We have just painted an old weatherboard home. After completely removing previous paint we sanded & sealed with this product. We can not recommend it enough.- it has sealed well, which we need against Taasie winters. The old wooden windows are really good - its self leveling ability was best noted with them. The only negative was that it is hard work to apply due to its consistency.
If it was possible to give a lower score I would
- Does not seal treated timber at all.
- Dulux do not provide a suitable spec sheet or list of known issues on their website
- Completely ruined the possibility of getting our pergola built for Christmas / Christmas plans ruined.
Purchased this "sealer" to use on treated timber which was being used on my pergola.
Originally we used the acrylic version as we were told this would be fine from both Bunnings and a Dulux rep.
Timber was purchased along with the sealer and taken home. Timber was prepped as we have with a number of other projects and to the spec of their prep instructions on the can and the website. Sand, wipe clean, seal, paint.
After applying the top coat it was left over night in my garage and placed outside the next day. By mid morning it was completely bubbled / ruined. The treatment from the timber had leaked through 3 coats of sealer.
Dulux wanted nothing to do with it, their support consisted of coming up with as many excuses as possible;
- wasnt prepped right - even though the prep was completed to their instructions
- dulux recommend the timber should be weather for 2 weeks before use - does not say that on any of the cans nor the website.
- its a fault in the timber, you should have consulted the spec sheet of the timber first - says water based is fine but to check with manufacturer of the sealer... refer to dulux' pathetic website and spec sheet
- dulux recommend using oil based for treated timbers - no they dont. doesnt say that anywhere and when we asked 2 reps who happened to be at bunnings on different occassions they both said acrylic is fine
- One of their own support staff said he preferred Wattyls products... go figure.
They did not want a bar of anything I had to say. So we tried the oil based, that THEY recommended. Exact same problem.
Raised a ticket with their useless "Customer Support" team, no response in almost 2 weeks to the ticket.
My tradie has started reaching out to his client base and every other Tradie he knows to avoid using this and any other Dulux products as have I.
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