To retain the beauty of all our products, a little care needs to be used.
To stabilize and protect your untreated Woodway deck products from the natural aging process, we recommend applying a quality water or oil-based finish. Best results can be achieved by using Penofin as per manufacturer’s instructions. If you desire to paint your product, we recommend a quality oil or acrylic primer coat prior to applying the final coat(s). Be sure to allow sufficient time for your product to dry in between coats.
Lattice & Screen:
To stabilize and protect your untreated Woodway lattice and screen product from the natural aging process, we recommend applying a quality water or oil-based finish. Best results can be achieved by using Penofin as per manufacturer’s instructions. If you desire to paint your product, we recommend a quality oil or acrylic primer coat prior to applying the final coat(s). Be sure to allow sufficient time for your product to dry in between coats.
Post Caps Finishing:
Wood expands and contracts across the grain. To reduce this naturally occurring tendency and prevent potential problems finish your post caps prior to installation following one of two methods:
Stain finishing; Immerse cap in quality exterior penetrating oil such as Penofin or Cabot’s Australian Timber Oil. It is necessary to finish both inside and outside of the cap. Follow coating manufacturer’s directions.
Paint finishing; Prime inside and outside of cap with alkyd oil base primer or stain blocking acrylic primer. Avoid any metal or glass parts of the cap. Finish cap with exterior alkyd oil or acrylic house paint; two final coats is best.
Post Caps Cleaning:
Wood and Wood Trim Post Caps:
To clean and remove mildew use a household dish brush to apply the following solution to the wood and allow to set for about 10-15 minutes (very important):
3 quarts water
One quart common household bleach
Cup of ammonia-free liquid dishwasher detergent (liquid dishwasher detergent is the best choice as it will not foam like regular dish or laundry detergent.
After solution has set, rinse with garden hose. After 3-4 days have passed and wood is clean and completely dry, you may want to consider applying/reapplying a conditioning agent.
Glass Post Caps:
Use glass cleaner, avoid applying this to any wood trim pieces.
Solar and Metal Post Caps:
Wipe down with a wet cloth or with a solution of warm water and a small amount of dish soap (not dishwasher detergent).
Solar Post Cap Maintenance:
Solar Post Cap Installation:
It is recommended to install post cap to post by applying clear silicone adhesive to each of the four inside corners of the post cap. Follow adhesive manufacturer’s instructions.
The life of the rechargeable battery is about one & half years (Approximately 500 charges and discharges). After this period, the rechargeable battery is likely to become weak and need replacing. Replace battery with a new 1.2V Ni-MH AA
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