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omnia® Protect

A high performance waterborne timber protector ideally suited to dip, flow, spray and brush application. Offering excellent coverage and durability, complete with specific additives which protect the structure of the wood and actively control discolouration.

Previously known as omnia® Preserve.

omnia® Protect is formulated to provide surface protection against rot and fungal attack. omnia® Protect comes in clear and is also available in 9 standard wood stain colours: antique pine, light oak, teak, mahogany, dark mahogany, rosewood, walnut, dark oak and jacobean.

Use prior to end grain sealing with omnia® End Grain Sealer. After Preserve, apply omnia® Clear. Refer to the Usage tab for more information on omnia® Protect's use in the clear finishing system. Always check the suitability of the timber for exterior joinery application prior to commencement of the project. Please consult the Usage tab for more information on the omnia® system.

Usage

Ensure that the substrate is clean, dry and free from contaminants. 

Wipe all surfaces with a sharp solvent such as Morrells Cellulose Thinner (2007/000) prior to coating application. Turn the wiper so that the contamination is removed rather than dispersed. Allow the solvent to flash off for 30 minutes and apply the first surface coating within two hours of cleaning. Observe Health and Safety matters. The maximum recommended wood moisture content is 18%. We do not recommend the use of American Oak due its low moisture content and therefore liability of movement.

Clear Finishes:

  1. If knots are present and require sealing, brush apply one coat of omnia® Knotting over the knots only.
  2. Apply one coat of omnia® Protect in its clear form or in the appropriate colour. Ideally applied by dipping or flow coating but if brushed or sprayed, ensure that the surface is fully wetted so that the timber absorbs the product. The system is designed such that any stain colour can be obtained by the application of tinted omnia® Protect. However, for special requirements, the topcoat can also be tinted by our Fastmatch® colour-matching facility.
  3. Seal all end grain with one coat of brush applied omnia® End Grain Sealer (8ES/000) and allow to fully dry before denibbing the End Grain Sealer only. If the joinery will exposed to excessively to water or moisture, an additional coat is recommended.
  4. Apply the first coat of omnia® Clear to a wet film thickness of 150 -175μm.
  5. Lightly denib prior to the application of the final coat, using a synthetic sanding pad (Scotchbrite or similar).
  6. Apply the second coat of omnia® Clear to a wet film thickness of 150 -175μm.

  • Pack size: 5L & 25L
  • Coats: 1 coat
  • Touch dry: 90 minutes @ 18°C
  • Recoatable: 2 - 4 hours @ 18°C
  • Coverage: 28m² per 5 litres dependent upon the size, orientation and surface quality of the item being coated
  • Packing: Overnight minimum, dependent on conditions

Product Codes

8PR/000 Clear
8PR/001 Antique Pine
8PR/002 Light Oak
8PR/003 Teak
8PR/004 Natural Mahogany
8PR/005 Dark Mahogany
8PR/006 Rosewood
8PR/007 Walnut
8PR/008 Dark Oak
8PR/009 Jacobean

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Colours

  • Antique Pine

    8PR/001

  • Light Oak

    8PR/002

  • Teak

    8PR/003

  • Natural Mahogany

    8PR/004

  • Dark Mahogany

    8PR/005

  • Rosewood

    8PR/006

  • Walnut

    8PR/007

  • Dark Oak

    8PR/008

  • Jacobean

    8PR/009

Usage

omnia® has been designed as a full finishing system, from surface preparation to topcoat. As omnia® is available in clear and opaque topcoat systems for multiple varieties of wood, please consult our Exterior Joinery Guide for Exterior Finishing and the system guidelines below. Choose your system below:

Ensure that the substrate is clean, dry and free from contaminants. 

Wipe all surfaces with a sharp solvent such as Morrells Cellulose Thinner (2007/000) prior to coating application. Turn the wiper so that the contamination is removed rather than dispersed. Allow the solvent to flash off for 30 minutes and apply the first surface coating within two hours of cleaning. Observe Health and Safety matters. The maximum recommended wood moisture content is 18%. We do not recommend the use of American Oak due its low moisture content and therefore liability of movement.

Clear Finishes:

  1. If knots are present and require sealing, brush apply one coat of omnia® Knotting over the knots only.
  2. Apply one coat of omnia® Protect in its clear form or in the appropriate colour. Ideally applied by dipping or flow coating but if brushed or sprayed, ensure that the surface is fully wetted so that the timber absorbs the product. The system is designed such that any stain colour can be obtained by the application of tinted omnia® Protect. However, for special requirements, the topcoat can also be tinted by our Fastmatch® colour-matching facility.
  3. Seal all end grain with one coat of brush applied omnia® End Grain Sealer (8ES/000) and allow to fully dry before denibbing the End Grain Sealer only. If the joinery will exposed to excessively to water or moisture, an additional coat is recommended.
  4. Apply the first coat of omnia® Clear to a wet film thickness of 150 -175μm.
  5. Lightly denib prior to the application of the final coat, using a synthetic sanding pad (Scotchbrite or similar).
  6. Apply the second coat of omnia® Clear to a wet film thickness of 150 -175μm.

Ensure that the substrate is clean and dry.

Wipe all surfaces with a sharp solvent such as Morrells Cellulose Thinner (2007/000) prior to coating application. Turn the wiper so that the contamination is removed rather than dispersed. Allow the solvent to flash off for 30 minutes and apply the first surface coating within two hours of cleaning. Observe Health and Safety matters. The maximum recommended wood moisture content is 18%. We do not recommend the use of American Oak due its low moisture content and therefore liability of movement.

Solid (Opaque) Colours:

  1. When coating non-durable timber, pre-treat with omnia® Protect.
  2. When coating red-brown woods, such as sapele, or other woods that may stain the coating, apply a coat of omnia Prime Pre-Treatment (8PT/000), a stain-inhibiting clear isolator. Ensure the surface is fully wetted so that the timber absorbs the product.
  3. Treat/seal all end grain with brush applied omnia End Grain Sealer (8ES/000); allow to fully dry before de-nibbing only the end grain sealer.
  4. Apply one coat of omnia Prime which is a stain inhibiting white Primer to a wet film thickness of 152μm. Apply two coats at 152μm each if severe staining is seen in the first coat.
  5. Apply the first coat of omnia Colour (Opaque Topcoat) to a wet film thickness of 150-175μm.
  6. Lightly denib prior to the application of the final coat using a synthetic sanding pad (Scotchbrite or similar).
  7. Apply the second coat of omnia Colour (Opaque Topcoat) to a wet film thickness of 150-175μm.