Top products for protecting exterior timber
Discover some of the best products on the market for protecting exterior timber
Timber is one of the most versatile building materials available. It is strong whilst being naturally attractive and is a truly renewable resource. However, it is very important that exterior timber is protected to stop it deteriorating as it is exposed to the weather but also to enhance and improve its aesthetics. Here at Toolfix we stock some of the best products available to protect exterior timber.
RMC Natural Hybrid Wood Protector
Rubio Monocoat Oils offer unique wood protection with unrivalled characteristics based on molecular bonding, which retains the natural look and feel of the wood, whilst offering durable colour and protection in one just coat. RMC Hybrid Wood Protector bonds with the top molecular layer of the wood – within in a couple of minutes – allowing different coats to be applied without any overlap, unlike traditional waxes or oils. It also means that durable colouring and protection can be achieve in just a single coat. Once the fibres are bonded with the oil, the wood will not absorb any surplus product – which makes a second layer superfluous.
Touch dry in less than 5 minutesNatural ingredients, VOC-free – safe to use, and safe for the environmentColour and protection achieved in a single layerCovers approximately 30m² per litreDurable long lasting protection with integrated UV stabilizerEasy maintenance (without sanding!) – refresh colour and protection by simply re-applying the same productSuitable for all wood types, both inside and out (including man made)
How to apply
Applying Rubio Monocoat Hybrid Wood Protector is a simple process:
Remove all residues of old applications and clean the surfaceStir the oil. Apply a layer using a flat brush or RMC scrubby padsLeave to settle before smoothing the surface with the same brush or padAfter 5 minutes, wipe off excess product with a piece of cloth
UV Protection Oil
Osmo UV Protection Oil is a natural oil based product specifically created to resist the external elements of weathering and keep the wood vibrant and natural. It is a transparent, satin finish for exterior wood and a 2.5 litre tin covers an approximately 45m² (18m² per litre) with one coat. Osmo recommends that the oil is applied thinly with a brush or roller and leaving approximately 12 hours to dry before applying the second coat.
Water and dirt resistantContains biocides to prevent the growth of algae, mildew and fungal attackMicroporous, breathable finish which does not crack, peel, flake or blisterReduces wood swelling and shrinkageNo sanding necessary for future applicationsCovers approximately 18m² per litre
How to apply
How to apply Osmo UV Protection Oil:
Remove all residues of old applications and clean the surfaceApply evenly along the wood grain with a roller or natural bristle brushAllow to soak for 10-15 minutesBuff with rag to remove excessLeave to dry for approximately 12 hours (allow for good ventilation when drying)Apply second coat as before
Rustins Original Danish Oil is formulated to produce an attractive and durable satin finish and is suitable for all types of wood. A blend of oils, containing tung oil and other special ingredients, increases the hardness and enables the oil to penetrate deep into the timber, whilst enhancing the natural beauty of all timbers. Danish Oil offers a hard, durable and water resistant seal. It can be applied with an ordinary rag or soft brush and it is recommended to oil bare wood at least three times leaving 4-8 hours between each coat depending on temperature and humidity.
Water resistantEasy wipe-on applicationDurable natural finish that does not leave a filmSafe to use with food and conforms to the Toys (Safety) Regulations 1995Covers approximately 14m² per litre
How to apply
Rustins Danish Oil is simple to apply:
Clean and sand surface prior to applying the oilFor best results, dilute the first coat with 1 part white spirits to 4 parts Danish Oil to improve penetrationApply with clean soft cloth or brush liberally and wipe off the excess after a few minutesAllow 4 to 8 hours between applications depending on the temperature and humidityNew or bare wood should be oiled with at least three coats
Want to know more? Simply discuss your requirements with a member of our team of expert advisers on 01733 347348 and we’ll do everything possible to source the exact product you require.