Sealing - New Wood Plastic Composite
Traction may be applied to Wood Plastic Composite decking. Wood Plastic Composites may lighten over time, surfaces may also be affected by imbedded dirt, stains, or microbial growth and therefore the method of coating should be decided on the degree of deterioration. Also, noting that the finish coating will strengthen or deepen the existing colour of the treated surfaces.
After cleaning and drying the Wood Plastic Composite as detailed above, apply Traction as follows: Using a 10 to 12 napp Mohair or Micro Fibre roller or brush apply 3 coats of Traction to the surface.
- Apply first coat to 3 full lengths of board at a time ensuring an even coating of the grit is applied. Do not push down too hard on the roller as this will cause the grit to drop out in clumps on the surface. Using the roller will impart more product on the surface and therefore might take longer to dry.
- Allow thorough drying for approximately 1-2 hours or as required depending on weather conditions/film builds and repeat a coat of sealer as detailed above, apply 3 coats to achieve optimum slip results.
Weathered - Wood Plastic Composite or previously treated Wood Plastic Composites requiring colour restoration
Previously coated surfaces requiring colour restoration must be stripped back to raw composite using Deck Protect Strip (refer data sheet or label instructions). Surface must then be cleaned with Composite Clean as illustrated under ‘Cleaning Procedure’ and allowed to thoroughly dry.
After the surface has been cleaned and is completely dry, apply Duracolour and Traction as follows;
Apply Duracolour thinly directly onto the surface. Ensure that the applicator, brush or rag is not over loaded, remove all excess Duracolour (this is important), and if the product pools on the surface remove to ensure an even finish. Apply to 3 full lengths of board at a time and continue to do this until completed. Depending on the weather conditions, the product will dry in approx 2 to 4 hours. To shorten drying time, back wipe the product using a second dry lambswool applicator. (Three boards at a time) Ensure that you do not walk on wet Duracolour as this will leave foot prints. If this does happen, simply rub more of the product onto the affected area and this will remove any damage, this can be done any time prior to the application of Traction.
Once Duracolour has dried, apply 3 Coats of Traction as outlined above.
Aged - Wood Plastic Composite over 3 years
If no colour restoration is required: Seal as per above, this will seal in the existing colour and protect the surface from UV degradation, dirt, water, and oil staining.
If colour restoration is required: Apply Duracolour and Traction as per ‘Weathered - Wood Plastic Composite’ above, this will restore the original colour and protect the surface from UV degradation, dirt, water, and oil staining.