Axalta ViterClad 50 Finish is a two pack recoatable polyurethane finish specially formulated for the maintenance and repainting of architectural cladding, especially recommended for the maintenance of Corus Colorcoat HP200 and HPS200 cladding. Available in 350+ colours Expected system lifetime up to 15 years (depending on exposed...
Bradite One Can is a quick-drying primer/finish coat in one can, with excellent adhesion, stain blocking and anti-corrosive properties. Suitable for use over most properly cleaned and prepared commercial wood, uPVC, glass, plastic and metals. Manufactured under the auspices of an ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2004. Advantages Available in...
Bradite Industrial Degreaser is an aqueous alkaline low foaming detergent used for degreasing contaminated surfaces prior to painting. Ideally suited for degreasing oily or soiled surfaces and for removing road dirt. Manufactured under the auspices of an ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2004. Advantages Biodegradable in general use...
Bradite Pre-Treat Galvanised Steel is a mordent solution used as a pre-treatment for galvanised steel, to provide a key for all paint primers and finishes. Easy to use solution; clean up with water after use. Advantages British gas reference BGC MO1. Department of Transport Item NO:155. ISO 9001:2008 ISO 140001:2004 1 x 1l available...
Get the best start for your project by using the best wood primer, undercoat or wood preservative. Rawlins Paints stock a range of water and solvent based products for use internally and externally, improving coverage, adhesion and durability of subsequent wood coatings.
The type of wood you're intending to protect and decorate makes it important to choose the right base for your intended finish - softwoods normally prefer solvent based primers and preservatives, whereas hardwoods tend to perform better with water based products. Remember to consider knots and resins that may stain and whether you want to see the grain of the wood. If you are unsure as to product suitability, contact our Technical Team to discuss your requirements. Please note we always recommended testing products on off-cuts or ‘not-on-display’ surface areas, to check the product’s finish.
Due to the volume of wood types, there consequently are an enormous number of outcomes from using a product across distinct types – so where possible, please refer to manufacturer data sheets to ensure a. the product is suitable for the wood types you wish to use it on, and b. further recommended treatments and topcoats to obtain the best finish required.
Blackfriar Wood Primer is a high performance solvent based primer for new or old bare soft wood. Penetrates the surface of the wood to provide an excellent foundation for painting. Product Features Perfect pre-decoration for soft woods Excellent adhesion Flexible For interior and exterior use Solvent-based
Blackfriar UV Wood Primer is designed to bind with wood grain to provide superior protection against UV damage, the main cause of varnish failure. Enriches and protects your exterior home and garden wood. Product Features Enriches and protects your home and garden wood. Binds with the wood grain. For use under Blackfriar Exterior...
Blackfriar Problem Solving Primer is formulated to cover a whole range of surfaces and surface problems. It contains cationic technology that neutralises stains such as wood tannins, soot residue, nicotine, water and adhesive residues, concealing them permanently. Specifically formulated to provide good adhesion to a wide range of substrates,...
Blackfriar MDF Primer Undercoat is an excellent quick drying all-in-one primer/undercoat specially formulated for MDF. May also be used as a primer/undercoat over interior masonry, dry plaster and cement. Product Details Fast drying. All-in-one primer and undercoat. Good opacity. Excellent adhesion to MDF. Interior use.
Blackfriar Acrylic Primer Undercoat is an all-in-one, quick drying primer and undercoat for use on a wide range of substrates including wood, masonry, dry plaster and cement. Provides excellent opacity and adhesion. Product Features Quick drying. Interior and exterior use. All-in-one primer and undercoat. Excellent opacity. Excellent...
Blackfriar Aluminium Wood Primer is an aluminium wood primer for hardwoods, which prevents bleed through fresh paintwork. Specifically formulated for painting new or old bare hard or resinous woods. Product Features Contains aluminium pigments to protect against bleed from resinous woods. For resinous and bare hard woods. Good barrier...
Blackfriar Patent Knotting solution seals and prevents seepage from knots and resinous areas on timber. For use on interior and exterior bare or stripped wood. Product Features Interior and exterior use. Seals knots. Prevents seepage. Translucent amber solution. Use only under opaque coatings.
Blackfriar High Performance Undercoat is a high build undercoat with good obliterating properties. Suitable for use as an 'intermediate coat' between primer and finishing coats on most common substrates. Ideal for wood, plaster and metal. A slightly structured coating with good leveling and covering properties. Product Details Excellent...
Due to certain legislation changes the manufacturer of this product has temporarily removed it from sale until further notice - In the meantime we can recommend Sikagard Universal 5 Star Wood Treatment as a potential alternative. NEW Blackfriar Exterior Wood Preservative Gold Star is a deep penetrating wood preservative based on powerful...
A gentle cleaning agent specially formulated for use on oiled surfaces. Diluted with water as needed and is non-foaming, odourless and does not leave smear. Timberex Bio-C can be used daily or when ever needed.
Mathys Adex should be used to impregnate new exterior wood that is not of first quality or bare exterior wood that is damaged in some way. Strengthens the wood structure Improves adhesion of paint Coverage Calculator
The wood preparation stage is the most important stage on restoring, preserving, decorating or protecting wood substrates and surfaces. It will dictate what finishes are available, whether subsequent oil or water-based products can be used, how contrasting the wood grain can be, and how much protection is available against smoke and fire damage, discolouration, UV light, water spills and potential stains, woodworm, and much more.
If you wish to prepare new wood prior to varnishing it, you may need fundamentally different primers and undercoats than if you intend to paint, oil or stain it. Wood needs to be sealed for paints and varnishes to adhere to it, as opposed to remaining porous for stains and oils to soak into it. Key considerations are using clear or translucent primers, as opposed to white, or light-coloured sealers and undercoats.
Key criteria that also dictates which products can be used, include:
- Has the wood previously been treated, varnished, oiled or painted?
- Has there been any, or does the wood currently need repairing or cracks filling?
- How old is the wood, and if it hasn’t been treated previously, has there been any warping from environmental, or atmospheric humidity and temperature changes?
- Has the wood been prepared by striping, filing, sanding, cutting or planing?
- Do you simply want to seal the wood to protect it, or add further protective layers and coatings?
Woodworm Killers and Treatments
To treat all types and life stages of woodworm and wood boring insects, we recommend Blackfriar Exterior Wood Preservative Gold Star. It is ready to use for the eradication of woodworm, and is a low solvent, low odour based solution which penetrates deep into the wood.
Woodworm can be found in wood and timber building foundations, woodwork and joinery – doors, window frames, roof timbers, floorboards, joists and rafters - and structural beams on aged, historic or period properties.
Wood Preservers and Treatments
Protecting Wood Against Rotting, Fungi and Surface Moulds
Strong cleaning agents, like Jotun Demidekk Terrassfix, are ideal for exterior decking. Slowly dispersed in wood penetration for improved effect over standard wood preservation products, it can help tackle the expense of continued rotting wood and timber.
Zinsser SealCoat™ is a fantastic sanding sealer, protecting the surface from any future strong solvent-based coatings. It also improves the adhesion properties of solvent-based polyurethane, water-based polyurethane, lacquer and other clear finishes.
Interior wood types SealCoat™ acts as a sealer for, include oak, maple, chestnut, mahogany, walnut, birch, poplar, cherry and more. Recommended surfaces are panelling, moulding, trim, doors, cabinets, and furniture.
Preventing Staining on Knotted or Resinous Timber
We have several products for the successful sealing of knotted or resinous areas of wood, to prevent staining of future paint films. Coo-Var Patent Knotting is a low viscosity, translucent brown, shellac based product. Blackfriar Patent Knotting is a translucent amber colouring that is made from pure shellac and methylated spirit, and is ideal for new wood, or wood stripped or burnt-off prior to priming.
Please contact Rawlins Paints’ Technical Team if you require wood preparation advice for fire retardant or intumescent treatments, as these will require more specialist products not listed here.