Return to the Paint Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Ben Moore ARBORCOAT Translucent oil finish

Posted by tjburke (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 30, 14 at 9:01

Has anyone used this product applied to there house? I'm staining my house next month here on Cape Cod. I was going to use Flood CWF-UV5, but the supply house recommended the ARBORCOAT Translucent. Both are oil which I prefer.
Any advise is appreciated.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Ben Moore ARBORCOAT Translucent oil finish

I used an Arborcoat water-based stain for a small mahogany deck and steps. Never again.

Arborcoat is the biggest ripoff ever perpetrated in the stain business. Yes, it goes on nicely. Then it works for a couple of good rains and stops working. But the fun part is trying to remove Arborcoat so you can replace it with a product that actually does the job.

The thing is that you can't remove it easily or entirely using liquid strippers. It simply won't come out. Sanding is the only alternative, which has some drawbacks itself. Even then, traces of the Arborcoat remained.

I've asked pros, and none of them like Arborcoat. To me, that's significant.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Paint Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here