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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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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
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.
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:
(47 Reviews)  

5 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Mrs. Marie Christine Glancy
Feb 11, 2017
Following the construction of our 2 TUIN log cabins we purchased the Carefree Protectant Timber Treatment. Our first choice was to use the transparent type both in and outside however at the time it was not available for another few weeks. Desperate to protect the wood, it was decided to acquire the green protectant instead (for the exterior) and white for the door and window frames. The delivery was prompt and correct. With winter at our doorstep and living in Scotland (freezing cold and often wet), it was an exercise of patience waiting for the right opportunity to paint. It is recommended not to paint when the temperature is below 7 degrees or in wet conditions...fat chance! However, there was a good window of fairer weather and paint we did. Very easy to apply the green CPTT, not so easy with the white as one has needed several layers to have the coat look like opaque paint. However both products did the job perfectly and we are completely satisfied and recommend it wholeheartedly. We were told when the transparent protectant arrived and ordered what was needed to cover the walls and ceiling inside the cabin. It was very easy to apply and like both the other products dried within the stipulated period (within half an hour). The wood remained looking as natural as it was and it is beautiful. When one purchases a cabin of this value, it seems only normal to invest a bit more in its protection to have peace of mind. And the green looks stunning. Two very happy customers here!
Mr. Robert Hopkin
Feb 10, 2017
I have not used the preservative yet but so far sales and delivery have all been excellent. The cans came all the way from Holland on the back of a rather large lorry. Polite and helpful driver. Will let you no how it goes.
Mr. Jonathan Preston
Feb 8, 2017
Hi had a peter cabin and put clear varnish on and it is superb. No hassle and the staff and service are top of the range. Thank you tuin
P Bird
Feb 2, 2017
I took a few weeks after erecting my Aiste cabin before applying the carefree protectant. Some say it was expensive, but the plus side is it covers extremely well, has good penetration and goes a long way and is easy to apply. I didn't realise how dark the green was. Tuin have advised me that I can mix the green with white and with a bit of trial and error to get my desired colour. Will try it in a few years as strangely I have got used to the colour. 3 sides are dark green with the front face being clear the same as the inside. Drying time for the green was very good, but I found that the clear protectant took a few days probably due to lack of ventilation with the doors and windows closed due to the weather. Yes I did mix it thoroughly.

All in all a great product. I'll give it 5.
P Dillon
Jan 30, 2017
I ordered a two tins of Carefree Protect for my cabin. They arrived very well packaged, with no chance of busting open or spilling in transit. I was tempted to order the 'light oak', but changed my mind and went for the cheaper 'clear'. In fact, the clear stuff does slightly darken the wood, and it brings out the shape of the grain and knots very well, so the appearance at the end was good. I'm hoping that the natural look of the wood will last for a long time. I found it easy to use and more pleasant than other preservatives I’ve used in the past. I applied three coats, and the end result is almost as if the whole outside of the cabin is encased in a smooth plastic skin. It dries quickly, so three coats could be applied in a day. It’s also water-based, so cleaning up is easy. However, once it’s dry it’s very difficult to shift off surfaces. If it gets on the skin, it has to be scraped off with a knife, so use gloves. It's expensive stuff, but it looks as though it will last and do its job well.

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