If your wood has been left untreated it will probably have turned a greyish colour and be covered in dirt and grime!
Before attempting to apply any sort of finish to it you should definitely use a wood cleaner to remove all this dirt and restore the wood’s natural colour. This will also help the finish to penetrate as dirt and grease can prevent a good adherence and therefore lead to peeling and flaking.
What tools do I need to clean untreated wood?
You can use any of the following tools to use Net-Trol wood cleaner.
- Stiff Bristled Nylon Brush/Broom
- Synthetic Brush/Roller
How do I use Net-Trol to clean my untreated wood?
- Wet the surface with clean water
- Apply Net-Trol wood cleaner with a synthetic brush or roller
- Scrub the surface with a Stiff brush or broom
- Leave it to work for 10-20 minutes
- Scrub the surface whilst rinsing with water (you can use a pressure washer here if you wish)
- Repeat if required
Please ensure that you allow your wood surfaces to dry for at least 48 hours before applying a finish.
Our video guide to cleaning untreated wood
Our Top Tips
- Shake the container thoroughly before use
- Cover areas you want to protect
- Thoroughly wet plants and shrubs
- Apply between 5˚C and 35˚C
- Do not apply on a hot surface; product will dry too quickly.
- If cleaning vertical wood, work from bottom to top to avoid streaking
Other uses for Net-Trol wood cleaner
Net-Trol is great for cleaning untreated wood surfaces and restoring their natural wood colour but you can also use it for a number of other purposes including:
- Removing rust stains from concrete and stone (patios for example!)
- Brightening faded plastic (like your guttering)
- Removing tannin bleed
- Cleaning stained or discoloured paving slabs and driveways
We hope you found this post on how to clean untreated wood interesting. If you have any other advice or top tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. We love hearing from you!