Exterior Timber Weatherboards
Timbakote Timber Pro
Timbakote Timber Pro is a semi-transparent waterbased acrylic stain that protects and enhances the natural beauty of timber.
Timber Pro is designed for New Zealand’s harsh conditions offering exceptional resistance to the effects of sun and weather. Formulated from a tough 100% acrylic resin, Timber Pro is low odour/low VOC and is licensed by Environmental Choice New Zealand.
Oily resinous timber such as Macrocarpa, Kwila & new dressed Cedar should be cleaned down with a timber cleaner prior to the application of Timbakote Timber Pro.
Previously oiled or stained timber: If required treat the surface with a moss & mould wash. Remove all poorly adhered coatings, sand the surface and wash with sugar soap to remove any oil residues. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.
All sharp edges of timber must be sanded to create a rounded edge for better adhesion. All nail holes and minor defects to be filled with suitable timber filler tinted to the same colour as the timber substrate. All hidden faces, edges, rebates and end grain must be sealed with 2 coats of Timber Pro prior to installation.
Where recoating aged film forming stains, it is recommended to perform an adhesion test on the existing coatings to ensure adequate adhesion, particulary on dressed Cedar. All poorly adhered coatings must be removed and an uniform surface achieved prior to recoating.
Apply 1 coat of Timbakote Timber Prep & 2-3 coats of Timbakote Timber Pro with a good quality paintbrush, applicator pad, roller or spray. If spraying lay off with an applicator pad, brush or roller to provide an even appearance. Do not over spread. Achieving the correct stain film thickness is important to the life of a semi- transparent coating.
Apply Timbakote Timber Pro to one board at a time; lay off in long even strokes along the board’s length working to natural breaks in the cladding. Always keep a wet edge to avoid lap marking.
Highly exposed areas will require an additional topcoat for extra protection due to extreme weathering. Apply the final coat of Timbakote Timber Pro after the cladding has being fixed to the wall.
Timbakote Coatings Ltd recommends colours that have a LRV of more than 40% for improved durability.
If using more than one container of Timbakote make sure all containers are mixed together prior to application. Thinning is not generally recommended, as it can be detrimental to the coating performance. The addition of 50mils of water maybe required in hot weather or when coating absorbent surfaces.
When precoating cladding prior to installation with Timbakote Timber Prep do not allow the weatherboards or sheets to be stacked together without plastic film between the layers.
Timber Dressed: 7 – 12 square metres per litre
Touch dry: 20 minutes
Re-coat time: 2 hours
Bandsawn ply and exposed timber will move with the seasonal wet and dry action of the weather. Highly exposed areas may require an additional topcoat after 18-36 months to maintain the coating integrity due to movement of the substrate or surface checking of the timber which can be exacerbated by darker colours. Dark colours require more frequent recoating as a general rule.
A wash down on an annual basis with a moss and mould treatment will help with the long-term maintenance of your coating.
Always test cleaning agents in an inconspicuos area to ensure they do not damage the coating.
Flush eyes immediately with plenty of water if coating splashes to the eyes occur. If discomfort persists seek medical attention.
Keep out of children’s reach. Ingestion; Give 1-3 cups of water and seek medical attention.
With VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) of only 6 grams per litre, Timber Pro is approved by Environmental Choice New Zealand as a low VOC product.
Timbakote’s 5 year maintained durability statement is that if this protective coating is applied correctly on properly prepared surfaces as per label instructions it will not crack, peel or blister providing the recommended maintenance procedures are carried out and the substrate remains stable.
Any failure of the substrate or previous coating is not covered. If this protective coating fails to perform as specified Timbakote Coatings Ltd will provide free of charge sufficient product to recoat the affected area. In addition to this you may have other remedies at law.
Every care is taken to ensure that the information provided in this data sheet is accurate.Timbakote Coatings Ltd is unable to guarrantee results as it has no control over the conditions under which products are applied, the substrate or application.The customer has to determine the suitability of the delivered products or information for its intended purpose.