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Technical Data Sheet

TDS 1015 (INT)

Wood Preservative

FEATURES Preparation of the Treatment Area

ƒ Supplied ready-for-use
All electrical circuits passing through treatment areas
ƒ Easy to apply must be switched off during treatment, and for 48
hours following treatment, to ensure that lighting and
ƒ Penetrates wood rapidly electrical equipment are not a source of ignition.
ƒ Effective against wood-boring insects Rubber insulated electrical wiring must be protected
ƒ When dry, treated timber is not harmful to from contact with the preservative (eg: wrapped in
garden plants. polythene), to avoid solvent dissolution of the rubber.

DESCRIPTION In roof areas, sarking membranes should be removed

during treatment to avoid solvent dissolution. Where
SOLIGNUM* COLOURLESS is a clear wood this is not possible they must be protected from
preservative for the treatment of external and internal contact with the preservative.
timber, out of ground contact, and above the damp
proof course. Roof insulation must be removed and only replaced
when the preservative treatment is thoroughly dry, to
Solignum Colourless penetrates into wood, avoid solvent retention in the roof insulation becoming
eradicating, and protecting against, wood-boring a fire hazard.
Water storage tanks must be covered to avoid
PROPERTIES contamination by the preservative treatment.
Colour: Colourless
Preservative Application
Flash point: 36 ºC
Density (g/cm3): 0.75 – 0.85 Ensure there is sufficient ventilation of the area.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE Ensure lighting and electrical equipment are not a
source of ignition. Wear suitable protective clothing,
Internally: Solignum Colourless is for use in buildings gloves and eye / face protection.
on timbers above the damp-proof course, including
floor joists, floorboards, stairs, roofing timbers and Do not apply to surfaces on which food or feed is
joinery. stored, prepared or eaten.
Externally: Solignum Colourless is for use on timbers Ensure the contents of the container are thoroughly
out of ground contact and in buildings on external mixed before application and periodically during
timbers above the damp-proof course, including doors, application.
window frames, surrounds, frames, fascias and Externally, wood preservatives should be applied
bargeboards. during dry and windless weather conditions above
The performance of the preservative will be improved 5ºC. Care must be taken to protect the immediate
by the application of a durable surface coating, or by surroundings during application. Plants should be
further applications of the preservative as a protected from contact with treated timbers until the
maintenance treatment. treatment is thoroughly dry.
Timber Preparation Coverage
Wear gloves when working with wood. Wear a dust
Solignum Colourless should be applied with a brush in
mask and goggles when cutting or sanding wood.
an even coat to achieve a coverage of 1 litre per 4-8
Cutting, planing or drilling of timber should be m². Depending upon the porosity and texture of the
completed before treatment. Weathered surfaces timber, further coats may be required to achieve the
should be brushed to remove loose material and recommended coverage.
sanded back to sound wood. Solignum Colourless
does not restore strength to degraded timber. Treatment of New and Replacement Timber
Wood should be dry and free from bark, paint, varnish, Solignum Colourless can be applied to replacement
polish, dirt, dust, mould, lichen or algae, which prevent timber by immersion.
preservative penetration.
Immerse the timber for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Preservative may not penetrate wood which is wet. Uptake of preservative and long-term performance will
be improved by longer immersion times. SAFETY INFORMATION
It is important that all faces of replacement timbers are Flammable.
protected: any surfaces exposed by cutting, drilling or Irritating to skin.
other re-working must be thoroughly re-treated.
Very toxic to aquatic organisms.
After treatment Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term
Children and animals should be kept away from adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
treated wood until it is thoroughly dry. Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed.
Wipe excess preservative from the surface of the Keep out of the reach of children.
plastic insulation on electrical cables, to avoid solvent
Keep away from food, drink and animal feeding stuffs.
absorption and long-term breakdown of the insulation.
Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.
Maximum ventilation should be provided to allow
evaporation of the solvents. Floor boards should be Avoid release to the environment.
left up for as long as possible to allow ventilation. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting: seek medical
advice immediately and show the container or label.
Drying time: Typically 48 hours, dependent upon
ventilation, ambient temperature and weather Contains permethrin. May produce an allergic
conditions. reaction.

To avoid the possibility of retained solvent adversely PRECAUTIONS

affecting flooring and carpeting, floors treated with
Solignum Colourless should be allowed to ventilate for Avoid direct contact with the substance. Ensure there
a minimum period of 4 weeks. In addition an is sufficient ventilation of the area. Do not handle in a
impervious lining should be laid before installing confined space. Avoid the formation or spread of mists
flooring or carpeting. in the air.

Cleaning: Clean equipment after use with white spirit Always consult the label and the Safety Data Sheet
or similar solvent. Dispose of washings safely. Wash before use.
work clothes separately from other household clothing
Disposal: Avoid release to the environment. All Protim Solignum Ltd supplies a range of speciality
sawdust and construction debris should be cleaned up products for timber treatment and coating. Information
and disposed of after construction. Do not allow wood and advice is available on all aspects of our products
waste which contains preservative to be used for from the Technical Services Department.
animal litter. Empty containers and cleaning materials
containing preservative must be disposed of in For more information visit
accordance with national and local regulations.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1628 486644
PACKAGING and STORAGE Emergency : +44 (0) 1628 890907
Solignum Colourless is supplied in 1, 5, 25 and 200 *Osmose and Solignum are a registered trademarks of
litre containers. Store in cool, well-ventilated area. Protim Solignum Ltd. Protim Solignum Ltd trades as
Keep container tightly closed. The floor of the storage Osmose. An Osmose company.
room must be impermeable to prevent the escape of
liquids. TDS 1015 © May 2009
Must only be kept in original packaging.

PROTIM SOLIGNUM LTD Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow, Bucks SL7 1LS Tel: +44 (0) 1628 486644 Fax: +44 (0) 1628 476757
Registered Office as above. Registered in England 3037845

Protim Solignum Limited’s products are sold subject to its standard Terms and Conditions of Sale, copies of which may be obtained on
request. Whilst Protim Solignum endeavours to ensure that any advice, recommendation, specification or information it may give is
accurate and correct, it cannot, because it has no direct or continuous control over where or how its products are applied, accept any
liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of its products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification,
recommendation or information given by it save as specifically provided by its Terms and Conditions of Sale.