Barrettine Creocote has similar physical, water repellency and application characteristics of the traditional Creosote fence paint but contains no biocide/preserver. For additional protection against insect attack, mould, algae and wood rot, a base coat of Barrettine Premier Universal Preservative can be applied before the Creocote.
If using Barrettine Premier Universal Preservative as a base coat for additional protection, it's important that it is allowed to dry for 24 to 48 hours before applying the Creocote on top.
Barrettine Creocote Is a bitumen/wax based treatment that helps to protect the timber by repelling water and preventing ingress.
Timber surfaces to be treated should be clean, dry and free from mould, algae, lichen and other surface contaminates prior to application. Timber surfaces can be cleaned with a stiff brush and Fungicidal Wash (Multicide) to remove any organic matter from the surface of the wood.
Other than water based or spirit based wood preservers, this product can only be used on bare wood - any surface coatings of paint or varnish must be fully removed before applying Barrettine Creocote.
Always do a test area before starting any project to test the suitability and colour of this product.
This product can be brush applied (approximately 1 Ltr per 6 to 8 square meters) or the timber can be dipped into the Creocote for approximately 20 mins.
Please Note: This product is not suitable for use on decking or exterior wooden furniture.
Paint brushes and other application equipment used for applying Barrettine Creocote should be cleaned with white spirit immediately after use and before the product has chance to harden.
- Harmful by inhalation.
- Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed.
- Irritating to skin.
- Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
- Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
Allow 24 to 48 hours for Barrettine Creocote to dry fully. drying times may very depending on timber, air temperature and humidity.
Note: If this product is being used on barns or other structures where animals are being kept, it must be allowed to dry for a full 48 hours with good ventilation before animals are introduced.