ArmourFlex UV Protection Oil

A blend of oils, waxes and resins that protects wooden cladding and other external wood against weathering and UV damage.

  • Protects high value cladding from UV degradation
  • Retains original wood colour
  • Extends wood life
  • Significantly enhances water shedding properties



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Product Description

ArmourFlex UV Protection Oil is a blend of natural oils, resins and waxes that protects wooden cladding and other external wood against weathering and UV damage. The oil also contains ingredients to help prevent the growth of mould, algae and fungi.

This oil is suitable for both softwood and hardwood, providing a water repellent finish that is resistant to flaking, cracking, blistering and peeling. ArmourFlex Protection Oil prevents cladding and external wood from needing repairs or replacement due to UV or water damage.

When applying to unpreserved wood, use Barrettine Universal Wood Preserver as primer before application. This provides additional protection to the cladding against wet rot and wood boring insects, further prolonging the lifespan.

If the wood has already begun to grey from UV exposure, apply Barrettine Wood Reviver before this cladding oil. This will restore the wood to it’s original colour, with the oil preventing future discolouration and damage due to sun exposure.

If you have any queries regarding this product, our technical team are happy to help. We are available by phone or web chat during our opening hours, and respond to emails sent outside of these hours the next morning.


Application Conditions
Stir thoroughly with a flat-bladed paint stirrer before and during application, ensuring good ventilation (preferably apply outside). Protect areas not intended to be coated with impermeable sheeting/masking tape and if in doubt, confirm suitability before use.

The moisture content of the wood should not be above 20% and can be checked using a handheld moisture meter. The temperature during application and drying must be between 5-30°C, with no rain forecast within 12 hours. The relative humidity must be below 80% and ideally below 60%. If heavy rain has occurred recently, wait a minimum of 2 days for wood to thoroughly dry throughout. Application during cold or damp conditions will impact drying and may lead to a milky/hazy appearance as moisture becomes trapped in the finish.

Application Process
Apply 2-3 coats. Decant the product as needed and apply evenly using a high-quality brush and/or roller. The first coat can be applied generously until no further product will absorb into the wood. Subsequent coats should be applied sparingly. Beyond 2 coats, the gloss level will increase.

The first coat on bare/weathered wood will absorb far more product than subsequent coats. Product can be re-coated after approximately 4 hours but will require a minimum of 10 hours to develop maximum water repellence. Protect from rain/frost until dry, to avoid damp becoming trapped within the finish.

Coverage – approximately 15 – 20m² per litre, though this depends on the type of wood.

For full details of preparation based on the current state of the wood, please see the Technical Data Sheet.

Why does condensation form in my home?
Condensation forms more easily on cold surfaces in the home, for example walls and ceilings. In some cases, those surfaces can be made warmer by improving the thermal insulation. In many cases, thermal insulation is not possible due to house configuration or cost of refurbishment. An efficient way of combating condensation is to cover walls and ceilings with a specially formulated anti-condensation paint and TruTherm anti condensation paint has been formulated using the latest technology of additives.

What is the difference between anti condensation paint and thermal anti condensation paint?
Anti-condensation paint and thermal anti-condensation paint both aim to prevent condensation issues, but they work in slightly different ways:

Anti-Condensation Paint:
Purpose: Anti-condensation paint is designed to stop damp problems caused by moisture from inside the property.
Function: It creates a layer of insulation on surfaces, reducing the formation of water droplets on walls. This type of paint is particularly useful in areas prone to high humidity, such as bathrooms, kitchens, or basements.
Effect: By improving the thermal performance of surfaces, it makes them less likely to retain moisture, preventing condensation and mold formation.
Limitations: While it helps reduce condensation, it cannot completely prevent mold growth. Good air circulation, adequate heating, and ventilation are still essential12.
Thermal Anti-Condensation Paint:
Purpose: Like anti-condensation paint, thermal anti-condensation paint aims to prevent condensation, but it focuses on thermal insulation.
Function: It absorbs and holds heat longer than standard emulsions. By doing so, it prevents condensation from forming on the surface of the wall, as the heat evaporates any moisture.
Effect: The improved thermal properties keep the wall warmer, reducing the risk of condensation.
Application: Use it in areas where standard paints might struggle due to constant high humidity and moisture levels.
Note: While it helps prevent condensation, it’s essential to address root causes (such as ventilation and heating) alongside using this paint for optimal protection32.
In summary, both types of paint serve similar purposes but approach the problem from different angles. Consider your specific needs and the environment when choosing between them. Remember that no paint can completely eliminate mould growth, so proper maintenance and ventilation remain crucial.


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