Once prepared and cleaned, it is necessary to apply protective treatments to wood surfaces to prevent ongoing damage which can be costly! Depending on the type of wood you have, we would recommend a different selection of products.
- First use Seasonite new wood protection
- Leave for 6-12 months to weather
- Protect with a wood finish of your choice (see below for our recommendations)
- First use Net-Trol wood cleaner and colour restorer
- Then protect with a wood finish of your choice (see below for our recommendations)
Surface-coated or oiled wood
- First strip the wood with Dilunett
- Then neutralise and clean the wood with Net-Trol
- Finally protect with a wood finish of your choice (see below for our recommendations)
Maintaining protected wood
- First remove dust from the surface of the wood
- Clean the wood with Net-Trol if necessary
- Re-protect with a wood finish of your choice (see below for our recommendations)
Recommended wood protection for exterior soft wood
There are many products available for protecting wood surfaces and a lot depends on the finish you want to achieve. Our recommendations for protection for soft wood are:
Textrol – Use Textrol for a penetrating oil finish for soft wood surfaces. It protects from within the wood so does not crack, peel or flake and it protects against moisture and UV damage.
Aquadecks – Use Aquadecks for a water-based matt finish for wood. It prevents the wood from fading and provides UV protection. This is perfect for outdoor wood furniture, cladding and decking and if you are looking for a matt finish. If you’re looking for a more professional product for this job then you could try Aquatrol water-based gel for exterior wood from our Professional Range.
Solid Colour Stain – Use SCS for an opaque matt wood finish available in 52 different shades! This is an all-in-one wood treatment and colour and is great for creating something a bit different as you don’t need to stick to the traditional wood stain finishes.
Red Cedar – a special case
This wood is characterised by very high acidity (pH from 2.5 to 3) which prevents the penetration and adherence of traditional surface coatings. Textrol, which has been developed especially for meeting the requirements of wood like red cedar, is particularly suitable for preventing deformation and darkening of this type of wood.