THE BEST TUNG OIL WOOD STAIN
DECKING | SIDING | FENCING | FURNITURE
Nova’s ExoShield Tung oil wood finish is a high-quality deep-penetrating oil finish that
protects and beautifies all exterior and interior wood projects, including decking, siding,
fencing, paneling, soffit, exposed beams, and outdoor furniture. Our customers have also used
ExoShield on high end interior furniture, window sills, interior and exterior doors, and even on
musical instruments. Our proprietary formula protects your project while allowing the natural
beauty of the wood to remain the primary focus. We are proud to offer the very finest and
longest lasting exterior oil-based transparent wood stain on the market today.
We strongly recommend that all exterior applications such as decking, outdoor furniture, siding
and fencing in both hardwood and softwood products receive a minimum of one coat of an oil-based
finish, even when the customer wants the wood to eventually gray or silver out. This initial
coat of protection will help minimize checking, warping, cupping and decay in all exterior wood
THE LONGEST LASTING TRANSPARENT WOOD STAIN EVER PRODUCED, NOW WITH EVEN MORE UV BLOCKER!
- Perfect for all tropical hardwoods including: Ipe, Batu, Red Balau, Cumaru, Teak, Brazilian
Walnut, Yellow Balau, Bankirai, Garapa, Meranti, South Pacific Redwood, Torem,
Massaranduba & Tigerwood.
- Works great on softwoods such as: Cedar, Redwood, Alaska Yellow Cedar, Southern Yellow Pine,
Douglas Fir & Hemlock.
- Outstanding for use on Bamboo Decking and Siding as well.
- Colors above are shown on White Birch Plywood in order to show the pigment levels of our
various ExoShield colors
- Click on the color chart for a high resolution view
ONLY THE FINEST COMPONENTS
Nova’s ExoShield tung oil wood finish is a high-quality deep-penetrating tung oil finish that
protects and beautifies all exterior and interior wood projects. ExoShield uses the highest
quality UV blockers available and UV stable trans-oxide pigments that enhance the natural beauty
of wood. ExoShield was designed to be the best wood finish ever produced.
Why is a tung oil wood stain the best choice? The use of tung oil on wood originated thousands
of years ago in China and Egypt, where it was used as a preservative on wooden ships. Today, it
is woodworkers #1 choice to add protection and beauty to finished projects.
ExoShield exterior wood stain takes advantage of the penetrative and protective properties that
tung oil contains, to create a naturally durable finish with exceptional color stability. The
tung oil used in ExoShield exterior wood stain provides a naturally water-resistant,
acid-resistant and easy to use wood stain for all your needs. ExoShield wood stain stabilizes
the wood and greatly reduces the chances of boards cracking or warping.
TRANSOXIDE COLOR OPTIONS
FROM CLEAR TO BLACK WALNUT
ExoShield is offered in seven distinct colors from a completely pigment-free Clear to the most
beautiful dark Black Walnut you could imagine. We recommend using our pigmented colors for decks
and siding or any exterior application that has a lot of UV exposure. Darker colors provide more
UV protection than our Clear and Natural, but Clear and Natural can also be used in high UV
exposure applications with more frequent maintenance coats.
Our Mahogany ExoShield wood stain is particularly red to assist in adding mahogany coloring to
dense hardwoods that typically take on less color when stained. However, red pigments are the
most sensitive to UV exposure and have the greatest tendency to fade more quickly. The initial
red color right after application will become less vibrant with UV exposure.
All colors of ExoShield can be mixed to create custom colors as desired. Many of our customers
add a half pint or quart of Black Walnut per gallon to our Mahogany or Walnut in order to create
a darker finish. Keep in mind that higher density woods such as Ipe will not absorb as much
color as softwoods.
ANTIQUE BRONZE EXOSHIELD ON CEDAR SIDING
MOHAGANY DOOR STAINED WITH BLACK WALNUT EXOSHIELD
BATU DECK & PATIO FURNITURE STAINED WITH EXOSHIELD NATURAL
SUNRIVER HOME STAINED WITH EXOSHIELD BRONZE, WALNUT & CLEAR
Coverage will vary based on the condition of your deck, as well as on how you apply ExoShield wood stain. Range of coverage can vary from 250 SF for low density porous softwoods, and up to 800 SF for high density hardwoods.
Older decks tend to exhibit more checking and therefore will absorb more oil. Similar to this, in very dry conditions, more ExoShield will absorb into the wood and coverage will be significantly lower. Moisture also impedes the ability of ExoShield to penetrate into the wood. If the deck was previously treated and any of the prior product still remains in the wood, ExoShield will not penetrate as well. In rare cases, ExoShield will not penetrate at all and instead form a film on top of your deck.
Although ExoShield wood stain is compatible with most oil-based finishes, we strongly recommended that any previous finish is removed before attempting to finish with ExoShield. If your deck was previously finished with either an epoxy resin or water-based resin finish, these finishes must be fully and completely removed prior to applying ExoShield.
OVER-ENGINEERED TO BE THE BEST QUALITY MARINE GRADE WOOD STAIN AVAILABLE
We use trans-oxide pigments and UV blockers in ExoShield tung oil stain to protect your exterior deck and other wood projects from harmful UV rays, adding to the longevity of the structure and color. The pigments used in ExoShield deck stain will bring out and protect the natural colors of the wood it’s used on, providing a long-lasting vivid result. ExoShield wood stain will lengthen the lifespan of the wood's color, delaying the graying process. When applied every one to two years, your deck will maintain a nearly brand-new appearance, with very little maintenance.
Tigerwood table ~ Fresh after finishing with ExoShield Mahogany.
Tigerwood table ~ 9 months exposure to sun, rain, and snow.
Tigerwood table ~ After wipe-on coat. No cleaning or prep. Just wipe on, soak in, and wipe off.