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.
Spreading rate is approximately 1 Litre of CUTEK® Restore per 5-8m2 of surface area to be restored.
CUTEK® Restore is a powerful timber restoring agent and can be used diluted or undiluted. 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.
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.
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.