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Woca oil coating

A coloured finish which highlights the natural beauty of timber; Woca oil is a cutting-edge water based coating system for timber cladding. Straightforward and simple to maintain and ideal for use with modified timbers, Woca oil works by penetrating deep into the wood fibres, offering protection against the elements. Available in a select colour range, the result is a desirable matte finish which allows the natural figuring of the timber to be seen.

What to consider

Selecting Woca Oil for your timber cladding brings various benefits but also considerations. An oil coating gives colour, while highlights the timber’s natural beauty, but factors like species, colour choice, and surface finish – as well as the project location and exposure to elements – all impact its lifespan. While the coating offers protection, it may require more frequent reapplication than paints in some situations. Thermally modified timbers such as Abodo® and Thermopine® are recommended due to their enhanced stability.

Brushed Thermopine® cladding factory coated with Woca Oil in Black
Brushed Thermopine® cladding factory coated with Woca Oil in Black

Colour options

Choose from our standard colour range which comprises a contemporary black or traditional teak. Both colours are translucent, meaning that the figuring and natural beauty of the timber is visible beneath the coating. Keep in mind that the colour selection can impact UV protection levels, with translucent coatings in low pigment content colours being more susceptible to fading, especially in brown shades.

Colour options

Application

For a consistent, uniform finish it is highly advisable that oil is applied in controlled factory conditions. Russwood boasts an experienced team of coaters equipped with modern vacuum coaters within our state-of-the-art, in-house coating facility. Although on-site application may initially seem cost-effective, opting for factory coating proves more economical when considering factors such as labour costs, coating equipment expenses, and the potential requirement for scaffolding. Additionally, unpredictable weather conditions can result in prolonged on-site delays, requiring several consecutive dry days to prevent the detrimental effects of excess moisture.

Brushed Thermopine® cladding factory coated with Woca Oil in Black
Brushed Thermopine® cladding factory coated with Woca Oil in Black
Brushed Thermopine® cladding factory coated with Woca Oil in Black

Easy maintenance

Maintaining Woca oil-coated cladding is a straightforward and simple process which involves cleaning and reapplication with a brush or roller. Regular cleaning can be performed with soapy water and a soft brush, which will extend the lifetime of the coating. When it comes to more in-depth maintenance, it is recommended you inspect the timber at least annually to determine when reapplication is required. Reapplication is a straightforward process, which can be carried out on a DIY basis without any specialist skill or experience. End sealing with Woca Exterior Oil is highly recommended for cut or exposed end grain to reduce vulnerability to moisture.


Species suitability

The following species are suitable for coating with Woca oil