STEP 1 PREPARE
It is important for the user to determine the suitability of the CUTEK® Wood Reviver for its intended application. ALWAYS test product on a small test area, referring to the dilution guidelines, prior to making a full mixture and applying to any large sections. As the species and condition of wood can vary significantly, testing will enable you to accurately estimate the dilution ratio, working time, and amount of CUTEK® Wood Reviver required to complete your project.
Safety and Precautions:
Before you begin to Prepare and Protect your wood, 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® Wood Reviver, 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.
Dilution and Coverage:
Restore lightly grey, weathered and/or stained wood
1 part CUTEK® Wood Reviver to every 4 parts water
|18.9 L / 5 US gal.
Remove stubborn stains and/or restore severely weathered or greyed wood and mill glaze
Undiluted CUTEK® Wood Reviver
|3.78 L / 1 US gal.
IMPORTANT: These figures represent typical averages for common decking and cladding species and are to be used as a guideline only
CUTEK® Wood Reviver is a powerful wood restoring agent and can be used diluted or undiluted. Dilution and coverage can vary depending on the smoothness and density of your wood 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 wood.
If required, dilute the CUTEK® Wood Reviver concentrate with water; refer to dilution guidelines and complete a test patch to ensure the right dilution for your wood.
Wet your wood prior to applying CUTEK® Wood Reviver. Apply CUTEK® Wood Reviver liberally to wetted wood with a brush, roller, broom or low-pressure garden sprayer.
Let CUTEK® Wood Reviver 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.
Rinse off thoroughly, using a 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 to avoid damage to the wood fibre and ‘furring up’. Adjust your cleaning process by reducing the pressure or your operating distance from the wood. DO NOT use “turbojets” on wood.
Rinse from the highest point and work down methodically using long even strokes in the direction of the grain, until there is minimal to no sudsing. The longer that CUTEK® Wood Reviver is left on the wood, the greater the rinse time required.
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.
Equipment may be cleaned with water. Ensure wash water is disposed in accordance with local regulations.