Cuprinol Ducksback has an advanced, wax enriched and non-drip formulation, that colours and weatherproofs sheds and fences for up to 5 years. Cuprinol Ducksback is quick drying, low odour and safe to use around plants and pets.
Ensure that surfaces to be treated are clean, dry and free from dust, dirt, loose debris and any other surface contaminants.
Stir thoroughly before use. Try a test area first to ensure that colour and adhesion are acceptable. Apply 2-3 coats evenly along the grain, avoiding overlaps. Allow 2-4 hours between coats under normal weather conditions. This product is wax enriched to repel water. Recoat within 2-3 days of previous coat. If a longer period elapses try a flat a test area to ensure product is not repelled. Product should only be used on rough sawn timber. Do not apply in temperatures below 5 degrees C, in damp conditions or if rain is likely before the product has dried. Please note that the colour in the tub may be different to the final shade when dry. Where a strong colour change is involved, more coats may be required. If using more than one can it is advisable to mix them together in a larger container or finish painting in a corner before starting a new can.
Drying time is 2-4 hours (showerproof in just 1 hour). Drying times can vary depending on the nature of the surface and the weather conditions.
After use, remove as much product as possible from brushes and rollers before cleaning with water. Store in dry conditions and protect from frost.
Q. I have smooth wood, why can i not use Ducksback?
A. Ducksback is not deep penetrating but very much relies on the timber texture for adhesion. For this reason it is recommended for rough sawn timber only. If the construction contains smooth timber components, or has lost texture through weathering then adhesion performance will be reduced. The product only becomes water repellent when it is fully dry and until then it can be damaged by heavy rain. In addition, surface dirt, algal growth and any previous treatment which retains water repellency may repel the Ducksback, causing poor adhesion.
For smooth wood, Garden Shades or Ultimate Garden Wood Preserver can be used. Both products can be applied to rough and smooth wood.