Hurford’s Pre-oiling Option – 1 coat of Intergrain® Industrial Universal Timber Oil is applied to WOOD ELEMENTS prior to delivery. This option eliminates the onsite pre-oiling process and costs.
Intergrain® Industrial Universal Timber Oil can be overcoated with most oil based or water based finishes.
TIP: During timber installation, touch up any cut-ends with your chosen finish
Following installation and within a 12 week time frame, apply 1 coat of your chosen oil based or water based finish. Do not apply a mineral oil based finish.
For long term protection:
1. Conduct regular maintenance inspections to ensure your coating is still repelling water and the finish is in sound condition.
2. If maintenance is required, thoroughly scrub with Intergrain® UltraPrep™ Timber Cleaner and apply a fresh coat.
Stains and Paints – Transforming the timbers colour can be achieved by using a stain or paint to finish. The finish system will need to cater for any possible dimensional changes in the timber, Hurford’s recommends seeking the manufactures advice before application.
Clear film – Unpigmented finishes including clean film finishes tend to have a limited life when exposed to UVlight. Unless strictly maintained, film finishes can be susceptible to trapping moisture, peeling and greying faster.
No finish – Any timber left uncoated and exposed to the direct or indirect sunlight will inevitably weather and fade/grey off. The rate is generally slow, though the life of the cladding may not be as long compared to a finished and maintained façade.