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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:
(39 Reviews)  

5 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
George D Nott
Jan 17, 2017
I purchased three cans of the Carefree Protectant Timber Treatment. We have not used the product yet but if it lives up to the reviews there should be no issues. We ordered the product and it was delivered safely within two days. Excellent service!
Mr. Paul Adams
Jan 11, 2017
At first glance this is pricey but having spent some good money on a cabin you want it to last. The coverage of this preservative is excellent, we used Dark Green, and for a 3 x 3m cabin plus other fixtures we attached to the main structure we got three coats out of two tins. The water repellent properties are excellent and far superior to the usual DIY superstore products and it dries in half an hour so throughout the construction process we were able to apply to some of the pieces that would be less accessible when assembled and not slow the build process down. Highly Recommend.
Ms Ali G
Dec 7, 2016
We are still in the process of treating our Wolfgang cabin - on the 2nd coat now - we've used 7.5 litres (3 tins) so far.

Even after 1 coat the water repellent properties are evident. The treatment goes on easily, the first coat soaks up a lot of paint and as other reviewers have mentioned, stir - a lot - before use.

We just need to save up for another tin (or two) and wait for some warmer weather to finish off protecting our investment.

Worth the money.
Mr. Paul Carpenter
Dec 7, 2016
Really easy to apply. Took approx 1 and half 2.5 litre cans to cover a sigrid cabin with 2 coats. Good product. Fast delivery.
David Elliott
Nov 20, 2016
Yes it is expensive but it does go a long way.
We had the "clear" version which is easy to apply, although sometimes the light makes it difficult to see what you have or have not painted. It can "foam" up in application but this can be brushed out. It is easy to work into the log joints. The waterproofing properties seem good so far. We applied 3 coats inside and out. I have not quite finished the inside yet but intended putting it on the floor as we like the colour the clear dries at - a light honey. Not sure if it will take the wear on the floor but we shall see. One tip, although you will find no instructions for brush cleaning on the tin or on the Carefree web site - white spirit and then soapy water (warm) does the trick. It does dry very very quickly in warm weather.

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