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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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(85 Reviews)  

Cat No 38.2802
Delivery Time: 3 - 7 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
38.2806 Carefree Protect Grey - (Special Price)
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: 3 - 7 Working Days FREE Delivery*
Average customer rating:
(85 Reviews)  

5 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
david lowe
Jan 18, 2018
easy to use, quick clean up afterwards. It looks good. Too early to comment on effectiveness - ask me in 10 years
Barry Cavell
Dec 27, 2017
Luckily i was able to apply the first coat of Carefree before my cabin was constructed, which saved a bit of time.
The protectant goes on very easily, though on dull days it is hard to see what you have covered if you are using the "colourless" shade.
The real test of this product will come after a year or two of exposure to the British weather; maybe i should submit another review then.
Mrs. Samantha Gardner
Dec 24, 2017
Although this timber treatment is expensive it has been well worth the money. We bought a larch gazebo and it has really enriched the colour and brought out the grain etc and improved the finish. We have done a number of coats as we want the gazebo to last a long time and they have given it a feel a bit like as though it has been plastic coated, really smooth. Would definetely recommend this product, worth the extra money and work to protect your investment. When ordered it has come within 2-3 days. When the 2.5 litre tins were out of stock they sent 5 x 500ml tins but honoring the price of the larger more economical tins. I am sure there is cheaper options on the market but this is cutting edge and we can reaaly see the benefit.
mrs g attwood
Nov 28, 2017
On the Flow cabin we have so far used most of 2 x 2.5lt tins just on the outside for one coat. Note that it needs more than a shake a good stir is needed as some of it solidified and didn't mix well, which resulted in needing to go over an area a second time. Seems good you can still see the grain through but is patchy due to not being stirred no doubt it will even out with the next coats.
Mr. Andre Devitt
Nov 27, 2017
Purchased the Palma log cabin along with the Carefree Protectant Timber Treatment thru Tuin and have been extremely satisfied with every aspect of the the product, the delivery and customer service. There promptness of response to queries was fantastic and very informed and courteous staff. By my recommendation Tuin have received a new order from another family member for their own log cabin plus accessories like timber treatment...and I vey rarely recommend! A big 5*

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