cabot gold is the ultimate finish, providing a beautiful sheen and strong protection from mother nature's worst: uv sun damage, extreme temperatures, rain and moisture. the first coat penetrates, the second coat adds dimension as it seals. the finish mimics the look of interior hardwood floors. amount of sheen will vary based on number and thickness of each coat. sheen will weather gradually over time. use on exterior wood decks, siding, fences and outdoor furniture, provided wood is sound and free of other coatings, sealers, dirt and other contaminants. first coat covers about 250-350 sq. ft. per gallon. the second coat covers about 300-400 sq. ft. per gallon.