Treatment by hand 

Preparation for Treatment

For new timber, the best penetration of the treatment is achieved on a sawn or sanded surface using no finer than an 80 grit paper.

If necessary, for existing structures:

Clean the surface from oil, colour, dirt and grease.
1. Soak the surface with a cleaning agent. Allow a few minutes for it to penetrate the surface.
2. Clean with a rotating brush or a high pressure cleaner or a thick and soft brush.
3. If necessary use a sanding machine to clean the surface.

Premium Wood Protector is slightly alkaline. Protect glass, aluminium etc. Should it be necessary, wipe off spillage with a wet rag.

 

Application of Sioo:x treatment by hand

 

Finished surface immediately after treatment

 

Finished deck 6 weeks after treatment and exposure to moisture

Climate Conditions for Treatment

The treatment is to be applied under cover or in the open in dry conditions to avoid rain during treatment.
The treatment should not to be carried out at temperatures below 5 degrees centigrade or externally on very hot sunny days.

Unless the timber can be treated and dried adequately inside, the best time to treat outside is in the spring and summer months. Outdoor treatment between October and April is not recommended.

Application of Treatment

1. Step 1 - Premium Wood Protector
When the surface is dry apply Premium Wood Protector twice with an interval of at least 2 hours. Put it on evenly and abundantly with a soft brush, roller or a sprayer. Brush it out till all liquid on the surface is gone. Stir it during treatment. After at least 4 hours the Premium Surface Protector treatment should be applied.
Should it rain before the Sioo;x Surface Protector is applied grey silica crystals are deposited. Sioo:x Wood Protector withstands some showers of rain. 

2. Step 2 – Premium Surface Protector
When the Premium Wood Protector has dried for at least 4 hours, and preferably before it rains, the coating of Premium Surface Protector should be applied. Put it on evenly and abundantly with a soft brush, roller or a sprayer. Permit the fluid to be absorbed for a few minutes. Then continue until the wood is saturated.
The surface is ready to use after about an hour. After 10–14 months the components have fully hardened.