WoodCream - Protects the natural beauty of wood

 
A technological innovation that protects and colours wood. WoodCream is a wax cream that preserves the natural look and feel of your vertical exterior wood. Because of its structure, the cream is very easy to apply and the product does not drip. The cream is so water-repellent that it offers a self-cleaning effect and is available in 27 attractive colours.
  • Self-cleaning and water-repellent
  • Natural look & feel
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Easy to apply
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Instructions

› Preparation (only in case of heavily weathered wood)

Is your wood too weathered to start sanding right away? Then clean it first with either water or Exterior Wood Cleaner (see step 2 for instructions). By already removing a lot of dirt beforehand, your sandpaper won't get dirty right away when sanding.

 

› Application on new or untreated wood

STEP 1. Sand the surface with sandpaper up to grit 120 in the direction of the grain. Coarser sanding promotes better product adhesion and performance.

STEP 2. First wet the wood surface with a fine mist of water. Clean the surface with Exterior Wood Cleaner and a stiff bristled nylon scrubbing brush (wear gloves). Use a mixture of 10% Exterior Wood Cleaner and 90% water (depending on the soiling or weathering of the wood, a stronger ratio may be required). Do not allow the solution to dry and thoroughly rinse off the cleaning solution-residue with clean water. 

STEP 3. Allow the surface to dry completely.

STEP 4. Stir WoodCream thoroughly before use. Dilute it with WoodCream Softener if necessary* and stir again until a homogenous mixture is obtained.
 

* When to dilute with WoodCream Softener?

  1. With roughsawn, very porous or dry wood (<14%): dilute with a ratio of max 1:1
  2. To create an aged or a more transparent effect: dilute with a ratio of max 1:1
     
  • Create an instant aged look by adding WoodCream Softener to one of the colours from the Grey colour collection.


STEP 5. Apply the product evenly to the vertical wood surface with a WoodCream Brush. Finish in the direction of the wood installation and work in zones of 3 to 4 boards wide.

  • Maintain a wet edge to avoid lapmarks.

STEP 6. Allow the surface to dry 12 hours or apply a second application in case a more opaque result is desired. You may apply a second application after at least 3 hours of drying time and preferably within 24 hours. To avoid excessive build-up, dilute the WoodCream this time with 25%, or up to 50% WoodCream Softener. 

  • Since the first layer is already water-repellent, the second application will not adhere to the first layer as easily. We recommend spreading the product with the WoodCream Brush on the first layer in one smooth movement and going over it several times.

 

› In case of renovation/refreshing WoodCream

Clean the surface with Exterior Wood Cleaner (ratio of 10% Exterior Wood Cleaner and 90% water). Reapply WoodCream in the original colour. Dilute the WoodCream with WoodCream Softener in a ratio of 9:1 up to a ratio of max 1:1 depending on the desired result.

 

› Renovation of older, non-Rubio Monocoat coatings

STEP 1. Remove any loose weathered coatings or wood fibres from previous treatments and sand the surface properly with sandpaper up to grit 120 in the direction of the grain. Coarser sanding promotes better product adhesion and performance.

  • Precaution: When the existing coating system is in very poor shape remove the remaining coating system completely down to bare wood and treat it then as new wood.

STEP 2. Next, clean the surface with Exterior Wood Cleaner and a stiff bristle nylon scrubbing brush (wear gloves). First dampen the wood surface with a fine spray of water. Use a mixture of 20% Exterior Wood Cleaner and 80% water. Do not allow the solution to dry and thoroughly rinse off the cleaning solution residue of with clean water until all foaming is rinsed away.

STEP 3. Allow the surface to dry.

STEP 4. Stir WoodCream thoroughly before use and add 25 - 50% WoodCream Softener to the product. Apply a first layer with the WoodCream Brush. Work in zones of 3 to 4 boards in the direction of the wood installation. 

  •  Maintain a wet edge to avoid lapmarks.

STEP 5. Apply a second application of WoodCream after at least 3 hours of drying time and preferably within 24 hours. This way, you can prevent gloss differences between raw wood and patches where the old coating was still present.

  • Since the first layer is already water-repellent, the second layer will not adhere to the first layer as easily. We recommend spreading the product with the WoodCream Brush on the first layer in one smooth movement and going over it several times.

STEP 6. Allow the surface to dry 12 hours.

 

› Maintenance information

In general we recommend a yearly visual check-up just after winter season. Please check for the presence of the following three points:

  • Dirt & green deposits; clean with low pressure water and soft brush
  • Fading out of colours*
  • Diminishing pearl effect*

* If necessary, apply a maintenance coat according to the instructions. The frequency of maintenance depends on the weather conditions:

  • In normal weather conditions: every 5 years
  • In extreme weather conditions: every 3 years
  • In ideal circumstances, this can take significantly longer: up to 10 years

Normal climates: when the colour fades, apply a maintenance coat of WoodCream with WoodCream Softener in a ratio from 9 parts WoodCream and 1 part WoodCream Softener to max. 1 part WoodCream and 1 part WoodCream Softener to achieve the desired result.

Frequency depends on exposure, geographical situation, solar orientation of the treated wood, wood type, and desired shade. Waterfront, seaside, pilling, wetland, and marshland … sometimes require a more frequent maintenance.

Tips & Tricks
  • Avoid direct sunlight on the surface during the application.
  • At high temperatures (>30°C) or when there is no shade, we recommend diluting the WoodCream with WoodCream Softener to make the product easier to apply and less prone to drying.
  • On rough and very absorbent wooden surfaces we recommend diluting the WoodCream with WoodCream Softener in order to apply WoodCream easily to the surface. For a more opaque effect, you can apply a second layer (again diluted with WoodCream Softener).
  • The tools can be cleaned with water.
  • WoodCream is particularly suitable for soft woods.
  • Powerwashing with clean water may be a very good method to wash off cleaning solution residue. However, it can also cause serious damage of the wood surface in the hands of an inexperienced operator. Use a garden hose if you are not experienced in powerwashing.

 

Consumption

 

  • Depending on the surface: 12-20 m²/L
  • These consumption rates are purely indicative. Results depend on the type of wood and the preparation. It is always recommended to apply a sample to determine the exact consumption.

 

Remarks

 

  • To create a greying effect on new wood, any colour from the Grey Collection should be thinned with WoodCream Softener.
  • For a more transparent effect (if desired) a WoodCream colour should be thinned with WoodCream Softener. Add WoodCream Softener until the desired effect is achieved. The maximum ratio is 1:1.
  • To create a colourless effect you can use the colour Transparent #0 (undiluted) from the Grey Collection. Although this version does not contain a UV filter, it allows the wood to age naturally, gives it protection and makes it water-repellent.

 

Do you want to protect and colour a vertical wooden exterior surface? Then WoodCream is the ideal product for you. WoodCream is a breathable, hydrophobic, wax-based cream. In concrete terms, this means that the cream colours the wood, protects it, makes it water-repellent and at the same time still allows it to breathe. The water-repellent cream also ensures that the wood cleans itself. Indeed, the drops of water slide off your wood and take dirt with them on their way down. The unique cream structure also ensures a very easy application and preserves the natural moisture balance and structure of the wood.

WoodCream is available in no less than 27 original colours. These give wooden surfaces a semi-transparent, greyish or opaque look. A transparent version (#0) is also available. Although this version does not contain a UV filter, it allows the wood to age naturally, while protecting it and making it water-repellent. This transparent version will protect already greyed wood in the same way. Do you want to reduce the colour intensity of existing WoodCream colours? Then you can dilute them with WoodCream Softener.

Depending on the chosen colour, wood type and orientation of the vertical wood, the chosen colour will be preserved between 5 and 10 years. After approximately 5 years, the pearl effect (water pearls) will gradually diminish.

WoodCream

 

  • Chemical basis: wax-based
  • Physical state: cream
  • Density: 950-1050 g/L (transparent - colours)
  • pH: 8.0 - 9.0
  • Degree of gloss: semi-matt
  • Drying time: depending on the climatic conditions: ± 12 hours
  • Dry to the touch after 30 minutes
  • A second layer can be applied after 3 hours
  • A pearl effect is achieved after just 3 hours
  • 0% VOC

Datasheets

 

  • For vertical wood surfaces
  • Wax-based cream
  • Hydrophobic cream
  • Low environmental impact
  • 0% VOC
  • Does not drip
  • Not film-forming, does not peel off
  • Water-repellent with pearl effect
    • Due to the pearl effect, the surface is self-cleaning
    • The water-repellent and self-cleaning effect reduces the risk of microbial growth (algae, fungi) and frost damage
  • Breathable and moisture-regulating
    • The wood pores remain open, allowing the wood to breathe and guaranteeing optimal moisture regulation
  • Cream structure
  • Penetrates deep into the substrate
  • Low consumption: 50 to 80 g/m² per layer, depending on the absorbency of the substrate
  • Easy to apply on all vertical wooden surfaces
  • Easier to apply on other paint systems and surfaces than other paints and wood treatment products (does not drip, no masking tape necessary, easy to apply overhead)
  • Can be applied in 1 or 2 layers, depending on the desired look

 

Customer Questions
Can I apply two layers of WoodCream?

You can apply a second layer of WoodCream, but it is not a necessity. People tend to add another layer for aesthetics - to enhance the colour on their exterior wood.