Osmo Country Colour is based on a blend of natural vegetable oils that penetrate deep into the wood, keeping it elastic and healthy, and preventing it from drying and becoming brittle. The oil reduces shrinking and swelling and allows the wood to breath so that moisture can evaporate.
This product is perfect for a wide range of projects such as wooden
sidings and claddings, trim, clapboards (shutters), fences, shakes, shingles, pergolas, summer houses, log cabins, boat houses, garden furniture, sheds and more.
Osmo Country Colour can be used on all kinds of exterior wood, new or weathered, rough or smooth. It can be used to renew previously stained, weathered or discoloured wood surfaces, giving protection and beauty for many years.
Interior uses include wooden surfaces, stone and brick walls (not plaster) where a satin-matt, intensely coloured but micro-porous finish is desired.
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Wooden surface must be clean, dry and frost-free. Old paints and varnishes must be fully removed with a Paint and Varnish Remover. Existing micro-porous finishes such as oils and stains need only be cleaned or lightly sanded before application.
If additional exterior protection against blue stain, rot and mildew is desired, pre-treat with Osmo WR Base Coat 4005 and allow 12 hours to dry. If a biocide-free water repellent protection is preferred, apply Osmo Wood Protector 4006.
An alternative wood preservative for exterior wooden surfaces that is compatible with Osmo country colour is Barrettine Premier Wood Preservative
Osmo Country Colour is ready to use straight from the tin, no thinning required. Stir well before and periodically when in use.
Use a good quality brush and apply thinly, evenly and thoroughly along wood grain on clean, dry and frost-free surfaces. For exterior wood such as cladding, apply the first coat on all sides of the wood before installation for maximum protection.
Simply apply a further coat of Osmo Country Colour on clean, dry surfaces as and when required.
Allow 12 hours drying time between coats and for the final coat to fully dry. The finish is normally dust dry in around 6 hours.
Can be stored up to 5 years or more if the original tin is full, tightly closed and stored in a dry place. If product becomes thickened by frost it will regain its normal consistency under normal temperatures within 24-36 hours.
To preserve any oil that is left over, pour the remaining product into a smaller container such as a tin, jar or bottle and fill to the rim so that there is no or minimal air in the container. Protect the stored oil from temperature extremes of heat and cold.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not fill into containers normally used for food and drink.
- Work in areas with good ventilation.
- Do not apply in the presence of naked flames, hot surfaces or unprotected electrical equipment.
- In case of contact with eyes rinse immediately with plenty of water.
Important: Wash out any cloths or rags used immediately or store in a airtight container (danger of self combustion).