A: Preserva Wood Tahoma Brown will work on your Ipe raised beds, as long as the wood will absorb the stain. If the Ipe has weathered, then there is a better chance that it will absorb the stain. Test first in an inconspicuous area. Apply sparingly and wipe off excess stain after about 20 minutes. It won't take much!
A: Preserva Wood contains a biocide that protects the natural oils and resins from mold, mildew and other organisms. We cannot make any claims about preventing mold, mildew or algae without being a "registered pesticide". In most cases, these organisms grow on the dirt and pollen that accumulate on your deck or fence. By keeping the wood surface clean, you can prevent mold and mildew, in most cases. A couple of cleanings each year will also extend the service life of your fence or deck.
A: Yes, you can use an HVLP sprayer if you wish. Most customer's who are going to spray will use an inexpensive pump sprayer, which also does the job. Clean up will require additional time and energy with the HVLP system, as opposed to the pump sprayer. Spraying works well for fences and siding, or any vertical surface. You should not spray a deck, because this usually applies too much stain. Stain pads are best for decks or any other horizontal surface.
A: I don't see why not. It is a thin liquid and the directions for spraying thinned paints in the HVLP sprayer should be followed. You may wish to have a brush handy in the event you spray too heavy a coating and need to brush it in to prevent running. Works especially well on weather surfaces. I have used this for several years now and am pleased with color retention and durability.
A: Our oil based stains can be used on an interior project, but please consider the following. First, this is a solvent based stain. Although the solvent level is low, you would need adequate ventilation in the project area to make sure that the solvent is removed from your environment in a timely manner. Second, Preserva Wood is formulated primarily as an exterior stain for decks, fences and wood sided homes. Your cabinets are likely a hardwood, which is harder than these other materials. At a minimum, I would encourage you to test the application on a small area to make sure you are satisfied with the results on an interior cabinet application. Lastly, if you do use it and want to apply a lacquer or other sealant to the cabinets, it will also need to be an oil based product. You cannot apply water based products over oil based ones.
|Brand||Preserva Wood||Preserva Wood||Preserva Wood||Preserva Wood|
|Name||1 gal. Semi-Transparent Oil-Based Tahoma Brown Exterior Wood Stain||1 gal. Semi-Transparent Oil-Based Summit Cedar Exterior Wood Stain||1 gal. Semi-Transparent Oil-Based Tahoe Teak Exterior Wood Stain||1 gal. 100 VOC Semi-Transparent Oil Based Tahoe Teak Exterior Stain|
|Container Size||1 Gallon||1 Gallon||1 Gallon||1 Gallon|
|Paint/Stain Features||UV/Fade Resistant||UV/Fade Resistant||UV/Fade Resistant||UV/Fade Resistant|
|Base Material||Oil Based||Oil Based||Oil Based||Oil Based|
|Stain & Sealer In One||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Coverage Area (sq. ft.)||300 sq ft||300 sq ft||300 sq ft||300 sq ft|
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