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Wood Treatment: Cuprinol vs No Nonsense vs others

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Ferdinand    413

How good are different brands of multi-purpose wood treatments?

 

I need to soak treat some timber which will be used externally.

 

Last time I used Cuprinol 5* treatment, obtained from Wickes for about £21 per 5 litres (3 for 2 etc). That offer is not now on, so I am will be forking out at least an extra £10 per 5 litre container.

 

So I am looking a little more widely.

 

Does anyone have any recommendation amongst, for example, Screwfix No Nonsense, Sikaguard Universal, Rustins etc?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Ferdinand

 

 

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PeterW    677

I use Sika Universal as it covers a multitude of different products in one - easy to spray on too with a cheap garden sprayer. 

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Ferdinand    413
8 minutes ago, PeterW said:

I use Sika Universal as it covers a multitude of different products in one - easy to spray on too with a cheap garden sprayer. 

 

...which I see is available for about £85 for 4x5l delivered including VAT.

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Onoff    733

I've been using Lumberjack by Everbuild. Smells like you'd expect this sort of stuff to.

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Crofter    251

I went with this stuff:

https://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/product/wood-preservative

 

Which should have a top coat of:

https://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/product/log-cabin-treatment

 

It's really too early to say what effect it's had. Some of the cladding has been on all year but it's only had one coat of the first oil. Despite that, it does seem to be holding its colour well and I have no reason to believe that it's not working. Ask me again in five years!

The stuff does stink, by the way- I was treating the cladding boards inside the house, laid out on the floor, and unless you had all the windows open it was properly headache inducing.

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