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Carefree Protectant Timber Treatment

Carefree Protectant Timber Treatment
Carefree Protectant timber treatment Colour choices of carefree protectant

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(34 Reviews)  

Cat No 38.2802
Delivery Time: 5 - 10 Working Days
European Number: 8715815038644
£29.72 Including VAT
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Carefree Protective Treatment (old name - Max-Release): This treatment utilising the very cutting edge of treatment on the market today. Developed with Valvoline to produce a world class timber treatment. 

Carefree Protectant water-based coating without solvents penetrates deep into the wood and gives all wood types and wood products, such as fences, decking, garden furniture, garden posts, log cabins, garden houses, larch and hardwood, as well as concrete products!
It forms a protective layer against moisture, sunlight, wind and other weather influences. It ensures only a thin layer is on the surface, due to which the structure of the wood or concrete remains clearly visible when using the opaque treatment. 
Highly Recommended for use on:
  • Log Cabins and all Timber Buildings
  • Larch Timber - to maintain the natural colour
  • Pressure Impregnated Timber
  • Hardwood Timber  - to maintain the natural colour
  • Concrete
  • Inside buildings with a high moisture content such as saunas and log cabins with hot-tubs in and enclosed space or a canopy.
The advantages of Carefree Protectant:
  • Long-term protection against humidity
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Easy to apply and easy to clean
  • Excellent colour retention with minimal discolouring through sunlight
  • Reduced vulnerability to fungi and algae
  • Impregnating
  • Anti-corrosive
  • Water-repellent
  • High Elasticity
  • Prevents calcium formation on concrete
  • Very quick Drying
  • Carefree Wood Protectant is easy to use.
  • Wood Protectant dries fast, and your wood/concrete is ready to use in 15 minutes (depending on temperature, humidity and type of surface).
  • Wood protectant can be used without a basic or other primer.
  • This makes the long-term protection of wood and concrete quick and simple.
  • Carefree Wood Protectant must be stored frost-free.
  • Brushes can be cleaned in water.
  • At Least Three coats are required on log Cabins and Saunas.
  • The transparent treatment is excellent for use on Larch and Hardwood to help maintain the natural colour.
Colours available:
Carefree Protectant 1 Litre.
38.2802 Carefree Protect clear
38.2800 Carefree Protect black
38.2801 Carefree Protect brown
Carefree Protectant transparent 2.5 Litre.
38.2810 Carefree Protect clear - OUT OF STOCK
38.2811 Carefree Protect pine
38.2812 Carefree Protect light oak
Carefree Protectant opaque 2.5 Litre.
38.2840 Carefree Protect white
38.2841 Carefree Protect green
38.2842 Carefree Protect black
38.2843 Carefree Protect concrete grey - OUT OF STOCK
Please Note: The colours shown in the Catalogue and Website may not 100% match the colour received. ALWAYS carry out a tester on scrap timber before using.
Carefree Protect (CFP) differs from normal paint as it penetrates much more in the underlying surface.
Although penetration is still possible with lower temperatures, we advise to apply CFP with temperatures from at least 7 degrees Celsius.
Wood has to be dry during application of CFP in order to guarantee the best possible penetration.
Coverage is dependent on the individual painter but overall it is 6 - 8 m.sq per litre. With the 2.5 litre tins the coverage is 15 - 20 m.sq.
The layer thickness is on average 20 - 30 microns. A depth of 80 - 120 microns is recommended for all log cabins. We would recommend three - four coats of this treatment for maximum stabilisation and longevity with a re-application every few years.
Please Note: The colours shown in the Catalogue and Website may not 100% match the colour received. ALWAYS carry out a tester on scrap timber before using.
If a log cabin is shut up regularly, is not ventilated, does not have a DPM then we also recommend the treatment of the inside of the building. It is always good practice to paint the inside of doors and windows to stabilise the timber in high and low relative humidity.
The transparent treatment is very transparent, please be careful to cover fully when treating particularly in the case of the window anddoor beading it is also easy to miss the bottom of the building: As it is very transparent it is easy to miss these areas - please be careful.
Three coats is advisable liberally applied, four coats is better. It is a good idea to treat the doors and windows inside and outside to stabilise the wood and guard against warping.
On log cabins three coats is recommended and pay special attention to all joints and liberally apply in these areas especially the corner joints, windows and doors. Of course it is best to treat the cabin prior to installation but we appreciate this is not always practical.
Approximate Delivery Time: 5 - 10 Working Days FREE Delivery*

Carefree Protectant Timber Treatment
Carefree Protectant timber treatment Colour choices of carefree protectant
Average customer rating:
(34 Reviews)  

5 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Andrew Gilbert
Oct 20, 2016
Very easy to put on and very impressed a bit pricey but well worth the money.
Mr. Simon Howlett
Oct 14, 2016
I have bought to try both the white and green of this product. I am using it on a shed and for repairs to a conservatory. Both colours go on very easily and soak quickly into the timber. Whilst the white seems a little opaque for the first coat, the colour does build with successive coats. Wear a hat if painting overhead, as the paint is thin and runny. To early to say how effective it will be over other treatments - time will tell.
Gary Ward
Oct 8, 2016
Bought a litre can to do the bits under the eaves and on the end that gets most weather, loved it so much i decided to wait until it was back in stock so i could get 5 litres more and do the whole thing. Yes its quite dear but you get what you pay for IMHO. I'm not going to pay all this for a lovely cabin that is to last years and cover it in cheap fence paint. I used the clear as i wanted the wood to show fully so cant say what the coloured is like but the clear seems great.
Mr. Jake Stevenson
Sep 20, 2016
As other reviewers have stated this product is very expensive, however your log cabin is a big investment and it would be foolish not to protect it. The treatment is very easy to apply and protects the timber from water penetration thereby prolonging the life of the cabin. For me it was worth the additional cost.
Mr. Ivan Atkins
Sep 15, 2016
Carefree Protectant Timber Treatment went on very easily and almost invisibly. After a week or so you can see the skin doing its job particularly at the ends of the logs around the tongues and notches. It obviously ends up as a skin because on washing the brushes and rollers you are left with rolls of skin in the sink similar to skin peeling after sunburn ! We have had several days of very heavy rain after the cabin went up and it is totally dry.

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