Messmer’s UV Plus for Hardwood Decks is a premium natural wood finish and deck stain for dense exotic hardwoods like Ipe (Brazilian Walnut), Garapa (Brazilian Ash), Massaranduba (Brazilian Redwood), Meranti, Pau Lupe, Mahogany and even Teak.

  • Excellent resistance to UV degradation
  • Available in Natural Finish
  • Mildew resistant coating
  • Specially formulated for Ipe and other hardwoods
  • Covers 200 – 300 square feet per gallon

How to Order Messmer’s UV Plus for Hardwood Decking

Please call us toll-free at 1-866-381-4072 to discuss your project and place your order.  We stock the “natural” color of Messmer’s UV Plus in 1-gallon cans.  You may also contact us through our web form.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is UV Plus for Hardwood Decks?

UV Plus for Hardwood Decks is a penetrating wood deck stain and oil finish that beautifies and protects exterior wood, providing a natural appearance. It is ideal for use on Ipe, Massaranduba, Garapa, Teak and other exotic dense hardwoods. UV Plus for Hardwood Decks contains fungicides and UV absorbers of the highest quality. It does not form a surface film when properly applied and is not subject to peeling and flaking. To re-coat, just clean the wood surface and reapply UV Plus for Hardwood Decks. No stripping or sanding is necessary. The product may be used on nearly any exterior hardwood surface including decks, vertical surfaces, and trim.

I want my deck to look natural. Should I use a clear finish?

Clears with no pigmentation do not offer UV protection or color retention. Our products contain Transparent Iron Oxide pigments which absorb UV radiation while allowing visible light to pass through. This results in a finish that highlights the natural beauty of the wood while still protecting it.

How long will it last?

On hardwood decks, UV Plus can be expected to last for 1-2 years. The time element will vary depending on conditions such as sunlight, weather and direction of exposure.

After I applied the Messmer's finish, there are areas that are tacky and shiny. What happened? How do I fix it?

This is usually caused by over-saturation of UV Plus for Hardwood Decks on the wood. Remember, the product must be able to penetrate completely to work properly. Remove any excess material promptly, 30-45 minutes after application. If there are shiny, tacky areas due to over-application and failure to remove excess product, scrub affected areas with lacquer thinner or MEK solvent to soften excess material. Wipe dry. If product has cured to the point that this does not correct the problem, excess material must be removed by chemical stripping or sanding. Dispose of clean up materials according to local, state and federal regulations. Another cause of shiny tacky areas is applying the product to wood that is too damp. An oil based product applied to a wet deck will not penetrate very well, as the oil and water don’t mix. Make sure that the deck is thoroughly dry before applying any oil based product. Lumber that may appear to be dry or dry at the surface can still have a high moisture content that may “push” the oil back out if the boards are heated up by the sun later in the day.

Can Messmer's UV Plus for Hardwood Decks be applied over another stain?

Yes, provided the previous finish has sufficiently weathered to allow penetration of UV Plus for Hardwood Decks. Before application, clean the surface with Wood & Deck Cleaner or sand to a new surface.

What is the proper temperature to apply UV Plus for Hardwood Decks?

We recommend surface and air temperatures between 45F and 90F. Avoid application in direct sunlight on hot days. If the wood is hot to the touch, it is too hot to apply UV Plus for Hardwood Decks.

Why doesn't UV Plus for Hardwood Decks bead water?

Water beading is accomplished by adding waxes or paraffin to the stain. These additives do not last very long and are not good permanent water repellents, in addition to this they interfere with adhesion should you decide to paint over the stain. That’s why we don’t use them in our products. UV Plus for Hardwood Decks fills the pores of the wood, providing excellent water repellency that will last.

The weather report predicts rain tomorrow. Can I finish my deck today?

We wouldn’t recommend it. UV Plus for Hardwood Decks needs at least 24-48 hours to dry in good conditions. If a newly stained deck is rained on, the rain can force the stain up out of the pores of the wood, leaving a blotchy appearance. It’s best to wait until there is no precipitation expected for 48 hours. In some regions, this may mean waiting for a different time of year to finish the deck.

Is UV Plus for Hardwood Decks suitable for vertical surfaces?

Yes, UV Plus for Hardwood Decks is an excellent choice for almost any exterior hardwood surface, including vertical surfaces. Make sure the surface is clean, dry, and any previous coatings have either weathered away or been removed. Do not use UV Plus for Hardwood Decks over paints or other film forming coatings, it’s designed to penetrate into bare or weathered wood surfaces.

I want a shiny finish. Can I put multiple coats of UV Plus for Hardwood Decks on the wood?

No. The only way to get a shiny surface on the wood is by using a multiple coat, film forming finish. We don’t recommend clear film forming finishes on decks because they are slippery when wet, they will eventually peel, and they are difficult to maintain and re-coat. When properly applied, a penetrating finish like UV Plus for Hardwood Decks will not be shiny, it will have a natural, matte look.

I have trim and other wooden surfaces made from Cedar and pressure treated wood. Can I use UV Plus for Hardwood Decks on these areas too?

Yes, UV Plus for Hardwood Decks can be used on other types of exterior wood, including cedar, redwood, pine, and pressure treated lumber. Keep in mind that the appearance of dissimilar woods will not be the same after applying the UV Plus, but generally it is very complementary.

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