Rystix Timbacare EXTERIOR SEALER
Recommended for use on all exterior woodwork likely to be directly or indirectly exposed to weather and strong sunlight.
Timbacare Exterior Sealer penetrates the wood cells and contains special agents to prevent dry rot, surface insect and fungal attack and has exceptional protection against the harsh UV rays of the sun. It is not a varnish and therefore does not flake or peel if applied to clean, dry surfaces.
Available in 6 translucent shades; clear, natural / light yellow, oak, mahogany, teak and ebony. (Note: For the best UV protection one of the tinted shades is recommended).
Ideal for :-
- Cedar cladding
- Cedar shingles
- Hardwood front door
- Door frame
- Boat rails
- Wooden windows
- Teak garden furniture
- External hardwood stairs
- External hardwood handrails
- Fascia bargeboard/eaves
- Any 'oily' hardwood
COATING INSTRUCTIONS :
Stir thoroughly before use to prevent settling out of drying and protective agents.
Ensure timber is clean and dry before coating.
New timber: Apply 3 coats without dilution. (First coat – primer coat, second coat – under coat, and third coat – finishing coat). On all horizontal surfaces an additional coat is recommended. Please Note if applying to decking then 4 coats are required.
Allow at least 6 – 8 hours drying time between coats (preferably overnight in cold conditions).
Drying time can be affected by conditions such as weather, and type of wood species and surface.
Do not coat in damp conditions
For best results apply an additional coat after 12 months. Lightly sand using medium / fine grade sandpaper or sanding pads if necessary, & clean the surface with moistened turpentine rags to remove dirt & impurities before applying this coat. (Any resinous wood knots or areas subjected to bird droppings, oil spillages, etc, will require additional solvent cleaning and / or cleaning).
Old or previously varnished timber: Remove all traces of coating by sanding and / or scraping prior to applying Timbacare Exterior Sealer as recommended for new timber mentioned above.
Where Rystix Timbacare Exterior Sealer has been previously used, simply sand and clean as described above and apply two fresh un-diluted coats. (Rough or knotty areas may require extra sanding).
Caution: Insufficient application will reduce the level of protection and therefore the life of the sealer. Ensure that the sealer is also liberally applied to all end-grain.
Coverage: A three to four coat application will average approximately 10 – 12 square metres per litre per coat, depending on the density and porosity of the substrate.
Cleaning: Clean brushes and all equipment with mineral turpentine immediately after use.
Note: Timbacare Exterior Sealer can also be applied to treated timber like water-borne CCA or oil-borne Creosote, providing the timber has been re-dried after treating, and any residue cleaned with mineral turpentine.
Any external wood that is not treated or maintained, will weather, become unsightly, and eventually break down and develop splinters. Even the heartwood of any hardwood, when exposed to the external elements, is not expected to last more than 15 years if left unprotected. (Significantly, the sapwood areas of the hardwoods have no life span at all if not protected).
Caution: Flammable. Timbacare exterior sealer contains flammable solvents and should be kept away from open flames and stored in a cool place out of reach of children
Teak table coated in Exterior Sealer – Natural/Light Yellow was coated in April 2008 (Photo taken June 2009)
Rystix Timbacare Exterior Sealer on ipe hardwood (Note the natural colour of ipe is mid/dark brown)