Frequently Asked Questions

Dryden WoodOil Clear protects your timber from the elements while giving it a natural finish that will silver and weather over time. If you want your wood to maintain its new look, colour can be added to the WoodOil base to provide UV protection to prevent silvering.

No. Dryden WoodOil is a migrating oil, which means it will not penetrate through film building products. Additionally, if Dryden WoodOil is used with or over the top of another product, guarantees and warranties will not be able to be honoured on either of the products.

No. When applying Dryden WoodOil to new timber, one coat should be applied now and the second coat 30-90 days after (depending on WoodOil used and climate conditions of your timber). When applying after a strong wash, add a second coat after 3-6 months.

It’s neither. Dryden WoodOil is a migrating oil that doubles as a water-repellent, non-filming, timber protector.

No. One coat of Dryden WoodOil should be applied to your timber now, and a second coat 30-90 days after or if it is a restoration coat 3-6 months after a strong wash. Begin to maintain your timber with WoodOil up to two years after second application (refer to data sheet) in areas where colour is fading.

No. You will only have half the UV protection to prevent the timber from silvering, so you should choose a lighter colour in the range.

No. WoodOil and WoodMaster are different products used for different purposes. WoodOil is a water-repellent, non-filming timber protector while WoodMaster is a decorative, low-build wood stain. Visit our Products page to find out which one is right for your timber.

You can use WoodOil Clear for the second coat, but you will only get half the UV protection of a full-colour WoodOil. You may notice your timber weather and silver sooner.

Re-application of Dryden WoodOil coatings will depend on environmental factors and exposure of your timber. Generally speaking, re-apply Dryden WoodOil to areas where colour is fading up to two years after initial coatings. WoodOil Clear allows your timber to silver and weather naturally, and may not need reapplication for up to two years after initial coatings in high sun areas the for subsequent maintenance up to three years.

We don’t recommend using Dryden WoodOil on your deck. Instead, we recommend you use Dryden OilStain. Dryden OilStain is low maintenance and will protect your deck from the elements while allowing it to weather and silver naturally.

This is normal and is showing signs of maintenance. When even and consistent in look, do a soft wash (without removing the coating) and re-coat (1 coat only) over the chalky coating. This will rejuvenate the coating making it good again. When the colour is patchy do a strong wash then recoat with a second coat 3-6 months. Refer Dryden WoodOil Cleaning & Maintenance guide for cleaning methods.

Dryden WoodOil does not dry, rather it has to migrate into the timber away from the surface (in it, not on it). If the ‘wet look’ has not disappeared by the next day or day after, too much Dryden WoodOil has been applied or you have applied it over a film build type product. Draw off excess with the method that it was applied or move to areas that it will migrate into, but do not use a rag as this will remove the colour.

Sustainability is the core of our mission, influencing every aspect of our operations, from product development to our daily practices. When it comes to the empty containers of our products such as SurfaceCleaner, LiquidTimberClean, and WaxEndSeal, we encourage responsible disposal through local recycling programs. Please leave these empty containers open in the recycling bin.

For proper and eco-conscious disposal guidance regarding remaining product and containers from WoodOil, OilStain and WoodMaster, you can access detailed information on DuluxGroup’s sustainability initiatives here.

Building Product Information Sheets provide building product users with information about how building products contribute to compliance with the Building Code.  Download these sheets from this information page.