Wearing suitable protective gloves, apply liberally with a brush. The wood will start to lighten in colour. Immediately after application work into the surface of the wood, using a mild abrasive scrubbing pad or stiff bristle brush. Leave to stand until no further lightening occurs, but for no more than 15 minutes. Work manageable areas at a time so that application, abrasion and washing off can be completed within 15 minutes. Wash off with plenty of water using a watering can or hose. Do not use a high pressure washer.
Allow the decking to dry thoroughly before use. In cases of severe weathering, a further coat may be necessary to fully restore the colour. If necessary, sand the wood to remove loose fibres and give a smooth base before finishing with an appropriate Cuprinol decking oil or stain. Do not apply in temperatures below 5C or if rain is likely before the job is complete. Protect any areas around the deck being restored. Cuprinol Decking Restorer should not be allowed to come into contact with grass or plants as it may cause browning or dieback. When washing off, avoid splashing onto plants or grass. If this occurs, dilute splashes with copious amounts of water. Allow to dry thoroughly before applying a protective finish.
2h – 6h
Remove as much restorer as possible from brushes and equipment before cleaning with water. Clean up any spills while still wet.