b'NATURALRETAIN ORIGINAL COLOURWeathertexNaturalbeginsasadark hardwood colour. Left uncoated it will lighten from UV and to retain the original colour the boards should be stained. We recommend a test spot before staining. Ifyouinitiallychoosetolightenthe0 MONTHS: Recently built, this4 MONTHS: The board shows shows the beginning colour ofsigns of lightening.boards but want to restore them to theirWeathertex Natural boards. original colour later, you can do so at any time. Clean the boards with a deck cleaner and a sturdy deck cleaner brush before beginning the staining process. UNSEALED (Naturally Lighten)Left to weather naturally by the sun, the timber will lighten and silver off after a period of time. This can produce some beautiful results that become a unique feature of the construction. For best results use this technique on buildings that are exposed to full sun and arent obscured by fences, trees or awnings. Weathertex is made with Australian hardwood timber and colours may slightly7 MONTHS: The board is continuing17MONTHS:Theboardsarenow vary season to season. to lighten. a light blonde colour. To stop the silvering off process the boards can be stained at any time which will help protect the boards from the sun, as well as allow for a new spectrum of colours. Boards can be brought back to their original dark colour by first scrubbing with a deck cleaner and then applying the appropriate coloured stain. COLOUR STAIN & SEALEDWeathertex Natural range can be stained and sealed in the same manner as other hardwood timbers (such as timber decking). Wash the boards down first with a deck cleaner and make sure the boards are clean and dry before staining. When staining36 MONTHS: The boards are now veryCLEANING: Wash the boards with a light,andareabouttobegintobedeck cleaner and a firm brush.follow the direction of the cladding to ensure each board has anrestored.even coating. Coattheboardswithasoftbrushfirstbeforecuttinginthe edges.Add another coat, then cut in again. Minimum of two coats required, a third coat is optional (check the stain guide for recommendations), and there is no need to cut in the edges again on the third coat. Keep a wet edge throughout to make sure visible layers arent seen on the finished product. Stopping and starting during coating may lead to an uneven finish as the stain will dry in uneven layers.We dont recommend a clear coat or varnish, as water based stains with pigment help protect the timber from UV. Maintenance of the stain is required to stop fading over time. Make sure toSTAINING: Stain in the same directionCOMPLETE: After 3 coats the timber thattheboardsruneg.Verticalforis restored and is now UV protected. also follow the stain manufacturers directions, as they may varyvertical cladding.Maintainthestainovertimeasper between products.productdirectionstocontinueto protect the timber from UV rays. Note: This project is only an example of the lightening and restoring process. Different projects will lighten at different speeds depending on location and exposure to sunlight. 8'