Sikkens ProLuxe Cetol Maintenance RE is a premium, clear, alkyd resin exterior wood finish designed for use exclusively as a maintenance coat on wood previously coated with Sikkens ProLuxe Log & Siding or Sikkens Cetol 2/3 Plus.
Same Sikkens formula…..a new name!
Prevent your wood from darkening over time with repeated coats of tinted Sikkens products by applying Sikkens Cetol Maintenance RE , a compatible, clear, satin wood finish. With a single application of Sikkens Cetol Maintenance RE wood finish, the wood will retain the same look and color longer and minimize blistering and cracking due to expansion and contracting of wood.
Product Type: Oil-based, alkyd resin formula
Uses: Siding, garage doors, outdoor furniture, trim, windows, fences, doors, and log homes previously treated with Sikkens ProLuxe Cetol Log & Siding or Sikkens ProLuxe Cetol 2/3. Either product must have a dull appearance but otherwise in good condition and has been maintained according to Sikkens guidelines.
NOTE: Once you apply Sikkens Proluxe Cetol Maintenance RE you cannot switch to a color application for future retreatments without stripping existing finish.
Clean Your Logs
Great Preparation is the Key to Application Success!
Caulk All Gaps and Checks
It is natural for wood to crack/check over time due to changing seasons, temperature and aging.
Fill any spaces between the logs and upward facing cracks/checks in the wood after applying a wood preservative and before applying Cetol Maintenance. Fill all joints, cracks, and nail holes with a good quality acrylic latex caulk/filler created specifically for use with wood like Energy Seal or Check Mate 2 prior to applying log finish.
Cetol Maintenance can be applied only over Sikkens Log & Siding, Cetol 23 Plus when the finish is dull but otherwise in good condition with no bubbling, peeling or flaking.
Note: Once you apply Sikkens ProLuxe Cetol Maintenance RE removal of all product is necessary to recoat with Cetol Log and Siding or Cetol 1, 23 Plus.
Sikkens Cetol Maintenance RE wood finish should be applied within four weeks of surface cleaning, provided that the surface remains free of dirt, grease, grime, mildew.
Please Note: Tannin containing woods such as redwood, red cedar, mahogany, douglas fir, etc. contain tannic acid which tends to migrate to the surface and discolor the stain, especially noticeable when using white or light colors. The discoloration is not harmful and can usually be removed. Apply a cleaning solution of four (4) ounces of oxalic acid to one gallon of warm water using a garden sprayer or a heavy nap roller cover. Allow solution to dwell on surface for 20 minutes then thoroughly rise with clean water. Do not allow solution to dry on wood surface.
Sikkens Cetol Maintenance RE is available for shipment by ground only and is shipped via FedEx to the continental USA; with the exception of the following areas that are not approved for Sikkens Cetol Maintenance RE use due to VOC regulations:
Please Note: Sikkens ProLuxe Cetol Maintenance RE cannot be sold to:
Please Note: South Coast Air Quality Management District of California has an exemption for locations registered above 4,000 feet.
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