Linitop Solid is a high performance solvent-based wood stain with new generation UV filters which provides longer-lasting performance and UV barriers. The high solid contents at 61% gives double protection per coat with a medium-high film build which remains highly flexible to limit the risk of flaking and peeling.
Linitop Solid is suitable for interior and exterior use on vertical surfaces and is perfect for sheds, fencing, railing, door and window frames, beams, panelling and more. It’s available in 10 stylish colours and gives a matt/satin finish – its non-drip formula allows easy application. Linitop Solid provides long-term protection and is great for use on old or damaged wood.
Ideal uses for Linitop Solid
- Protecting and decorating cladding and weatherboarding
- Giving a rich matt finish to interior wood
- Decorating your summer house with a long-lasting matt finish
- Reviving old or damaged wood with a new wood stain
Not suitable for wood types containing an anti-oxidant (red cedar etc) or woods rich in resins (iroko etc).
Recommendations before application
- Shake well before application
- Do not apply at an ambient air and wood temperature of less than 10°C and greater than 30°C. The relative humidity will be of the order of 50% for optimum drying
- Complies with the applicable standards and DTU
- Protect everything that does not have to be treated
- The moisture of the wood must not be greater than 15%
- To protect the wood against UV, the colourless cannot be used outside alone as a topcoat.
Linitop Solid must be used on wood whose usage, nature, quality, treatments and preparation comply with the applicable standards and DTU (DUT 59.1).
The inspection and preparation of the surfaces are the responsibility of the user.
New wood surfaces
Sand (grit 120) to encourage and optimise the opening of the pores of the wood.
Weathered wood surfaces (untreated)
Make sure the surface is bare by sanding or stripping the entire surface. After sanding/brush sanding, always carefully dust the surface.
Previously coated surfaces
All previous coatings must be completely and thoroughly removed.
- Oils and sealers: Strip with Aquanett or Prepdeck then neutralise with Net-Trol
- Solvent (oil or alkyd based finishes): Strip with Dilunett then neutralise with Net-Trol
- Acrylic finishes (Water-based): Strip with Prepdeck then neutralise with Net-Trol
- Other finishes i.e. 2 pack epoxies, urethanes etc Strip with DSP 800 then clean the surface to remove residual paraffin
Note: Hardwoods and woods rich in tannins e.g. Oak, Chestnut, Douglas Fir, Cedar, etc. may darken with Aquanett, Prepdeck and Dilunett, neutralising with Net-Trol immediately after rinsing will lighten and restore the woods colour.
- Paintbrush, roller or sprayer.
NB – If you apply the product with a sprayer, it is a good idea to go over it lightly with a brush or roller afterwards for better penetration.
New wood after being sanded
- Apply 1 coat of Prim and Finish
- Allow to dry
- Complete with 2 coats of Solid
Grey weathered wood
Darkened oiled wood
Wood to be stripped
Maintenance applications may be required approximately once every 2 years depending on the wood species, its age at the time of the initial application e.g. new or weathered and the colour used.
Inspect the finish bi-annually. Maintenance is due when the finish has severely faded or the wood takes on a weathered grey appearance. Surfaces with harsh exposure to the sun, weather and foot traffic will show wear more quickly than other areas.
Clean the surface with Net-Trol and allow it to dry. Re-apply Solid as directed under ‘Application’. Cleaning with Net-Trol once a year between treatments to remove dirt and other surface contamination will renew the appearance of the finish and wood.
If maintenance has not been maintained and if the surface is now damaged, make the wood bare again by sanding or stripping, applying Net-Trol to neutralise, applying a coat of Prim and Finish and then applying two coats of Solid.
Clean all tools and equipment with white spirits whilst still wet. If allowed to dry, remove with paint stripper.
Tips from the Professionals
- Always apply Linitop Solid in the direction of the wood’s fibres
- On new wood or wood made bare, that is not durable and has not been treated with a preservative, it is recommended first treating it with an insecticide, fungicide and anti-blue stain agent
- During application pay particular attention to the grooves and butts
- When working with a spray gun, smooth with a brush to avoid running and to foster the penetration of the product