CUTEK® Extreme CD50 Wins Best Wood Stain

Independent trial names CUTEK® Extreme CD50 the best wood deck finish.

In October 2014, US based, Professional Deck Builder Magazine completed an independent test of 22 different deck finishes on 6 different species of wood.  After two and a half years, CUTEK® Extreme CD50 has again been listed as the first-choice wood deck finish.

Internationally known deck designer and builder, Kim Katwijk, conducted the trial and cited CUTEK® Extreme CD50 as best in its class due to its easy application, good colour retention, and moisture protection. Testing was conducted in Olmypia, Washington where, during the rainy season, a deck can stay wet for weeks, even months.

After 9 months exposure, Katwijk named CUTEK® Extreme CD50 as the authors top choice in his initial findings The Great Stain Shoot-Out. It pinpointed deep penetration, no mould growth, no peels or flakers and easy application as reasons behind the ranking. In the next published findings – The Great Stain Shoot-Out: The Sequel – Katwijk highlights that even after 28 months in full exposure to the harsh elements, CUTEK® Extreme CD50 still repelled moisture with water continuing to bead on the surface of the wood. Further to this, CUTEK® received the highest mark across the 3 deck coating categories:

Effort to applyColour RetentionMoisture Protection
EasyGoodYes

There you have it, an independent, international timber deck finishes trial rates CUTEK® Extreme CD50 as the best choice to protect your timber and maintain a pleasing aesthetic.

Be sure to check out the full articles at the below link:

The Great Stain Shoot-Out (9 month Observations): https://www.deckmagazine.com/design-construction/finishes-maintenance/the-great-stain-shoot-out_o

The Great Stain Shoot-Out: The Sequel (2.5 year observations): https://www.deckmagazine.com/design-construction/decking/the-great-stain-shoot-out-the-sequel_o