John Murphy Castlerea Ltd

IDA Industrial Park,
Tel. : 094 9620182

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The Wood Protection Company is proud to announce the new distribution of Bondex products. Contact us today for more information.

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Saturday 17th, March


How to achieve an ideal base coat


To achieve the best effect when applying a coat, the surface must be dry, clean and free of dust, grease, oil, wax and salt. Typical contaminants such as algae, mould growth, bird droppings, cobwebs etc.. must be completely removed.



Import tasks :



Sanding as pre-treatment - why and when


Smoothing :

The surface becomes rough with sawing or painting and the grain becomes raised. This makes it difficult to apply an even coat and therefore reduces the protective properties on the coating. Leveling the wood grain by fine sanding produces a smooth surface.


Complete Planning :

E.g. on heavily weathered finishes. On such surfaces the wood must be planed back to its raw state to obtain a stable surface.


Please note : it is also important to fine sand surfaces between coats, for example when applying 2 - 3 coats of wood protection in order to improve adhesion between coats.


Tip : You can recognize heavily weathered finishes from a grey staining of the wood. The layer of wood protection has partly or completely disappeared and/or flaked off.


Give your wood the right touch


1. Coat new wood



2. Restore weathered finishes



3. Change colour from dark to light



4. If impregnation is necessary



Show your true colours


Wood Protection ?

Bondex stains are transparent coatings, to which insoluble pigments are added. They form a transparent film with a coloured tint, through which the underlying wood/grain is visible.


Bondex wood protection products are covering coatings - the entire colour film is pigmented, the underlying wood is no longer visible.


Since the effect of UV protection depends on the colour pigments, stains basically provide greater or more durable protection.


Apply the stain with a good quality brush and steady hand following the direction of the grain in a full flowing manner, making sure to follow the coverage rates on the tin.


If two coats required, allow the first coat to dry for the appropriate time before lightly re-sanding the surface and applying the second coat.


Please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you for your individual needs