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1 gal. Clear CWF-UV Exterior Wood Finish

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  • Clear exterior wood deck, fence and siding stain
  • Acrylic/oil resin provides durability with a rich oil look
  • Easy soap and water clean-up
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Prevent sun damage to your decks, fences and siding with this 1 gal. Clear CWF-UV Exterior Wood Finish. It offers protection from harsh weather conditions. The stain is also strengthened with Penetrol and transparent iron oxides.
  • #1 selling Flood Stain product, designed for use on outdoor decks, wooden patios and more
  • Powerful UV absorbers protect against fading and sun damage
  • Fortified with Penetrol to drive protection below the wood surface
  • Acrylic/oil resin provides the durability of acrylic and the richness of penetrating alkyd
  • Water repellent coating beads and wicks away rain
  • Provides a mildew resistant finish to stop unsightly, harmful marks and discoloration common with under-protected wood surfaces
  • Durable resin blend protects wood decks, fences and siding against rain and snow
  • Water based product, cleans up easily with soap and water and dries to the touch in four-hours for easy, convenient application
  • Recommended for exterior wood decks, fences, siding, railings, outdoor furniture and other wood surfaces
  • May be used on new wood, pressure-treated wood and slightly weathered wood
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
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Container Size1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon
Paint/Stain FeaturesMildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofMildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofAny Angle Spray,High Foot Traffic,Mildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,Mold Resistant,One Coat Coverage,Tintable,UV/Fade Resistant,Uniform Spray Sheen,Washable,WaterproofDurable,Low VOC
Base MaterialAcrylicAcrylicOil BasedWater Based
Surface LocationDeck,FenceDeck,FenceDeck,FurnitureDeck,Fence
Stain & Sealer In OneYesYesNoYes
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)250250400250 ft²
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  • 4.8
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My wood looks fantastic
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Great product highly recommend
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Definitely NOT CLEAR
This sealer is definitely NOT clear and was so disappointing. See my before and after photos. Also it did not seal well......eventually switched to another brand to get true water resistance. I am shocked this gets good reviews? After three coats, it was not water resistant in any way. Awful sealer.
Response from Flood Product ExpertAug 10, 2022
Hi there, we're sorry to hear your project didn't turn out as expected. Please give us a call at 1-800-441-9695 between 8 am - 5 pm ET for assistance. PPGFlood
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    We bought our house a year ago and had beautiful deck walls that had never been finished. Knowing nothing about wood (I now think it is Cedar), I spent hours researching the perfect clear sealer that would keep the natural look. So glad I chose this product. Yes it darkened the wood. It looks wet and refreshed but still natural and I love it.
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      I built a gazebo this year, and had to seal the decking, and fascia. I put 2 coats on everything I wanted. It covered well, and made things look better. This should keep the wood from drying to much, and splintering.
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      30 years and it remains the same
      Used 30 years ago. Figured now it would not be the same but to my surprise it looks the same. great product
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      1 found this review helpful
      Works great
      GREAT PRODUCT I use the clear it drys brown but looks GREAT have to recoat on decks every two years
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      First Impressions...
      Flood Clear Semi-Transparent Stain CWF-UV (99 bucks for 5 gal.) This is a first impressions review as I just finished staining today. So far it lives up to most all of their claims about the product. I used a Wagner sprayer and did 2500 sq ft of Pressure treated Pine fence. I put up the fence a year ago. The sun-facing sections were bleached pretty light by the sun. Wood was dry. You can see from the pics that the Clear Wood Finish does have bit of tint to it. Kind of a light honey pine look. I knew this going in from other reviews. I did two coats about an hour or less apart. First was fairly dry--the product dried quickly in low humidity, warm temps (high 70's). I must've put it on pretty thick since my "per square foot" usage was only about 350-400 per gal. For the 2500 sq feet I used about 7 gal. I cut the stain with water about 10%. This helped the spray-flow and reduced the spatt'ring. I tested the 4-day-dry sections with a little water. It beaded right up. We'll see how it's holding up by the end of the summer. There is a "varnish" component to this stain because the sprayer had to be kept clean and clear. It was still hard to get the "oily residue" out of the nozzle parts during cleaning.
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        I used it on my mahogany decking
        I asked A Home Depot paint representative and they suggested something else a behr product would be better than this one . So I put the behr product in my cart and moved on as I looked at reviews while continuing to shop my gut told me something else so I went back and traded it out for the flood product.. I pressure washed my decking and stained it twice and I couldn’t be happier with results I am extremely particular with stuff I use on my own home.. let’s see how long it last!!
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          A M A Z I N G
          We loved our new cedar fence until we stained it with this stain... then we fell in love with our new fence. We decided to spray and back brush as the fence was 285 feet long. I was able to get the entire job done in a day and a half. The stain went on ready and soaked deep into the cedar. The fence darkened at first but as it dried became a beautiful warm cedar color offset by the darker pressure treated posts.
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