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Flood Spa-N-Deck

Flood Spa-N-Deck

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  • Value for Money
    3.2 (5)
  • Coverage
    4.4 (5)
  • Finish Quality
    4.0 (5)
  • Longevity
    4.2 (5)
  • Ease of Application
    3.8 (5)
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LorryMan
LorryManSydney
  • 8 reviews
  • 8 likes

Poor Colour results

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Religiously followed the 1-2-3 Step process and stirred the 10 litre bucket every brush load but the Merbau colour showed on the bucket, when applied 4 coats to treated pine, came out more like the Natural, very disappointed customer and now have to work out how to get the colour that they really wanted, shame. The caveat for colour chart as a guide line is not really a let out as the Merbau is so far off and very orange, more like they applied the wrong label to the bucket in the factory. It's not cheap either.

Purchased in for $232.

Value for Money
2/5
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SJ181
SJ181
  • 7 reviews
  • 1 like

Great product, excellent fresh, long lasting finish

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Have used this product for more than 10 years. I love the longevity and fresh finish. Not cheap, but like the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Super easy to apply, like everything it's all in the preparation. But well worth the effort. I recently reinvigorated my front deck and a small garden bridge which came up a treat with the merbau/kwila stain.
I've noticed there are few stockists though which makes finding the product a little frustrating. Not sure why Bunnings doesn't stick this product because it's awesome!

Purchased in for $80.

Value for Money
4/5
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Sal P.
Sal P.South East Queensland, QLD

Best Deck Product ever!

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There’s a 3 step process to clean the timber, but worth the initial effort as the upkeep is super simple.
We apply it to our deck. Some parts wear more than others, so we simply clean those surfaces and reapply to the dry areas. Dries fast, looks amazing and zero sanding required!
Simply can’t fault it. If people say there’s blotches it’s because they’ve applied it wrong, I’ve noticed when I’ve applied too much and make sure I soak up those parts before it dryies to keep it looking even.

Purchased in at Inspirations Paint.

Value for Money
5/5
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Paul
PaulSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Blotchy Finish and poor colours

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Followed instructions carefully and applied 3 coats waiting 2 hours between each one. First two coats went on fine but third coat did not dry evenly and left horrible blotches. Spoke to Flood support who told me I applied too late in the afternoon even though the temperature was around 20 degrees, well above the 10 degrees they specify. $200 wasted and now I have to spend hours sanding the stuff off to start again. Also know that the tints are all orange/red based so depending on the tint and type of timber you will end up with somewhere between a bright orange and deep red deck which doesn't look natural at all.

Purchased in for $210.

Value for Money
1/5
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leighb
leighb
  • 16 reviews
  • 7 likes

Long Lasting

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The 3 step prep process is arduous, but if makes sense, as the product penetrates well into the timber fibers. The process requires all three steps be done in the same day (ie with the timber still wet). I have a merbau/kwila pool fence and privacy screening about 7 years old. I re-coat it every 18 months or so and it looks great. No flaking and the re-caots penetrate well.

Purchased in for $115.

Value for Money
4/5
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Dene
DeneSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews

What they don't tell you...

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Followed the Flood 3 stage instructions meticulously on our large Merbau deck.
First and second coat looked good.
The next morning applied the third coat. It dried with an ugly mottled finish.
Could not work out what had gone wrong, so called Flood.
They advised I had waited too long to apply the third coat, it is supposed to be all done in the one day.
Nowhere in all the brochures & instructions is this mentioned.
Flood advised the only answer was to re-sand the mottling off the deck.
I hope this product has no more nasty surprises for me, and is eventually worth the effort & expense.

Purchased in .

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Dan B
Dan BGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Exactly what I wanted

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Recently used flood spa and deck- Jarrah colour on Merbau timber for a timber screen wall I have at home. Chose this combo after much research. If you follow the directions and don’t cut corners this is a fantastic product. Couldn’t be happier with the result, it looks fantastic in my opinion. Was very easy to apply but the prepping can be tedious, it’s well worth the effort though.

Purchased in for $99.

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Pjma42
Pjma42Brisbane
  • 5 reviews
  • 10 likes

Don’t use anything else

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Built a deck from recycled boards. Did my research and decided to go with floods jarrah as I didn’t want a yellow/orange finish. Despite using various ages and condition of boards they look amazing, just like new Highly recommend using this product. used another brand on the stairs, failing already.

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helen
helenmelbourne
  • 2 reviews
  • 7 likes

no good

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applied the product 10 months ago i was not really happy with it from the start its a very matt finish and more disappointing a very orange colour more like a semi transparent a lot of effort to apply ie timber having to be wet on first coat i have since used Haymes deck water base on another deck and looks great

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Max
MaxWide Bay-Burnett, QLD
  • 5 reviews
  • 5 likes

7 years on and 1 recoat. Love this stuff

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Love how easy this is to apply, so quick and easy. Applied on new merbau decking that had been left to weather for a few weeks to reduce the tannins.

Colour is great (merbau over merbau), wear is fantastic, and the feel underfoot is great.

We love this stuff, we will certainly use this for our next project.

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B.P.
B.P.Terrigal

Awesome product - done & dusted in a day - ask for tech support if in doubt.

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Iv'e been using spa n deck for many years on a new treated pine deck surrounding one side of a swimming pool. I recoat about every 2/3 yrs. Used natural - it does have yellow orange tinge to it but
looks good & is " the business" when it comes to wear & tear & maintenance. Re coating is a minimum
of fuss. Cops full sun for most of the day . It's a 10 as far as I'm concerned.
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Spa n Deck for Merbau timber

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Failed 4 times !!

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gilla
gilla
  • 2 reviews
  • 7 likes

just finished applying second coat to new merbau deck

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did all the prep applied first coat it didnt look like i applied anything at all second coat looked better had a bit more depth but i think the product could do with a bit more shine i didnt realize its such a matt finish for all the effort put in i was hoping for some lustre a least another coat to go time will tell how the product stands up as far as colour goes its a bit orange was hoping for something that looks like merbau when its wet as said the product is very matt looks like new merbau when its dry more or less

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chaau
chaauGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 30 reviews
  • 19 likes

The product is perfect. The colour is not

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Questions & Answers

Kathy Gibson
Kathy Gibsonasked

I have a lovely jarrah deck which i want to sand back and recoat, what would be the best coating for a natural finish? we previously tried a couple of products which completely changed the colour of the timber instead of enhancing the jarrah.

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Caroline
Carolineasked

Hi. My merbau decking looked great with Spa-n deck for the first few years with regular reapplications. Then one year it didnt go well and was patchy and uneven as if I had waited too long for recoating. It’s now 5 years on and I need to remove all the old product and start again. How do I remove the old product the easiest way? Out of the sun , along the house it’s still great and nearly impossible to move. Do i use a stripper or do I sand? If I sand will the sander effect the galvanised nails and then cause bleeding and ugly black marks when I reseal.
Please advise which way I should go.

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Dianne A
Dianne Aasked

Where to buy in brisbane north???

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TypeExterior and Wood Finish
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