RESTORE 10X ADVANCED TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Restore Tips & Techniques

Restore 10X Advanced Tips & Techniques for Wood

Restore Tips & Techniques

1. SURFACES

Wood: Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer should only be applied on horizontal, structurally sound wood and most composite surfaces. Some composite decking is engineered with moisture repellants or sealers 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 Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer. 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 to remove all foreign material and mill glaze prior to application. Follow the PREPARATION instructions to be sure the Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer adheres properly to the wood.

3. TINTING

Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer tint base must be tinted at the store of purchase. DO NOT APPLY IF PRODUCT HAS NOT BEEN TINTED.

4. COVERAGE

 

•     One 1-gallon can of Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer will cover up to 40 square feet with two coats 

•     One 3-gallon bucket of Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer will cover up to 120 square feet with two coats

•     One 4-gallon bucket of Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer will cover up to 160 square feet with two coats


* TWO COATS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERY SURFACE


5. SURFACE PREPARATION FOR WOOD

Stop, Watch, and Roll: For more information and helpful tips watch the Preparation with the Restore Deck Start Wood Primer and/or Preparation with Restore Deck Stripper videos.

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY PRIOR TO BEGINNING.


REGARDLESS OF AGE OR SURFACE CONDITION, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ONE OF THESE PREPARATION METHODS WILL RESULT IN POOR ADHESION AND POSSIBLE COATING FAILURE. NEW AND SEALED WOOD DECKS NEED TO WEATHER AT LEAST SIX MONTHS BEFORE APPLICATION. 


METHOD 1: PREPARATION WITH RESTORE DECK START WOOD PRIMER (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)


Step 1 – Clean:

Clean the surface using a deck 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, in addition to the Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner, 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 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 and removed from the surface.

Step 2 – Light Repairs:

Raised nail heads and/or screws should be secured using a hammer or a screwdriver. Remove loose splinters and replace severely damaged or rotting boards. Fill larger cracks using RESTORE CRACK FILLER or a similar acrylic, non-silicone filler. Allow to dry.

Step 3 – Apply Restore Deck Start Wood Primer:

Using a 3/8” nap roller or a synthetic bristle brush, saturate and apply generously in a consistent pattern. Work to a wet edge at all times. Apply thickly to the surface to ensure good penetration. Restore Deck Start Wood Primer appears milky during application but dies clear. Allow the primer to dry 1-2 hours before applying the solid topcoat over the primer. Do not apply the topcoat until the entire primed surface is clear and there are no white areas showing anywhere on the deck, including in cracks and nail heads.

METHOD 2: PREPARATION WITH RESTORE DECK STRIPPER


Step 1 – Remove existing Stain/Sealer:

Previously applied coatings need to be removed for two very important reasons; first stains do not adhere well to one another and second the old finish will block the new finish from penetrating the wood. If the old stain or sealant is peeling, it will pull your new coating up as well. The new topcoat will not lock down and seal the old topcoat. Even if you have not recoated your deck in many years and it looks like there is no stain or sealant left on the deck, you must complete this step. Previously applied stains and sealants may be present on the deck and are not always visible and they will prevent the new topcoat from properly adhering to the wood.

Strip the surface using a deck brush and the Restore Deck Stripper. Apply the deck stripper to the deck and scrub it into the wood with a deck brush. Let it sit for 15 minutes, then power wash it off completely. Follow all of the instruction on the back of the Restore Deck Stripper label before proceeding. Next sand the entire deck using 50 or 60 grit sand paper. This will open the pores of the wood and create a textured surface that is easier for the coating to adhere to.

Step 2 – Clean:

Clean the surface using a deck 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, in addition to the Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner, 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 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 and removed from the surface.

Step 3 – Test Surface for Application:

AFTER CLEANING THE SURFACE YOU MUST CONDUCT A SPLASH TEST TO ASSURE THE OLD COATING IS FULLY REMOVED FOR PROPER ADHESION OF THE NEW TOPCOAT. PREVIOUSLY APPLIED SEALERS may be present on the deck and are not always visible. 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 any part of the surface is not absorbing the water, use the Restore Deck Stripper and Sand using 50 or 60 grit sand paper again in that section. 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.

Step 4 – Light Repairs:

Raised nail heads and/or screws should be secured using a hammer or a screwdriver. Remove loose splinters and replace severely damaged or rotting boards. Fill larger cracks using RESTORE CRACK FILLER or a similar acrylic, non-silicone filler. Allow to dry.

6. WEATHER

Monitor the weather to see not only what the weather will be like for the day you plan on applying Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer, but also for 48 hours after application is complete. ONLY APPLY RESTORE 10X ADVANCED RESURFACER WHEN THE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE WILL BE BETWEEN 50-90 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT DURING APPLICATION AND FOR A FULL 48 HOURS (DAY AND NIGHT) AFTER APPLICATION. DO NOT APPLY IF RAIN IS EXPECTED THE DAY OF APPLICATION OR WITHIN 48 HOURS OF COMPLETING THE APPLICATION.

7. APPLICATION FOR WOOD

TWO COATS OF RESTORE 10X ADVANCED RESURFACER ARE REQUIRED

TRIM AND VERTICAL SURFACES

Before applying Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer to the horizontal portions of the deck, first coat vertical surfaces such as deck posts, railings, or balusters using Restore 2X One Coat Solid Stain, Restore 4X Deck Coat, or Restore Solid Acrylic Stain. Next cut in around edges with a brush and coat visible areas between deck boards.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION

STEP 1:

Before using Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer, mix material thoroughly and repeat mixing occasionally during application. Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer is a very thick coating that may be difficult to mix fully with just a stir stick. We recommend that you use a power drill with a mixing paddle. When using more than one container, combine all containers to ensure color consistency.

STEP 2:

Using either a 4” or 9” Restore Honeycomb 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. We recommend that you coat 1-2 boards at a time.

STEP 3:

After coating 1-2 boards, 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 4:

Allow first coat to dry 4-6 hours. Extend the drying time if the surface is tacky or soft. Drying times may vary depending on temperature and humidity.


STEP 5:

Apply second coat using the same method as in STEP 2 and STEP 3.


STEP 6:

Allow second coat to dry 24 hours before light foot traffic and 48 hours before replacing furniture. If surface is tacky or soft, allow extended drying time before putting furniture or other heavy objects back in place. Full cure to a hard finish will take approximately 7 days.


8. TWO COATS

TWO COATS OF RESTORE 10X ADVANCED RESURFACER ARE REQUIRED. The first coat will go on to fill in cracks and do other minor repairs. The product will soak into the wood 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 with an approximate coverage of up to 40 square feet with 2 coats per gallon.


9. SMOOTHER FINISH

To achieve a smoother finish, a brush may be used to skim the surface of the 2nd coat. Apply the 1st coat as directed with the Restore Honeycomb Roller and let it dry for 4-6 hours. Apply the second coat with the Restore Honeycomb Roller to a section of the surface. 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. Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer will fill nail holes and cracks up to ¼”. Larger cracks can be filled using Restore Crack Filler.


11. DRYING TIMES

Dry times may vary due to weather conditions such as humidity, rain, high/low temperatures and seasonal changes. Apply Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer when no rain is expected for a minimum of 48 hours after application. 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 48 hours 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. Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer should not be applied if temperatures are below 50 degrees and above 90 degrees for 48 hours either day or night after application.


12. CLEAN UP

Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer 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.


13. 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)

DO NOT USE SALT ON THE SURFACE OF THE COATING


14. REMOVING RESTORE

Restore products are made to last and adhere for long periods of time. To remove Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer completely you can use Restore Deck Stripper or a stripper with sodium hydroxide.

WARNING: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS CRYSTALLINE SILICA

DELAYED EFFECTS FROM LONG-TERM OVEREXPOSURE. Abrading or sanding of the dry film may release crystalline silica, which has been shown to cause lung damage and cancer under long-term exposure.

CAUTIONS: CONTAINS CRYSTALLINE SILICA. Adequate ventilation with air flow away from the user is required when sanding or abrading the dried film. If adequate ventilation cannot be provided, wear an approved particulate respirator (NIOSH-approved). Follow respirator manufacturer's directions for respirator use.