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How to apply Hybrid Wood Protector to deckingUpdated 6 months ago

Consult the TDS prior to using Hybrid Wood Protector. 

Materials needed


Application process


  1. If the wood surface has been treated with a finish other than Hybrid Wood Protector, the previous finish must be removed before applying Hybrid Wood Protector. Ensure that any previous finish is completely removed by starting with a low grit and work up in consecutive grits (e.g., 40, 60, 80 max).
  2. Clean using Exterior Wood Cleaner.


  1. Stir the Hybrid Wood Protector thoroughly until a consistent mixture is obtained. Carefully add 10% t Accelerator (Part B) to the oil. Pot life is 4-6 hours. Only mix what you can use up within that time frame.
  2. Apply Hybrid Wood Protector to 3-4 deck boards at a time. Use a firm bristle paint brush, and spread the oil in the direction of the wood. A buffer outfitted with a thick red buffer pad may also be used. 
  3. Leave the oil to react for 10 minutes. Then smooth the surface again with the same brush (without applying additional product). 
  4. After 5 minutes, wipe the surface with a lint-free cloth to remove excess oil until the finish looks even (or use a thick white buffer pad when using a buffer). 
  5. Let dry for about 24 hours. Complete curing takes place after 7 days. 

Clean up

Rags saturated in oil are combustible and require proper disposal. Here are some oily rags safety tips from the NFPA.


For decking, steps, and tables/chairs, a maintenance coat of Hybrid Wood Protector is generally needed annually after the initial application. The maintenance coat should be applied before the weather becomes unsuitable (even if it has been less than one year since the initial application). Follow the maintenance steps outlined below. 

  1. Clean the wood surface thoroughly with Exterior Wood Cleaner. For lightly weathered surfaces, dilute 1-part cleaner with 2-parts clean water. For medium to heavily weathered surfaces, dilute 1-part cleaner to 1-part clean water. 
  2. Apply as noted in the application steps above.


To set you up for success, please review the Hybrid Wood Protector tips.

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