Dulux Trade Aquatech Preservative Basecoat Plus (BP)

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You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Standard Protection)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A water-based preservative / basecoat for use on bare exterior wood surfaces
  • Provides excellent protection against blue stain, decay fungi and UV rays
  • Maximum Weathershield Durability
  • Low odour
Brand Dulux Trade
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 5 per litre
Drying time hr
Size 1L, 2.5L
MPN 5091277, 5091278
GTIN 5010212496459, 5010212496466

Dulux Trade Aquatech Preservative Basecoat Plus (BP) provides a sound base for Dulux Trade Clear Yacht Varnish, Dulux Trade Ultimate Woodstain and Dulux Trade Ultimate Opaque.

Please Note: Dulux Aquatech Preservative is not suitable as a basecoat for products in the Dulux Weathershield range.

For the best results, ensure surfaces to be primed are clean, dry and free from surface dirt and debris.

  • Remove all loose, flaking, peeling or cracking coatings and previous paintwork, if necessary stripping back to bare wood
  • Special precautions should be taken during surface preparation of pre-1970s painted surfaces as they may contain harmful lead
  • Remove and treat any mould, algae, lichen or moss with a suitable mould and mildew cleaner
  • Remove defective glazing material, clean the rebates and any loose or open joints
  • Replace any rotten wood and troublesome knots with new preservative-treated timber
  • Thoroughly rub down all surfaces in the direction of the grain to remove any grey, weathered wood and surface sheen from remaining coatings, taking care to remove all traces of sanding dust
  • Wood that has turned grey / silver over time due to sun damage can be treated with Osmo Wood Reviver Gel
  • Fill any surface defects and open joints and replace any missing glazing material
  • Do not use linseed oil putty for glazing (or making good) with natural wood finishes, use external beads set in an appropriate non-setting mastic or a special glazing compound

Always do a small test area before starting any project to assess adhesion and end result. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times.

This product is for brush application only and must not be sprayed. Mix thoroughly by shaking container before use.

  1. Pour out a sufficient amount of Aquatech Preservative Basecoat for the job into a suitable metal container. Do not use direct from the can or return any unused product back to the container
  2. Prime all bare wood with 2 coats of Dulux Aquatech Preservative Basecoat (BP), including any new or bare replacement beading
  3. Any excess basecoat should be wiped off surrounding paintwork before it dries

Please Note: The use of silicone sealants can cause blemishes in the finish of this product. Do not use on resinous wood or woodwork with a history of blistering. The maximum benefits of this system will only be realised when used as directed above on good quality timber that conforms to BS EN 942: 1996 (or as amended), in conjunction with good component design.

Once dry, the primed surface can be over-coated with one of the following Dulux Trade top coats:

Product Use
Dulux Trade Clear Yacht Varnish - Gloss A high-build, solvent-based varnish for the decoration and protection of exterior woodwork
Dulux Trade Ultimate Woodstain A high performance, solvent-based exterior wood stain
Dulux Trade Ultimate Opaque A high performance, solvent-based, opaque exterior coating

If the finish starts to wear over time, simply apply a fresh coat of Dulux Trade Aquatech Preservative Basecoat Plus (BP) following the Preparation and Application instructions above.

2 customer reviews
Excellent coverage and looks great by Mr Denis Moore,

Really smooth and easy to apply and looks great too.

Reviewed 2.5L on: 07/10/17
This product is one I have always used by Mr. D. R. Moore

I have only ever used this product for many years and have found it excellent. At times I have found it occasionally hard to obtain.

Reviewed 2.5L on: 17/05/17
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