Q: What exactly is WOODguard?
A: WOODguard is a one coat, oil based preservative for the exterior of log homes and wood sidings.
Q: Is it just clear or can I tint it?
A: It depends on your taste. WOODguard comes either clear or in the following tints: Honey Base, Tawny Cypress, Dark Walnut, Honey 2000, Warm Pecan, or Iron Gray.
Q: Does it protect from UV rays?
A: Yes, WOODguard is formulated with “trans-oxide” pigments and colorless titanium dioxide (Ti02) to reduce fading caused by UV light.
Q: When do I apply it, how much, and how long does it last?
A: New construction needs to be prepared with Mill Glaze Away first before treating the wood with WoodGuard. You should apply WOODguard to the point of refusal when applied with a brush, coarse spray, or roller….never with an airless sprayer. The general rule of thumb for how much to use is one gallon for an approximate area of 150 sq ft for resawn cedar siding and 200 sq ft for mill finished logs & siding. A rough calculation to use would be Area=length of home x height of your home x 1.4 (the 1.4 compensates for your windows and doors). The manufacturer recommends applying your second coat with 12-18 months of the original application, then every 3-5 years after that.
Q. Why is my WOODguard darker than I expected?
A: WOODguard goes on dark and lightens as it cures. If it is not going on dark then you are not applying it to the point of refusal.
Q: Is WOODguard safe?
A: WOODguard is an EPA registered wood preservative and is also VOC compliant meeting all current state air quality requirements.