APPLICATION & USEAGE GUIDELINES
How much Sealer will my project take?:
The condition of the wood will affect how much Sun Frog the wood will absorb. Typically, coverage for Decking will be 180-240 square feet per gallon, Rough Sawn woods have more openess and surface area and take more Sealer- expect AT MOST 180 square feet per gallon to get good surface saturation. New woods will get 20% more than these guidelines; older wood never previously sealed will be very porous and thirsty so expect 20% less than these guidelines.
When should I apply? Unless your wood is new, first clean and, if your wood is old (or if you're a stickler for the absolute best end-result appearance), possibly Color Rejuvenate with our Born Again before sealing Cleaning and color rejuvenating can be done even in cool or wet conditions BUT LET YOUR WOOD DRY WELL AFTER CLEANING SO IT'S "THIRSTY" BEFORE APPLYING OUR SEALER/FINISH. Sealing on cold days (50 F and below) is not recommended as water moisture is slow to exit the wood and your wood will be less thirsty, resulting in an inferior seal. We recommend sealing in 50+ F temperatures or greater, though less than 95 F (for personal comfort reasons!). As such, SEAL DRY WOOD in ambient conditions for best absorption, personal comfort and best ultimate performance.
Should I do "Two Coats"?
No, since the first coat, if allowed to dry, will hold out penetration of the second coat. INSTEAD, APPLY AS MUCH AS THE WOOD WILL ABSORB IN ONE "TOTAL APPLICATION"- IF THE "FIRST COAT" REALLY SOAKS IN and the wood looks like it will take more, give it a light "2nd coat" within two hours of the "first coat" (THIS IS "WET ON WET APPLICATION"). On horizontal surfaces (Decks and Furniture), remove any still-wet excess (puddles especially) after two hours or less of application, THIS WAY YOUR SEAL WILL DRY THE FASTEST, LOOK THE BEST, LAST THE LONGEST, AND BE EASIEST TO RE-Do (when that time comes- which it always does!).
Useage Guidlines (Older Deck):
1 Gallon of Sun Frog Deck Sealer = 200 square feet Max. Example: 900 Square foot deck? Then 900/200 = 4.5 gallons = ORDER 5 GALLON PAIL and SAVE MONEY!