Exterior Wood Care System
Exterior stains and finishes for every condition — designed to strip away confusion and replace it with simple language and visual cues we all understand, Storm System® makes choosing exactly the right finish for your deck job easier than ever. And with each Storm System® category composed of only best-in-class formulations, you can rest assured no matter what you choose, you will be getting one of the most beautiful, long-lasting finishes available.
Which category is for your deck?
Category 1 finishes are the most transparent. They allow the most natural look of the wood to show through. Even with their transparency, they still provide a base level of CLEAR UV protection.
Category 2 features toners and semi-transparent finishes. They provide a hint of color while still permitting the texture and wood grain to show through. With more pigment comes LIGHT UV protection.
Category 3 is the semi-solid finish category. These finishes provide color that is a bit more opaque, yet still allows the natural character of the wood to show through. A MODERATE level of UV protection comes from additional pigmentation.
Category 4 Solid color finishes provide a completely opaque, paint-like appearance band with their complete opacity comes the maximum level of HEAVY UV protection. For best results, start with one of our best-in-class primers in Category 5.
Category 5 features the primers of the Storm System. These amazing products are invaluable when either the surface is in an extremely weathered, distressed condition, or if the surface is going to be exposed to extreme weather or high traffic and wear. Using one of these best-in-class primers will make the long-lasting finishes of the Storm System last even longer. After applying a Category 5 primer, choose a finish from Category 3 or Category 4 for a look and longevity that is second to none.
Don’t Forget Prep and Maintenance
Prep and Maintenance – Versatile & powerful products to prepare and maintain exterior surfaces.
This is the 13th year Hirshfield’s has carried the Storm System products and H’s sales staff tell me, “the customers seem to like it.” Coming from a Minnesotan is there any higher praise?
In addition to Storm System® Stain our stores carry a number of deck care products: ABR X-100, Arborcoat® Exterior Stain, Cabot, Proluxe Sikkens and Ready Seal.
Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.