Problem Solver - Resinous Hardwoods


Hardwoods are mainly from broad leaf trees, slow grown and often dense and can have colour variation and often are highly resinous moisture content should not exceed 18%


Stage 1 - Preparation

Ensure surface is sound, dry and clean.

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

Abrade with 120 grit abrasive paper to remove any loose or flaking areas and to create a key.

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

Sand the surface using a fine wet and dry paper. 

Resinous timber apply a hot air gun to bring excess resin to the surface. 

Wipe with Methylated Spirit frequently changing the clothes (Take care in disposing of used clothes)

Stage 2 - Basecoat

Apply a suitable primer

Apply a suitable undercoat

Stage 3 - Topcoat

Apply a suitable topcoat