Step by Step Guide to Achieve
the Best Results

Surface Preparation

  1. Ensure all surfaces to be coated are clean and dry and free from any mould, wax, grease, oil or dirt. Note: if using Decking & Timber Lasure make sure you remove previous coatings: punch nail heads below the surface before coarse sanding (80-120 grit) all surfaces and edges. Smooth sand (180-240 grit) and remove all dust.
  2. Clean surfaces thoroughly using Weathergard Decking Cleaner. Rinse thoroughly.
  3. If mould is present, remove as much as possible by scraping or brushing. Clean remaining area with household bleach and water.
  4. Rinse entire surface with clean water and allow to dry thoroughly.
  5. Only complete this step if you are using Decking & Timber Lasure. Fill any holes or cracks with an exterior grade timber putty in a colour to match the timber. Allow the putty to dry, then sand smooth and remove dust.

New Timber

Allow dense and resinous timbers such as Merbau,Tallowwood, Balau, Batu, Jarrah, Blackbutt, Cypress Pine and other hardwoods to weather for 4-6 weeks prior to coating.To assist with the removal of resinous materials, rinse with water several times during this period. Mill glaze must also be removed to allow penetration and adhesion. Use galvanised or stainless steel fasteners to avoid rust stains.

Previously Oiled or Stained Timber

To achieve a transparent new-looking appearance, sand back to bare timber before applyingWattyl Forestwood Decking & Timber Oil, Decking & Timber Water Based Oil, Lasure Stain & Varnish or Outdoor Furniture Oil. Alternatively, to retain and rejuvenate an existing colour, thoroughly clean surfaces and allow to dry before product is applied. For coated surfaces in poor condition, completely remove any peeling or badly worn coating by scraping, sanding or stripping with an appropriate paint stripper. Refer to product label for more surface preparation details.

General Application

  1. Stir well with a wide flat stirrer before and regularly during use.
  2. Application: For best results, refer to product label for finished product requirements.
  3. Clean-up water based products: Thoroughly clean equipment with water away from drains.
  4. Clean-up oil based products. Thoroughly clean equipment with mineral turps away from drains. Soak all used cloths in water after use as they could self-ignite.

Caring & Maintenance of Exterior Timber

Caring: Exterior stained timber will benefit from washing the surface to remove surface contaminants as required. It's not recommended to use high pressure water blasting on timber surfaces.

Maintenance: Regular maintenance of finished timber surfaces is important. Because it is a natural product, timber requires regular attention to prevent the onset of rapid changes that can ultimately lead to deterioration.

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