Sikkens Cetol Novatech

A high solids, medium to high build, solvent-borne woodstain that gives a translucent, semi-gloss finish. Can be used both as a base stain and a finishing coat.
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Key benefits
  • Highly translucent to bring out the beauty of woodgrain
  • Excellent absorption into the surface
  • Provides a sound base for subsequent coatings
  • Highly durable
  • One coat maintenance
Technical Information
  • Finish Semi-gloss
  • Coverage 6-20 m²/L
  • Drying Time 3-5 hours
  • Recoatable 16 hours
  • Composition Solvent-based
Product Features
  • UV Resistant

Product Description

The high solids, low solvent technology of Cetol Novatech results in exceptional flexibility and absorption, making it particularly suitable for 'semi-stable' substrates such as cladding and fencing. The high solids content leads to reduced costs with no compromise on durability.

Application Description

Ensure product is thoroughly stirred before and during application, otherwise sheen and colour variations may be experienced. Cetol Novatech is supplied ready for use. Do not thin.For best results use a good quality, long-haired, soft bristle brush. On new work, where practical, the initial coat should be applied all round prior to fixing. Pay special attention to any areas of exposed end grain, tops and bottoms of doors, and undersides of cills.
The product should be applied in a full flowing coat (working well into joints and open grained timber, ensuring end grains
or sawn timbers are saturated with product). Excess surface material may be re-distributed after 5-20 minutes (depending on conditions), using the minimum number of strokes required to produce an even overall colour. This ensures that the first coat satisfies the porosity/absorption of the timber.
Conditions – Do not apply if there is a risk of rain, or when air/substrate temperatures are below 5ºC or above 30ºC during
application or drying periods. Protect from frost and rain until dry.Failure to meet these requirements may adversely affect the drying, visual quality and durability of the finish.Allow a minimum of 12-24 hours drying time. Where appropriate (e.g. for joinery items such as windows and doors), the first coat should be carefully denibbed using a fine grade nylon abrasive pad or a fine grade (P240 or finer) wet or dry silicon carbide abrasive paper, in the direction of the grain. Do not break through the surface coating. Remove all dust.Subsequent coatings should be applied as soon as possible after the previous coat has dried, but no sooner than 12-24 hours,
in order to provide full protection. In any event this period should not extend beyond three months, otherwise additional
preparation and coats may be necessary. If applied to exterior timber and the contract is of long duration, it is suggested that a further coat be applied prior to handover to make good any weathering during the construction period.
These coats should be applied in a full flowing manner in the direction of the grain, using the minimum number of brushstrokes
necessary to produce an acceptable finish. Avoid overbrushing, as this will reduce the protection afforded. Apply to a minimum wet film thickness of 60 micrometres

Technical & Safety Documentation

Tips & Advice

  • 1. Preparing the Surfaces
    Ensure the timber surface is suitably prepared, clean and dry, with dust, dirt, wax and grease removed, and allowed to acclimatise to its end-use environment. The moisture content should not exceed 18% prior to coating.Degrease any exposed bare timber surface by wiping with a cloth dampened with a suitable solvent. Certain timber species contain
    high levels of natural wood extractives or exudates and some softwood can be highly resinous. Resinous deposits should be removed with a scraper. Any remaining residues should be removed using a lint-free cloth dampened with a suitable solvent, frequently changing the face of the cloth. Allow solvent to evaporate fully before overcoating. The use of both eye and hand protection is strongly advised.
    We do not recommend the use of “knotting agents” with translucent finishes as they are not always fully effective in “sealing in” resin,the presence of knots is often highlighted and adhesion of coatings can be impaired.When filling, be sure to use fillers specifically designed for use with timber. General or all purpose fillers are not suitable, particularly on external areas, as they cannot cope with timber movement and work loose.New Timber: Where a superficial application of preservative to softwood and hardwood is deemed necessary, such as timbers in Durability Class 3 or lower, use Cuprinol Wood Preserver Clear (BP). For Class 4 (in ground contact) and 5 (marine) use pre-treated wood specific for these conditions. Preservative pre-treatments must be fully dry before the application of Cetol Novatech. Do not use on substrates
    which have had water-repellent preservative pre-treatments applied. Where possible, the first coat should be applied all round prior to fixing.
    Only use non-ferrous screws, nails and fixings .Base stained joinery: Denib using a fine grade nylon abrasive pad or a fine grade (P240 or finer) wet or dry silicon carbide abrasive paper, in the direction
    of the grain. Do not break through the surface coating. Remove all dust.
    To ensure optimum durability and uniformity of appearance, we recommend the use of a coat of Cetol Novatech prior to finishing.
    Note: Where there is localised damage, or deterioration has occurred as a result of exposure of the factory coating for longer than 3 months,affected areas should be thoroughly sanded back to a sound substrate.
    All damaged or decayed timber must be removed and replaced, cutting at least 25mm into sound timber.When splicing in new sections of timber, consideration should be given to the use of a timber species whose natural durability is sufficient. Brush apply
    two coats of Cuprinol Wood Preserver Clear (BP) to saturation. Ensure timbers are thoroughly treated, especially any end grain sections, and are fully dry before splicing in. Secure with non-ferrous fixings and fill all voids surrounding the spliced-in area with a suitable repair compound such as Dry-Flex from Repair Care
  • 2. Cleaning
    Clean brushes and equipment with brush cleaner immediately after use. If spilled, Cetol Novatech may be removed immediately while still wet using white spirit
  • 3. Storing
    Store in cool, dry, frost-free conditions
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