Hydrobar Wood Bead – Water Repellent for Wood
Hydrobar Wood bead is a single-pack, waterborne impregnating water repellent for exterior softwood joinery.
Once completely cured, the product has high water-shedding properties and a long-lasting, pronounced beading effect.
Suitable for application to bare softwoods and hardwoods(*).
Laboratory testing has shown marked reduced levels of water uptake, even after 4000hrs QUV (approximately 10+ years). Noticeable beading on field trial product, even after 17 years exposure in an Alpine environment. (*)The life expectancy on less porous hardwoods may be reduced)
Imparts water and dirt resistance to exterior timber joinery, including cladding, sheds, fences, noise barriers, decking and seats. Woodbead protects timber from moisture but allows the joinery to age naturally. Woodbead contains no fungicides or UV controlling pigments but will inhibit organic growth through its water repellent properties.
Improves the life expectancy of timber species vulnerable to decay, such as pine and lower grade softwoods.
After application, Woodbead leaves little or no visible signs of application, except areas treated with
Woodbead will not darken when wet.
Woodbead is suitable for application to bare timber. Any paints, stains or varnish must be completely removed prior to application.
Product may settle during storage and transport, so shake the contents before and periodically during use. Apply by brush, deep, pile roller or conventional garden sprayer. Apply an initial coat, starting from the top of the substrate to be treated, working down the surface and allowing excess liquid to run down. Once the whole surface has been treated, but before the initial coat has dried, apply a second coat (so called wet-on wet application). Once completely dry, further applications may not be adsorbed.
Does not significantly alter the essential colour and tone once dry.
4-8m²/litre depending on porosity of timber.