DESCRIPTION AND USES
Zinsser®Timber Prep is a dual action cleaning and rejuvenation solution for all new and weathered exterior timber. It is designed to clean and remove surface grime, mould or mildew, as well as rejuvenate and brighten weathered grey timber, and neutralise timber after application of Zinsser®Timber Clean. Zinsser Timber Prep should be used as the final part of any preparation to neutralise the timber prior to application of Zinsser®Timber & Decking Finish.
Recommended For: Exterior timber surfaces.
READ ALL DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE BEGINNING PROJECT
Remove any surface dirt and loose material by sweeping or blowing. Wet the timber surface thoroughly, as well as any plants, lawn, path or walls that may come in contact with the product prior to application of the solution.
PRECAUTION: Do not use on aluminium. Ensure all aluminium windows and doorways/frames are covered with plastic sheeting to prevent discolouration or etching.
FOR NEW OR GREY WEATHERED TIMBER: Mix one (1) part Timber Prep to Four (4) parts cold water in a plastic container or sprayer.
FOR BADLY STAINED, DISCOLOURED OR HIGH TANNIN TIMBER: An application of Timber Clean as per label instructions will need to be applied prior to the application of Timber Prep.
USING WITH ZINSSER TIMBER CLEAN: As a neutralising solution for Zinsser Timber Clean: Mix one (1) part Timber Prep to eight (8) parts cold water in a plastic container or sprayer. This dilution is to be used as the final part of any preparation to neutralise the timber in conjunction with Zinsser Timber Clean.
APPLICATION TIPS:Wear gloves, protective eyewear and appropriate footwear when applying Zinsser Timber Prep. Avoid contact with metal surfaces, paint and renders. Rinse off within 10-15 minutes of application, otherwise discolouration to timber surfaces and walls may occur. During application, do not allow timber to dry out. All pre-treatment using Zinsser Timber Prep must be done while the timber is wet; failure to do so may result in film defects of subsequent oiled surfaces.
Wet the timber surface thoroughly as well as any vegetation, paths or walls that may come in contact with the product prior to application of the solution. Apply a generous amount of the Zinsser Timber Prep to the surface using a mop or pump spray to small sections at a time, approximately 10m², and agitate with a stiff deck broom or mechanical scrubber. After scrubbing, leave the solution on the surface for 10-15 minutes ensuring that the timber surface remains wet at all times. If the timber surface begins to dry, spray with more water. After the solution has been on the surface for 10-15 minutes, wash surface thoroughly with a hose or pressure sprayer, using a wide fan nozzle and no more than 1000 PSI pressure. Make sure to rinse any cleaning residue from vegetation, paths or painted surfaces.
DRY TIME:Allow up to 24 hours to dry depending on the surface temperature before applying Zinsser Timber & Decking Finish.
COVERAGE:5–10m² per litre when diluted depending on the porosity and texture of the timber.
DISPOSAL:Keep unwanted products in sealed containers and dispose of at chemical waste collection depots. Do not put down drains.
STORAGE:Store in a cool, dry place.
NOTE:Not for interior floors or furniture.