Powerfully restores timber

Prepares new timber for coating

Removes stubborn stains

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FEATURES OF CUTEK® RESTORE

  • POWERFULLY RESTORES TIMBER
    Brings weathered, greyed/silvered wood back to original appearance
  • REMOVES STUBBORN STAINS
    Such as iron stains, water marks, tannins, resins, mould and fungus
  • PREPARES NEW TIMBER FOR COATING
    Removes common invisible glaze (‘mill glaze’) from newly sawn timber or machined timber

TYPICAL USES

  • Restoration of stained or high traffic areas such as decks, marine jetties, boardwalks, etc.
  • Rejuvenation of external and weather affected or greyed timber such as decking, cladding, fences, shingles, etc.

CUTEK® Restore will not remove paint and wood coatings from your timber. In these instances, remove with CUTEK® Wood Stripper.

STEP 1   PREPARE

It is important for the user to determine the suitability of the CUTEK® Restore for its intended application. ALWAYS test product on a small test area prior to applying to any large sections. As the species and condition of timber can vary significantly, testing will enable you to accurately estimate the dilution, time and volume of CUTEK® Restore required to complete your project.

Safety and precautions:

Before you begin to Prepare and Protect your timber, note the hazards and precautions and ensure that you have obtained and know how to use the correct safety equipment as detailed in the Safety Data Sheet.

When using CUTEK® Restore, all adjacent surfaces and vegetation must be adequately protected. It is also important to be aware of the potential for wind drift into areas with cars or pedestrian traffic when rinsing. Water flush all equipment, vegetation, paths, concrete, asphalt and other adjacent surfaces before and after contact.

How to Apply:

Purpose Dilution (Recommended) Coverage
Restore lightly grey, weathered and/or stained timber
1:4

1 part CUTEK® Restore to every 4 parts water

5-8 sqm/L (diluted)
Remove stubborn stains and/or restore severely weathered or greyed timber.
Undiluted CUTEK® Restore
5-8 sqm/L (undiluted)

CUTEK® Restore is a powerful timber restoring agent and can be used diluted or undiluted. Dilution and coverage can vary depending on the smoothness and density of your timber as well as the severity of staining and/or weathering. Always test to determine if your chosen dilution is effective in the restoration of your specific timber.

Application:

If required, dilute the CUTEK® Restore concentrate with water; refer to dilution guidelines and complete a test patch to ensure the right dilution for your timber.

Wet your timber prior to applying CUTEK® Restore. Apply CUTEK® Restore liberally to wetted timber with a brush, roller, lambswool applicator or broom.

Let CUTEK® RESTORE do the work by leaving it on the surface for 1 hour to 24 hours depending on the severity of staining or discolouration. It may be necessary to
scrub stubborn stains moderately with a stiff fibre brush.

Removal:

Once CUTEK® Restore has cleaned the timber, it must be water rinsed off thoroughly. For best results, power rinse with a high-pressure washer set to approximately 50 bar (750 p.s.i.) with a fan jet pattern. REMOVAL WITH A GARDEN HOSE IS NOT SUFFICIENT.

CAUTION must be used when cleaning soft timber. Reduce the pressure or adjust distance from the substrate to avoid damaging the sapwood. It is important to adjust your cleaning process to avoid damage to the wood fibre.

The longer that CUTEK® Restore is left on the substrate, the greater the rinse time required. Clean from the highest point and work down methodically using long even strokes in the direction of the grain.

Note: certain types of wood surfaces may leave a raised grain effect after pressure washing is completed. Sanding or poly pad scrubbing may be required to smooth out this condition.

DO NOT use “turbojets” on timber.

PROTECT WITH CUTEK®

Following the restoration of your timber with CUTEK® Restore, it is important to complete the restoration process by protecting your timber with a CUTEK® exterior timber oil.

Designed for and proven to work in the harshest of Australian environments, CUTEK® exterior timber oils penetrate and diffuse deeply into the wood core to protect against liquid and gas phase moisture and extend service life:

CUTEK® Extreme CD50

  • High performance penetrating oil-based wood stabiliser with a unique self healing effect that highlights the natural beauty of wood and controls moisture to improve dimensional stability and minimise cupping, warping and splitting.

CUTEK® Wood Preservative

  • Oil-based wood stabiliser used for the pre-treatment and remedial treatment of exterior wood in industrial and domestic situation. CUTEK® Wood Preservative coated wood resists damage caused by fungal decay, mould, termites and controls moisture to improve dimensional stability and minimise cupping, warping and splitting.

Maintenance with CUTEK® exterior timber oils is simple, easy and cost effective. Simply clean and recoat – no need to sand or strip.

Not protecting your timber with CUTEK® oils after cleaning will result in water damage and a faster weathering/greying process when exposed to the weather.

  • There are plenty of wood cleaners on the market, what makes CUTEK® Restore different?

    CUTEK® Restore is a commercial strength restoration agent with a thirty-year pedigree designed by professionals for professionals that works quickly to remove heavy discolouration, greying, iron stains, water stains etc from all species of wood while brightening the natural grain.  CUTEK® Restore resists drying out on a hot day like most DIY cleaners. It keeps working with a deep cleaning action when others stop.

  • What steps should I follow when removing an existing coating?

    CUTEK® oils must be applied to bare, clean and dry wood. This allows the CUTEK® oil to freely penetrate/diffuse into your timber. Wood previously coated with a film forming product such as stains, linseed oil, paint, polyurethane, water-based oils, etc. can inhibit this penetration/diffusion and must be removed:

    1. Remove previous coating using CUTEK® Wood Stripper. It is safe and user-friendly and is suitable to remove multiple layers of most commonly used wood coatings.
    2. Restore the colour and enhance the grain with CUTEK® Restore. CUTEK® Restore will bring weathered and stained timber back to life.

     

    After removing the previous coating, it is important to protect your exteior timber with either CUTEK® Extreme CD50 or CUTEK® Wood Preservative to repel and displace moisture, and extend service life.

  • Can I use CUTEK®exterior products on outdoor timber furniture?

    Yes. The CUTEK® system is designed to highlight and protect the natural beauty of all timber applications. Our range of Step 1: Prepare products will clean and enhance the timber for application of our Step 2: Protect (Exterior) products that powerfully protect the timber. Adding a CUTEK® Colourtone will help maintain the natural colour of your timber or alter its appearance.

  • Can I apply CUTEK® on new timber immediately without weathering?

    Yes. Unlike most coatings, it is not necessary to wait for your timber to ‘weather’ before applying CUTEK® to new wood. In fact, we recommend the first coat goes on as soon as possible to protect the wood during the construction phase.

    The reason why many traditional timber coatings require new wood to be weathered is that tannins and other extractives and/or mill glaze present in unweathered timber may interfere with the adhesion and performance of subsequently applied coatings.   This is not a problem with CUTEK® timber oils which may be applied to timber the moment it arrives on site.

 

  • Why CUTEK® Restore

    FEATURES OF CUTEK® RESTORE

    • POWERFULLY RESTORES TIMBER
      Brings weathered, greyed/silvered wood back to original appearance
    • REMOVES STUBBORN STAINS
      Such as iron stains, water marks, tannins, resins, mould and fungus
    • PREPARES NEW TIMBER FOR COATING
      Removes common invisible glaze (‘mill glaze’) from newly sawn timber or machined timber

    TYPICAL USES

    • Restoration of stained or high traffic areas such as decks, marine jetties, boardwalks, etc.
    • Rejuvenation of external and weather affected or greyed timber such as decking, cladding, fences, shingles, etc.

    CUTEK® Restore will not remove paint and wood coatings from your timber. In these instances, remove with CUTEK® Wood Stripper.

  • How To Apply

    STEP 1   PREPARE

    It is important for the user to determine the suitability of the CUTEK® Restore for its intended application. ALWAYS test product on a small test area prior to applying to any large sections. As the species and condition of timber can vary significantly, testing will enable you to accurately estimate the dilution, time and volume of CUTEK® Restore required to complete your project.

    Safety and precautions:

    Before you begin to Prepare and Protect your timber, note the hazards and precautions and ensure that you have obtained and know how to use the correct safety equipment as detailed in the Safety Data Sheet.

    When using CUTEK® Restore, all adjacent surfaces and vegetation must be adequately protected. It is also important to be aware of the potential for wind drift into areas with cars or pedestrian traffic when rinsing. Water flush all equipment, vegetation, paths, concrete, asphalt and other adjacent surfaces before and after contact.

    How to Apply:

    Purpose Dilution (Recommended) Coverage
    Restore lightly grey, weathered and/or stained timber
    1:4

    1 part CUTEK® Restore to every 4 parts water

    5-8 sqm/L (diluted)
    Remove stubborn stains and/or restore severely weathered or greyed timber.
    Undiluted CUTEK® Restore
    5-8 sqm/L (undiluted)

    CUTEK® Restore is a powerful timber restoring agent and can be used diluted or undiluted. Dilution and coverage can vary depending on the smoothness and density of your timber as well as the severity of staining and/or weathering. Always test to determine if your chosen dilution is effective in the restoration of your specific timber.

    Application:

    If required, dilute the CUTEK® Restore concentrate with water; refer to dilution guidelines and complete a test patch to ensure the right dilution for your timber.

    Wet your timber prior to applying CUTEK® Restore. Apply CUTEK® Restore liberally to wetted timber with a brush, roller, lambswool applicator or broom.

    Let CUTEK® RESTORE do the work by leaving it on the surface for 1 hour to 24 hours depending on the severity of staining or discolouration. It may be necessary to
    scrub stubborn stains moderately with a stiff fibre brush.

    Removal:

    Once CUTEK® Restore has cleaned the timber, it must be water rinsed off thoroughly. For best results, power rinse with a high-pressure washer set to approximately 50 bar (750 p.s.i.) with a fan jet pattern. REMOVAL WITH A GARDEN HOSE IS NOT SUFFICIENT.

    CAUTION must be used when cleaning soft timber. Reduce the pressure or adjust distance from the substrate to avoid damaging the sapwood. It is important to adjust your cleaning process to avoid damage to the wood fibre.

    The longer that CUTEK® Restore is left on the substrate, the greater the rinse time required. Clean from the highest point and work down methodically using long even strokes in the direction of the grain.

    Note: certain types of wood surfaces may leave a raised grain effect after pressure washing is completed. Sanding or poly pad scrubbing may be required to smooth out this condition.

    DO NOT use “turbojets” on timber.

  • Protect with CUTEK®

    PROTECT WITH CUTEK®

    Following the restoration of your timber with CUTEK® Restore, it is important to complete the restoration process by protecting your timber with a CUTEK® exterior timber oil.

    Designed for and proven to work in the harshest of Australian environments, CUTEK® exterior timber oils penetrate and diffuse deeply into the wood core to protect against liquid and gas phase moisture and extend service life:

    CUTEK® Extreme CD50

    • High performance penetrating oil-based wood stabiliser with a unique self healing effect that highlights the natural beauty of wood and controls moisture to improve dimensional stability and minimise cupping, warping and splitting.

    CUTEK® Wood Preservative

    • Oil-based wood stabiliser used for the pre-treatment and remedial treatment of exterior wood in industrial and domestic situation. CUTEK® Wood Preservative coated wood resists damage caused by fungal decay, mould, termites and controls moisture to improve dimensional stability and minimise cupping, warping and splitting.

    Maintenance with CUTEK® exterior timber oils is simple, easy and cost effective. Simply clean and recoat – no need to sand or strip.

    Not protecting your timber with CUTEK® oils after cleaning will result in water damage and a faster weathering/greying process when exposed to the weather.

  • FAQs
    • There are plenty of wood cleaners on the market, what makes CUTEK® Restore different?

      CUTEK® Restore is a commercial strength restoration agent with a thirty-year pedigree designed by professionals for professionals that works quickly to remove heavy discolouration, greying, iron stains, water stains etc from all species of wood while brightening the natural grain.  CUTEK® Restore resists drying out on a hot day like most DIY cleaners. It keeps working with a deep cleaning action when others stop.

    • What steps should I follow when removing an existing coating?

      CUTEK® oils must be applied to bare, clean and dry wood. This allows the CUTEK® oil to freely penetrate/diffuse into your timber. Wood previously coated with a film forming product such as stains, linseed oil, paint, polyurethane, water-based oils, etc. can inhibit this penetration/diffusion and must be removed:

      1. Remove previous coating using CUTEK® Wood Stripper. It is safe and user-friendly and is suitable to remove multiple layers of most commonly used wood coatings.
      2. Restore the colour and enhance the grain with CUTEK® Restore. CUTEK® Restore will bring weathered and stained timber back to life.

       

      After removing the previous coating, it is important to protect your exteior timber with either CUTEK® Extreme CD50 or CUTEK® Wood Preservative to repel and displace moisture, and extend service life.

    • Can I use CUTEK®exterior products on outdoor timber furniture?

      Yes. The CUTEK® system is designed to highlight and protect the natural beauty of all timber applications. Our range of Step 1: Prepare products will clean and enhance the timber for application of our Step 2: Protect (Exterior) products that powerfully protect the timber. Adding a CUTEK® Colourtone will help maintain the natural colour of your timber or alter its appearance.

    • Can I apply CUTEK® on new timber immediately without weathering?

      Yes. Unlike most coatings, it is not necessary to wait for your timber to ‘weather’ before applying CUTEK® to new wood. In fact, we recommend the first coat goes on as soon as possible to protect the wood during the construction phase.

      The reason why many traditional timber coatings require new wood to be weathered is that tannins and other extractives and/or mill glaze present in unweathered timber may interfere with the adhesion and performance of subsequently applied coatings.   This is not a problem with CUTEK® timber oils which may be applied to timber the moment it arrives on site.

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