Owatrol Aquadecks is a penetrating and bonding wood finish providing a flexible, long-lasting rich, matt finish for all woods, including exotic hardwood. Aquadecks saturates, penetrates and stabilises wood to minimise cracking, warping and other damage caused by moisture and sun.
Owatrol Aquadecks is an innovative product that can be applied directly onto wood substrates to offer an easy way of maintaining and enhancing the surface without sanding or stripping. Aquadecks is ideal for use on decking, outdoor furniture and cladding to provide weather resistance and excellent UV light resistance to stop the wood from yellowing or greying.
Surfaces must be thoroughly clean, dry and free of dirt, grease, grime, mildew and previous coatings. Treat mildew with a 50/50 bleach/water solution. Scrub solution on to surface and allow to stand for 10-15 minutes; rinse thoroughly. After stripping and cleaning, allow wood to dry 2-3 good drying days or until it has reached a moisture content of 18% or less before applying finish. Aquadecks can only be applied to bare wood surfaces or a weathered wood surface that was previously finished with Aquadecks. ALL other finishes MUST be completely and thoroughly removed. If necessary sand surface after stripping and cleaning (80 grit paper).
New wood surfaces:
New wood surfaces have a hard shiny surface called mill glaze that prevents maximum penetration and bonding of any finish; this should be removed prior to application in order to ensure maximum performance of the finish. Treat surface with Aquadecks, neutralise with Owatrol Net-Trol, alternatively mechanically or manually abrade surface with 80 grit paper. Clean off all loose wood particles. Test wood for absorbency by sprinkling water on the surface. If water is absorbed rapidly, the surface is ready for finishing.
Untreated weathered woods:
Untreated wood surfaces that have weathered longer than 6 months should be thoroughly cleaned with undiluted Owatrol Net-Trol to ensure that all loose wood fibres, dirt and other surface contaminants are removed.
Previously treated surfaces (oiled):
All oils or sealers must be completely and thoroughly removed with Owatrol Aquanett and the stripped surface neutralised with Owatrol Net-Trol before applying Aquadecks.
Previously treated surfaces (paint, stain, varnish, waterproofers...):
All previous coatings must be completely and thoroughly removed with Owatrol Dilunett and the stripped surface neutralised with Owatrol Net-Trol before applying Aquadecks.
Note: Hardwoods including exotic hardwoods and woods rich in tannins i.e. Cedar, Douglas Fir, Teak, Ipe... may darken
with Aquanett and Dilunett, neutralising with Net-Trol immediately after rinsing will lighten and restore the wood's colour.
Apply 2 even applications of Aquadecks 'wet on wet’. Apply a 1st liberal application of Aquadecks and allow to penetrate into the wood. Apply 2nd application as soon as the wet look of the 1st application has disappeared (normally 15-20 minutes) and allow to penetrate into the wood. For very porous surfaces a 3rd application may be needed. Brush out any puddles within 20 minutes of applying the last application to avoid Aquadecks drying as shiny spots on the surface. Do not allow Aquadecks to become Touch Dry or Dry between applications. Aquadecks place is in the wood not on the surface. Do not create a film on the surface, as this will affect the coating's performance.
Owatrol Aquadecks can be applied to all new or weathered wood, horizontal or vertical, internally or externally, to protect and stabilise the condition of the wood, penetrating deeply into the substrate in order to prevent cracking and other damages caused by the atmosphere.
|Stock Colours:||Honey, Movingui, Teak, Graphite Grey, Old Wood Grey, Teak|
|VOC Content:||130 g/l|
|Volume Solids:||11 % ± 2|
|Suitable Substrates:||Hardwoods, Softwoods, Thermo Heated Woods, Decks, Cladding, Fences, Furniture|
|Application Method:||Airless spray|
|Theoretical Coverage:||Initial: 5 m² per litre per 2 coats.
Maintenance: 10m2 to 12m2 per litre.
Actual coverage will vary depending on application method, type, texture, age and porosity of the wood.
|Wet Film Thickness (WFT):|
|Dry Film Thickness (DFT):|
|Touch Dry:||Do not allow AQUADECKS® to become Touch Dry or Dry between applications|
|Recoatable:||Apply wet on wet with itself|
|Full Cure||Depends on wood. Approx 4 hours|
|Cleaner / Thinner:||Do not thin|
|Shelf Life:||Keep from freezing and high temperatures|
|Packaging:||1, 5 and 20 Litres|