A Premium Semi-Gloss Penetrating Preservative for interior and exterior Timber.

  • Enhances and protects wood work;

  • Excellent weather resistance obtained from the Iron Oxide Pigment;

  • Dries to a semi-gloss finish that stains the wood to various shades, depending on the chosen colour;

  • Contains special Anti-fungal properties;

  • Contains Boiled Linseed Oil for added wood protection.


A durable coating which protects woodwork in preference to polishing or oiling.

  • Forms a durable coating which protects against degradation by U.V. light, moisture and salt air;

  • Recommended for the protection and decoration of timber homes, garage doors, fascias, windows, decks and pergolas;

  • Recommended for interior surfaces such as skirtings, built-in cupboards, doors and wooden ceilings, to enhance appearance.


All above technical data, coverage/spreading rate of CLASSIC CLASSIGUARD™ depend on condition and porosity of the surface and the manner in which CLASSIC CLASSIGUARD™ is applied and used. For best results, do not exceed a spreading rate of 12m°/litre.

  • TYPE  -  Long oil synthetic, modified alkyd resin;

  • DRYING TIME  -  Surface: 4 - 8 hours (at 23° Celsius and 50% relative humidity);

  • HARD DRY  -  Hard dry: 8 - 24 hours (at 23° Degrees Celsius and 50% relative humidity);

  • OVERCOATING  -  Minimum 48 hours;

  • VISCOSITY  -  69 - 77 KU;

  • SPECIFIC GRAVITY  -  0.88 - 0.89;

  • FINISH  -  Semi Gloss;

  • WEIGHT SOLIDS  -  20% - 22%;

  • VOLUME SOLIDS  -  15% - 17%;

  • SPREADING RATE  -  8 - 10m²/litre (to obtain a continuous film without full coverage);

  • COVERAGE (THEORETICAL)  -  8 - 10m²/litre;

  • FLASH POINT  -  Over 21 Degrees Celsius;

  • COLOUR RANGE  -  Natural, Light Oak, Teak, Imbuia, and Mahogany;

  • PACKING SIZE  -  1 Litres and 5 Litres.

Coverage/Spreading rate of colours depend on condition and porosity of the surface and the manner in which CLASSIC CLASSIGUARD™ is applied. For best results, do not exceed a spreading rate of 12m²/litre.


  • READY  -  Ready for use with brush or roller;

  • SPRAY  -  For spray application thin with Mineral Turpentine;

  • THINNING  -  As instructed below;

  • EQUIPMENT CLEANING  -  Mineral Turpentine.



  • Surfaces must be clean and dry before varnishing;

  • Fill all cracks, open joints, nail holes, etc. with a non-shrink stopping putty and allow to dry;

  • Sandpaper to remove all dirt, grease, oil and raised grain to a smooth surface.


  • First Coat - Thin down with minimum 20% Mineral Turpentine to obtain maximum penetration and performance;

  • Second Coat - On highly absorbent surfaces use CLASSIC CLASSIGUARD™ diluted with 10% Mineral Turpentine, All other standard surfaces, use CLASSIC CLASSIGUARD™ undiluted.

  • Third Coat - Apply CLASSIC CLASSIGUARD™ undiluted;

  • For an extra smooth finish, a fourth coat of CLASSIC CLASSIGUARD™ can be applied;

  • Allow a minimum of 48 hours drying time between coats;

  • Sanding lightly with a fine grid between coats enhances the final result;

  • All other standard surfaces use CLASSIC CLASSIGUARD™ undiluted.


  • First Coat - as for exterior surfaces;

  • Second Coat - as for exterior surfaces.

  • Third Coat - as for exterior surfaces;

  • Allow a minimum of 48 hours drying time between coats;

  • Sanding lightly with a fine grid between coats enhances the final result.


All previously varnished or treated surfaces must be sanded back to bare wood to allow the material to penetrate properly into the surface. Remove all existing coatings with Paint Remover wash down with water and allow drying.

Alternative method of stripping varnished surfaces:

  • Apply a strong soda solution and scour with steel wool (1Kg Washing Soda per 5lt warm water);

  • Wash down with vinegar water. (1lt Vinegar to 5lt water);

  • Bleach to a uniform colour with Oxalic Acid solution (10%) (100g Oxalic Acid to 1lt water) ;

  • Neutralize with domestic ammonia and rinse clean with copious amounts of water;

  • Allow to dry, sand smooth and dust off;

  • Follow coating recommendation as above for new exterior or interior surfaces.

Note: Observe the correct handling of Oxalic Acid (toxic).


  • Wash down thoroughly with a recommended cleaner to remove all traces of wax;

  • Sand down in the direction of the grain to a smooth, even surface and dust off;

  • Before coating the entire area, do a test patch;

  • Coat a small area with CLASSIC CLASSIGUARD™, observe drying, even flow and for any signs of pulling away;

  • If test patch is unsatisfactory, repeat cleaning procedure;

  • Apply one or two coats CLASSIC CLASSIGUARD™, depending on type of condition of surface;

  • Allow at least 48 hours drying between coats.


Surfaces treated with CLASSIGUARD™ may be given two coats CLASSIGUARD™ undiluted, provided the surface is in sound condition.


  • Not recommended as a varnish for table tops, floors, where heat, spillage form alcoholic beverages, excessive wear and tear are present;

  • Not recommend to use over “Cellseal” or Varnish stain as the water repellent properties of “Cellseal” and Varnish Stain will give inadequate adhesion to CLASSIC CLASSIGUARD™;

  • Not recommended as a varnish on Teak timber, Burmese Teak and Ceylon Teak, as natural teak oil will prohibit inadequate adhesion to CLASSIC CLASSIGUARD™;

  • End grain of timber homes, wendy houses, timber on gates, windows and doors must be adequately sealed with several coats of CLASSIC CLASSIGUARD™ before normal application procedure to avoid moisture penetration. If this precaution is not followed the moisture will lift or delaminate the entire coating system, affecting both protection and appearance;

  • Do not use Washing Soda in the cleaning process of special types of timber, maple and birch;

  • Only use Mineral Turpentine For diluting CLASSIC CLASSIGUARD™.


  • N.B. Thinning reduces volume solids; therefore, more coats will be needed to produce the same colour, build, gloss and durability as for a brush application;

  • To prolong the life of the wood, one to two coats may be re-applied every 3 to 5 years – or in extreme weather as necessary;

  • The ambient temperature must be between 5ºC and 35ºC and humidity between 10% and 85%;

  • Do not apply too early as the wall may still be damp - paint only when the walls are dry;

  • Do not paint in too hot weather, rather paint early morning and after lunch, the slower the paint dries, the longer it lasts;

  • Excessive application thickness and/or rapid drying could lead to cracking;

  • Avoid applying under adverse weather conditions as this could result in poor product performance;

  • Excessively friable surfaces should be cleaned down prior to primer application;

  • To assure smooth surface, paint corner to corner - from top to bottom - never halfway up and half way down;

  • Apply wet on wet, roll top to bottom overlapping half wet half dry.

  • Store away from Direct Sun, Heat and Severe Cold.


Painting is a relatively user-friendly activity if the proper precautions are taken to ensure safety

  • Always keep out of reach of children and animals;

  • Do not take in orally - harmful if swallowed. Seek medical attention and do not induce vomiting;

  • If accidental contact with skin, wash immediately with soap and water or a good quality skin cleaner;

  • If accidental contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice;

  • Do not let a freshly painted room be occupied, particularly not by older people, children, or pets;

  • Wear a respirator if the area being painted cannot be adequately ventilated, and work for short periods only;

  • Ventilate the area to be painted, opening all doors and windows and using fans during application and drying;

  • Protect floors with cloth dropcloths, not plastic, which is far more slippery;

  • Do not paint or store paint near any heat source such as a water heater or fireplace, and never smoke while painting;

  • Make sure your ladder is in good shape. Set the legs on an even surface and lock the cross braces. Do not stand on the top of the ladder nor on the utility shelf. If you are having difficulty reaching a spot, get down from the ladder and move it rather than leaning out;

  • Clean up carefully and thoroughly when you are done for the day;

  • If rags have alkyd paint or thinner on them, leave them to dry outside to avoid any chance of spontaneous combustion;

  • Choose an area inaccessible to children and pets, and when they are thoroughly dry, take them to a toxic-waste dump site.


Different surfaces and environmental conditions require specific painting systems to produce the best possible results - It is, therefore, recommended that you contact a representative from Classic Paints for advice on all your painting requirements, whenever possible.

The information, and, in particular, the recommendations relating to the application and end-use of Classic Paints products, are given in good faith based on Classic Paints’ current knowledge and experience of the products when properly stored, handled and applied under normal conditions. In practice, the differences in materials, substrates and actual site conditions are such that no warranty in respect of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose, nor any liability arising out of any legal relationship whatsoever, can be inferred either from this information, or from any written recommendations, or from any other advice offered. The proprietary rights of third parties must be observed. All orders are accepted subject to our current terms of sale and delivery. Users must always refer to the most recent issue of the Product Data Sheet for the product concerned, copies of which will be supplied on request.


27/05/2022 - This super cedes all previous publications - This technical data furnished is obtained from controlled laboratory tests under ideal application conditions. No guarantee of any performance characteristic is given or implied and we do not hold ourselves responsible for any consequential damage of whatsoever nature that may arise from use of our products. In the event of a proven product fault our liability will be limited to the replacement of the product only. It is the user’s responsibility to confirm the currency of product data sheets.

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