- Ensure that the primed timber is free from any dirt, oil or any other surface contaminants. Remove thoroughly by wiping clean or lightly sanding.
- Optimum performance of any Woodhouse Weatherproof® product is achieved when the finishing topcoats are applied within 8 weeks of installation. If the primer appears to, or becomes chalky or loose, lightly sand these areas as required and re-prime with a premium quality primer. Seal any cut ends prior to installation with a preservative end sealer as required, followed by a quality primer to ensure the treatment envelope is resealed.
- The LOSP (light organic solvent preservative) treatments used in the Woodhouse Weatherproof® range are non-corrosive with conventional fittings that have been classified as hot dipped galvanised.
- Fill any defects or nail holes with wood putty. Sand to an even finish and spot prime all affected areas.
- Apply 2 topcoats of either quality acrylic or solvent based paint to the prepared product
- To achieve the best performance of your Woodhouse Weatherproof® product, maintain the finishing coat system as per the topcoat manufacturer’s instructions, re-applying as directed or as needed.
- Seal cut ends and penetration points with wood preservative and primer
Topcoat Colour Selection When choosing topcoats, select lighter colours with a Light Reflective Value (LRV) of 45 to 100 (Pure white = 100). Dark colours with a LRV of 44 or less will generate high surface temperatures increasing the risk of resin bleed, cracking, distortion and the long term performance of the topcoating system.