Important Note: This is our 2nd review for Flood CWF UV5. See our first review here: Flood CWF5 Oil Review
Flood CWF5 Oil Stain Scores (1-10)
Appearance After Initial Stain Application: 8
– The Flood CWF-UV5 had a nice rich color when applied to the ACQ Pine decking. Golden with a hint of orange color. Knots were a little lighter in color than the rest of the deck but, that is normal for a true oil based stain. Grain was highlighted well.
Preventing UV Graying at 2 Year Mark: 7
– Color retention was decent. Flooring lost about 30% color, but railings retained much of the original color.
Wear/Tear and Peeling: 7
– No peeling, but there was wearing around the high traffic areas.
Cost Per Square Foot: 8
– We used 4 gallons total for the 2 coats on the 400 Sq. Feet. We paid about $30 a gallon on a sale from the local Glidden store.
Preventing Mold/Mildew/Algae: 6
– Our first review of the Flood CWF-UV5 had better results. We found mold growing in the coating after two years. Surprising to us since this deck was in full sun.
Ease of Application: 7
– We applied the first coat using a pump sprayer and applied the second coat with a staining pad made for decking. We applied using the “wet on wet” technique as their directions state. We back wiped any excess stain that did not penetrate within 15 minutes.
Color Shifting (darkening) after 2 Years: 6
– The Flood CWF-UV5 slightly darkened in color on the railings. Flooring faded in color.
Difficulty of Reapplication: 7
– Light stripping or a good deck cleaning while pressure washing will be enough prep to reapply. No sanding would be required.
Overall Score Flood CWF Oil at 2 Year Period: 7.0
– The Flood CWF-UV 5 OIL is a decent stain. Better than most acrylic based stains as this semi-transparent oil based stain penetrates well into the wood grain. Little disappointing on the color retention and mold.
Where To Buy: Glidden Paint Store, Home Depot, Paint Stores, Online Stores
Cost: $39.99 per Gallon, $199.99 per 5 Gallon Pail
Stain Type: Semi-Transparent – Oil Based
Available Colors: 27 Colors
Application Temperature: 50-80 F
Coats Required: 2 Coats.
Coverage Per Gallon: 100-200 sq. ft
Application Tools: Sprayer, Pad, Brush, Roller
Dry Time: 24-48 Hours
Cleanup: Mineral Spirits
VOC Compliant: 250 Compliant in all States
More Info: Product Data
Test Deck Stats:
When Tested: 2013 to 2015
Deck Wood Type: Pressure Treated Pine
Deck Square Footage: 500 sq. feet
UV Exposure: Full Sun
How Many Years Tested: 2 Years
Stain Color Used: Natural Cedartone
*All products tested and results are from our experience. We offer no guarantee of similar results. Take inconsideration that results may differ due to different wood types, exposure to UV radiation, and natural weathering.