Sikkens Rubbol AZ

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Key benefits
  • High gloss finish
  • Excellent opacity for even coverage
  • Highly extensible and flexible
Technical Information
  • Finish High Gloss
  • Coverage 16-18 m²/L
  • Drying Time 2 - 2 1/2 hours
  • Recoatable 18 hours
  • Composition Solvent-based
Product Features
  • Durable

Product Description

Rubbol AZ Plus is a high build, high gloss, solvent-borne opaque coating for exterior and interior timber joinery and trim, suitably primed metals and hard plastics.

Application Description

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.
Initial procedure Ensure product is thoroughly stirred before and during application, otherwise sheen and colour variations may be experienced.
It should not be necessary to thin Rubbol AZ plus. Excessive thinning will reduce opacity, and a third coat may be required.
Applying the product: For best results use a good quality, long-haired, soft bristle brush.
Two coats of Rubbol AZ plus should be applied, allowing a minimum of 18 hours drying time between coats. On new work, where practical, the first 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 second coat should be applied to all exposed surfaces, as soon as possible after the first coat has dried, but no sooner than 18 hours and within 48 hours, in order to provide full protection. In any event this period
should not extend beyond three months, otherwise additional preparation and coating may be necessary. If applied to exterior wood and the contract is of long duration, it is suggested that a further coat be applied prior to hand over to make good any weathering during the construction period. If the second coat is not applied within 48 hours, light sanding with a medium grade abrasive, to provide a surface “key” will be required. Ensure all dust is removed.The product should be applied in a full flowing coat, laying off 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 70 micrometres

Technical & Safety Documentation

Tips & Advice

  • 1. Preparing the Surfaces
    General: 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 in 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.
    Knotting may be used to reduce extractive discolouration, however, knotting is not always fully effective in “sealing in” resin.
    In addition, the 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 Rubbol AZ Plus. 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/primed; 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, we recommend the use of a coat of Rubbol Primer plus 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 and treated as “New timber”.
    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, Rubbol AZ plus may be removed immediately while still wet using white spirit.
  • 3. Storing
    Store in cool, dry, frost-free conditions
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