Tanacoat – For Trusted Reliability
Tanacoat® was one of the first solvent-based oils developed. It was created in Queensland more than two decades ago by a chemist with a deep understanding of timber preservation.
Tanacoat was specifically developed for local government. Councils needed a superior timber oil which was environmentally friendly to use on hardwood structures in community areas such as parks, boardwalks and playgrounds.
With its low-odour, non-flammable formulation, Tanacoat is used in commercial and council applications such as park furniture, boardwalks, landscaping timber, retaining walls etc., as well as residential applications such as decks, pergolas, retaining walls and fences.
How Much Do I Need?
- Dried, aged, weathered or rough-sawn timber: 4 - 6 m2 per litre
- New or smooth timber, or recoating (short duration): 8 - 12 m2 per litre
- Dried, aged, weathered or rough-sawn timber: 6 - 8 m2 per litre
- New or smooth timber, or recoating (short duration): 12 - 16 m2 per litre
How long will Tanacoat last?
There are many oils on the market and they all make claims about longevity. How long an oil lasts depends on many factors, so it is hard to give an accurate duration. Just a few of the factors that can influence this include:
- Timber species
- Weather exposure
- Amount of foot traffic
- If the Tanacoat was applied according to best practice
If your project is not fully exposed to weather, is in a low to moderate traffic area, and has been coated twice as per the best practice, it could achieve approximately 12-months before needing another Tanacoat. However, remember the simple rule: “If water stops beading, it needs another Tanacoat”
What colour is Tanacoat?
Tanacoat has a natural tint in it, which is a light golden-honey colour. Refer to the samples to see what it looks like on some common species.
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