Cabot’s Interior Paint Guide

Before you begin to coat your timber, it is important to know exactly what it is. Taking this into consideration will help enhance your overall result. Radiata Pine is a versatile and readily available New Zealand softwood plantation timber. It is ideal for staining.
Interior furniture, wall or ceiling lining boards, plywood, particleboard and general construction. Western Red Cedar is a pale to dark brown North American wood that is easy to work with. It is an extremely durable though very soft timber.

Weatherboards, fascias, windows and doors. Rimu is one of New Zealand’s most popular native timbers. It is a versatile and exceptionally beautiful timber. It was used extensively in older character homes as both a structural and finishing timber.
Interior finishing applications, interior furniture, mouldings and trims

Matai is a reddish-brown, durable hardwood. It can be highly polished to a gloss sheen. The timber has excellent wearability and hardness.

Flooring timber and window sills; Macrocarpa is a low-to medium density softwood that looks and works like Kauri. It is grown in New Zealand as an exotic tree.

Flooring, wall panelling, framing, fumiture, solid wood bench tops, architraves and skirtings. It can be used outside for weatherboard, surfeit, facia, pergolas, decking and outdoor furniture; Tasmanian Oak is a hard timber that has a uniform light beige to light pink colour and readily accepts stains and coatings; Flooring, kitchen cupboards, wall panelling and some interior furniture.

Teak ranges in colour from golden to dark brown. It is rich in oils that help impart moderate durability and its characteristic waxy feel.

Kwila is an extremely durable hardwood and is most commonly used for timber decking and outdoor furniture. A rich-brown timber, it is resistant to termites and decay, but it is susceptible to tannin bleed, which appears as a red-brown colour as water runs off the timber. It may require repeat applications of Cabot’s Deck Clean. Decking, fences, flooring and panelling

furniture and trim paint

Cabot’s Cabothane Clear Water Based

Product Description:Cabot’s Cabothane Clear Water Based is a clear polyurethane for doors, windows, trim and furniture. It is a highly durable, hard wearing and fast drying vanish.

Cabot’s Cabothane Clear Oil Based

Product Description:Features: Cabot’s Cabothane Clear Oil Based is a dear polyurethane for doors, windows, trim and furniture. It is a highly durable, hard wearing varnish.

Cabot’s Danish Oil

Product Description: Cabot’s Danish Oil based is a penetrating oil for all interior furniture, doors, windows and trim. It penetrates to provide a protective natural matt finish.

Cabothane Clear Water Based

Step 1: Surface Preparation

For Bare Interior Timber – Sand the surface smooth using 180-240 grit sandpaper
For Previously Coated Interior Timber

1.  Thoroughly clean the surface with Cabot’s Floor Clean and allow to dry
2. Apply one coat of Cabothane Clear Water Based to a small test area
3. Allow test area to dry for 2 hours, press sticky tape firmly to the surface and pull off quickly. If any coating comes off, the surface must be sanded

Step 2: Apply the coating

1. Stir can thoroughly with a broad flat paddle
2. Apply with a good quality brush or spray gun
3. Allow to dry for a minimum of 2 hours
4. Apply 2nd and 3rd coats as above

Cabothane Clear Oil Based

Step 1: Surface Preparation

For Bare Interior Timber – Sand the surface smooth using 180-240 grit sandpaper

For Previously Coated Interior Timber – Thoroughly clean the surface with Cabot’s Floor Clean and allow to dry. Sand with 180 – 240 grit sandpaper.

Step 2: Apply the coating

1. Stir can thoroughly with a broad flat paddle
2. Apply with a good quality brush or spray gun
3. Allow to dry for a minimum of 6 hours
4. Apply 2nd and 3rd coats as above

interior timber preparation and maintenance

Timber Floor Cleaning – Cabot’s Floor Clean

Product Description: Cabot’s Floor Clean is an all purpose interior timber cleaner that is fast acting on grease and grime

Timber Floor Maintenance – Cabot’s Floor Polish

Cabot’s Floor Polish is a maintenance solution for rejuvenating timber floors. It prolongs the life of timber floor coatings

Cabot’s Wood Tone Putty

Cabot’s Wood Tone Putty is an interior putty for use on all interior timber. It fills holes, cracks and blemishes without shrinking

Flooring Paint

Cabot’s CFP Floor Water Based

Cabot’s CFP Floor Water Based is a clear flooring polyurethane for all interior timber parquetry and cork flooring. it is a highly durable, hard wearing and fast drying finish

Cabot’s CFP Floor Oil Based

Cabot’s CFP Floor Oil Based is a clear flooring polyurethane for all timber, parquetry and cork flooring. It is highly durable and has a hard wearing finish

Cabot’s CFP Hardner

Cabot’s CFP Hardener is an additive for Cabot’s CFP Floor Oil Based. It speeds the hardening process and wear resistance

Flooring Paiting

Re-coat your floors with Cabot’s CFP Floor Water Based

  1. Cleaning and preparing your timber floor, Bare timber floors or floors with highly visible scratches and imperfections must be sanded smooth using 180-240 grit sandpaper.
  2. Remove any polish with a suitable floor polish remover. Fill any holes or cracks with Cabot’s Wood Tone Putty after applying the first coat of Cabot’s CFP Floor Water Based for accurate colour matching.
  3. Thoroughly clean the surface with Cabot’s Floor Clean: mix 2 capfuls of Floor Clean into 4 litres of water.
  4. Allow to dry.
  5. For stubborn marks, such as black heal marks cased by shoes: use Cabot’s Floor Clean neat with a rag.

Test for Adhesion

  1. Apply one coat of CFP Poor Water Based to a small test area. Allow to dry for 3 hours.
  2. Press sticky tape firmly to the surface and pull off quickly.
  3. If no coating comes off, proceed to step 3. If some coating is removed, sand back further to a sound surface.

Apply CFP Floor Water Based

  1. Stir can thoroughly with a broad flat paddle.
  2. Cut in around the edges of the floor, one section at a time with a good quality synthetic brush.
  3. Apply along the length of 3-4 boards with a pad applicator or 6-10mm nap roller, keeping a wet edge.
  4. Allow to dry for 3 hours.
  5. Apply 2nd coat as above.

Re-coat your floors with Cabot’s CFP Floor Oil Based

  1. Remove any polish with a suitable floor polish remover or stripper.
  2. Remove any stains, dirt, wax, grease or oils with mineral turpentine.
  3. Fill any holes or cracks with Cabot’s Wood Tone Putty after applying the first coat of Cabot’s CFP Floor Oil Based for accurate colour matching.
  4. Clean previously coated timber with Cabot’s Floor Clean.
  5. Sand with 180-240 grit sandpaper and remove all traces of sanding dust.

Apply CFP Floor Oil Based

  1. Stir can thoroughly with a broad flat paddle.
  2. Cut in around the edges of the floor, one section at a time with a good quality synthetic brush.
  3. Apply along the length of 3-4 boards with a pad applicator or 6-10mm nap roller, keeping a wet edge.
  4. Allow to dry for 12 hours.
  5. Sand with 240 grit paper, remove all traces of sanding dust.
  6. Apply 2nd/3rd coats as above.

Interior Stains

Stain & Varnishes: Cabot’s Stain & Varnish Water Based

Cabot’s Stain &Varnish Water Based is a combined stain and varnish for all interior timber. It is easy to use and has a durable finish that protects the natural timber grain.

Cabot’s Stain & Varnish Oil Based

Cabot’s Stain & Varnish Oil Based is a combined stain and varnish for all interior timber. It provides colour and shine without hiding the grain.

How to apply Cabot’s Stain & Varnish

  • For Bare and Previously Coated Interior Timber – Sand the surface smooth using 180-240 grit sandpaper.
  • 1. Stir can thoroughly with a broad flat paddle
    2. Apply Stain & Varnish with a good quality brush or roller
    3. Allow to dry and lightly sand between coats
    4. Apply 2nd and 3rd coats as above

Interior Stains 

Cabot’s Interior Stain Oil Based

Cabot’s Interior Stain Oil Based is a penetrating stain for interior doors, windows, trim and furniture. It rejuvenates and transforms interior timber

How to Complete an Interior Paint

How to apply Cabot’s Interior Stain

Step 1 Surface Preparation

For Bare Interior Timber -Sand the surface smooth using 180-240 grit sandpaper
For Previously Coated Interior Timber – Completely remove the previous coating using a paint stripper or by sanding.

Step 2 Apply the coating

1. Stir can thoroughly with a broad flat paddle
2. Apply Interior Stain with a good quality brush, roller or rag
3. Allow to dry
4. Apply Cabot’s Cabothane Clear Oil Based as a top coat

  • CFP FLOOR WATER BASED
    Cabot’s CFP Floor Water Based is a clear flooring polyurethane for all interior timber parquetry and cork flooring. it is a highly durable, hard wearing and fast drying finish.
  • CFP FLOOR OIL BASED
    Cabot’s CFP Floor Oil Based is a clear flooring polyurethane for all timber, parquetry and cork flooring. It is highly durable and has a hard wearing finish.
  • FLOOR POLISH
    Cabot’s Floor Polish is a maintenance solution for rejuvenating timber floors. It prolongs the life of timber floor coatings.
  • FLOOR CLEAN
    Cabot’s Floor Clean is an all purpose interior timber cleaner that is fast acting on grease and grime.
  • CABOTHANE CLEAR WATER BASED
    Cabot’s Cabothane Clear Water Based is a clear polyurethane for doors, windows, trim and furniture. It is a highly durable, hard wearing and fast drying varnish.
  • CABOTHANE CLEAR OIL BASED
    Cabot’s Cabothane Clear Oil Based is a clear polyurethane for doors, windows, trim and furniture. It is a highly durable, hard wearing varnish.
  • DANISH OIL
    Cabot’s Danish Oil based is a penetrating oil for all interior furniture, doors, windows and trim. It penetrates to provie a protective natural matt finish.

STAIN & VARNISH WATER BASED

Cabot’s Stain & Varnish Water Based is a combined stain and varnish for all interior timber. It is easy to use and has a durable finish that protects the natural timber grain

STAIN & VARNISH OIL BASED

Cabot’s Stain & Varnish Oil Based is a penetrating stain for interior doors, windows, trim and furniture. It rejuvenates and transforms interior timber

INTERIOR STAIN OIL BASED

Cabot’s Interior Stain Oil Based is a penetrating stain for interior doors, windows, trim and furniture. It rejuvenates and transforms interior timber

WOOD TONE PUTTY

  • Cabot’s Wood Tone Putty is an interior putty for use on all interior timber. It fills holes. cracks and blemishes without shrinking
  • The right red can hint at hidden passion, or wrap us in its warm comforting embrace, A dash of red gives off heat like a bowl of hot chili and can draw the eye like a vibrant lipstick
  • Blue soothes, cools and calms, drawing us in like the pull of the sea on a hot summer’s day. Or create a sense of mystery with dark moody blues and deep, stormy hues.
  • Whether it’s the sublime green of rolling pasture, or the dramatic tones of our native bush, green has a special place in New Zealand hearts. Green can be soothing and tranquil, or as invigorating as a dip in an icy emerald stream.
  • A burst of yellow has the same effect as throwing the shutters open and letting the sunshine in. It’s the colour of happiness and laughter, of summer, corn on the cob, and lemon meringue pie. See, you’re feeling brighter already!
  • Create a sense of harmony with natural linen shades and sandy tones. Neutrals are the classic silent types of the colour world, bringing calmness and serenity to the room.

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