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Deck Stain - Cutek Extreme

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Deck Stain - Cutek Extreme

Hi All,

I have decided to go with Cutek Extreme to stain a two year old deck that hasn't been treated due to the many recommendations on this site! I am debating between the Walnut and the Chestnut. I don't want something looking too orange but also think Walnut looks really dark in some pictures. Can anyone comment on using either stain colour?

Also, do I need to use a lambswool applicator? If so, where do I get this?
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I know that I am not really answering your question, but I would go clear. I much prefer the natural look. That's just my opinion though. Also my deck is south facing, and it turns into a hotplate with anything dark.
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ZSupraZ wrote: Hi All,

I have decided to go with Cutek Extreme to stain a two year old deck that hasn't been treated due to the many recommendations on this site! I am debating between the Walnut and the Chestnut. I don't want something looking too orange but also think Walnut looks really dark in some pictures. Can anyone comment on using either stain colour?

Also, do I need to use a lambswool applicator? If so, where do I get this?
You can mix in half the colourtone or double the colourtone depending on how dark you want to go.

@schade has a good comparison pic here buying-quality-deck-stains-canada-twp-d ... #p27944316

Helped me choose walnut for mine. 1 can of colourtone and two coats

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marksmithy69 wrote: I know that I am not really answering your question, but I would go clear. I much prefer the natural look. That's just my opinion though. Also my deck is south facing, and it turns into a hotplate with anything dark.
Cutek Extreme is sold clear but without colourtone the wood will still age to silver patina because of exposure to sunlight even with re-coats. This is different from drying out.
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I used Cutek for my deck. I went with Chestnut (2nd from right on sample pic) , but I used 2 colourtones per gallon to give it a bit darker colour initially but it helped the colour last a bit longer. When I was deciding I bought a few of the small sample cans to do some test boards to help decide on the colour.

Yes you want to use a lambs wool applicator. I got mine from Steels Paint in Vaughn, but amazon has some available too
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Thanks @bubuski and @schade

I assume in your pic of 4 boards, the far left one is Walnut? Is that with 1 colourtone?
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ZSupraZ wrote: Thanks @bubuski and @schade

I assume in your pic of 4 boards, the far left one is Walnut? Is that with 1 colourtone?
That's correct, the left one is Walnut with 1 colourtone but 2 coats of stain
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its too bad Cutek is so expensive. I'm being quoted $140 per gallon + another $17 per color can of color.
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BenK wrote: its too bad Cutek is so expensive. I'm being quoted $140 per gallon + another $17 per color can of color.
Who quoted you that?? It should be $110 + $10 per colourtone
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schade wrote: Who quoted you that?? It should be $110 + $10 per colourtone
none of the home hardwares seem to have it in stock at that price. The only small shop that picked up the phone in west GTA was The Deck Store and that's what they're quoting over the phone
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BenK wrote: none of the home hardwares seem to have it in stock at that price. The only small shop that picked up the phone in west GTA was The Deck Store and that's what they're quoting over the phone
The deck store is expensive for everything I found. Try exotic Woods in Burlington or Deck masters of Canada, just north of GTA
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schade wrote: I used Cutek for my deck. I went with Chestnut (2nd from right on sample pic) , but I used 2 colourtones per gallon to give it a bit darker colour initially but it helped the colour last a bit longer. When I was deciding I bought a few of the small sample cans to do some test boards to help decide on the colour.

Yes you want to use a lambs wool applicator. I got mine from Steels Paint in Vaughn, but amazon has some available too
Hi, didn’t the wool pull when u were brushing it?
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snipe2014 wrote: Hi, didn’t the wool pull when u were brushing it?
Nope, no problem at all using the lambs wool pad
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schade wrote: Nope, no problem at all using the lambs wool pad
I just went and bought from steels paint. Hopefully it gives me no issues.
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We had a deck built about 9 months ago and it is constructed using pressure treated lumber. If I were to go ahead and use Cutek on it this season would I need to go through the process of the Cutek cleaning products or would a solid washing be sufficient?

As well does anywhere have colour chips for Cutek? I’m in no rush so can wait until stores reopen for this but want to know if there’s any chance of seeing some. I know my wife and know it will be borderline impossible for a decision to be made without them. Ha ha. We have grey siding on one side (it’s “attached” to a detached garage). Brown painted trim work along the ceiling to match a bronze ceiling fan.
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ChicoQuente wrote: We had a deck built about 9 months ago and it is constructed using pressure treated lumber. If I were to go ahead and use Cutek on it this season would I need to go through the process of the Cutek cleaning products or would a solid washing be sufficient?

As well does anywhere have colour chips for Cutek? I’m in no rush so can wait until stores reopen for this but want to know if there’s any chance of seeing some. I know my wife and know it will be borderline impossible for a decision to be made without them. Ha ha. We have grey siding on one side (it’s “attached” to a detached garage). Brown painted trim work along the ceiling to match a bronze ceiling fan.
Try exotic Woods in Burlington. They might have the small premixed sample cans that you can buy and test out different colours.
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Exotic woodss did not have the samples when I visited but they did have the different colours stained on pressure treated wood. Similar to the image below so that could help
https://www.thedeckstore.ca/blog/cutek- ... n-calgary/
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The Australian website has free samples and they left the option available for shipping to Canadian addresses. Worth a try.
https://www.cutek.com.au/order-free-sample/
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schade wrote: Try exotic Woods in Burlington. They might have the small premixed sample cans that you can buy and test out different colours.
bubuski wrote: Exotic woodss did not have the samples when I visited but they did have the different colours stained on pressure treated wood. Similar to the image below so that could help
https://www.thedeckstore.ca/blog/cutek- ... n-calgary/
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The Australian website has free samples and they left the option available for shipping to Canadian addresses. Worth a try.
https://www.cutek.com.au/order-free-sample/
Thanks for the advice guys. When (if) the world returns to normalish times I’ll go to Exotic Woods. Even just seeing those samples on pressure treated wood I think would be super helpful. The PT that was used has that brownish tint to it already so I have no idea how things will turn out on top of it. I hope it can be done okay.

This is going to be a dumb question but the rated sq ft on the can is total right? For example if it says 100 sq ft and my patio is 100 sq ft I need 2 cans to do 2 coats? I assume when it says coverage it does not factor in 2 coats?
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ChicoQuente wrote: Thanks for the advice guys. When (if) the world returns to normalish times I’ll go to Exotic Woods. Even just seeing those samples on pressure treated wood I think would be super helpful. The PT that was used has that brownish tint to it already so I have no idea how things will turn out on top of it. I hope it can be done okay.

This is going to be a dumb question but the rated sq ft on the can is total right? For example if it says 100 sq ft and my patio is 100 sq ft I need 2 cans to do 2 coats? I assume when it says coverage it does not factor in 2 coats?
Deck Masters of Canada (near hwy 400 and 88) has the sample cans, that's where I bought mine. They can probably even ship them.

The coverage they advertise is pretty close I found. The second coat uses probably a third as much as you did on the first coat, maybe even less
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schade wrote: Deck Masters of Canada (near hwy 400 and 88) has the sample cans, that's where I bought mine. They can probably even ship them.

The coverage they advertise is pretty close I found. The second coat uses probably a third as much as you did on the first coat, maybe even less
I’ll check out Exotic Wood in the future and see the boards in person and then order a sample if we feel we need further testing (we will! Ha ha)

Just to confirm, 100sq ft coverage on can (just using an easy number for argument sake) means 100sq ft at 1 coat? And a deck over 100sq ft would need 2 cans to get 2 coats.

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