Lanotec Timber Seal
Timber is expensive and some timber grades are now extremely rare and need to be preserved. The preservative properties of lanolin have been known and utilised for thousands of years. Lanolin’s ability to repel moisture and prevent corrosion gives outstanding protection – the natural alternative and one of nature’s creations.
APPLYING TIMBER SEAL
SEASONED AND KILN DRIED DRESSED TIMBER
(eg. Verandas, Pool Decking, Indoor & Outdoor Furniture)
Previously untreated timber should be treated against mould and/or fungus spores (use any quality broad spectrum agent) before applying Timber Seal.
Apply Lanotec Timber Seal to all end grains, bearers, checkouts, end plates, bolts and drill holes before assembly. To maximise protection from moisture and help reduce any future warping, twisting or splintering, spray all exposed surfaces.
After ensuring that the surface to be covered is clean and dry, apply light coats of Lanotec Timber Seal using a mist spray or ideally, a flat lamb’s wool applicator. Allow a minimum of 6 hours between coats to allow the product to penetrate into the timber. Remember to “Let the timber do the talking” as the amount of coats you will need to apply will depend upon the timber’s absorption rate.
After the Lanotec Timber Seal has fully penetrated into the timber and the carrier has evaporated, to avoid any tackiness, the timber must be rubbed or polish (eg with dry towelling or similar polishing cloth) to seal the wax and maximise the protective seal, highlighting your timber’s natural grain.
ROUGH SAWN TIMBER
Liberally spray Lanotec Timber Seal PLUS on decking, bearers, joists, end grains, checkouts, drill holes etc before assembly.
For Base plates, large bearers (eg wharves and timber bridges) bollard capping and threaded rods and bolts use Lanotec Type “A” Grease.
Lanotec Timber Seal PLUS and Lanotec Type “A” Grease can be easily combined to produce slurries that overcome application problems in cold weather.
Apply light coats of Lanotec Timber Seal PLUS, using a direct spray method to minimise overspray, allowing time for the product to penetrate into the timber between coats.
USEFUL HINTS FOR BEST RESULTS WITH LANOTEC PRODUCTS
“Let the Timber do the Talking”
All timbers are different and will display different rates of absorption. E.g. hardwood is less absorbent then softwood. The coverage rate is especially reduced on very dry softwood.
Moisture content in timber will affect the penetration rate of Lanotec Timber Seal and can cause a patchy colouring if the timber is not allowed to dry out completely. High levels of tannin and oily resins can also cause a patchy coloured effect so a clean, dry surface is important before applying Lanotec Timber Seal. Allow approximately six hours drying time between coats as a general guide.
» Remove prior surface coating, algae & fungi deposits
» Apply lightly and sparingly to avoid wastage
» If the timber has turned grey due to weathering, sanding the surface to remove dead fibre allows Lanotec Timber Seal to penetrate, hi-lighting timber’s natural grain.
» If the timber is freshly milled or “green” only apply Timber Seal inside joints and on bolts and fasteners allowing the timber to weather further before applying any coating systems.
» If the timber surface has become dirty between applications, a light wash down with Citra-Force will restore the surface for further coats.
» Lanotec Timber Seal and Timber Seal PLUS are best applied by spraying or, for decking surfaces, by a foam roller. Knapsack or garden pump type applicators are suitable.
» Compatible with most solvents and oil based paints, however we advise conducting an adhesion test with an off-cut or inconspicuous area first.
» PLEASE NOTE: Lanotec Timber Seal is not compatible with water based acrylics.
OTHER FEATURES & BENEFITS
» Easy and safe to use
» Non Toxic (Safe for the user)
» Acid resistant
» Reduces maintenance costs (extends life)
» Cleanup of worksite and spraying equipment is safe and easy with Lanotec’s All Natural Citra-Force
» Lanotec Timber Seal can be applied to existing structures.
» The lanolin seals the timber making it weatherproof and waterproof. Lanolin prevents seasoned timber from splitting and cracking through maintaining their natural internal moisture levels.
COVERAGE GUIDE (DRESSED TIMBER)
Hardwood New Approx 10-15m2/ltr
Hardwood Old Approx 8-10m2/ltr
Softwood New Approx 8-10m2/ltr
Softwood Old Approx 6-8m2/ltr
TESTING STANDARDS INFORMATION
Salt Spray - In accordance with AS 2331.3.1
Acid Resistance - In Accordance with AS 1580.460.2