About CCA
Deck & Shake Specialty Sealer can be used for a veriety of projects such as:
  • Wooden Decks
  • Picnic Tables and Benches
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Wooden Shudders
  • Boardwalks
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fences
  • Boat Docks
Using Deck & Shake Specialty Sealer:
Preperation Applying a good quality sealer is the best maintenance you can do for wood. Make sure the wood is dry before applying sealer. With wet treated lumber, wait about six months. The wood must be free of all other finishes, dirt, grease, or any other chemical treatment. If chemicals from the crystallized on the wood's surface, they must be sanded or scraped off. If the wood is discolored or mildewed, you can use our exclusive environmentally friendly cleaner to clean the wood. Be aware of what chemicals you may be washing into your lawn, garden or storm sewer! Thoroughly rinse all chemicals from the wood and let the wood dry before applying the sealer.

Wood that needs resealing will look porous and dry. Look for signs that the wood is checking (small splits along the grain), or that flat grain is beginning to delaminate or peel up. Boards may begin to splinter along the edges. Sand out rough areas, especially where hands will come in contact with the wood. It is difficult to sand large areas and not have the finish look splotchy.
Testing Always test the sealer on a small area, allowing it to dry before doing the whole project. Deck & Shake is usually dry enough within an hour to see that penetration is good and there are no chemical residues to interfere with its application. Pay special attention to the end grain. It is better to apply two coats on the end grain for better protection. When trying to determine when to reseal, a visual inspection of the wood is the best guide. It is possible to seal too much or too often, resulting in a gummy buildup or a coating which will not breathe and promotes mildew growth.
Applying Deck & Shake can be applied by brush, roller, or sprayer. The rectangular paint pads work very well. Be sure to wipe any sealer off metal or rubber surfaces immediately to prevent it from gumming up those surfaces. If using an airless sprayer, use a latex tip and keep at low pressure. Avoid getting sealer on grass or other plants. They should be rinsed off in the event of spilling sealer on them.
Safety Be sure to wear all protective gear while applying sealer. If using a sprayer, use a respirator and don't spray on windy days. Do not store rags or brushes after using them with sealer. Oil-based sealers are a spontaneous combustion hazard. Brushes should be cleaned with mineral spirits. Rags should be stored in water and disposed of properly. If you're not sure what disposal rules are in your area, call local officials for information.
Storage Store leftover sealer in a tightly closed container in a cool area. No thinning is necessary.