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Exterior woodcare range...

There's a Resene Woodsman solution for all your outdoor timber projects. The Resene Woodsman range comes in three different formulas: Resene Waterborne Woodsman, Resene Woodsman Decking Oil Stain and Resene Woodsman Wood Oil Stain.

Resene Waterborne Woodsman

Resene Waterborne Woodsman (see Data Sheet D57a) is a fresh approach to wood stains matching the needs of timber to the desire to achieve the most natural appearance possible. Maximum mould resistance has been achieved through the inclusion of powerful fungicides. With an adaptable formulation, Resene Waterborne Woodsman is suitable for use on a wide range of exterior timber substrates including weatherboards, dressed and rough sawn timber, fences, beams, plywood and profiled sheets. All exterior wood stain colours shown on the chart below are available in Environmental Choice approved Resene Waterborne Woodsman. Colours marked with 'cc' are also available in a Resene CoolColour version.

did you know?  All the Resene Woodsman exterior stain colours can be created as Resene Colorwood interior stain colours. Ask your local Resene ColorShop to tint your desired colour for you.

Resene Woodsman Decking Oil Stain

Tired weathered timber decks can be quickly rejuvenated with Resene Woodsman Decking Stain (see Data Sheet D57D), a waterborne modified oil based stain developed especially for new and weathered decking. Decorators will enjoy the quick and easy water clean up and the absence of the solvent fumes associated with traditional solventborne stains. Colours marked with 'ds' are also available in Resene Woodsman Decking Oil Stain. Colours marked with 'cc' are also available in a Resene CoolColour version.

Charred Black™ WW0801 cc ds

Whero™ WD035 ds

Natural™ WD026 cc ds (on pine)

Resene Woodsman Wood Oil Stain

Resene Woodsman (see Data Sheet D57) is a solventborne traditional finish ideal for exterior timber surfaces such as weatherboards, decking and furniture. Surfaces coated in Resene Woodsman Wood Oil Stain require recoating every two summers.

top tip  Usually the darker the colour, the longer the maintenance interval will be (how long before it will need to be restained). The effectiveness depends on the depth of colour used, how much is applied and the amount of weathering it receives. Stain colours of the same product type (e.g. two packs of Resene Waterborne Woodsman) may be intermixed, though it can be difficult to replicate an intermixed colour so carefully note the recipe used and mix enough for the full project.

cc = All colours on this chart marked with cc are also available in Resene CoolColour™ technology. Resene CoolColour will wear differently to the standard wood finish so it is best not to mix and match the normal and Resene CoolColour formulations on a project. A change in product may be required for some colours to achieve a Resene CoolColour effect. View physical samples of products and colours at your local Resene ColorShop and selected resellers.

Whero™ WD035

Resene Timber and Furniture Gel

Resene Timber and Furniture Gel (see Data Sheet D505) is a non-drip, easy to apply, waterborne gelstain designed for use on a wide variety of new and weathered timber surfaces, including furniture, both inside and out. Reapply each summer.

Resene Kwila Timber Stain

Rejuvenate, enhance and protect your timber deck or outdoor furniture with Resene Kwila Timber Stain (see Data Sheet D501). Ideally suited for new or weathered kwila, it is also suitable for use over other exotic hardwoods, adding colour to the timber while still allowing the natural grain to show through. This finish will typically require maintenance after one or two summers.

Resene Forester

Resene Forester is a semi-transparent film-forming timber stain effect finish based on a tough 100% acrylic resin to ensure maximum durability in all exposed conditions. It imparts a natural low sheen look that is fully washable. It is designed for use over a specific basecoat colour on properly prepared substrates and particularly those with a wood grain effect. It is not suitable for direct application over timber and other bare substrates.

Typical uses

Charred Black™ WW0801 cc

Resene Furniture and Decking Oil

Like shining your shoes or polishing your interior woodwork, oiling your deck and furniture regularly will keep it looking its natural best while providing protection against the ravages of water, fungi and U.V. light. Resene Furniture and Decking Oil (see Data Sheet D503) is quick and easy to apply and will assist with water repellency and help maintain timber in good condition. Recommended for annual application to decks and furniture.

Interior woodcare range...

Resene Colorwood is a waterborne interior wood stain designed to colour timber, while still allowing the natural grain of the timber to show through.

Resene Colorwood is usually overcoated with Resene Aquaclear, Resene Qristal Clear polyurethane or Resene Qristal ClearFloor. Rough sawn interior timber, such as beams, can be stained with Resene Colorwood without clear finishing or polyurethaning.

Resene Interior Colorwood Wood Stains

did you know?  All the Resene Woodsman exterior stains shown above are available in Resene Colorwood stains. Ask your local Resene ColorShop to tint your desired colour for you.

Bathroom image: The wood grain is highlighted by the Resene Colorwood Whitewash stain to give the walls an almost marbled appearance that makes a stylish, contemporary backdrop to the cabinet in Resene Colins Wicket, the ladder towel rail in Resene Rice Cake and the floor in Resene Eighth Stonewashed (try Resene Half Perfect Taupe).

WW = All colours marked with ‘ WW’ are also available for exterior use in Resene Waterborne Woodsman. Colours as close as printing allows. Always view a physical sample of the colour before making a final choice.

Resene Colorwood beachy tones

The 'We speak beach' series of colourwash hues are inspired by hazy days at the beach and popular Resene weathered hues. From sea to sand to shore, these hues bring a soothing quality to projects year round. Ideal for use for everything from walls and ceilings to floors and furniture, the hues can be used individually or combined into a palette.

Resene Breathe Easy

Resene Becalm

Resene Bask

Resene Rising Tide

Resene Shore Thing

Resene Shade

Resene Colorwood Whitewash and Greywash

Create a whitewashed style effect on new and weathered interior timber with Resene Colorwood Whitewash or Greywash. These finishes are Environmental Choice approved, waterborne and easy to apply.

Colorwood Whitewash
(also available in Resene Woodsman)

Colorwood Light Greywash | Colorwood Mid Greywash
(also available in Resene Woodsman)

Resene timber clear coats

Resene Qristal Clear Polyurethane

Resene Qristal Clear Polyurethane

Resene Qristal Polyurethanes are popular solventborne varnishes. They add depth and vibrancy to hardwoods and dark timbers. Available in Resene Qristal Poly-Gloss: a high gloss (wet look) finish that will give added intensity to the colour; Resene Qristal Poly-Satin: a medium vibrancy, more natural finish with less effect on the stain colour and Resene Qristal Clear Poly-Flat: a natural flat finish that mimics a waxed surface and is the ideal finish for recycled, aged or imperfect timbers. Where a harder wearing surface is required, use Resene Polythane. Resene Qristal Clear Poly-Flat has a natural finish that mimics a waxed surface. The Resene Qristal Clear polyurethanes are ideal for use over Resene Danska Teak Oil.

Typical uses: Architraves, desks, doors, fibre and particle board, furniture, panelling, plywood, skirtings, timber, veneers.

Resene Aquaclear

Resene Aquaclear

Resene Aquaclear is a waterborne varnish, it is fast drying and easy to use. It will not yellow with age (unlike most solventborne varnishes) so is ideal for light coloured timber and composite boards. Available in gloss, semi-gloss, satin and natural. Where maximum abrasion resistance is required, such as high traffic floors, a moisture-cured urethane, such as Resene Polythane, is recommended.

Typical uses: Ceilings, cork, desks, doors, fibre and particle board, furniture, panelling, parquet, skirtings, solid timber, veneers, walls.

Resene Qristal ClearFloor

Resene Qristal ClearFloor

Resene Qristal ClearFloor is a waterborne urethane durable satin flooring finish designed to protect your wooden flooring and keep it looking its best for longer. In high abrasion where a waterborne finish is required, use Resene Qristal ClearFloor 2K.

Typical uses: Timber or timber composite flooring.

Resene Danska Teak Oil

Resene Danska Teak Oil

Resene Danska Teak Oil is a traditional highly refined oil designed to enhance the grain of hardwoods including teak, rimu and beech. Typically either brush applied or wiped on with a clean cloth, it needs to be overcoated and looks best when used under Resene Qristal Clear polyurethanes.

Typical uses: Suitable for use on interior timber such as teak and most hard timbers such as rimu, hardwood mahogany and walnut.

Resene Polythane

Resene Polythane

Resene Polythane is a single pack hardwearing moisture-cured polyurethane. It’s an optimum clear gloss finish for floors and hardwearing surfaces because of its unique combination of flexibility and abrasion resistance. Exceptional flow properties.

Typical uses: Cork and parquet flooring, corridors, fibre and particle board, gymnasiums, halls, indoor courts, timber and work floors.

Clear finishes for other surfaces:  Resene also has a wide range of clear finishes ideal for surfaces like concrete and for use over painted surfaces. See your Resene ColorShop or the Resene website for options.

Resene Colorwood Enhance

Resene Colorwood Enhance can be used to refurbish old timber, including furniture and woodwork such as doors, kitchen joinery, etc. It is designed to be combined with Resene Aquaclear or Resene Qristal ClearFloor 1K and adds colour back to the surface while still allowing the natural wood grain to show through.

Available in five colours:

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