) applied to the surface before cleaning.  Loose paint needs to be scraped orsanded (use 50 grit sand paper).   

Step 3 TEST SURFACE BEFORE APPLICATION:  AFTER CLEANING THE SURFACE YOU MUST CONDUCT A SPLASH TEST TO ASSURE PROPER ADHESION.  PREVIOUSLY APPLIED SEALERS may be present on the deck and are not always visible. ALL EXISTING SEALERS, PAINTS, STAINS, WATER REPELLANTS OR OTHER FINISHES MUST BE REMOVED for Restore 10X to adhere properly. To check for the presence of these, conduct a splash test by sprinkling water on multiple areas of the surface.  Check at least 4 areas, or more for larger areas. Be sure to check both high traffic areas such as walkways and non-traffic areas. If the water absorbs rapidly into the surface, the surface is ready to be coated.  If the water beads, puddles or is not absorbed, the surface is sealed and not ready to coat.  If the surface is sealed, remove the sealer/coating with a deck stripper or sand paper (use 50 grit).  Clean again with a brush and Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner and conduct the splash test again.  Continue this process until the water is absorbed by the wood in all test areas.     Let the surface dry completely before application.  Failure to follow this process will result in poor adhesion and possible coating failure.

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NOT READY TO COAT (STRIP OR SAND BEFORE COATING)

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6. WEATHER
ONLY APPLY DECK & CONCRETE RESTORE 10X WHEN THE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE WILL BE BETWEEN 50-90 DEGREES F FOR A FULL 72 HOURS (DAY AND NIGHT). Do not apply if the temperature will fall below 50 degrees for 72 hours after application.

DO NOT APPLY IF RAIN IS EXPECTED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF APPLICATION.

7. APPLICATION FOR WOOD
TWO THICK COATS OF DECK & CONCRETE RESTORE ARE REQUIRED

TRIM AND VERTICAL SURFACES
Before applying Restore 10X to the horizontal Deck, first coat vertical surfaces such as deck posts, railings, or balusters.  Cut in around edges with a brush and coat visible areas between deck boards.  For best results, use Restore Solid Acrylic Stain or Deck & Concrete Restore 4X.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION
STEP 1:  Before using Restore 10X, mix material thoroughly and repeat mixing occasionally during application.  When using more than one container, combine all containers to ensure color consistency.
STEP 2:  Fill difficult cracks using a heavily loaded brush to dab these areas until the gaps or cracks are filled.
STEP 3:  Using either a 4” or 9” Restore Roller saturate the roller cover and roll in one direction, with a slight downward pressure to maintain texture and to push material into cracks and voids.  Work to a wet edge at all times.  Avoid rolling back into coated areas when drying has begun.
STEP 4:  Use a putty knife or other straight edge to remove any excess coating between deck boards.  Difficult areas such as warped or cupped deck boards will require rolling across the narrow width of deck board as well as the length to ensure complete coverage.
STEP 5:  Allow first coat to dry 4-6 hours.  Drying times may vary depending on temperature and humidity.
STEP 6:  Apply second coat using the same method as in STEP 3 and STEP 4.
STEP 7:  Allow second coat to dry 24 hours before light foot traffic and 3-5 days before replacing furniture.  If surface is tacky or soft, allow extended drying time before putting furniture or other heavy objects back in place.

8. TWO COATS
TWO COATS OF DECK & CONCRETE RESTORE 10X ARE REQUIRED.  The first coat will go on to fill in cracks and do other minor repairs. The product will soak into the wood or concrete and dry. The first coat may be blotchy and spotty. The second coat works as a finishing coat and will give greater wear as the product ages. Be careful not to over spread. Restore is made to be applied thickly with coverage of 25 square feet per gallon of 2 coats of the product.

9. SMOOTHER FINISH
To achieve a smoother textured finish, a brush may be used to skim the surface of the 2nd coat. Apply the 1st coat as directed with the Restore Roller and let it dry for 4-6 hours. Apply a section of the 2nd coat with the Restore Roller. While the product is still wet, use a synthetic bristle brush and lightly skim the product in the opposite direction as rolled. Use care not to remove any of the material already in place by applying too much pressure. Maintain a wet edge at all times and do not over work the product.

10. DIFFICULT AREAS
Such as warped or cupped deck boards will require rolling across the narrow width of deck board as well as the length to ensure complete coverage.  Deck & Concrete Restore 10X will fill nail holes and cracks up to ¼” (wide and deep).  Fill difficult cracks use a heavily loaded brush to dab these areas until the gaps or cracks are filled.  Larger cracks can be filled using Restore Crack Filler. 

11. UNEVEN TEXTURE
For a more even texture, work in small areas and roll in one direction only. Do not overwork the coating by rolling back and forth with the roller in the same spot. Rolling back and forth will lift the product and cause clumping of the aggregate.

12. DRYING TIMES
Dry times may vary due to weather conditions such as humidity, rain, high/low temperatures and seasonal changes. Apply Deck & Concrete Restore 10X when no rain is expected for a minimum of 48 hours after applying Deck & Concrete Restore 10X. The second coat can be applied as early as 4 to 6 hours after the first coat, but if the area is still wet do not apply until surface is not tacky to the touch. Allow the area to dry for a minimum 24 hours before walking on the surface and 3-5 days before placing furniture on the area.

Dry times are based off the optimal application temperature of 70 degrees.  Allow more time to dry at lower temperatures.  Deck & Concrete Restore 10X should not be applied if temperatures are below 50 degrees and above 90 degrees for 72 hours either day or night.

13. HOT WEATHER APPLICATION
When applying in hot conditions and/or in direct sunlight, dampen the surface to be painted with a fine mist of water.  Be careful not to saturate the area or allow puddles to form.  Misting the surface will keep Deck & Concrete Restore from drying too fast.  Evaporation may occur quickly during hotter weather causing the product to thicken.  If this occurs, add up to ½ pint (8 oz.) of water per gallon of Deck & Concrete Restore & stir thoroughly.

14. CLEAN UP
Deck & Concrete Restore 10X is a water based product that will clean up with soap and water. For best results clean up should be done before the product dries. Cover the areas around spindles and walls to avoid splattering during the application process.

15. COATING MAINTENANCE
Basic maintenance consists of sweeping or blowing clean the surface from dirt, leaves, and other debris.  Clean the surface seasonally and when necessary with Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner, a brush and a water hose

DO NOT USE A PRESSURE WASHER 

For snow removal use a PLASTIC SHOVEL (DO NOT USE A METAL SHOVEL OR A SNOW BLOWER)

16. REMOVING RESTORE
Restore products are made to last and adhere for long periods of time. To remove Deck & Concrete Restore 10X completely you can sand the surface using 50 grit sandpaper. 

Deck & Concrete Restore 10X can be painted over with a water based floor paint, a solid acrylic stain, or another coat of Restore10X or Restore 4X. Clean the existing surface thoroughly before applying the new coating.