Paint & Stain Guide

_MG_5786-2General Guidelines (Applicable for all Aeratis Traditions products.)

Application Any of the recommended paints or stains can be rolled on, brushed on or sprayed. The recommended paints should self-level and all methods should create a uniform finish. Typically the fastest and most thorough way to apply stains or paints to Aeratis is to use a thin roller and coat thoroughly. Please note: you can use these same methods to paint the colored Heritage or Classic products if you so choose. However, the Heritage and Classic lines of product do come pre-colored and there is not need to paint them.

Cleanup and Guidelines Follow ALL instructions by the paint manufacturer. It is not recommended to add aggregate to the surface. Porch floor paint is, by design, less slippery than standard paints. Check with your local building codes to confirm slip compliance. Follow the paint manufactures instructions for clean up and over spills. Remember to submit your warranty form upon completion and include the type of paint you used to take full advantage of your 20 year warranty (See Aeratis warranty).

Repainting/Changing Colors of your Porch If you would like to change the color of your painted Aeratis porch or if you need to repair or rejuvenate an area of your porch, simple follow the instructions of the paint manufacturers’s instructions.

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Brands & Detailed Instructions

PITTSBURGH BREAK-THROUGH! PAINT: BREAK-THROUGH!®PPG_PGH_Paints_VtTop_4C 50 Interior/Exterior Satin Water-Borne Acrylic

First remove the protective film from the product surface and discard. Before applying paint to Traditions or Aeratis it is necessary to prep the surface to make sure it’s completely clean, dry and free of any debris. If debris has accumulated between the boards you can use a soft brush or water hose to remove. (make sure surface is completely dry before painting) Keep in mind, you are painting the surface only after installation. There is no need to paint any other side of the boards unless you desire. Clean the surface of all debris, oil, sand and or dust with acetone using a painters rag, sponge or a sponge mop 30 minutes prior to painting or staining the surface. Do not allow the acetone to puddle on the boards. Apply 2 coats of the above recommended paint with either a roller or brush (the type of applicator you use will determine the type of finish). Allow a minimum of 4 hours between coats (for best practice make sure the surface is completely dry and clean of all debris between applications. Do not allow the paint to get wet before it dries. Moisture on the boards before the Break-Through paint dries can adversely effect the bonding of the paint. Allow 3 to 7 days to cure. Follow Pittsburgh’s care and maintenance instructions.


 

Sherwin_Williams.svgDuckback® Superdeck® Deck & Dock Elastomeric Coating

First remove the protective film from the product surface and discard. Before applying paint to Traditions or Aeratis it is necessary to prep the surface to make sure it’s completely clean,  dry and free of any debris.  If debris has accumulated between the boards you can use a soft brush or water hose to remove. (make sure surface is completely dry before painting) Keep in mind, you are painting the surface only after installation. There is no need to paint any other side of the boards unless you desire.

Clean the surface of all debris, oil, sand and or dust with acetone using a painters rag, sponge or a sponge mop 30 minutes prior to painting or staining the surface. Do not allow the acetone to puddle on the boards. Apply 2 coats of the above recommended paint with either a roller or brush (the type of applicator you use will determine the type of finish). Allow a minimum of 4 hours between coats (for best practice make sure the surface is completely dry and clean of all debris between applications.  Do not allow the paint to get wet before it dries. Moisture on the boards before the coating dries can adversely effect the bonding of the paint. Allow 3 to 7 days to cure.

Porch & Floor Satin Enamel (A32W00251)

First remove the protective film from the product surface and discard. Before applying paint to Traditions or Aeratis it is necessary to prep the surface to make sure it’s completely clean, dry and free of any debris. If debris has accumulated between the boards you can use a soft brush or water hose to remove. (make sure surface is completely dry before painting) Keep in mind, you are painting the surface only after installation. There is no need to paint any other side of the boards unless you desire. Clean the surface of all debris, oil, sand and or dust with a common household cleaner, rinsing and allowing to dry. Apply 2 coats of the above recommended paint with either a roller or brush (the type of applicator you use will determine the type of finish). Allow a minimum of 4 hours between coats (for best practice make sure the surface is completely dry and clean of all debris between applications. Allow 3 to 7 days to cure. Follow Sherwin Williams’s care and maintenance instructions. (You only have to apply paint to the surface after installation).


Benjamin Moore Arborcoat
Waterborne Solid Deck & Siding StainBM_Paint_Logo

First remove the protective film from the product surface and discard. Before applying paint to Traditions or Aeratis it is necessary to prep the surface to make sure it’s completely clean,  dry and free of any debris.  If debris has accumulated between the boards you can use a soft brush or water hose to remove. (make sure surface is completely dry before painting) Keep in mind, you are painting the surface only after installation. There is no need to paint any other side of the boards unless you desire.
Clean the surface of all debris, oil, sand and or dust with acetone using a painters rag, sponge or a sponge mop 30 minutes prior to painting or staining the surface. Do not allow the acetone to puddle on the boards. Apply 2 coats of the above recommended paint with either a roller or brush (the type of applicator you use will determine the type of finish). DO NOT USE A PRIMER.  Allow a minimum of 4 hours between coats (for best practice make sure the surface is completely dry and clean of all debris between applications.  Do not allow the paint to get wet before it dries. Moisture on the boards before the Arborcoat paint dries can adversely effect the bonding of the paint. Allow 3 to 5 days to cure. Follow Benjamin Moore’s care and maintenance instructions.

Benjamin Moore Latex Floor & Patio (N122)
Waterborne Solid Deck & Siding Stain

First remove the protective film from the product surface and discard. Before applying paint to Traditions or Aeratis it is necessary to prep the surface to make sure it’s completely clean,  dry and free of any debris.  If debris has accumulated between the boards you can use a soft brush or water hose to remove. (make sure surface is completely dry before painting) Keep in mind, you are painting the surface only after installation. There is no need to paint any other side of the boards unless you desire.

Clean the surface of all debris, oil, sand and or dust with acetone using a painters rag, sponge or a sponge mop 30 minutes prior to painting or staining the surface. Do not allow the acetone to puddle on the boards. Apply 2 coats of the above recommended paint with either a roller or brush (the type of applicator you use will determine the type of finish).  DO NOT USE A PRIMER. Allow a minimum of 4 hours between coats (for best practice make sure the surface is completely dry and clean of all debris between applications.  Do not allow the paint to get wet before it dries. Moisture on the boards before the Floor & Patio paint dries can adversely effect the bonding of the paint. Allow 3 to 5 days to cure. Follow Benjamin Moore’s care and maintenance instructions.

 


Olympic® Maximum® Stain + Sealant in One:Olympic_Black2

First remove the protective film from the product surface and discard. Before applying paint to Traditions or Aeratis it is necessary to prep the surface to make sure it’s completely clean, dry and free of any debris. If debris has accumulated between the boards you can use a soft brush or water hose to remove. (make sure surface is completely dry before painting) Keep in mind, you are painting the surface only after installation. There is no need to paint any other side of the boards unless you desire. Clean the surface of all debris, oil, sand and or dust with acetone using a painters rag, sponge or a sponge mop 30 minutes prior to painting or staining the surface. Do not allow the acetone to puddle on the boards. Apply 2 coats of the above recommended paint with either a roller or brush (the type of applicator you use will determine the type of finish). Allow a minimum of 24 hours between coats (for best practice make sure the surface is completely dry and clean of all debris between applications. Allow 3 to 7 days to cure. Follow Olympic care and maintenance instructions.


Behr-Solid-Logo-GBB-BK-1024x350BEHR PAINT: Behr Premium Solid Color Deck, Fence, & Siding Waterproofing Wood Stain w/Nanoguard technology

First remove the protective film from the product surface and discard. Before applying paint to Traditions or Aeratis it is necessary to prep the surface to make sure it’s completely clean, dry and free of any debris. If debris has accumulated between the boards you can use a soft brush or water hose to remove. (make sure surface is completely dry before painting) Keep in mind, you are painting the surface only after installation. There is no need to paint any other side of the boards unless you desire. Next is to prep the surface. For best practice use Behr 2-in-1 Wood Prep No. 63-N to clean and prep the surface. Use a standard applicator (mop, towel or sponge). Allow the surface to dry completely. Time may vary based on temperature and local humidity levels. Next, open the, Behr Premium Solid Color Deck, Fence, & Siding Waterproofing Wood Stain w/Nanoguard technology and pour into a roller tray. Use a standard one coat roller and roll the paint out on the surface. You only need to paint the visible surface of the product. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PRIME. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAINT ANY OTHER SIDE EXCEPT THE VIEWABLE SURFACE. Coat evenly and completely. Allow surface to completely dry and then apply a second coat.


 

Cabot 1-Gallon Solid Exterior Stain:cabot

100% acrylic First remove the protective film from the product surface and discard. Before applying paint to Traditions or Aeratis it is necessary to prep the surface to make sure it’s completely clean, dry and free of any debris. If debris has accumulated between the boards you can use a soft brush or water hose to remove. (make sure surface is completely dry before painting) Keep in mind, you are painting the surface only after installation. There is no need to paint any other side of the boards unless you desire. Clean the surface of all debris, oil, sand and or dust with acetone using a sponge mop 30 minutes prior to painting or staining the surface. Do not allow the acetone to puddle on the boards. Apply 2 coats of the above recommended paint with either a roller or brush (the type of applicator you use will determine the type of finish). Allow a minimum of 4 hours between coats (for best practice make sure the surface is completely dry and clean of all debris between applications. Allow 3 to 7 days to cure. Follow Cabot’s care and maintenance instructions.


 

Stain Colors using Behr Stain

BEHR_WhiteCedar BEHR_WeatheredWood BEHR_Redwood BEHR_BattleshipGray