|Woodguard is an oil-based exterior wood preservative for log homes, wood siding and shake shingles. Woodguard protects against fading and discoloration due to decay, fungus and mold while providing water repellency by penetrating deeply into the wood. Only one coat is needed with this quality product that begins protecting wood with the first application.
Woodguard also protects against cupping, curling and warping as well as insects such as powder post beetles and termites. Woodguard is VOC compliant in all 50 states. The active ingredient, copper 8 quinolinolate is suitable for use on wood that may have incidental food contact.
Woodguard Recommended Usage
• Woodguard can be used on siding, trim, doors, garage doors, windows, logs, outdoor furniture, fences.
Woodguard Features and Benefits
• Exceptional water repellency on sloping and vertical surfaces.
• One coat coverage. (Apply to the point of refusal.)
• Controls mold and decay as well as wood cupping and warping.
Woodguard is toxic to termites and anobiid powderpost beetles.
• Woodguard is especially well suited for applications where environmental safety is needed.
• Woodguard active ingredient Copper 8-Quinolinolate will not photodegrade.
• Highly UV-stable, Woodguard bonds intimately with wood and remains intact to combat mold, decay, termites and anobiid powderpost beetles.
• Woodguard meets VOC standards in all 50 states.
Woodguard Coverage and Reapplication
Woodguard covers approximately 200 sq. ft/gal. on smooth wood.
• Year 3 – 5 after construction: 1 coat of approximately 150 – 200 sq. ft./gal.
• Apply as needed in subsequent years.
• Old Weathered Wood: 1 coat to the point of refusal. Approximately 75 – 100 sq. ft./gal.
Woodguard Application Instructions
• Spray – Low-pressure spray or “pumpup spray” equipment is suitable. Set nozzle to deliver a low-pressure, coarse spray. Do not use airless spray equipment.
• Brush – A regular paintbrush is fine for most surfaces. For uneven or rough surfaces, use a stiff-bristle brush.
• Roller – Use a long nap for rough surfaces.
• Apply to refusal (until Woodguard starts to run) and have someone follow to back brush the applied Woodguard to a smooth uniform coating.
• Clean up: Clean tools with paint thinner or mineral spirits.
• Do not apply Woodguard if the overnight low temperature is below 50°F/10°C or the daytime high temperature is above 95°F/35°.
• Cure time: approximately two weeks at 70°F (less if warmer).
Woodguard pre-tints offer the convenience of a pre-tinted color option. It is formulated with trans-oxide pigments for excellent control of UV (ultra violet) fading from the sun. To ensure even distribution of pigment, stir frequently
Original Clear WOODguard, Honey Base or Honey 2000 may be used as a base for pigmenting with machine colorants. Our three standard machine colors (Honey, Cypress and Pecan) will appear similar, but somewhat “brighter” in the pre-tints than if mixed into clear WOODguard. Consult your dealer for assistance in custom tinting Woodguard. Always "box" colors when using buckets with pigmentation to assure uniformity of color.