PaintPeople™ Wood Protection Cream is a remarkable new type of timber treatment. It is not like anything you will have seen before. This unique blend of silicone and emulsion is the ultimate protection for softwood and weathered hardwood, and not only does it protect it for at least 10 years, it retains the natural appearance of the timber too.

  • Weatherproofs absorbent softwood and weathered hardwood
  • Retains natural appearance
  • Reduces mould and algae
  • Prevents water penetration
  • Reduces warping
  • Only one coat is needed
  • Easy to apply – starts off white and creamy so you can see where you’ve been and then dries clear
  • 10+ year lifetime on softwood (based on accelerated ultra violet testing and reasonable maintenance)
  • Won’t flake, peel or blister

The basics

You’ll need

  • Brush or Roller
  • White Spirit

The Brush and Roller are available on our website and can be shipped with your order for Wood Protection Cream so you can get the job done quickly.


Wood Protection Cream is supplied in 3L containers.


Here is a photo from a real project using PAINTPEOPLE Wood Protection Cream.

A project using PAINTPEOPLE Wood Protection Cream

Instructions for use


If you want to change the colour of your wood this is not the product for you. If, however, you have a much loved old garden bench which has weathered to grey over the years, you can ‘invisibly’ protect it without losing the mellowed, aged effect. Similarly, if you have a stained wooden bench or other timber which is the shade you like, you can apply our protection cream without changing its colour. Once your wood has absorbed Wood Protection Cream, it’s there for good!

Prepare It

This product is highly penetrative and is therefore suitable for bare, absorbent timber only. Any barrier to absorption such as paint, varnish or contamination should be removed. Sand off any loose surface material and ensure the timber is clean and dry.

Test It

One benefit of this product is that it is colourless and will retain the appearance of your timber. It’s a good idea to test a little on your particular surface just to double check that the effect is absolutely right for you.

Apply It

Apply between 5°C and 30°C and wear protective gloves. Use a brush or roller to apply an even coat and avoid leaving uneven lumps or runs on the surface. Wood Protection Cream is applied as a creamy white film so you can see where you have been, but then dries clear.

Dry It

Wood Protection Cream turns clear after about 2 hours in the summer or 6 hours in the winter. Surfaces can be used once they are dry, usually around 10 hours at normal temperatures. The reactive ingredients continue to penetrate into the timber for around 7 days, after which time the timber will return to its original appearance.

Cover It

A 3 litre unit will cover approximately 12-15m² with one coat depending on the porosity of the wood.

Clean It

Clean tools with White Spirit.

Maintain It

Over a period of time you can always apply more of the cream, although the timber will only absorb so much.

What else do I need to know?

Don't use:

On painted, sealed or unabsorbent timber.

Important: Don’t splash the product onto glass or it will permanently mark it. If a splash does occur, remove immediately with a cloth and White Spirit.

Store It

Store in a cool, dry place and use within 12 months.

Disposal and Safety information

Please see the Material Safety Data Sheet.