General Uses & Applications
Please Note***Silkwood M7 range can now be used on composite decking, provided it is high quality composite, without the composite, bending, warping or twisting.
M7 is a solvent-borne water repelling penetrating wood oil sealer, with UV blocking agents to give it that touch in the hot rays of the sun. The product has been formulated specifically for application to medium to high density hardwoods, although the product can also be applied to low-density wooden surfaces. Optimal qualitative and quantitive selection of the component raw materials (e.g. the oil-bearing components), has resulted in a product which when applied to timber surfaces will perform the following functions
-Grain and the natural appearance of the wood will be enhanced.
-Application of the product will impart weather-resisting characteristics
Please Note*** You cannot by any circumstances add colourants or wood stains to Silkwood product range, we have array of colours for you to choose from. Silkwood colour ranges have specific pigments added to give you the most lavish and beautiful colours to choose from. Adding other brands of colorants or wood stains to Silkwood's products will result in your finished application being damaged, warping or damaging the wood.
Silkwood only uses the finest raw materials to ensure your finished application has the ultimate & superior wood protection it deserves, with magnificent colours to choose from with in all our product ranges.
- Timber Decking
- Outdoor Patio Furniture
- Side Skirtings
General Application Tips
Silkwood wood sealers / Wood Treatments should be applied in accordance as per the product requirement.
The surface of the wood must be dry, clean and free of old products, etc.
Prior to applying the first coat of Silkwood, always ensure that the product has been sufficiently stirred as some in-can settling of the pigmentation can occur.
The first coat should be allowed to dry for at least 24 hours before re-applying. When applying the Silkwood , it should be applied thinly and worked into the wood, applying too thickly will result in a an extremely extended drying period.
It is recommended that a third coat be applied for maximum protection. South African climatic extremes will require periodic maintenance to maximize protection.
Maintenance should be done when wood surface appears faded and dry.
It should not be necessary to sand the surface when applying maintenance coats the surface is only moderately dirty use a green pot scouring pad to lightly rub the surface down.
If another type of wood sealer has been previously applied to the wooden surface, it is recommended that the old product must be sanded down before applying Silkwood.
The coverage is approximately 10-12 M2 per litre, per coat, depending on the material.
Brushes and rollers should be cleaned with either turpentine or white spirits after using wood coating. Dilution of the products is not recommended.
Advantages Of Using Silkwood
-High performance deep absorbing wood oil.
-Excellent penetration with fantastic UV protection.
-Long lasting finish, easy to maintain.
-Maintains & enhances the wood’s natural beauty.
-Easy to apply, we recommend 3 coats on each application with Silkwood’s product range.
-Non film-forming so won't peel or flake
-No sanding required between coats and simple maintenance with no stripping required.
What's The Difference Between a Oil & A Stain?
The difference is within the level of the finished product. A oil is deep penetrating which soaks into the wood giving it ultimate protection, nourishment, and durability. A stain makes the finished product look richer in colour, on the end product.
What’s the difference between a Varnish & a Wax?
A wax makes the finished product look good, with you having to tirelessly keep maintaining the product with effort each time. A varnish is merely a top coat added to the wood, without the protection or seal.
-The surface to be dry, clean and free of all contaminants, e.g. previous paints or varnishes.
-The surface should be well sanded.
-The product can be spray or brush applied.
-An initial coating followed by at least two successive coats should be applied.
-Initial coat should be 50% Silkwood and 50% Turps mix and stir well together and then apply, second coat can be applied straight from the M7 tin
-To ensure that the product can penetrate the wood, thus protecting the wood for longer making it more sustainable and durable.
-Adequate drying should take place between coats.
-If the surface has a fluffy appearance it should be rubbed with either a scotchgard, pad or steel wool prior to coasting.
-The drying time can vary depending upon the ambient temperature and humidity.
-For optimal results, all surfaces including the end grain should be coated.
-When applying the product indoors ensure that the area is well ventilated.
-Brushes etc can be cleaned with either mineral turpentine or white spirits.
-The wood should be recoated when it starts to look faded or dry. The recoating period will depend upon the degree and intensity of the exposure.
-Do not expose the product to naked flames etc, as it is flammable.
Most products on the market, that claim to use Oil within there products only use raw linseed oil as a base, without any other raw materials or properties. At Silkwood we only use the finest raw materials not only to give you that immaculate look, finish & glow, but our products actually deep penetrate the wood giving you protection making the wood last longer, and more durable sustaining that longevity that you can’t get from other products on the market.
Be careful of using just varnish on your products, as it’s merely just a top coat without any protection or durability.
Physical Appearance: Pale Yellow Liquid
Solid (Mass): 44.0
Spread Rate: Approx 10-12 sq mt per litre, depending upon density and porosity of the wood.
All Silkwood Sealers Are sold in the following sizes
1L / 5L / 200L