Always remember to cover any existing plants or grass in the immediate area. You are spraying a Penetrant that will render the plant moisture free. When you have completed the job it is always a good idea to soak the surrounding area down with a water hose, just in case.
Drop Cloths, Tape
Respirator or Mask, Goggles & Rubber Gloves
Plastic Bucket (clean up)
Paint brush roller & Brushes incase of equipment failure
Rags & Sand Paper
Hammer, Screws & Nails, Electric Drill
Extra 2x4's & 2x6's just in case
Camera (before & after photo's
Pressure Washers: For best results, always clean the surface first. Appling the PETRI-WOOD while surface is still wet will give you the best results. It’s very important if you have not used a pressure washer, that you practice, practice & practice to make sure you do not scare the wood. You should always use the lowest pressure and largest tip size that will clean the wood sufficiently, quickly, and with minimal chance of scarring damage.
Airless Spray gun & other apparatuses for treating the surfaces: For best results use an airless sprayer that offers a 100 to 500 PSI and contains an engine of 1/4 to 1/2 horsepower. You can also use a pump up sprayer, backpack sprayer or paint brush.
Dipping method: Leave soaking for 1 hour, let dry for 72 hours
Hot & Cold Bath: The thermal process or hot-cold bath involves placing wood in a tank of hot preservative oil followed by immersion in cold preservatives. The hot bath heats and expands the air within the wood, forcing some of the air out. The wood is then immersed in the cold bath and the heated air contracts pulling preservative in with it.
Application Rates for wood projects: Note: You only need to do one side of the wood, as it will be absorbed throughout the entire wood structure. Always work in a maximum area of 100 sq. ft. using a wet on wet spraying method.
NOTE: DO NOT LET PRODUCT DRY PRIOR TO SECOND AND THIRD COATS
Wood thickness 2X—(2x4--2x6) requires a minimum of 3 applications for total penetration. One gallon will treat 100 sq ft
Wood thickness 1X—(1x4--1x6) requires a minimum of 2 applications for total penetration. One gallon will treat 150 sq ft
Example: If you’re doing a 400 sq. ft. Deck you would start at one end and do 100 sq. ft. increments, when you are done, you will then go back to where you started, and do it again, and then one more time completing all 3 applications before moving on to the next 100 sq. ft. You would also use the same application process on fencing material except you would only apply 2 applications.
Application Rates for Concrete, brick block projects: Use same directions as used in the wood surfaces for 2X a minimum of 3 applications for total penetration.
IMPORTANT NOTE: ALWAYS REMEMBER TO GET THE SURFACE OF ANY CONCRETE APPLICATIONS WET PRIOR TO SPRAYING ON THE CEDARSHIELD PRODUCT.