Yes, but this is not recommended for logs that see excessive wetting or surfaces that demand a coating that breathe freely such as logs and larger timbers. Always wash using Sansin Multi-Wash as preparation for the new or maintenance coating.
No, the base formulas are inherently different. Although they may appear to be compatible, we cannot guarantee performance results.
Adding water will reduce the quality of the product. If you still wish to add water (e.g.. for ease of spraying) than add NO MORE than 5%. Always add water to stain rather than stain to water.
Use the Clear UV formula with the respective product to dilute colour or increase clarity. Naturals should not be diluted more than 20% using the appropriate Clear UV formula. For example, use Classic Clear UV to dilute Classic Light Natural
Apply up to two coats on decks and siding. DO NOT apply more coats as this could form a film.
Adding the respective Clear UV formula will lighten or increase clarity; or, order a different colour to mix in with your existing product to create the colour you desire; or, return the product to a SANSIN COLOUR CENTRE DEALER for adjustment.
It should not be used inside, the residue is to difficult to remove without rinsing, we recommend only using it outside
Aqua-Gard needs to penetrate into the surface to be effective - this is what allows it to remain breathable. Aqua-Gard is not designed to perform on top of paint or coatings.
When applying exterior Sansin coatings we recommend completely saturating the surface with product to the point where it will absorb no more. This will naturally cause the product to slightly run. Then, as per Directions For Use, back brush the surface to eliminate any streaking by spreading the runs and drips evenly.
Base performance is indicated on product Directions For Use. Individual product performance depends on a variety of factors such as exposure, wear and tear, quality of application, quality of wood and location.
Clear UV in its respective product has considerably stronger UV resistance and is normally used as the last coat to avoid strengthening colour. Sansin Classic formula requires three coats to achieve complete saturation of the wood cell to create a water repellant surface; Classic Clear UV is normally used for the third coat to maintain a clear light colour while building up the necessary protection.
A maintenance coat is required when surface erosion becomes visible, or when the surface colour lightens noticeably. Erosion may first become apparent on the grain whereas colour loss typically shows first on southern exposures.
There is no standard answer because coverage varies depending on the wood species in question. With exterior coatings, it's best to get as much product into the wood as possible. A cedar deck could use an average of 1 gallon per 200-300 sq ft. per coat of Sansin Dec whereas a one-coat formula like Sansin SDF could use up to 1 gallon per 100-200 sq ft. Pricing is dependant upon the selected formula - see the appropriate product Directions For Use for more details.
Sansin uses the finest pure resins and ingredients, with no cheap fillers or paraffin - incorporating the best UV-protection technology available. Sansin is a premium, environmentally-friendly wood coating that protects wood while allowing it to breathe. Plus, Sansin's exceptional ease of maintenance means trouble-free beauty for your home for years to come.
Breathability, ease of maintenance and sustainability.
Dec is designed for horizontal surfaces and Classic for vertical surfaces. The formulas are compatible but Sansin Dec has a lower solids content plus performance characteristics that allow for easier penetration on a horizontal surface.
Silva Timber are the sole UK distributor of Sansin products, call them on 0151 495 3111 or visit our website.
No. Different surfaces can demand distinctly different characteristics from a coating. For example, a large mass of wood such as a log naturally retains more moisture than a 2x4 - which in turn means it will decay unless the wood can breathe. A deck needs more water repellency and UV protection than a wall. Sansin has a family of products designed for optimum performance depending on the characteristics of the wood surface in question.