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  Treatment Carefree Protectant Timber Treatment

Carefree Protectant Timber Treatment

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

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(71 Reviews)  

Cat No 38.2802
Delivery Time: 5 - 10 Working Days
European Number: 8715815038644
£33.96 Including VAT
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Note: you must order at least 2 items

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
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
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.
Minimum order quantity of two pieces. Price shown is for one piece.
Approximate Delivery Time: 5 - 10 Working Days FREE Delivery*

Average customer rating:
(71 Reviews)  

5 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Ms. Sue Adams
Oct 16, 2017
I purchased one 2.5 litre tin of white and four 2.5 litre tins of concrete grey for my Jos corner cabin, as the website suggests13 litres in total would be required. I applied four coats of white on the roof trim, door and windows, including the frames, inside and out. One tin was enough for all this, although the white is rather translucent and I think six coats would probably be needed to achieve a solid colour.
Four coats of grey was more than enough to achieve a good solid colour for the rest of the cabin (outside only) and in fact I only used two tins for this.
I found the instruction on the tin to shake well before use was not nearly enough to mix the paint as the solids formed a thick sludge in the bottom that needed a lot of vigorous stirring before it was all mixed in. It also needs stirring again if the tin is left to stand for a time. Even once stirred, the paint is quite runny but it goes on really well and dries very quickly - in fact almost too quickly in warm weather - it can dry on the brush if you are not careful.
The finished cabin looks great and is fully waterproof, so the paint is doing its job. I only wish I hadn't bought too many tins - an expensive mistake! Perhaps 13 litres is needed for inside and out, but that's not explained. In view of the cost, it may be worth ordering fewer tins to start with, and only ordering more if you run out. Delivery is quick and efficient.
Mr. Tony King
Sep 29, 2017
What can I say, this product is pretty amazing, albeit quite expensive, I went with the clear treatment, which gives a beautiful, deep finish , I purchased 3 large Tins, and managed 3 coats outside, and one coat inside, on the Justine Log cabin, goes on very well, and dries quickly....I have two tips though, do not apply in direct sunlight 20+degrees, I found it dried too quick, and didn't have time to penetrate, and hence "pulling" on the coat already applied and if painting in warm weather leave the windows open for at least 48+hours i found the windows stuck,even though I left them open for 24 hours, ..this may only apply if the weather is warm though... But I still give it 5++...as it does transform the look of the cabin. Thanks TUIN.
Flo Bayliss
Sep 17, 2017
Top quality product. Goes on really well and looks great
Mr. Charles Howard-Vyse
Sep 14, 2017
How can I tell so soon? I hope to write my review in 10 years time, maybe 15, telling you how it has protected my cabin or not. What I can say is that the 2 X 1 litre tins only just covered my quite small cabin. I was able to just put 2 coats on the outside. As I expected the first coat was absorbed quicker than the second coat. They were applied on 2 consecutive mornings, went on very easily and the water based formulation was easy to clean brushes.
Check back in 2027 for progress!
Tuin reply: Thank you for your review, ideally please apply 3 - 4 coats for full protection. Please see this article for more information on treating your log cabin: https://www.tuin.co.uk/blog/tuin-log-cabin-treatments/
Mr. shaun day
Aug 20, 2017
Bought this along with my Karen log cabin. I thought it was expensive to begin with but after investing in the cabin I thought that there was no point scrimping on the protection for it. I am glad I bought this as I read that people had spend 6 hours plus for each cost applied, I have applied 4 coats in total using a spray gun in less than 2 hours overall total time and because this product is water based it is easy to use and also an easy clean up

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