What is Sikkens Cetol Maintenance?
Sikkens Cetol Maintenance is a premium non-pigmented exterior wood finish designed for use over previously Sikkens coated vertical surfaces, except SRD, (logs and wood siding) as a maintenance coat. Typically with maintenance coats of pigmented products such as Sikkens Log and Siding or Sikkens 2/3 Plus, the wood is further darkened. With a one coat application of Sikkens Cetol Maintenance, the wood will retain its same look and color. Once you apply Sikkens Maintenance RE you can't switch to a color application for future retreatments. You have to stay with the Clear Maintenance from that point on or strip it down to bare wood if you wanted to apply color again.
What are the features and benefits of Sikkens Cetol Maintenance?
||Sikkens Cetol Maintenance was developed to provide a non-darkening maintenance coat for vertical surfaces (logs, siding and trim) that have been previously treated with either Sikkens Log and Siding or Sikkens Cetol 2/3
|High Solids Alkyd
||Provides maintenance protection in a single coat
|Excellent Microporosity and Flexibility
||Minimizes blistering and cracking due to expansion and contraction or moisture build-up.
What coverage can I expect with Sikkens Cetol Maintenance?
The coverage area for Sikkens Cetol Maintenance is 300-400 SF per gallon on smooth wood and 150-225 SF per gallon on resawn (rough) wood surfaces.
What’s the best way to apply Sikkens Cetol Maintenance?
Apply a single coat of Sikkens Cetol Maintenance over existing coatings of Cetol 23 Plus or Cetol Log and Siding (except SRD) that are in good condition and that have been maintained according to Sikkens maintenance guidelines. Application should only be done when temperatures are between 50 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
A liberal coat of Sikkens Cetol Maintenance should be applied in the direction of the wood grain using a long haired bristle brush. Application goes best when you maintain a wet edge to prevent lap marks and missed areas. All end grains, nail
holes, and cracks in the wood should be saturated for best results.
How do you prepare previously Sikkens Coated surfaces for coating with Cetol Maintenance?
Spray the wood to be cleaned with clean water to wet the surface.
Clean the surface with a solution of 2 ounces of Trisodium Phosphate, one quart of liquid bleach and three quarts of water. Apply this solution too the wood with a garden pump sprayer such as the Solo 425.
Let the solution sit on the wood for 15-20 minutes. During this period scrub the surface with a hard bristle brush.
Power Wash the cleaning solution from the wood with clean water, To minimize wood damage do not exceed 500 p.s.i. cleaning pressure.
Fill all cracks and checks with an acrylic latex caulk such as Energy Seal or 509 Super Caulk.
Let the wood dry for 3 days before applying Cetol Maintenance.
How often should a coat of Sikkens Cetol Maintenance be applied?
The manufacturer recommends that a single coat of Sikkens Cetol Maintenance be applied every 2-3 years.
Is Sikkens Cetol Maintenance safe to use?
Logfinish.com supplies Cetol Maintenance produced in a reduced emissions format which meets VOC requirements in all 50 states and is safe to use according to directions. A Material Safety Data sheet is available at www.nam.sikkens.com/pdf/cetol-maintenance-re-US.pdf
How do I order Cetol Maintenance RE?