Poor Colour results
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.
Great product, excellent fresh, long lasting finish
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.
Best Deck Product ever!
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.
Blotchy Finish and poor colours
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.
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.
What they don't tell you...
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 .
Exactly what I wanted
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.
Don’t use anything else
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.
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
7 years on and 1 recoat. Love this stuff
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.
Awesome product - done & dusted in a day - ask for tech support if in doubt.
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.
Spa n Deck for Merbau timber
Yes have used the product spa&deck -merbau now on two separate decks consisting of 15 square mtrs of merbau timber, one 22x140mm and 25x140mm boards both ajoin the bull nose capping around the concrete pool and now have been in place since start of 2013 , after original coat which consisted of one with boards soaking wet with water then 3 coats after have only applied one lot of 3 coat application up to this time and decks are exposed to full weather with no cover but will be due at the end of the year for another application so have found...the product extremely effective with a nice finish , although when freshly applied and dried if wet can be a little slippery to walk on until it settles down from the shine a definite recommend for the Perth climate- if applied correctly . ,
Failed 4 times !!
Brand new over 100sqm Jarrah decking approx 30sqm in full sun, has failed now 4 times the last fail done under warranty is only 5 weeks old done by the product representative and proffessional deck installer, our beautiful deck is ruined again, it has been sanded in one spot that gets full sun twice and whole deck sanded once, our boards are cracked and fibers raised in alot of areas as after they cleaned and applied product they done another hand sanding, we just had huge rainfall in WA and deck product just WASHES OFF leaving a dull unprotect...ed deck, the dog peed on pole of patio and before I could get the hose within 5 minutes to hose it off it has just soaked straight into deck STAINING suface. I have rung the company head office THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN HELPING ME. Iam so upset as You see I TOLD THEM I DID NOT WANT THIS PRODUCT AGAIN cant they just use oil I dont care about oiling deck every 6 months NOW THIS TERRIBLE product needs sanding off again. When I rang this company a representative at headoffice help line he said its not normally used on Jarrah it is used on merbu normally and imported products?? I tried to tell the deck guy and local representative but both WOULD NOT LISTEN TO ME saying guy in HO was wrong?? they have no technical data to back up this product on Jarrah that they are willing to show me ? My deck is RUINED...
just finished applying second coat to new merbau deck
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
The product is perfect. The colour is not
Just finished applying the Spa-N-Deck on my new blackbutt deck. I used the Natural colour naively thinking the the natural colour will preserve the beautiful blackbutt look. Unfortunately their Natural gives yellow-orange tint to the timber and does not look like blackbutt at all. We have blackbutt timber floors inside the house that are finished with a different acrylic oil - they look nothing like the deck.
So, if you think that the natural tint will give you the look of your wet bare timber - it won't. If you need this look use a differe...nt product (I do not know which). When there is time to recoat I will use a different product and report here. Having said all this, their powerlift and woodprep products are magic. My new deck was weathered for a few weeks to remove excessive tannin. The powerlift and woodprep applications brought back the natural beauty of the boards.
Questions & Answers
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.
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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