Friday, 14th May 2021
What timbers is Cedol Wood Preserver suitable for?
Cedol wood preserver is suitable for use on many soft timbers and timbers that are low in Tannins such as Cedar, Pine and Larch. Woods that contain high level Tannin’s such as Oaks and general hard timbers are generally not suitable for Cedol Wood Preserver application. We always recommend that a small test on spare timber or an inconspicuous area is undertaken.
What if the timber has been previously treated?
If the area has been previously treated or sealed with a solvent, varnish, wax or paint, we recommend that the previous treatment is completely removed from the timber prior to application. Cedol Wood Preserver will not penetrate waxes, paints or varnishes and will sit on top of these causing poor finish and slippery surfaces.
What if the timber is suffering from Algae and Fungal attack?
Although Cedol Wood Preserver is excellent at reducing Algae and Fungal growth, it is not formulated to remove it, we recommend that all areas suffering attack, are manually removed and cleaned prior to application of Cedol.
What type of finish can I expect once the timber has been treated?
Although the product presents as straw coloured, it is a clear dry product and contains no dyes or pigments, however once treated and the oil has penetrated the timber it will display a ‘wet look’ identical to if it has been wet with water and hence make the timber darken slightly. Once allowed to dry the natural colour will begin to return. Again, we recommend a small test area is carried out to ensure that the finish will be suitable to what is expected or desired.
How much Cedol Wood Preserver should be applied?
This depends on the age, condition and porosity of the timber, we would recommend that the product is applied at intervals, giving time for the preserver to penetrate the timber in between coats as per below instructions. Expected coverage is approximately 50 sq. feet per litre (4.6 sq. metres per litre)
How should Cedol Wood Preserver be applied?
1) Test Cedol Wood preserver on a small inconspicuous area or spare piece of timber before full application, to ensure you are happy with the finish.
2) Ensure that the area to treated is dry and clean, Apply Cedol Wood Preserver evenly across the surface to be treated using a brush, sprayer or roller.
3) Allow to penetrate the surface for 40 minutes.
4) If required apply another coat without waiting for the first coat to completely dry.
5) Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the timber ceases to absorb the treatment, pooling or gathering of the treatment on the surface is an indication that the timber has absorbed as much as is possible.
6) Wipe the entire surface with a lint free cloth, ensuring that any excess treatment is properly removed in order to keep the surface slip-free.
7) Allow the surface to dry for at least 24 hours before using the treated timber.
Prior to usage of this product, please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet, advice on personal protection should be strongly adhered to.
Cedol Wood Preserver is sprayable through the vast majority of systems, however in systems where the product is too viscous to spray, the product may be thinned with white spirit. Application Equipment may also be cleaned with White Spirits.
Care should be taken to cover any concrete, garden items, grass, plants and flowers that may be subject to over-spray or splashing.