Easy to apply
UV resistant (excluding Clear)
Highly water resistant
Contains no biocides or preservatives
Safe for use on children’s toys
Sheer is a lightly tinted clear finish with UV inhibitors
Exterior Oil colours can be overcoated with Exterior Oils Clear for extra wear protection
‘Clear’ is not a UV protective finish and timbers treated only with Clear will break down and bleach in sunlight much quicker than any of the other options in the range. Clear should only be used to overcoat one of the colour options in the Exterior Oils range. For a near clear finish with UV protection, please use ‘Sheer’ or for the best protection, use one of our more pigmented options.
Suitable for: External use
Recommended timbers: Suitable for use on most species of timber
Applications: Decking, cladding, windows, garden structures and other exterior joinery
1L will cover approximately 15m² in one coat depending on the timber and method of application*
2.5L will cover approximately 37m² in one coat depending on the timber and method of application*
*Rough sawn timber can potentially increase consumption by a factor of 2 to 3.
Treatex Exterior Oils work best on unfinished timbers. Exotic and pressure treated timbers should be allowed to weather for approximately 3 months before finishing. Previous finishes which stop Exterior Oils penetrating into the timbers e.g. paints and other ‘closed/non porous’ finishes, must be fully removed prior to application. Previous porous finishes should be lightly sanded before over coating. When over coating a previously finished surface, a trial application is essential. Flaking or peeling finishes must be fully removed prior to application. Ensure the timber is dry and free from possible contaminates e.g. algae, grease, dirt, dust etc. Timbers susceptible to mould and fungi should be treated first with a suitable preservative. We advise that when using Exterior Oils, sufficient product is purchased to complete the whole project and when more than one tin is required it is advisable to mix them together before use. The timber must have a moisture content below 18% and the ambient temperature must be between 8oC and 25oC during application and drying. We strongly recommend a trial application prior to starting the project.
Stir tins thoroughly, before and during use. Use a brush, roller or good quality spray gunto evenly apply Treatex Exterior Oils in the same direction as the wood grain. Pay particular attention to the end grain, where you should apply liberally. After approximately 12 hours the first coat can be overcoated. Apply with a brush or roller a second coat of Exterior Oils. After the second coat leave for approximately 12 hours to dry. A third coat can be applied if deemed necessary. Finishing with Exterior Oils Clear will add further protection against wear and abrasion. For decking, we recommend applying Treatex Anti-slip Decking Oil. Treatex Exterior Oils are not a surface building product, please don’t apply too thickly!
Treatex brushes and rollers are available.
Wet brushes and rollers can be cleaned with Treatex Thinner or white spirit.
Store tins in a cool and frost free environment. Unopened tins will last for five years. Once tins are opened, transfer contents to a smaller airtight container.
Product Numbers / Sizes
Item No. 3160 (Clear), 3161 (Albino), 3164 (Sheer), 3167 (Champagne), 31610 (Dun), 31613 (Buckskin), 31619 (Spanish Chestnut), 31620 (Copper Bay), 31621 (Seal Brown), 31622 (Bay), 31625 (Blue Roan), 31628 (Steel Grey), 31631 (Smokey Black), 31632 (Belgian Black)
Sizes: 1L (e), 2.5L (h)
UV Oil, Sheer and Cedar Oil Comparison
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