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Rystix Timbacare - translucent colours, price per litre


The ultimate wood treatment - designed for the harshest of environments
Your questions answered about Rystix Timbacare products:
Clear vs Tints
Is Clear suitable for exterior horizontal timber, eg decks?
While clear coatings have UV stabilisers in them, certain UV wavelengths penetrate through the coating and damage the timber underneath. This can cause the timber to become fibrous and discolour, releasing the coating from below. Thus it would be far better UV protection to use a tinted coating under these conditions.
I want to keep the natural colour of my timber deck, what should I use?
Further to the UV protection of tinted coatings being far better, as the tints have a natural UV reflection, it would always be advisable to choose the colour of Rystix that matches closest to the colour of your timber, this will enhance the life of the deck, the coating and give you a far longer life before maintenance is necessary.
What is the best product for my outside wood?
Rystix Timbacare has 2 product ranges for exterior timber, 1 solvent-based and the other water-based, these products have been proven over the past 15 years to not only outlast the opposition but also to provide the customer with 60-70% savings on time, labour & maintenance costs over a period of time.
Are there exterior coatings available which do not crack or peel with time?
Yes, and these are known as Timbacare long-life sealers. Do not use varnishes which peel and flake. Timbacare sealer contains a high level of UV protection, water repellence and as well as protection against fungus and insect attack.
Can treated timber be treated with coatings?
Yes, Timbacare sealer can be applied to timber which has the recognised treatments such as Tanalith, PCP, Creosote, etc, provided the timber is dry and clean.
How many coats are required?
A minimum of 3 coats is required to ensure the maximum protection and life out of the product. The coverage is approximately 10 square metres per litre.
Is it necessary to sand between coats?
The only time sanding is required between coats is if fibres rise making the surface rough, however this normally only occurs after applying the first coat.
Can Timbacare coatings ever fail?
Yes, if applied to surfaces which are not clean and dry or in bad weather conditions. Always follow the instructions on the tin to ensure the product is applied correctly.
What moisture content is required in the timber to be coated?
In general all timber to be coated should be dry. Do not apply a coating before the timber has reached the equilibrium moisture of it's environment.
Is it necessary to sand off all old coatings before using Rystix?
The general rule of thumb is, If in doubt, take it off, however, should the existing coating be sound, but looking tired, then a good key sanding with either sandpaper or sanding pad is necessary, then the surface wiped clean with a turps damp cloth to remove dust & impurities, then the Rystix can be applied neat and evenly in a thin even coat.
How often must I maintain my timber?
Rystix does not have a fixed maintenance cycle (but has an expected life of about 10 years), but rather touch up maintenance as and when you feel it is necessary should certain sections / areas of your building / deck look tired and dull, then it is only necessary to lightly sand and clean with solvent to de-grease the surface and a quick maintenance coat can be applied to restore the coating to it's original beauty.


  • Model: Rystixtrans1
  • Manufactured by: Rystix

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