Problem Solver - Denatured Timber

Problem

Grey denatured timber must be mechanically sanded back to a bare clean surface. The moisture content of the wood should not exceed 18% prior to coating.


Stages

Stage 1 - Preparation

Sand back to remove all grey and fibrous rotten timber back to a sound surface ensure moisture content is below 18%

Brewers recommends:

If any mould or mildew is apparent, treat with a suitable fungicidal solution, rinse again with clean water and allow to dry.

Brewers recommends:
  • Albany Fungicidal Wash 1L
    - A 1 litre concentrated multi surface treatment to prevent the growth of surface mould on timber and masonry

Abrade with 100 grit abrasive paper to remove any loose or flaking areas and to create a key

Brewers recommends:

If surface requires filling where repairs have been carried out use a two-part filler suitable for timber


Treat the knots with a knotting solution – using a brush, apply a thin coat, proud of the surface. Once dry, apply a 2nd coat.

Brewers recommends:
  • Mylands Patent Knotting 250ML
    - Fast drying shellac sealer for knots in resinous timbers. Seals affected areas prior to painting. Prevents long term discolouration. Dries to a pale brown colour.

Sand the surface using a fine wet and dry paper.

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Stage 2 - Basecoat

Apply a suitable wood primer

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Apply a suitable undercoat

Brewers recommends:
  • Albany Undercoat White 1L
    - Excellent covering power, finish for interior and exterior use on wood and metal. Perfect for new work and redecoration.

Stage 3 - Topcoat

Apply a suitable topcoat

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