What woods does the OrganoWood® wood preservative system work on?
Use the OrganoWood® wood preservative system (OrganoWood® Protection and OrganoWood® Repellent) on timber that needs improved surface protection, for example, pine, spruce, larch and pressure impregnated timber, but virtually all kinds of woods are suitable with a few exceptions. Examples of application areas are wooden structures in moderately exposed environments such a fence boards, panels, patios of pressure impregnated timber of damp indoor environments. 

Can I use OrganoWood® Repellent as a decking oil?
OrganoWood® repellent works very effectively as a decking oil. It can be used on pressure impregnated decking to produce highly efficient water repellent properties and reduce the risk of mould and surface growth. The treatment also works on other woods such as larch, oak and other hardwoods.

Can OrganoWood® treated timber be painted?
Timber treated with the OrganoWood® wood preservative system mineralises and thus creates a denser structure on the timber’s surface that protects the timber. On account of the denser structure, traditional paint does penetrate into the timber in the same way as normal timber. Resulting in inferior binding between the paint wood fibres. Consequently, OrganoWood® treated timber should not be painted using conventional paint. We are currently working on the development of an environmental classified paint system specially designed for OrganoWood® treated timber.

How long does the surface treatment of untreated timber last?
If the untreated timber is treated in accordance with the recommendations (one coat of OrganoWood® protection followed by two coats of OrganoWood® Repellent.) It is time to perform maintenance with OrganoWood® 02,. again when the surface starts to lose its superhydrophobic (water repellent) function. The whole surface does not always need to be maintained, maintenance can be performed gradually, e.g. walkway on a patio/terrace

My timber has become fuzzy with fibre, what is this?
A phenomenon that can occur on aged timber known as furring (“fibre fuzz”), where the fibres loosen from the surface of the timber. This phenomenon occurs due to the lignin that binds the fibres together is broken down by the sun’s UV radiation and this arises much faster in areas heavily exposed to sunlight. This does not destroy the timber’s protection against rot, as it is only the outer fibres that release, but it is unattractive. For more information about furring, refer to the Swedish wood’s wood guide. Easily remove fibre fuzz with a coarse brush. Brush the affected areas when the timber is dry and the excess will come off.

How does the OrganoWood® technology work?
The technology imitates the natural fossilisation process where organic materials such as wood are converted to fossils. During this, natural minerals such as silicon penetrate into the wood, which creates a physical barrier that keeps away wood-decay fungi.