Article No. 271401
Impregnation in cream form for softwood
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The stated values represent typical product characteristics and are not to be construed as binding product specifications.
Field of application
- For use on exterior wood
- Wood without ground contact
- Wood components with no limited stability (only as primer): e.g. fences, timber-frame constructions, carports, wooden lagging
- Wooden components with limited dimensional stability (only as primer): e.g. folding shutters, profiled boards, garden houses
- Dimensionally stable wood building elements (when used as a primer only): e.g. windows and doors
- Pre-treatment under translucent or opaque coatings
- Protects wood against moisture
- Impregnation effect: saturates wood to protect against moisture
- Longer-lasting coating effect: minimises swelling and shrinkage of the wood
- When used with stains: more uniform appearance
- Reduces dark discolouration of the wood
- Only one coat needed
- Cream form: no need to stir, non-drip for overhead working
- Good penetration
Dimensionally stable wood building elements: wood moisture content 11-15%
Wood building elements with limited or no dimensional stability: wood moisture content max. 18%
The substrate must be clean, dust-free and dry.
Thoroughly remove any dirt, grease and non-adhering old coatings.
Take appropriate measures to protect adjacent building elements and materials that should not come into contact with the product.
Observe BFS Code of Practice No. 18 "Coatings on Wood and Wooden Working Materials in Outdoor Areas".
Apply using a brush or roller.
Apply in the direction of the grain.
After approx. 30 minutes, check the surface for excess material and smooth it off if necessary.
After drying, apply a second coat if required.
Seal opened containers well and use contents as soon as possible.
Check colour, adhesion and compatibility with the substrate by setting up a trial area.
If the surface is overcoated with other products it is recommended to test the adhesion to the substrate.
Pre-testing is recommended also on other woods.
Wood Cream clear can be used as a finishing coat for exterior surfaces that are not directly exposed to weathering, such as roof soffits, etc.
Rainfall may cause water soluble substances to bleed from wood that is rich in such substances, e.g. oak, red cedar, afzelia, redwood, etc. This may lead to the discolouration of light-coloured masonry or render.
Cut end-grain surfaces at the bottom to create a water-drip edge.
Apply two subsequent coats of end-grain wood preservative to end-grain wood and cut surfaces in order to protect them against moisture.
Approx. 12 hours at 20 °C and 65% relative humidity.
Low temperatures, poor ventilation and high humidity delay drying.
Drying time may be significantly delayed depending on the type of wood, e.g. larch.
Ready to use
Working tools / cleaning
Brush with natural bristles, flat brush, velour roller
Clean tools immediately after use with thinner and brush cleaner.
Ensure that any residue from cleaning is disposed of correctly.
Storage / shelf life
At least 36 months in unopened, original containers stored cool, dry and protected from frost.
Approx. 100 ml/m² in one coat
Planed or very thick woods are less absorbent and require a second coat
On planed larch and softwoods with a high resin content, the coating may have reduced adhesion and resistance to weathering. This is especially the case on horizontal year rings, knots and areas of winter growth that are high in resin. Maintenance and renovation must be carried out more frequently on these surfaces.
The only remedy for this is pre-weathering or very coarse sanding (P80).
If these wood types are rough-sawn, considerably longer maintenance and renovation intervals are to be expected.
Larger quantities of leftover product should be disposed of in the original containers in accordance with the applicable regulations. Completely empty, clean containers should be recycled. Do not dispose of together with household waste. Do not allow to enter the sewage system. Do not empty into drains.
Safety / regulations
For further information on the safety aspects of transporting, storing and handling the product and on disposal and environmental matters, please see the current Safety Data Sheet.