Monocel Gold Exterior Clear
A high-performance, easy to use marine grade clear finish for the ultimate protection of timber surfaces in Australia’s harsh exterior environment.
Monocel Gold Clear Timber Varnish provides the highest level of protection to preserve the colour and texture of Interior and exterior timber surfaces.
Surface preparation is critical to the outcome and longevity of the surface finish. All surfaces to be coated with Monocel should be clean and dry, free from wax, oil, grease and other contaminants. Fine sand with 240-grit sandpaper, rounding off all sharp edges and corners, then thoroughly dust prior to application. A tack rag is recommended for dusting.
All previous paint, varnish, shellac or lacquer must be totally removed and stripped back to bare timber before coating with Monocel Varnish. If the surface has been previously coated with Monocel Clear Timber Varnish, the surface should be sanded back lightly removing and lifted or cracked film and thoroughly cleaned before recoating.
Ensure adequate ventilation during use.
ALWAYS test the product on a small inconspicuous area or off-cuts first to ensure the product does not react adversely with surface and ensure the product is suitable for your specific requirements.
Stir varnish thoroughly before and during use using a broad, flat paddle in an upward motion. Insufficient mixing can result in whitening of the coat. DO NOT SHAKE the contents as shaking will produce air bubbles which may become trapped on the surface.
Thin the sealer coat with 10-15% clean mineral turpentine and apply to all end grains and joints before fixing. Use a good quality, soft brush, applicator pad, roller or low-pressure spray over the surface.
For large areas, a short nap mohair roller is recommended. Proper penetration of the first coat is very important. Allow 4 hours for the sealer coat to dry then fill any imperfections with a suitable coloured putty.
Allow 6 hours drying time then lightly sand with 240-grit sandpaper and dust thoroughly, use of a tack rag is recommended. Apply a further 2 coats for internal applications, or 3-4 undiluted coats if used externally. Allow at least 24 hours drying time between coats. Finely sand with 240- grit sandpaper before each coat ensuring you dust thoroughly.
Monocel Gold Exterior Clear is touch dry in approximately 4 hours at 25ºC and 50% humidity but should be left a minimum of 6 hours to dry before sanding and recoating. Drying times are a guide only and longer drying times may be required in cooler or humid conditions.
Features & Benefits
- Single pack Aliphatic Polyurethane
- Very good adhesion to substrate
- Excellent abrasion and yellowing resistance
- Very good chemical and solvent resistance
- Available in convenient aerosol pack
- Marine trims
- Harsh exterior conditions
- External doors
- Outdoor furniture
- Timber panelling
- Most timber surfaces
Areas Of Use
UV Protection Level
- Once the surface is prepared, apply wood stain if required, before finishing with the clear varnish.
- Drying may take longer if the weather is cold or humid.
- Do not use below 10º C, or above 30º C.
- If spraying, coats can be thinned with 10-15% clean mineral turpentine to aid application.
- If conditions are warm, thinning additional coats with no more than 5% clean mineral turpentine will ease application.
- Not suitable for flooring or areas exposed to foot traffic.
- Not suitable for the application on tannin & oil rich timbers – (The use of a suitable timber oil is highly recommended for these timber).
Clean - Up
Cleaning is as easy as 1-2-3!
- Wash your equipment in mineral turpentine.
- Rinse in fresh water with a drop of detergent.
- Seal washings and unwanted leftovers and dispose of responsibly.
- Store out of reach of children.
- Skin: wash the area well with running water.
- Eyes: flush the eye with running water for several minutes, contact your doctor.
- Breathing: use in a well ventilated area; when spraying, use a suitable respirator.
- Swallowed: drink water, do not induce vomiting and contact your doctor or the Poison Information Centre on 13 11 26