This product was previously sold as Intergrain NaturalStain.
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A paint, not a stain
I used Intergrain Natural Stain on Carter Colt Harvey Treated pine Shadowclad (plywood) cladding for a garage. First coat looked good, but when second coat went on the garage looked painted and colour went very dark, like a blood orange. I used colour Kowhai. It said to use two coats or even three on new timber. Will end up have to paint the garage in a year if stain don't fade a bit. Very good value for money. 10L almost covered 96sqm of wall.
Great for timber retaining wall
Tried this product after watching a youtube video.
Went on very easy. Dried very quickly. All up about 3L used. Took me 2 hours or so.
Just one coat was applied.
Couldn't be happier!
See my before pressure washing, after pressure washing, and after using the natural stain.
Expensive but great for treated pine
Recently purchased a home with a treated pine deck (I've always had merbau). The deck was actually painted with paint peeling off (was only a few years old) and looked terrible so I did some research and found this product. After LOTS of work stripping the grey paint back and prepping as per instructions I used this product in charcoal colour and my deck has come up a treat! Was really expensive in Bunnings however I was lucky enough to find it discounted online as a seller had some "dented" cans so got a cheaper price which of course I was ...happy with. Looks MUCH better than the paint (more natural look) and have had no problems with peeling. Perfect for treated pine as you don't see the "cheap look" of the pine but doesn't look like a cheap paint job either which seems to be what most people do with treated pine decks. Has been on for 5 months now with no problems showing at all. The deck is uncovered, has dogs running around on it, faces west so gets harsh afternoon sun and also gets quite a bit of water on it with rain and garden watering so looks to me like I made a good choice here. I did 3 coats as I wanted it dark and absolutely LOVE the colour, really sets the outside off having the dark boards with decking lighting and colourful plants around - have had plenty of compliments so was definitely worth the $$$.
Shocking product, do not touch it!!
After consultation with a Bunnings rep, I purchased the Intergrain NaturalStain. This is the WORST product I have ever used. Am now waiting for the owner of the local paint specialist store to come and offer advice as to how to rectify the disgusting mess this product created. Followed instructions, yet the NaturalStain has left our new decking looking like some old floor that has been hidden under carpet for years. Contacted Intergrain, who asked many questions all of which was a poorly veiled attempt to negate liability for their product. Worst $130 ever spent on a decking stain. After getting professional advice I will then consider my options!
Epic failure! Don't waste your money, time and effort
I installed a new deck which we used intergrain power prep prior to fixing the timber and after allowing it to weather for almost 3 months after laying it followed with using intergrain reviva as per the directions. We then coated with intergrain stain (charcoal). Not only did it completely cover the natural wood grain of the timber completely but it left an appearance of being painted with the house paint instead of a stain. The first coat of stain gave the appearance the stain had been absorbed into the timber and although the colour I had h...oed to achieve was perfect on the first coat it was recommended a minimum of 2 coats be applied so a subsequent coat was completed leaving it to appear as if It had be painted. After only six months of this so called "stain" being applied, the product had lifted and peeled throughout the deck and looked terrible. Over $600 was spent on i tergrainproducts and instructions followed to the letter and I am now left with a deck that despite the money spent installing and finishingonly 12 months ago now looks like it's 10 years old and been neglected severely for the duration of its life. When deciding on which brand product to purchase all of the brands claimed they lasted longer than other traditional products but after meeting an intergrain rep who happened to be instore on one occasion he assured me it was a premium product by far and would outlast all other products in addition to minimal maintenance I pared to others with recoating Would only be required a minimum of 2- max 5 years. I was a sucker then for believing the rubbish out of his mouth and now will cost me a fortune to strip and recoat with an alternative product. Avoid this product at all costs.
Questions & Answers
Hi. I have a new Merbau timber fence that I was told by my local Inspirations paint shop to cover the natural timber using no stain with 3 coats of Intergrain Ultra Clear. The natural Merbau colors have faded after 6 months badly and I want to see if I can apply Intergrain Natural Stain over the top of the Ultraclear. My fence is 30m long and in full sun in Qld. What do you recommend.
I have also just built a new fence section now and I have not applied anything to it yet and want to get that stained first to ensure the colour remains. I don’t want to apply Ultraclear if I have to strip it in a few years to restain over it. Please help.
My partner has just spilled our sample pot of Intergrain Ultra Deck Timber Stain (in Charcoal) on our back landing and back steps, which are made of concrete. Can you please advise us on how to remove these rather large pools and ugly splotches of dark stain from the concrete? Or, failing that, how to cover them up, and what with? Thank you! Zynthia, 16th August 2020
Hi Zynthia, oh no! Because concrete is quite porous there's no way to really tell how deeply the stain would have penetrated so most paint removal methods won't help. Potentially you could grind back the concrete or your alternative would be to paint over the top with concrete paint.
I’ve already submitted but not sure it went through. Anyway, prepared my deck with deck wash as I have done before. Used this intergrain Ultra Deck Timber Stain Drift Wood. Applied at lunch time and looked great. This morning I’ve gone out to look and it’s all gone a weird mottled effect and looks awful. I’m not sure what has gone wrong overnight. What can be done? Really disappointed. Thanks. Joh
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