FAQ’s

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Water based finishes, like our Aussie Coat, sit on top of the timber surface like a sealant whilst the oil based, Aussie Clear, soaks in to the timber for a more natural finish.

Aussie Clear has been our biggest seller for over 30 years because its Australian made for our harsh conditions. Consider also purchasing Grey Deck Cleaner as a prep to using Aussie Clear.

Yes, but you will see the pigment colour as it’s a blond timber. Recommend that you use Aussie Clear Light or the Brown Stain. It also won’t last as long as it would on a hardwood like Spotted Gum, Cypress Pine et

Yes. Any outdoor situation. (Also can be used indoors, but it will smell for a week or so

Clean the deck with Grey Deck Cleaner and a deck preparation scrubbing brush like the one that comes in the UniPro decking kit. Use of a pressure cleaner is recommended but use the car cleaning nozzle. Pressure cleansers can erode timber with the standard high-pressure jet nozzle. If the deck looks terrific when wet then that’s more or less the result you’ll get

If you are re-applying Aussie Clear/Exterior Pine Clear then No. If you have been maintaining the finish more or less as recommended then follow the steps directly above this one. Sanding is only recommended if things are really really bad, or you’re switching from a water based film-forming product like Cabbott’s Aquadeck

Timber Decay FAQ’s

Timber Decay/ wood rot  is a biological attack within the wood by certain species of fungi. The fungus can lie dormant in the timber for years until the right conditions present themselves, most causes of timber decay occur due to an increase in moisture or damp conditions.

Yes you can we have a range of products that can prevent and treat it. Try our simple step by step selection guide.  Our products product against decay, rot, fungicide, termites, borer and insect attacks

Brown rot fungi utilize cellulose and the related constituents of the cell wall and leave lignin in a more or less unchanged condition.

White rot fungi concentrates its attack on the lignin within the cell and has the effect of breaking down the components of the wood. White rot usually leaves the wood fibres with a stringy appearance and white in colour.

Soft rot fungi like brown rot fungi tends to attack the cellulose of the cell. Wood affected by soft rot may change to a slightly darker colour but often remains very similar in colour.

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