The owner of a two-storey property in Brighton was looking for a wood finish to revive the exterior timber cladding on his family home. After hearing about Osmo UK’s reputation for good quality sustainable finishes, she knew that its products would not only provide a long-lasting finish, but that it would enhance the natural character of the wood.

Rachel Forrest felt that the timber shiplap on the front and rear of her home was beginning to look dull and tired, and wanted to find a wood finish that would rejuvenate the existing cladding and keep it in good condition for years to come.
Rachel chose Osmo UK UV-Protection-Oil in 420 Clear. Specially designed to maintain the natural colouring of the wood, this product is ideal for exterior joinery as it slows down the greying process. Not only does this finish protect against harsh weather damage, but it also prevents algae, mildew and fungal attacks. 

The project took two days to complete, with only one coat required to achieve the desired finish. A flat brush was used to apply the oil to the exterior cladding, which provided a thin, even coverage. 

“I was looking for a product that would protect the exterior cladding from harsh weather conditions” comments Rachel Forrest. “Osmo UK UV-Protection-Oil has brought the weathered timber back to life. I’m really impressed with the overall finish – the timber has retained its colour extremely well.”

The UV-Protection-Oil range consists of active ingredients to eliminate algae and fungal decay and provide optimal protection against the sun’s UV rays. By absorbing into the wood, the oil allows the surface to remain healthy and elastic, preventing it from drying and becoming brittle. The oil will also not crack, flake, peel or blister. Ideal for exterior decking, it provides a satin, clear finish that not only protects the wood surface it can also enhance the natural look of the wood. 
For raw wood application, two coats need to be applied, with just one required for surface renewal. Dry after just 12 hours, Osmo UK UV-Protection-Oil will provide a durable protection from UV rays whilst ensuring the exterior timber looks refreshed and new for years to come. For more information and to view the complete product range, click here.