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.