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 Eco Choice Aotearoa.
Recommended Uses
Surface Preparation
Drying Times
Clean Up
Durability Statement
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Timbakote Timber Pro stain on a Log Home Mt Lyford


Timbakote Timber Pro is an ideal finish for exterior timber cladding, pergolas, gazebos, fences, fascia, garage doors and Carter Holt Harvey Shadowclad Ply cladding as part of the Timbakote Rustic Coating System.


New timber should be clean and dry, free of any loose fibres, stains, and any stencils or other marks should be removed. It is strongly recommended that LOSP treated timber is left to evaporate the solvents for at least 7 days in the end use situation before coating. In periods of prolonged cold or wet weather or where ventilation is poor, a longer period may be required. If in doubt it is recommended to complete a small area and monitor for satisfactory adhesion and drying. 

Oily resinous timber such as Macrocarpa, Kwila & Cedar should be cleaned down with a timber cleaner prior to the application of Timbakote Cedar Pro. Timbakote Timber Pro is not recommended for these timber types.

Timbakote Timber Pro stain at Kinloch
For exposed timber (greater than one week), remove any contamination; loose timber fibres and treat with a moss & mould wash. Complete coating as per new timber. 

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.



Timbakote Timber Pro stain on Triclad weatherboards
Stir well before and during use with a flat stirrer.
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 Band Sawn: 4 - 8 square metres per litre
Timber Dressed: 7 – 12 square metres per litre


Drying times are heavily dependant on such factors as film thickness, ambient air temperatures, humidity levels and air circulation. The general dry times at a spreading rate of between 6-12 square metres per litre are:
Touch dry: 20 minutes
Re-coat time: 2 hours


Recoating should take place before deterioration of the coating allows weathering of the timber substrate to take place. A patchy, thin, faded and uneven appearance or eroded coating on edges indicates the need for recoating.
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.



Timbakote Timber Pro stain on Triclad weatherboards
All equipment can be cleaned up in water. Timber Pro is waterbased and is virtually odourless.


Wear impervious gloves and wash paint deposits off skin with soap and water. Moderately irritating to eyes, wear splash proof goggles to protect eyes.

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.


Let residual coating dry by leaving the lid off the container. Dispose with refuse if permitted by local council. Paint containers are reusable for non-food purposes and recyclable in areas where recycling and collection facilities are available.



Timbakote Timber Pro stain on Triclad weatherboards

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.
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