WOCA Deck Oil Benefits

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WOCA Deck Oil Benefits 2017-03-14T05:40:56+00:00
WOCA Deck Oil - Penetrating Natural Exterior Wood Protection
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The benefits of using WOCA Deck Oil, water based natural oil

WOCA Deck Oil benefits your outdoor wood by penetrating deep into the wood to strengthen and harden the wood.   Other products stay on the surface.  A low-sheen matte finish is created allowing the grain and texture of the wood to remain a part of its appearance. Natural oils, such as WOCA Exterior Oil have grown in popularity in recent years, as the demand for natural, beautiful wood has risen. The special water-based composition of oil components ensures that the product is water-dilutable and friendly to the environment. The oil ensures a strong water and dirt repellent surface and protects against mold fungus. The oil enhances the natural color and grain of wood. Exterior Oil is available in Natural as well as a number of exciting colors. All varieties have UV protection.

What are VOC’s and why you should avoid them

WOCA Deck Oil Benefits - 100% VOC FreeThe primary environmental concern surrounding hardwood finishes is their release of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) into the air. In addition to often being greenhouse gases, VOCs can cause long-term health effects if inhaled in excess or for extended periods of time. Oil and water-based polyurethane finishes both emit VOCs into the air during application and continue to do so for some time afterwards. Oil-based polyurethane releases significantly more VOCs than water-based. It should be noted however, that most of the leading finish manufacturers have reduced the VOC amount in their products to a safe, and nearly negligible level.

While there are now low-VOC polyurethanes available, natural oils run away with the title of Most Environmentally Friendly Finish. All natural oils release little to no VOCs, and many brands, such as WOCA Exterior Oil, are totally VOC free.

WOCA Deck Oil – Easy – One Coat – Application

  1. Clean new wooden surfaces as well as old surfaces with WOCA Exterior Cleaner before starting the oil treatment.
  2. Then leave the wood to dry for at least 24 hours so that the humidity is not above 17%. Sand down any rough wood fibers with sandpaper, grit 120.
  3. Make the application in dry weather only, min. temp. 55.4°F. Avoid direct sunlight and high temperatures.
  4. Stir the oil thoroughly before use.
  5. Apply an even and thin coat of oil with a brush. Treat the end grain wood first. The wet oil may have a white shade. When the water has evaporated after a few minutes, the wood will appear oiled.
  6. Wipe off any excess oil with clean cotton cloths after no more than 5 minutes. Take particular care of removing excess oil from joints and grooves.
  7. If the surface does not appear saturated with oil, repeat steps 5 and 6.
  8. When the wood is dry, it may be polished with a polishing pad or polishing machine to ensure an extra hard-wearing surface.
  9. It takes 24 to 48 hours for the oil to harden thoroughly, depending on weather conditions and outdoor temperature. The wood must not be exposed to water during this period.