TWP®300 Series is water repellent and builds a film. Not recommended for wet climates or for use under direct sun exposure.
is a high performance, high solids, exterior wood finish, which may be
applied to obtain either a semi gloss, stained appearance, or deep gloss
finish. The transparent natural wood tone finishes supplement and enhance
the natural beauty of the wood's grain and color. The cured finish has
superior UV, water and abrasion resistance. The finish is also extremely
resistant to attack from mildew and wood destroying organisms. Although
the product exhibits excellent penetration on new and old wood, the cured
finish is very resistant to airborne contamination and moisture due to
its positive drying nature.
WOOD: Always clean with TWP WOOD SURFACE CLEANER in order to remove
surface contamination like dirt, mold and mildew. If wood is over 10 years
old, consider a clear coat of TWP 500 to penetrate deeply into surface
checks. Then apply TWP 300 series as a second coat and follow directions
as above to achieve desired appearance.
Lustrous deep gloss varnish look: apply a coat of TWP NEW WOOD CONDITIONER
to the wood. Allow 48 - 72 hours to dry, then apply TWP 300 series full
strength. (Do not thin). Allow the TWP to dry 24 - 72 hours, before using
horizontal surfaces. A second coat may be applied for even higher gloss.
FINISH APPEARANCE: High traffic and abrasive conditions should use the
gloss finish procedure above. It provides the maximum mar and scratch resistance
when treating cedar and redwood horizontal surfaces. On harder woods like
oak, spruce, pine, fir and teak, either stained or glossy appearance gives
excellent results. Log Homes can be finished for either stained or varnished
RATE: 400 - 500 square feet per gallon over TWP New Wood Conditioner.
Second coat 500-600 ft./gal. A second coat may be necessary to achieve uniform
gloss. 200 - 500 square feet per gallon over bare wood for stained effect.
Aged wood or porous surfaces may reduce coverage.
OF APPLICATION: Brush, roller, spray, wiping cloth or pad. Do not apply
below 45 degrees. Use proper precautions to avoid contaminating other surfaces
and foliage with over spray.
NEW WOOD: For a stained effect - a satin to flat finish. Clean surfaces
with a solution of 3 parts water to 1 part TWP WOOD SURFACE CLEANER. Rinse
with water and allow 24 - 48 hours of good drying conditions. Apply a thin
coat of TWP and wipe off excess which has not penetrated in 15 minutes with
a soft cloth. In order to minimize sheen development, blend in 20 - 25%
mineral spirits. (Up to 1 quart per gallon or 1 gallon per 5 gallons.)
THOROUGHLY BEFORE USING. A "Jiffy Mixer" is ideal. It attaches to a
drill and can be found at most paint stores. They usually carry an assortment
of mixers. Otherwise stir well making sure your get the stuff on the bottom
mixed in. Then reseal the container and shake vigorously for two full minutes.
Failure to mix this product properly will result in uneven appearance and
protection. Tints and fungicides tend to settle to the bottom and must be
brought back up into solution. It is a good idea to re-mix about once every
2 - 3 hours during the application.
TIPS: Surface Preparation is the most important thing you can do to
maximize the life of a wood finish. Always remove all dirt and organic
growth with TWP Wood Surface Cleaner. If the surface is still somewhat
gray after cleaning, use X-180 Wood Brightener (from Wood Care Systems)
to restore wood's original color. Do not apply to wet wood or when rain
is likely within a couple of days. Do not apply in direct sunlight when
the temperature is above 85 degrees. Do not apply on windy days. When
spraying, brush out all runs or sags that do not soak in the wood within
15 minutes. Back brushing helps you get more complete coverage in wood's
knots and imperfections. Also it helps even out an inconsistent spray