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Flood CWF Oil Review
Flood CWF Oil Review

Flood CWF Oil Review

Important Note:  This is our 2nd review for Flood CWF UV5. See our first review here: Flood CWF5 Oil Review

  • Premium oil finish ideal for newer, less weathered wood
  • Adds minimal color and highlights the natural wood grain
  • Penetrating formula protects against moisture damage
  • Mildew-resistant finish won’t crack, peel or flake
  • Clear Tint Base can be custom-matched to most wood tones while maintaining the wood’s natural look
  • Apply quickly with a pump or airless sprayer, or brush or roll on
  • Features Penetrol®, which penetrates and protects wood from the inside out, ensuring long-lasting performance

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.

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Flood CWF Oil Review
Flood CWF Oil Review

Flood CWF Oil Review


Important Note:  This is Our 1st Review of ArborCoat DeckStain. Our second review was completed in 2015. Please see here: Flood CWFUV5 Review 2016

Flood CWF-UV 5 OIL  is a high quality translucent, transparent and semi-transparent wood finish for exterior wood. It is a deep penetrating oil that is fortified with Flood’s Penetrol additive for maximum protection. Containing transparent oxides to protect from graying and ultraviolet damage.

Note: Flood CWF products have undergone numerous changes in the last 20 years. Flood back in it’s heyday was at the top of the stain world with their original oil-based formula. This formula is no longer available as the company has gone through numerous changes such as product reformulation (change from oil to water based), name changes (Supreme Performance), and parent companies. Flood is currently owned by Akzo Nobel. It seems that Flood has gone back to it’s roots by reviving the CWF formulation that powered this company in the first place.

We only hope that the CWF is as good as it used to be in the early 1990’s.

Flood CWF Oil Stain Scores (1-10)

Appearance After Initial Stain Application: 7

– The Flood CWF in the transparent cedar color had a nice golden color with a hint of orange. The cedar deck was highlighted with a rich color but the knots of the wood were very light, almost blond in color. There were a few shiny spots throughout the deck where the stain did not absorb very well.

Preventing UV Graying at 2 Year Mark: 7

– Flood CWF did okay at the two year mark where about 70% of the original color remained on the wood. We were please but had hoped for better results.

Wear/Tear and Peeling: 8

– We noticed a small amount of wearing on the stairs after the two years. Most of the deck did not have any issues.

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*This is first and foremost a help site from our experience as wood restoration contractors. All stain and prepping manufacturer directions were followed with our reviews and ratings. We offer no guarantee of similar results. Take inconsideration that wood and deck stain results may differ due to prepping procedures, different wood types, exposure to UV radiation, natural weathering, etc.

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