New wood protection – stabilises and protects new wood
- Protects new wood from excess moisture during its first year
- Minimises the greying and weathering process – prepares the wood for recoating
- Essential for pressure treated softwoods and hardwoods except oak
- Minimises splitting, warping, cracking and cupping of all wood
- Colourless treatment – easy to use
Seasonite is Owatrol’s ground breaking product for protecting new wood during its most vulnerable first year. When new wood is first exposed to the elements it is particularly vulnerable from the effects of excessive moisture and UV rays. If left unprotected it can very quickly begin to warp and crack causing unsightly and damaging results. Seasonite stabilises the wood and controls the transfer of moisture to prevent warping. It bonds with the fibres of the wood to provide protection against damage caused by UV rays and pollution as well as excess moisture to keep the wood looking new for longer.
Seasonite is easy to apply to vertical or horizontal surfaces and requires just a single generous coat. It can be applied with a brush and is ideal for softwoods, especially pressure-treated wood. It allows the wood to weather naturally for its first year and prepares it for re-coating after 6-12 months of weathering. Seasonite dramatically reduces the risk of damage to your new wood structures during the first winter and allows the pores of the wood to open naturally. It minimises the greying and weathering process and after 6-12 months of weathering, Seasonite provides a sound surface for paint, wood stain or other finishes to be applied to.
Ideal Uses for Seasonite new wood protection
- Protecting your new deck
- Keeping your new summer house looking new for longer
- Preventing warping in your new fence panels
- Protecting new unfinished garden furniture
- Preparing new wood for re-coating after weathering
Please note that Seasonite is only suitable for unfinished new wood. For weathered wood please use Net-Trol wood cleaner followed by a penetrating product such as Textrol wood oil.
DELIVERY TERMS & CONDITIONS
Our delivery times are Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm excluding weekends and bank holidays.
We deliver material from our fleet of transport, we also use external haulage companies.
DELIVERY CHARGES AS FOLLOWS:
( PER 4 FOOT)
Always read the Prepdeck Product Information before using it and follow the instructions carefully.
||Dependent on dilution (see Product Information Sheet)
||Synthetic Brush/scrubbing brush, Roller with synthetic cover, garden Sprayer
||Dependent on finish to be stripped
||All exterior wood
Remove any loose and flaking finish.
Brush off any physical surface contamination i.e. moss, general dirt etc.
- Synthetic brush
- Roller with synthetic cover
- Garden Spray
- Synthetic scrubbing brush
To strip old finishes and grade stamps
To reduce mill glaze
Add 1 part Prepdeck to 4 parts water – except for Ipe; then add 1 part Prepdeck to 1 part water.
Dilute 1 part Prepdeck to 5 parts water up to a maximum of 1 part Prepdeck to 20 parts water, depending on condition of the surface.
Shake or stir product well before and during use including diluted solutions.
Use Prepdeck as is or dilute according to “Dilutions” above. Keep surface wet with Prepdeck while it is working.
After rinsing ALWAYS neutralise surface with Net-trol except where Tropitech is the chosen finish (see “After stripping/cleaning”). Do not use a wire brush to scrub the surface.
Work large areas in zones.
Allow wood to dry thoroughly, 2-3 days before refinishing.
Stripping and Cleaning
Work in areas that can be completed in 15-30 minutes.
Apply Prepdeck to the area to be stripped or cleaned and allow to work.
After appropriate time, test small area with nylon scrubbing brush to see if finish or dirt is lifting.
If lifting, scrub area with a stiff nylon brush, deck brush or use a Power Washer at 1000-1500 psi (70-103 bars) depending on type of wood.
Always work in direction of grain.
Rinse with copious amounts of fresh water, using the highest pressure from the water source available or use a Power Washer at 500-1000 psi (35-70 bars) working in direction of grain. (Rinse adjacent areas at same time).
NB: The use of hot water makes the job easier.
Reducing Mill Glaze
Apply Prepdeck to the area to be treated.
Allow to work 20 minutes.
Scrub area with a stiff nylon brush, deck brush or use a Power Washer at 1000-1500 psi (70-103 bars) depending on type of wood.
Always work in direction of grain.
Rinse with copious amounts of fresh water, using the highest pressure from the water source available or use a power washer at 500-1000 psi (35-70 bars) working in direction of grain (Rinse adjacent areas at same time).
Removing Grade Stamps.
Apply Prepdeck undiluted and scrub until stamp is gone. Rinse thoroughly.
After Stripping / Cleaning
Always neutralise the surface with Net-trol except where Tropitech is the chosen finish.
If Tropitech is the chosen finish, lighten wood with a 1 part bleach to 3 parts water solution.
Prepdeck will not remove the following types of coatings 2 pack or baked on paints:
Polyurethane paint and varnish.
Do not use on aluminium.
All that is required for clean up is water.
Things to remember
Always carry out a preliminary test prior to commencing the job, to determine the contact time necessary for stripping or cleaning the wood.
Wear chemical resistant gloves, safety goggles and protective clothing.
Hardwoods including exotic hardwoods and woods rich in tannins such as Cedar, Oak, Teak, Ipe etc may darken with Prepdeck.
Where Prepdeck has darkened the wood DO NOT allow it to dry, prior to using Net-Trol or a 1 part bleach to 3 parts water solution (see “After stripping/cleaning”).
Cover and protect everything you do not wish to strip or clean, including plants, shrubs and any aluminium surfaces.
When stripping vertical surfaces, work from bottom to top to avoid streaking.
Apply between 5°C and 35°C.
Do not apply in direct sunlight or on a hot surface.
Do not allow Prepdeck to dry on the surface. If drying occurs dampen with a mist application of water.